Nice job Mike, I was lucky enough to be in the BETA as well and can also add that "Ol Mike was quite an active and contributing participant. HWere doiws he find the time? LOL
Mike, I would like "beg to differ" a bit on your useage of the terms "GPRS" and "EDGE" basically it looks to me from looking at your screen shots, you are definitely hitting EDGE, at least in these shots. Although 100 kbps is not going win any races, it is certainly not GPRS. GPRS, is basically out of steam around 40 kbps.
Technically speaking, not carved in stone of course, but I would say no one will argue for the purposes of this discussion:
runs between 20 and 45kbps with latency between 800 and 1100ms
steps things up to 60-100kbps for a 2 slot device, 110 to 200kbps for a 4 slot device with latency the same as GPRS
Also, keep in mind, that EDGE is just the next version of GPRS= EGPRS which stands for Extended
In my market, Wash DC, it runs pretty cose to that. When I run a dslreports.com/mspeed test on any GPRS device I get about 27kbps as an average. When I run an Edge device (4 slot) Im averaging 120 -160 kbps.
I only bring this up as I would hate to get people investing in the place based on the fact they believe they will get the performance Mike is showing, on a regular GPRS only device. I think you would be a bit dissapointed. But, in the same breath, it is in BETA so give it a whirl. Will be interested to hear from some true GPRS Only devices.
I have not tried using GPRS yet with the Slingmobile Player as all I have active are an TMOBILE MDA and a Cingular 2125. I do have a Pocket PC Phone Edition for TMOBILE that runs just GPRS that I may want to load and try out and see what we get. (Its a warranty replacement, new, from HTC and I hate to make it "Used" LOL.
Once again, nice job Mike, look forward to seeing ya in some more BETAs!
Ron aka Wireless
Note: Thought this may be informative to some
Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) is a third-generation (3G) high-speed mobile data and Internet access technology, with theoretical peak rates of 473 kbps and average throughput of 110-130 kbps
. The average rates are fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including streaming audio and video, fast Internet access and large file downloads. EDGE also can support “push-to-talk” services.
EDGE is occasionally referred to as Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS)
because it increases the capacity and data throughput of GPRS by three to four times. Like GPRS, EDGE is a packet-based service, which provides customers with a constant data connection.
What is EDGE? from GSM America
Cingular 2125 w/ 256 Min-SD
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