EDGE: GPRS on Crack



Mobiletracker notes some software speedups that could change mobile phone internet access here in the States:

Cingular has launched the world’s first EDGE network, oddly enough in Indianapolis Indiana. EDGE stands for Enhanced Datarate for Global Evolution and is a software tweak to GPRS . Data speeds peak out at 170 kilobits per second and average at 75-135 Kbps.

That’s significantly more throughput than I can get on my 3650.  Aparently EDGE phones will also be able to work in a vanilla GPRS environment.  Quick slick, actually.