07-31-2010, 03:19 AM
| | Re: NEWS: US carrier tailors 3G jacket for iPod touch?
On 31 Jul 2010 02:39:22 GMT, "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <email@example.com>
>In alt.cellular.sprintpcs John Navas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> US wireless carrier Sprint is slated to offer a kind of handset sleeve
>> that could provide 3G wireless access to an iPod Touch, the Apple iPhone
>> that's not a phone.
>> As noticed by Phone Scoop, Chinese manufacturer ZTE has submitted a
>> Sprint-branded device to the Federal Communications Commission that can
>> house a mini-tablet like the iPod touch and supply EVDO 3G service via
>> WiFi. In essence, it's a WiFi hotspot that wraps around a WiFi-only
>> This contraption is dubbed the "Peel," an apparent play off the Apple
>> MORE: <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/29/sprint_peel/>
>Sure, but you are missing all the phone capabilities in the OS ... so it isn't
>a phone at all [unless you Skype over a usually latent network ... a problem
>for all carriers who try VoIP on 3G. Verizon got around this by pushing the
>voice over their voice network on the Droid X (and presumably other Android
I think you completely missed the point. It provides another avenue
for Internet access, i.e., "it's a WiFi hotspot that wraps around a
WiFi-only handheld". Nothing was said about turning a non-phone device
into a phone.