The FCC is considering de-licensing additional areas of radio 'spectrum' for use in wireless internet access, including IEEE 802.16, also known as WiMax, a 70 megabit wireless technology with coverage of 30 miles. From C|NET:
But some participants in the debate have expressed concerns about interference if the spectrum becomes crowded with devices like Wi-Fi wireless networking products built to use the spectrum before licensed operators were allowed to use it as well. The resulting interference would be "virtually impossible" to fix, Sprint wrote in comment to the FCC.
Lies and damn lies. I don't think Sprint's opinions on WiMax can be trusted. Not only would such a thing guaranteeably kill their data service market, but suddenly VoIP would become a very attractive alternative to those ludicrously high cellular bills.
Loox 400 series gets approval
It's been quite a while since we reported on the supposed photo of Fujitsu's Pocket Loox 400 series model--almost exactly three months. At the time it was reported that the new Loox would feature a 300 MHz XScale PXA255 processor, 64 MB RAM, 32 MB ROM, and possibly Bluetooth. Now it appears definite that the unit will materialize, and will indeed include Bluetooth. The "Pocket LOOX 4xx" has recieved Bluetooth 1.1 specification approval from the Bluetooth SIG, a neccessary prelude to offering a Bluetooth enabled device.
Apache vs. Hind; Heroes of Might and Magic 3 for the PocketPC?
Astraware turns to arcade flight games with Hellfire: Apache Vs. Hind, a helicopter shoot-em-up due out later this month. It's expected to be available in Palm OS 5, PocketPC, and Zodiac-enhanced flavors.
And from the flipside, the Russians are gaining a dangerous advantage in game porting technology. It seems that a Russian developer is working on a port of the turn-based strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic 3 to the PocketPC. Don't get too excited, it appears to still be quite a ways from being playable, but it's always nice to see more good games being ported to PocketPCs. Now, if someone would do Freecraft and maybe Alpha Centauri, I'd be pretty happy.
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