Analyst Predicts U.S. Will Take Lead in Wireless Data

Propelled by Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless and a powerful technological boost from Bluetooth, the U.S. will in 2001 take the lead in wireless data, predicts Wireless Industry Analyst/Consultant Barney Dewey. He also predicts that, by 2002, Bluetooth will make PDAs the preferred way to connect to the Internet when mobile.

Mr. Dewey's report appears in Andrew Seybold's Outlook, a monthly newsletter on Wireless Data.

"By the end of 2002, both Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS will have networks that support up to 144-Kbps packet data...Bluetooth will ... enable the interconnection of a wide variety of personal computing and communications devices, giving us new, easier-to-use wireless capabilities," said Mr. Dewey.

"I often hear the question: 'Where are the compelling applications for wireless?' The question that should be asked is, 'When will wireless devices and services deliver the user experience that renders these applications compelling in a mobile environment?'" said Mr. Dewey.

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Leader in Wireless Data? Gimme a break!

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/23/2000 11:05:06 PM #
Japan has 10 million i-mode users, Singapore is set to roll out GPRS this year, Europe and Asia will have 3G shortly.

I can't even get a signal to make a voice call with Sprint PCS inside most buildings!

Excellent Point...
EGarrido @ 9/24/2000 6:54:24 PM #
You stole the words out of my mouth. Up here in Rhinebeck, we're lucky to get a signal at all!




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