Nokia are pushing thorugh with "4G" wireless plans

"Nokia have signed up Sony Ericsson, NEC and Alacatel-Lucent to its plans for a 4G wireless network system"

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Nokia to move ahead with their 4G plans
As reported in our article back in late December, Nokia were making progress with their LTE (Long Term Evolution) network.  Since then Nokia have taken steps forward in their plans for a 4G wireless network by signing up Sony Ericsson, NEC and Alacatel-Lucent.  The framework deal also involves NextWave Wireless and Nokia Siemens Networks.

The companies have formed a licensing framework for their patents for the emerging mobile standard, and have committed to keeping royalty payments for use of essential LTE patents low to give the technology the best chance of success.

The deal will add momentum to LTE, which is seen as a direct competitor to Wimax, which is being pushed by Intel.  The competition between LTE and Wimax will be the reason they have agreed to keep royalty payments low.  With Wimax having a slight head start, Nokia will be wanting to have their technology progress as fast as possible to catch up. 

LTE is a faster and more long distance wireless system compared to 3G and is currently being rolled out in the US and China.

Nokia and its partners believe LTE is the way forward for mobile phones, as well as laptops and even fixed broadband connections, replacing wi-fi while Intel believe Wimax represents the future of wireless communications.

Chief executive Paul Otellini said in a recent interview that in a year's time 10 million people would be using Wimax, rising to "hundreds of millions two years after that".

"We see Wimax as the most cost-effective way to deliver high-bandwidth wireless broadband," he said.

Currently there are a few Wimax-enabled devices that have been produced with Nokia themselves releasing a Wimax-enabled internet tablet.  However, they pulled out of their partnership with Intel to look at putting 3G connections onto laptops alongside Wimax.
While it's probably going to be some time before we see it in the UK, LTE is showing great promise.  The increased connections speeds coupled with the extended range over current 3G is something to look forward to.
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20-04-2008, 18:33:13

Why are the XFX and Asus versions of the 8800gtx cheaper than BFG, EVGA???

I can pick up an Asus for £190 ish whilst a BFG is more like £300 ish!!!

21-04-2008, 17:32:04

anyone able to give me a heads up on the above very close to ordering and the significant price difference is swaying me to the Asus GTX

21-04-2008, 18:00:09

Don't worry, sometimes companies have marked up ones as superclocked and such. Just grab the cheap XFX or Asus and you'll be fine :)

22-04-2008, 05:39:40

It's just the price companies have bought their stock at - the more expensive ones will be older stock, that's all.
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22-04-2008, 05:52:50

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Twin 8800GTS
Twin 8800GT
Single 8800GTX

Also if i were to go with an SLI'd setup can programs such as Adobe CS3 use take advantage of this or would a single card be the best option...?

And by the way all thanks for everyones input... depending on how much the car costs to fix I'll could well be ordering today build as it stands finally finalised is as follows:

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Intel Q6600
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2x250 Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
Graphics tbc
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Thermaltake 650w PSU
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to throw it into the mix what about a 9800GTX 512mb SC by EVGA £210...

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25-04-2008, 17:33:17

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25-04-2008, 19:14:39


ive sent pm message but dont know how long these things take and im dying here. sorry to be so rude but if you could read my neewb request for help i would be most appreciative... :)

I'm guessing you sent your PM to a few people. I've replied to you in your PM and in your thread :)

27-04-2008, 18:01:34


Total Cost comes to £1070

22" Samsung 2232
Case - Lexa Blackline (Red)
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