I miss my Nokia 3650. Yes I am weird but that freaky design was wonderful.
5G may buck the trend set by the first three generations of digital cellular technology, and actually offer punters a broad range of mobiles when the networks go live. This time it's the networks that may be buggy and late, not the handsets. For 2G, 3G and 4G, the networks were ready, but the choice of handsets was limited and …
Tuesday 26th February 2019 08:12 GMT Anonymous Coward
My mate had a Nokia 3650. He left it the pub one night, and the next evening his girlfriend walked into the bar only to meet a chorus of 'Nice tits, love!' , the barman having found the phone and gone through the photos.
Another friend, later, had an even weirder Nokia with no keypad at all, only a scroll wheel. This was the era of Nokia when the original engineers had been drastically outnumbered by outsider managers.
Tuesday 26th February 2019 08:26 GMT RyokuMas
Tuesday 26th February 2019 09:04 GMT Dan 55
Tuesday 26th February 2019 09:14 GMT Version 1.0
Tuesday 26th February 2019 10:05 GMT Dave 126
Re: Coverage? We've heard of it.
As I understand it, the frequencies for 5G are better suited to providing more cell towers in a smaller area, meaning that lots of people in a small area can access more data.
There is also talk of using 5G in place of the 'final mile' (or final ten yards) to get high speed internet to people's homes instead of digging up roads and gardens, so perhaps the smaller villages that don't yet have fibre might see 5G.
I may be wring here, so if someone more qualified can make the case for 5G please inform us!
Tuesday 26th February 2019 11:26 GMT Charlie Clark
Tuesday 26th February 2019 10:00 GMT Anonymous Coward
Possibly. Recall that 5G uses mmWave ie in the 4-8 GHz C band so problems with low signal may be worse.
Also the Sky boxes should be fine though some cheaper Freesat may need filters or reprogramming and
Freeview is known to have issues already even with 4G LTE though this may resolve in time.
Interesting randomness: existing LNBs may be useful to some extent.
Tuesday 26th February 2019 11:17 GMT amanfromMars 1
When the Essence of Being is Virtually Vulnerable, what is to Defend with Attacks .... FUD SNAFU?
'God, Send Mobiles,' the industry prayed back in the '90s. This time, 5G actually has it covered
Networks may be late, but handsets are here ... Andrew Orlowski, Executive editor, El Reg
You have the chariot before the horse there, AO. Godlike networks have been here since forever but it is only recently that there have been handsets able to access and manipulate them.
Hence all the East vs West shenanigans about hardware servering of secrets? The Virtual Machines have opened up a ..... well, that and those into Turing Concepts and Precepts would acknowledge it as a Colossal Portal.
Obviously there be others with quite another pet name for developments to disguise the fact that they might be dabbling in similar fields of enterprising endeavour for outrageously unfair overwhelming advantage.