Cingular HSDPA to Get Effing Fast, 7.2Mbps fast

A representative for Qualcomm stated recently that Cingular would be launching 7.2Mbps HSDPA in January. This purported bandwidth leap is nearly double the speed of current HSDPA, which tops out at 3.6Mbps, and about half the speed of HSDPA’s theoretical tops of 14.4Mbps.

As the proud owner of a Samsung Blackjack, an HSDPA equipped device, I’m rather elated to the HSDPA bandwidth building so quickly. If it keeps on this trend, perhaps people will be abandoning home broadband in lieu of mobile broadband much the same as people has shunned land line telephones in favor of cells.

7.2Mbps HSDPA service to hit Cingular next year [engadget]