Looking Forward to 3G on AT&T

The new iPhone, which is at this point is almost a given, may not be all that bad.  According to a recent Computer World test, AT&T’s 3G data network is the best.

They tested the services of all the major carriers via a laptop connection, and in all measurable areas, the AT&T service reigned supreme.  What’s more, AT&T is upping its 3G speeds in 2009 to be even faster.

At these speeds, the new iPhone will be a serious contender for a laptop replacement unit.  After all, I only use my Macbook now for document typing and blogging on the road.  My desktop mac does all the heavy lifting in my household, and the casual browsing is all done on the iPhone.

Just how much different will the 3G iPhone experience be?  Well check out the video below.  It compares the current iPhone with a simulated 3G iPhone.  How you may ask?  They simulated the 3G throughput via WiFi to a Mac connected to the web via HSDPA.  If the simulation is even close to reality, 3G will be great.

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