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I’ve had the Q1P cracked open about five times today and a thought crossed my mind: would you consider swapping out the integrated WiFi radio for a EV-DO WWAN radio? You can always add WWAN by tethering a phone via USB; likewise you could add WiFi […]

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I’ve had the Q1P cracked open about five times today and a thought crossed my mind: would you consider swapping out the integrated WiFi radio for a EV-DO WWAN radio? You can always add WWAN by tethering a phone via USB; likewise you could add WiFi through a USB dongle…..just curious which you find more useful or desired.

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  1. Most definitely I’d switch. I pretty much keep my Sprint EV-DO PC Card connected 24/7 as it is. It would be easier, and less of a worry, to not have the PC Card sticking out the side of my TC1100. This is the main reason I haven’t gone to the newer USB EV-DO rev a card.

    It’s really kind of pain to switch back and forth based on when I’m in a Hot Spot so I just leave it connected all the time.

  2. Never. There are times I have a great deal of data to transfer between my home server and UMPC. There are also situations where I have data that I cannot allow out over public radio channels.

    I’d sooner tether to my EVDO phone. I don’t care if I lose some bandwidth from Bluetooth or if I have to attach over USB. It’s worth it for the flexibility, speed, and security of my data at home.

  3. Northern Rebel Thursday, May 17, 2007

    I’m in the same mind as ThoughtFix… I love having EVDO but wouldn’t trade my Wi-Fi for it. Tethering to my MotoQ is easy with bluetooth (or USB) so I don’t mind caring a second device, especially one I carry even if I don’t have my TPC.

  4. I agree with the comments above. I would never give up Wifi. IMO that should be standard. I would give up the space the CF slot takes up though.

  5. EDVO = $$$
    WiFi = Free
    Answer = No way :)

  6. Absolutely! With all of my traveling, I am just not near free wifi enough. I am ready to give my Q1P back and get a P1610 so I can have constant HSDPA.

  7. MathProfJohnson Thursday, May 17, 2007

    I agree with Isbeller… I would make the trade. Particularly since I have Verizon and Cingular and I am always using one of the USB modems to stay connected, even in the car.

  8. Since I have a PC Card slot in my TC1100 my Sprint card stays there all the time. If I had the ability to replace the WiFi card on my miniPCI slot with an EV-DO card I’d still do it.

    When I needed access to WiFi I can always pull out the PC Card and use that for connections. I really don’t like using public WiFi spots. Like swimming in public pools, you never know what’s in the water ;-)

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