I should have changed desks sooner


Evdo_speedDue to some real-estate consolidation at my employer, I now desk share in the office twice a week; I’m at home the other three days. What’s the first thing I did at the new desk? Did I:

A: Set up pictures of the family
B: Look out the nice window (new perk for me)
C: Run an EV-DO speed test on the XV 6700 and Q1

If you said "A" or "B", you must be a new reader: welcome and enjoy the ride. I’m enjoying my ride because these window seats offer some serious EV-DOability! Is anybody clocking at or above these speeds with 3G and if so: what device are you using and who’s your carrier?



I currently use an external Huawei E220 HSDPA USB modem connected to my Mac and even though my mobile phone signal is quite weak here, I still get around 2.4Mbps downloads. In areas with better signal strengt, I even managed to get nearly 3.6Mbps, the rated maximum trhoughput on HSDPA networks right now.

Kevin C. Tofel

Evan, you write for Engadget so I’d expect at least a 10 Mbps download from you! ;) Let me know when you’re ready for another head to head EV-DO speed test buddy!


Not near a window, inside a brick steel reinforced building, I get 1400 down and 310 up with a Samsung ZX20, USB tether to a Macbook Pro on Cingular.

Stu Gisburne

Darn…your desk it better than mine. (Well, at least situated for greater download speeds) Here in lovely Earth City Missouri (just outside St. Louis), I get around 600kbps down and around 117kbps up.

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