EDGE Doubles its Speed

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Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that they have successfully doubled the speed of EDGE (to 592 kbps) using a software-based solution that is feasible for existing networks. Expected in the third quarter of 2008, Nokia will follow up with EGPRS 2, offering 1.2 Mbps and uploads reaching 473 kbps.

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It's not the fastest tech on th block by any means, but it's potentially very good news to a slew of iPhone owners, as well as any manufacturer who'd like to compromise a bit of speed in the interest of battery life. [press release via gigaom]

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Wow! You had to mention the iPhone didn't you?

There's a lot of other EDGE phones out there, you know!

Does Gizmodo operate an Apple quota for its writers? "Every Gizmodo contributor must mention Apple, or an Apple product, in a minimum of 6 articles per day. A negative mention much be balanced out by 2 positive mentions."

Or something like that!