Mobile phone to become more mobile

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Devices' started by mr bastard, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. mr bastard

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  3. Autti

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    Cool, they invented radio. Oh wait.

    But on a serious note, pretty cool if this becomes standard, free talking within a limited distance. Hate to see what it does to battery power though.
     
  4. mshagg

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    Theoretically this is not dissimilar to a bunch of skype-enabled mobiles, assuming they could link P2P without the need for a central internet connection? Well, that was the impression i got.

    If thats the case then i hope there's a lot of phone chargers in remote south australia lol.
     
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    Sounds like a full mesh topology, where the nodes are also gateways.

    Sounds cool, but computationally the routing is expensive. I wonder what this would do to your battery life.
     
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    Yeah, it's VOIP over mesh. But still cool.
     
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    I use more battery power on my Iphone using 3G than wifi over skype.
     
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    I can't see this taking off, simply because Telco's won't have a funding stream from it.
     
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    Why would it use more power?

    No different to a phone communicating with a mobile tower.
    Just phone to phone.
     
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    i wonder how many people would like all of their conversations and messages being relayed through another person's personal device. I sure as heck wouldn't.

    Having said that, i thought of this idea a while ago. Wondering why mobiles couldn't be set up to be mini mobile towers. I guess it just wasn't technologically feasible back then.
     
  11. Autti

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    Wouldn't the signal output have to be far higher for another phone to receive it compared to a mobile tower, i.e the difference in antenna.
     
  12. stevo4

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    Depends on the distance you would expect this to work.

    From the article linked to, in the OP.
    So, in many instances, less than the distance you would be to a mobile tower.

    I dont think they intend this idea to be used over long distances, as that would be duplicating the existing mobile phone system already in place.
    Only a bit further than the wi fi range the phone already has.

    One thing that isnt mentioned is that the band of freqencies set aside for wi fi is limited, and only intended for short distances.
    Meaning this could cause problems, if extended over long distances, with too many ppl using it.
     
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    Probably varies with different devices but WiFi in 'performance mode' has been a battery slayer on all of the HTC devices (only phones ive had with wifi lol) ive owned... 3G internet access is much kinder to battery life.
     
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    With those devices you also have to take into consideration the drain caused by the cpu in the device working hard.
    That is why smart phones dont have great battery life.
    ie lucky to last a day before needing to be recharged.
     
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    it is a massive issue for australians
     
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    I got the impression it's designed for use in emergencies (when networks go down or remote areas with no network). So neither of these things are really a concern. An insecure, battery draining mobile network is better than nothing for these situations.
     
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    And yet there is CB radio which is free to use though I think its about time they did something like this on phones.

    On the other hand my mates and I got new radios which allows us to do data messaging just like SMS. I don't use my mobile phone very much.
     
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    That's exactly what these guys discovered. Spectacular product (the more users, the more bandwidth), real difficulty finding serious investors or industry members willing to use it.
     

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