iPhone speed

Ars Technica has a link up for a speed test on the iPhone (via DSL Reports) as well as talks about what they’ve been seeing
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I’m in LA this week, so I’m living “on the EDGE” with my iPhone – this will be the definitive workout. The latency sucks – minimum of 600ms, and spanning up to 1.8 seconds for the small requests. No wonder it takes forever to get email. That initial connect is going to be exceptionally crappy I think. I wonder if we’re actually doing a little “modem” work in the background while on the edge that contributes to that terrible initial latency time?

The speed that I recorded a few seconds ago was 85kbps and then a few minutes later 51kbps. If Cingular/AT&T upgraded their network – then I’m damn glad they did. And I think they ought to consider doing a little more there too…

I do rather wish the office here had an open, just-public-internet WIFI linkage.