Jim Geiger wrote on wi-fiplanet.com in 2003: “Initially UWB should deliver bandwidths from about 40Mbps to 600Mbps, and eventually data rates could be up to gigabits-per-second (with higher power). XtremeSpectrum, a UWB chipset maker, is predicting that its initial products will have a range of 30 feet and data rates of around 100 Mbps. Intel has dedicated itself to a loftier goal of 500 Mbps.”
The Slingbox allows you to tap into your home TV signal anywhere there’s a high-speed internet connection. Use what you’ve go – a TV, your laptop, PDA – or cell phone. Watch daytime soaps at Atlanta Bread Company during lunch.
TiVO to go – on your cell phone
Orb is more like a personal peer network – access and play anything on your home PC from anywhere and any device.
Verizon Airfone service is just plain too expensive ($3.99/minute voice, $1.99/minute data), but a new Verizon service – Verizon Airfone Service for Verizon Wireless lets customers sign up for $10/month plus $0.10/minute, or $0.69 minute (domestic).