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Dec 09 2011
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Is this true about 3G?

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This is what I heard from the Amazon forum.....

3G isn't going to be used for playing games, just social functions and GPS at least for the time being... Might change after awhile.

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Uncharted Territory
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Dec 9, 2011

yes it is true link below for more info. 3G does not have the compatibility to play online games that are not turn based. that is just how 3G works.

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3911940?tstart=0

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Re: Is this true about 3G?

Dec 9, 2011

and quite frankly I don't know why someone would want the 3g, since there is no clear advantage one way or another

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Dec 9, 2011

That's because 3g is a high latency, low bandwidth transmission medium. Meaning it's slow in both directions. It would be ok for turn based games (ie: chess) but anything in real time would not only suck (and waste devs times trying to unsuck it) but it'd waste what little bandwidth you get per month.

It's only going to be used for small data, ie: twitter, web browsing, messaging

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Dec 9, 2011

I knew it was something like that. Anyway, I wasn't planning on using the 3G for gaming anyway. I think it's coming more clear to me to not get the 3G version.

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