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  • jeffkibuule - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    Hopefully this means Arduino shields with 3G aren't so godly expensive. Charging $100 for a board with 3G is highway robbery. Reply
  • Dahak - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    not to really nit pick, but it looks like the device is a dual chip solution and not a single chip. I thought most 3g modems now a days where all single chip Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    No, they typically have an external Transceiver and RF Power amp. Reply
  • Morawka - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    current 3g solutions are multiple IC solutions.

    Yes your right that the modem processor on Die in qualcomm's SoC's, but there are still separate chips for Transceiver and external power amplifier chip. So this goes down to 2 IC's vs the competition which has 3 or more.
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  • Morawka - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    this whole intel package has about the same volume as a USA Currency 1 Cent Penny Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    What I find interesting is that they tout it's small size and the on-die power amp, but then to get quad band support you have to use an external power amp? That seems pretty lame! Reply
  • toyotabedzrock - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    Looks like a 4chip package to me. And Intel will not be willing to sell for cheap. Plus cell companies will make the market for this very limited because they will want high subscription fees. Reply
  • Morawka - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    i've got a Tagg pet tracker that has a 3G modem inside with GPS, the whole package is $7 a month, so it's not to terribly expensive. It's totally independent from my personal cell phone plan.

    These IoT devices usually use very little data, be need a constant 3g connection. This is pretty cheap to offer because of MVNO carriers who buy data/minutes in bulk.
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