Originally Posted by sapporobaby
I tend to get my info directly from Nokia and SE (do they still make phones) engineers as well as Vodafone, guys in the field building the network. EDGE starts out at full power and steps down as needed. 3G amps up if needed. Also 3 G antennae are lower and the cells a bit more dense to provide better coverage.
Come to Europe, see real mobile telephony in action.
By the way, I know Steve is your hero. No worries dude.
At the end of the day, Apple could release a 3G iPhone tonight and there are very few places it would run. If it had the right radios, it would probably work here in Europe and the rest of the world. AT&T is pulling your leg with the 3G on the way song. It takes YEARS to roll out a network.
Read the article from Anandtech the previous poster gave you, and please try and stop being such a hate-filled blowhard. You may actually learn something. The Blackjack clearly uses more power while actually surfing on 3G vs EDGE. 3G seems to serve it better when it's idle, compared with EDGE. But when using the faster WiFi, the iPhone actually uses less battery than when it's using EDGE. Also, you'll find a picture where they illustrate the superior chip integration of EDGE vs 3G (which, in addition to battery life, was one of the things Steve criticized). The overall assessment was that the Apple design decisions were fairly reasonable. I know, I know, you'll still need to vent your vile spleen about how much you hate Apple and Jobs.
By the way, you misspelled your sig. "Sapporo" is is a city in northern Japan. I believe "sapro" was the prefix you were looking for.