In most places (and always at airports) a plethora of seemingly free based Wi-Fi hotspots abound. However: there is a catch ... PDA locks onto a plausibly free wi-fi site, you open up your Internet browser and you are confronted with a "pay extortionate sums now please " to continue. No thanks!
Recently with the acquisition of the ETEN X800 PDA I thought I would its inbuilt HSDPA a go. Let's review the technologies your PDA might use to connect:
up to 54 MBit/s
up to 7.2 Mbit/s
And so to close I am thrilled to report the HSDPA works and is quite fast enough for me and so I now have PDA based mobile High Speed Internet where-ever I go. I wonder what will happen if I start roaming outside of Switzerland :-(