I just finished testing a Bite HSDPA connection using a Windows notebook, which was the primary problem with the test. I mean, the HSDPA worked fine, even saved an evening of regular surfing when Lattelecom took all night to do some work on my DSL landline. I just didn't use the HSDPA connection (which was fast, displayed video streams, etc) as often and regularly as if it had been attached to my Powerbook G4. I just don't like the whole Windows scene, since I have been using a Mac of one kind or another since 1984.
Now it seems that Bite's partner, Vodafone, has found a USB HSDPA modem for Mac laptops. It is described by TheRegister website. Since Bite is already a Vodafone partner and provides Vodafone Connect cards for PC notebooks, I certainly hope it gets a batch of these Mac friendly gadgets soon (they also work with PCs). I would repeated the HSDPA test enthusiatically and might even use the gadget next summer to see if I can get 3.6 Mbps in Carnikava, some 30 km from Riga,
By the way, the test was with a HuaWei PC card, it worked fine.
My parting shot with my newspaper, interviewing former government advisor Jurģis Liepnieks, who spilled his version of the beans about the digital television scandal in Latvia, has caused a great uproar, it is all over television and the other media. Makes journalism fun. You read it on this blog first, although in somewhat murky terms -- before it hit the newspaper and other media.