We’ll confess we hadn’t heard of Qualcom’s WiGig protocol until now. Colour us embarrassed, but colour us honest at the same time. However, a consumer electronics comunications protocol operating in the 60GHz band that promises speeds twenty times the speed of regular old WiFi connections? Add impressed to the colour palette.
What completely bowled us over, though, was the news that Panasonic had actually tamed this thing for mobile usage, traditionally a complex endeavour due to the associated power drain. Not a concern any longer, though it will probably be some time before we can actually see this on a device we can actually hold. We’re just wondering how much longer until the assorted radios and wireless protocols we keep grafting onto our phones turn them into electromagnetic anomalies that can pull airplanes from the sky like on Lost. Can’t be longer than next Tuesday-ish.