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Re: what is a PKS phone? (Re: Notes from the Cypherpunks September Bay Area Meeting)



On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, Adam Back wrote:

> Martin Minow <[email protected]> writes:
> > EH: New Japanese phenonemon: tiny PKS cell phones. Teen-agers (who
> > are driving lifestyle changes) all use them.
> 
> What is a PKS phone?
> 
> Does it have end to end encryption?  Or is it just a standard GSM
> phone in a star-trek communicator style form-factor, or something
> else?

Could be a typo for PCS, which is similar to GSM but uses the 1.9 GHz band
instead of 900 MHz (GSM) or 1.8 GHz (DCS). Unfortunately, I don't think
there are dual-mode phones yet.

Cynthia
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