This would be awesome if it turns out to be true. The Boy Genius has a “solid contact” that told him that the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 will be rocking Wi-Fi 802.11n. When I first read about it I thought it was no big deal since the BlackBerry processor is what is truly hampering Wi-Fi speeds.
I then thought about it for a bit and it hit me. One of the main features of 802.11n is increased range since it has multiple antennas for MIMO. That could mean that future BlackBerrys especially ones with UMA will benefit from better range. The other upside is that it will allow more users to set their routers to 802.11n only to speed up performance due to the degradation caused by compatibility with 802.11b and 802.11g.
What do you think?