I went to Barnes & Nobles last night (to pick up this book for the reading club) and saw a sign that said they are now offering FREE WI-FI. Guess they were feeling the pressure from Panera who is a couple of stores down from them.
Ok just a little bit kidding. Considering how pervasive their network is, I can see how it would be tempting to jump on the EV-DO bandwagon. No more wandering around trying to get a decent signal. But $79.99 a month? COME ON. It's obvious this is going to initially marketed toward "road warrior" CEOs and such. Hopefully there will be a quick price point drop as the service becomes more common.
Of course, the best solution would be for a complimentary system where both wi-fi and ev-do can be one happy family. There's no reason to pit them against each other. I'm with this guy who says "EVDO and WiFi are good friends !"
On a tangent, while I'm rambling about wireless technology and convergence, the one gadget that I am completely drooling over at the moment is this wireless enabled Nikon digi-cam. (And if I put it on my Amazon Visa I get 1649 points which is HALFWAY to a whopping $25 gift certificate.) That's hot yo, HAWWT!