Why is it that Sony Ericssion will make a 1700 AWS 3G phone for T-Mobile...and they won't make CDMA?
Sony has been out of the CDMA game for a few years now... WHY? T-Mobile is the ONLY GSM carrier out there using AWS 1700... so if they make a phone that supports it... they are making it for ONLY T-Mobile... and that is a limited user base to sell phones to. Yet... for years they have dogged CDMA technology for years because of it's "limited user base" (compared to GSM)... yet they could be selling phones to Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Metro, Cricket, Virgin.... who probably cover 80 million people alone. I don't get it.
This phone sounds like everything I have been looking for except for the outdoor viewing weakness..Will you be able to get it with a new activation with the $6 web plan or only on the $20 plan?..also, in checking with the Sony website, will you be able to tether your laptop for basic surfing using bluetooth or their software suite?
One can get it with either the T-Zones ($5) or the Total Internet ($20, which is added after the device hath been activated). For now it tethers with either Bluetooth or a (not included) USB cable; and is only allowed with the Total Internet package. ... (continues)