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Top message:  Lack of Quad-Band GSM phones by bones boy   Mar 17, 2005, 10:55 AM

Replying to:  Re: Lack of Quad-Band GSM phones by gargspy   Mar 17, 2005, 11:37 AM

Re: Lack of Quad-Band GSM phones

by bones boy    Mar 18, 2005, 11:03 AM

I agree that it's definitely more expensive to squeeze 4 bands into one phone, but have you seen the prices that a lot of the phones are going for anyway? If I'm paying $450 WITH a 2/yr. contract for SonyEricsson S710a, I would like it to be quad-band. It seems like it would cost more to come out with two versions of one phone (like the SE S700 and S710 for example) than it would to just make one phone with all bands. I think SW has a lot to do with it as well, like you said.

It would also seem to me that quad-band phones are definitely niche products, and that is why you mainly see them in higher end phones, like you said, price point. Besides Motorola however, it just amazes me that none of the other majors (Nokia, Samsung, SE, etc.) are producing these phones. Nokia has 8 million different phone models out there and not one quad-band phone? They obviously have money to spend with all these models available...

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