Motorola & Nokia Summer Kickoff
Top message: N Series coming US! WOot by Ludio
Replying to: Re: N Series coming US! WOot by saithkar
North America never gets any of the good phones because of the novel concept of using the 850/1900mhz band as opposed to the 900/1800 band that the rest of the world uses. Since CDMA and TDMA use the 800/1900 bandwidth as well, so it seems that there's a lot of frequency space out there that's not being used. The North American carriers should have had the forsight to use 900/1800 like the rest of the world and then GSM could have truly been the global standard, but until that time, there will be a lag between when the rest of the world gets awesome new phones like the Nseries, and when they finally trickle down to over here.
It has nothing to do with foresight. The GSM bands that were available in other parts of the world simply weren't available here.
P.S. The N-Series will work fine in the states. Just order up the world phone model for Tmobile. Pretty much any top of the line world phone will work fine in the U.S. on Tmobile's network. I'm not really sure you know what you're talking about.
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