Replying to: 850 downfall by 155n8th
Re: 850 downfall
1. 800 spectrum. GSM is delivered in the US on 850 and 1900. The number of handsets which support both is trivial in comparison to 900/1800/1900 models. Roaming agreements will change, carriers will exchange licenses, etc. I want a phone that works with GSM as deployed on the US - not just part of the US.
2. MS OS - yeah, I'd love it. But the MPx200 is using the old version of the OS with a new one already out! Plus no 800.
3. Maybe some people don't care about data, but I do. Cingular and ATTWS are pretty close to rolling out EDGE. I want a handset that can take advantage of the - full advantage (ie. class10 like the newly announced Nokia's). And reasonable (not necessary dirt cheap) unlimited data rates if I'm going to replace my PocketPC.
To some extent I can't blame the manufacturers. It seems like most of the world will drop everything and spend $500 if a new phone comes out with any trivial new ring-tone capability. Hey, this one's BLUE!!!! Better buy a new phone! Ever notice that the bulk of the discussion re. phones is about how it sounds when it rings or how many different ways you can make it ring or how you can create your own customized (for your special personality!) ways to make it ring? This is the market - rather insane, but nonetheless the way it is. Why would a manufacturer invest tons of money to put out a really significant product to change the way we all work/communicate when they can make a fortune just be introducing a new color or, my GAWD, interchangable FACE PLATES! WOW!!!!!!
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