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EDGE Disappears From High End Motorolas

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Sep 8, 2005, 1:39 PM   by (staff)

Motorola has been quietly revising the specs on many of the high end models they've announced but haven't yet released. Well publicized phones including new design models such as the PEBL and SLVR, as well as the E895 and A910 will no longer launch with EDGE data. They will be GPRS only. A Motorola spokesperson explained that the chipset Motorola choose for their top of the line models does not have a stable EDGE implementation, and does not meet Motorola's quality standards. It is too late for Motorola to swap out chips, so the company has been forced to disable EDGE on the new phones despite their high end placement in their lineup.

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Sep 9, 2005, 1:09 AM

Bad for Moto, Great for Nokia, LG, Samsung

....Who will all be debuting EDGE-enabled products by years end, most noticably, Samsungs D600 on Cingular.
It makes absolutely no sense that Sony Ericsson, Nokia have EDGE working perfectly on their phones, and Samsung and LG are both getting ready to release phones with EDGE...then you have the "number 1 phone manufacturer" or so they say, Motorola, that ...
Justin Cingular

Sep 10, 2005, 1:01 PM

Phone Features: MP3 player, 2 meg camera, and um... oops?

This could possibly drop Motorola far behind in the cell race. Lets just hope they will be able to keep up for WCDMA.

Sep 8, 2005, 1:50 PM

Poor form by Moto.

How can you let this happen?

I mean I guess it is better than have bad EDGE but as long as EDGE has been around for them to not have it working well on their chipset is ridiculous.

I wonder though, could this have something to do with not wanting to have a US and European version of the handset since European handest don't have EDGE???
Since EDGE was only intended to be an interim step on the path to a fully 3G network, perhaps MOTO decided to put more money into UMTS/HSDPA chipsets. If the rumors are to be believed, Cingular should have a major launch(re-launch) of UMTS soon and t...
Doubtful. The 850MHz band pretty much forces an American and a European version anyway.
I would rather them sell a working product than a dysfunctional one.

Wouldn't it have been nice to have Windows 95 actually work without a million and one patches and new versions?

But, being impatient Americans means having glitchy but cool ele...
Just another example of the ineptitude at Motorola...I really don't know how they've managed to increase market share.
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