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HTC EVO 3D Approved with 800MHz ESMR Support

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Jun 2, 2011, 8:26 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the previously announced HTC EVO 3D for the Sprint network with an interesting and unannounced spec. The FCC has confirmed that the EVO 3D supports 800MHz CDMA in the ESMR band. The ESMR 800MHz band is what Sprint uses for its iDEN network. Sprint eventually plans to transition the ESMR band from iDEN to CDMA as part of its expansive network improvement initiative. Once that transition is complete and Sprint ports its voice services to the ESMR spectrum, the HTC EVO 3D will be able to make use of it. Sprint's main CDMA network operates in the 1900MHz PCS band.


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Jun 2, 2011, 11:49 PM

[insert sprint has been trying to replace iden for 10 years joke here]

How in the heck some crap trunk radio standard from 1994 outperforms Sprint's multibillion dollar CDMA network performing the exact same task is one of the top 10 mysteries of civilization.
has nothing to do with IDEN performance, it has to do with spectrum... IDEN is just a technology used... Spectrum can be used for anything depending on the band it can be GSM, CDMA, LTE. this is HUGE for Sprint and its part of there new Vision project...

Jun 3, 2011, 11:24 AM

Im no expert...

but hopefully this means if Sprint switches to using that 800mhz spectrum for LTE than this phone will stil be compatable. That could be huge. But again, i dont know how all that would work.
No. This phone does not have LTE, therefore it will never be compatible with any LTE network. Period.
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