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Old August 15th, 2010, 05:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Android LTE - A true world phone?

I travel a lot between the USA and Europe, in each place for up to 9 months at a time.

I have always had unlocked GSM phones that supported the standard Euroepean 2G & USA 2G bands.

Am now looking for a Android phone for heavy data use and am dissapointed that despite the fact that my phone would be carrier unlocked, I will be forced into using AT&T in the USA because T-Mobile does not use the European 3G frequency.

LTE is coming soon though. Been reading about it and confused on how it will handle different legacy network types (gsm/cdma) and bands.

Can someone offer a bit of detail? Will this solve issues with incompatible GSM bands (the idea being that a LTE phone is backwards compatible across all legacy networks)? For instance, would a Verizon LTE phone work on GSM networks?

A bit of clarity would help guide my planning.

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Old August 15th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think that GMS support in most country of Europe ?
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Hmmm... no one able to weigh in on the next gen LTE android phones?
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Tmobile does support 3G in Europe. I was in Belgrade, Serbia couple of months ago and 3G (GSM) is just about every where. I used my Blackberry 9700.
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There are currently no quad-band 3g android handsets. An android worldphone produced by HTC for Verizon is rumoured to be in the works for Q1 2011, but nothing is confirmed: http://www.androidcentral.com/rumor-htc-and-verizon-release-android-world-phone-q1-2011-pictures

Your only other options are a blackberry or an iphone.
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