I spoke with a rep from SE on the phone a bit ago. It took a while to get to one who would talk about the X10a, but I did get through.
She made an off-hand comment before she started that I'm not sure how to take. Did she just give a target release date? "I usually wouldn't say much about this since the phone isn't out yet and isn't even going to be released until next Febuary."
So, I knew that Q1 2010 was the target release, but did she just confirm that Feb. 2010 was the more exact target release?
And the real question. I asked this:
I was reading through the web site and then the press release. The frequencies listed on the press release include more than on the page. On the page, the frequencies are the ones used by AT&T. On the press release, the frequencies include all for both AT&T and T-Mobile. Which frequencies are the right ones?
Her answer was this:
Again, this phone is still in development so this could change by the time we release it. The current version we're working with right now supports all frequencies from both carriers. Certain frequencies can be locked out by the carrier, but unlocking the phone will allow you to use them.
So, no matter who releases the phone, I could buy it and unlock it and it would still work on either carrier with full 3G support?
Yes, as long as they stay with the current version of the hardware you will be able to use it on both sets of frequencies with little to no issues.
I also asked about 2.0 and why it wasn't going to be 1.6. Her answer, "because we haven't finished development it in 1.6 yet. We want to get it working the way we envisioned it before we change the base android system and address changes with the update. We do have it planned to move it to 2.0, though. We're working on it."
So, should I take this as official or with a grain of salt? It's a sales rep from the main call center, but she did seem knowledgeable....but sales reps only have the pr
stuff to go from, so it will likely change, right?