Last Updated: Dec 19,2009
Assuming it won't be Verizon since it's GSM
But t-mobile, at&t?
Based on the bandwidth they are using it seems like AT&T
I would bet my money on ATT, though you never know since TMO is going to get the new BB Bold 9700 before ATT.
I stopped in at AT&T tonight and was asking if they were going to have any sort of Android phones. There were 2 different people that told me they should have one in the beginning of 2010, they were hoping for a holiday release. I then asked if they carried SE phones and they said Yes. I then proceeded to tell them a little about the X10 and one of the reps said he had heard about it and thought that it could be a phone on AT&T's lineup in the near future (according to some company info he had read.)
I took it with a grain of salt, but will be looking for more info as this phone releases.
ATT would be ideal for the X10, though I don't see it coming before Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE IT if it did come that early. But, with the announcement coming for it to launch in Q1 of 2010 and rumors of it possibly launching with 2.0...just doesn't seem like enough time.
No european carriers are known yet. How on earth can there be US ones already?!
There can only be two: TMO or ATT. So, it's a 50/50 guess.
How would ATT be ideal? I've heard ATT's network is crap.
AT&T is all over. T mo only has limited coverage and service across the U.S. Where I live (in a large city), the nearest tmo store is 2 hours away and their service elsewhere in the state is horrible.
Well, that's the thing...you've "heard" it was crap. It's not. I've been on ATT, Verizon, and TMO for the last 8 years so I have experience with all three. My ATT experience has been fine and in all major areas ATT and Verizon coverage is the same IF not better is a few spots.
AT&T reception issue have to do in major cities. It's too bugged down with the iPhone traffic.
T-mo has data reception issue with their lack of 3G towers.
Sprint, asides their Customer Services Rep (CSR) I don't know what the problem with them is as of late.
Verizon charges for every little feature on the phone and strip the phone to just calls. You want something, internet, gps, or what not you have to pay extra to activate the feature. Not to mention their plans are pricier than the rest.
Ultimately, the only thing that matters is how good the reception is in your home and work areas.
Every city is differnt. There are some places AT&T is sh!tty at due to lack of reception and too much iPhone use, so T-Mo, V, or Sprint would be beneficial.
There are also cities where ATT's coverage is better than Verizon. All carries have their downfalls and dead spots. Also, I'm comparing FULL COVERAGE not just 3G. Voice has nothing to do with 3G, not sure if you were comparing data coverage.
I'm in DC and my ATT coverage is the same if not better in certain areas than my Verizon phone. Also, the iPhone does not run on a separate ATT network. In regards to this phone Sprint and Verizon aren't in the discussion because they aren't GSM
I am however looking forward to the phones coming to Verizon on their new LTE (4G network), because 99% of Verizon phones are poorly made.
You are correct that Verizon does have a plethora of poorly made phones, and when you take one of them back to Verizon, they blame the user, not the poor quality phone that was rushed to market.
It does seem like a lot of work and testing has gone into this device, so hopefully it hits the market hard and shows other smart phone manufacturers that its out there to kick some ***.
All of the info on the SE site, where some of us have signed up for updates, say that Feb 10 is release date for the U.K. I would assume that the U.S. will see the phone later on.
Don't get me wrong, Verizon overall has better coverage. That's clear from their coverage map. But, years ago Verizon's strategy was to save money by offering cheap phones. About ten years ago I recall trying to find a good Verizon phone and could not, all their phones were "no names" or not built well. ATT and Sprint had the better phones.
Now, Verizon is turning over a new leaf and getting quality phones. But, overall ATT and TMO (in my opinion) still have the better quality phones in terms of build, etc. Many experts say the BlackBerry 8900 is the best BB to date, and I have it...and it's on TMO and now ATT. The BB Bold and the new BB Bold 9700 are both on TMO and ATT. The iPhone is on ATT and as several Sony Ericsson phones...all quality phones.
Only recenlty has Verizon been getting better phones as HTC builds them at a higher quality. One issue seems to be the CDMA, most phone companies don't want to build around this network because it's too pigeon holed to the USA. I'm glad to see better phones heading to Verizon, and I really hope they get some really good phones on their 4G network!
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Hopefully, the phone will appear with a decent price-break!
Will this device work with AT&T 3g network?
Im looking to buy one on release, but will I have to buy an unlocked one from the UK? How will I be able to buy one? Will it be sold direclty on Sony Ericcson.com? I dont have experience with SE so not sure how that will work.
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