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HTC Passion for TMobile in the US? Or only for other carriers?


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  1. DualMonitors

    DualMonitors Member

    Hi All: I'm very tempted to get the Nexus One but it was brought up to me that the HTC Passion is coming to the US in either January or March.

    The part that I do not know at all is whether the HTC Passion is going to be for TMobile USA bands or only other carriers like Verizon et al.

    I'm currently on Tmobile and have been for a long time, and it seems to work for me even though i realize that Verizon's network is the best where I live (Manhattan). The Tmobile bands allow me to swap out the SIM card when I travel, so overall, I'm ok with it despite the less than ideal coverage in Manhattan and the so-so 3G here in Manhattan.

    Should the consensus here be that the HTC Passion will indeed come to the US for TMobile's bands, and that it will come soon, i.e. not too much later than March, then i'd like to ask what you all think of the Nexus One? Should i wait for the HTC Passion or simply get the Nexus One? I'm concerned about all the talk about the seemingly endless talk about the lack of any live humans to talk to via Google's support - it also seems like you really have to "hope for" a trouble-free Nexus One, otherwise you'd be in for a rude awakening as the customer support for the Nexus One is slim.

    Thx in advance and I look forward to hearing from you all.

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  2. heyeaglefn

    heyeaglefn Well-Known Member

    No one can give you an answer for sure other than speculation as there has been no concrete information about who the Carrier will be in the US.

    If you are looking for something official, you will need to wait longer.
  3. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    The Nexus One IS the HTC Passion. The only thing else I could see coming to T-Mobile is a version of the Bravo, and I'd bet summer at the earliest the way they trail GSM world releases. You have the Nexus One already and the HD2 coming real soon. If you want high end Android on T-Mobile (and sooner rather than later) I'd get the Nexus One. You have to decide if it's worth putting up with the issues. Some people have none.
  4. vapordub

    vapordub Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was going to post that earlier.

    N1, HD2 ... now you want this?
  5. shawn487

    shawn487 Well-Known Member

    ahh greed somehow it even gets the best of them
  6. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Well-Known Member

    Its my understanding that the HD2 is only good until you get to the un-sense-modified windows mobile parts. Then it goes down hill from there. But tmobile trails so badly not only in number of customers but network coverage compared to the other three that all they can rely on is phones.
  7. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member

    It will only be for T-mobile initially. HTC has an exclusivity agreement for T-mobile in the USA that they are the only carrier of the HTC Bravo for the initial period.

    The T-mobile HTC Bravo is coming out in April on NATCO day.
  8. shawn487

    shawn487 Well-Known Member

    where did you see this HTC exlusivity deal with T-mobile? NATCO day was the talking about the release of the Bravo on T-mobile Europe not usa
  9. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    You must mean for the HD2. We don't know if T-Mobile USA is even getting the Bravo, nevermind getting it exclusively.
  10. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member


    The Bravo is coming out in Europe too on NATCO day?
  11. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    (Fixed.)

    Yes.
  12. acjei

    acjei Well-Known Member

    To the OP...I'm in the exact same position as u..I just found out bout the bravo last week and I had been wantin to get a N1. But I think waiting til the bravo comes out will worth it. Or atleast til we know for sure if it'll be on t-mo in the US or not...by then hopefully the N1 will be a lil bit more stable
  13. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member


    Not so sure about that. The Bravo is coming to T-mobile. April. Call it another name if you want, but it's still the model made by HTC called the Bravo.
  14. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    T-Mobile Europe. Anything else is left field. Is it that you think if you repeat the same made-up statement enough times, it'll come true? We should call you Sooperdroid.
  15. evilotto

    evilotto Well-Known Member

    if you are going to keep posting in every forum that the bravo is going to tmobile usa then provide a link to where you found this info. and if you are going off the leaked spec sheets that were released , then let me say this very slowly for you since you seem to ignore it over and over. THOSE RELEASE DATES ARE FOR EUROPE, NOT FOR THE USA. THERE HAS BEEN NO CONFIRMATION FOR ANY RELEASE DATE IN THE USA NOR HAS THERE BEEN ANY CONFIRMATION OF CARRIERS FOR THE USA OR EVEN IF THIS PHONE IS COMING TO THE USA AT ALL. SO STOP SAYING IT WILL BE RELEASED ON T MOBILE USA ON NATCO DAY UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME DOCUMENTATION TO BACK THAT UP!
  16. cdmta

    cdmta Well-Known Member

  17. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member


    If you are going to keep posting that the HTC Bravo is only going to T-mobile Europe, then provide a link to where you found this info. NATCO Day. Know what it stands for? Google is your friend. Check it.
  18. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    Everything you need to know is right HERE: [EXCLUSIVE] HTC Portfolio 2010 (Q1-Q2) - xda-developers

    Stop being annoying and lazy and read it. All the bands in this brochure are Europe's 3G bands. None for the US. And for the record, I know what NATCO day is. You keep parroting that like it has any significance to the unsubstantiated rumor you're perpetuating. Now, let's see your link you keep failing to post despite being challenged multiple times. What? I didn't think so.

    I'd love for you to prove me wrong with some hard evidence but clearly you cannot. Adios, Sooperdroid.
  19. SmallTownGypsy

    SmallTownGypsy Well-Known Member

    Maybe I just missed it, but are we for sure it's going to T-mobile in the UK? I'm not saying it isn't. However, I was under the impression that "TMO" in the brochure simply meant these were phones TMO UK was interested in, not a for sure done deal. As for NATCO day, perhaps I am wrong on this, too, but that's not a set day, right? It's just a day when a carrier comes to agreement with a device manufacturer.
    I'm still new at device chasing, so forgive me if I am mistaken.
    [EXCLUSIVE] HTC Portfolio 2010 (Q1-Q2) - xda-developers

    PS: I still do not know what NATCO stands for, so if anyone wants to share rather then challenging everyone else to figure it out, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  20. evilotto

    evilotto Well-Known Member

    ok, to help you out and to get blinky to stop acting like he thinks he knows something everyone else doesn't...natco day is just an internal term (day) used by t mobile when they go out and talk to phone manufacturers about phones they are interested in, they call it natco day. no biggie there, really doesn't tell you much other than the phones in the brochure are ones that t mobile has interest in. as far as the uk release i believe this is the most substantiated info for that...apparently there is an official facebook page for "3 sweden" that announced they would be getting the phone in march.
  21. SmallTownGypsy

    SmallTownGypsy Well-Known Member

    Okay. Thanks for catching me up.
    Since NATCO is just a term used by T-mobile, does it actually stand for something or did someone at the TMO office go, "Hey, this is fun to say. Let's call chat days 'NATCO' days! It will be fun to see other people try to figure out what it stands for!"
  22. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member



    Thanks for posting the link to the link of a rumor that has that the HTC Bravo is coming to T-mobile on NATCO day! Ha! You used a link to disprove your own point!
  23. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation VIP Member

    If you're going to do the T-Mobile wait game, you might want to hold off until the Moto Motoroi hits stateside.
  24. jiraiya31685

    jiraiya31685 Member

    Blinky either you're trolling or you need to learn how to read. He specifically mentioned that the brochure he linked was for Europe only....
  25. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    The guy is in Europe. He said he got the brochure at an event in Vienna. All the listed 3G bands are 900/2100MHz which is not supported in North America, but Europe. Are you really this dumb?

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