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Evo - Not a World Phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Oridus, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Oridus

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    Did a search, couldn't find any info.

    I'm supposing that this will NOT be a world phone?
     

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    Unfortunately it is not since it's Sprint's CDMA not GSM. Most the rest of the world uses SIM card GSM devices. However you could still bring it to use as a portable media device, video recorder, FM radio, and portable Wifi tablet. How often do you travel out of the country?
     
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    Just wondering. My Sprint TP2 is a World phone w/ a sim card and can connect to GSM networks abroad.... didn't know if this was going to be as well seeing as how big of a device it'd be for sprint.
     
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    Nope. I was quite upset by this but I guess I'll deal with it. Definitely no SIM slot on the EVO.
     
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    oh well, ill keep my tp2 for that and get a prepaid sim while overseas.
     
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    yup I have a spare GSM phone for when I go on vacation. Plus the piece of mind that I won't lose the EVO in some other country :)
     
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    It's hard to lose it. It is the size of a small car! :D
     
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    I appreciate the humor in this post. ^_^
     
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    Yeah its pretty disappointing that its not a world phone. When do you guys think we'll see the GSM brother of the EVO?
     
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    I don't know, but it'd be a smart move for Google to work with HTC on that one. Still money to be made with that. And I say HTC because I think HTC is the best at implementing their hardware with the World Phone capabilities.
     
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    I honestly was not disappointed at all. All those radios = a more expensive evo. As far as a gsm version, if it is the processor and screen size you are looking for, you can always dual boot an HD2
     
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    I would seriously pay a premium for a phone like the EVO. Anyway if HTC are working on a GSM one, im sure it wont have 4G (so one less radio). How far has android development on the hd2 come along?
     
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    they want this phone to sell to the masses, a world phone would hike up the price like no other... then nobody would buy it
     
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    It really has nothing to do with how big a device this is for Sprint. Their world phones tend to be more business oriented, not multimedia centric. The TP2 is a winblow phones aimed at business users, just like their BB Tour which is also a world phone.

    You won't see a GSM version of the Evo either since this phone is made exclusively for Sprint due to the 4G. IF a variant will be made for GSM it will be called something else entirely and won't even look the same.
     
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    Yeah - I was just wondering. I'll keep my TP2 at my side though.... and use that when I go over seas.
     
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    Sorry, I don't understand this. Surely a world phone would be cheaper than the 4G. Fewer and less high tech radio signals to deal with and a way bigger market. They would produce much more 3G phones than 4G so the production cost would be cheaper.
     
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    yeah i agree.

    Now the waiting game begins :/
     
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    I too was hoping for the EVO to be a world phone, but it won't stop me from getting it still. I'll just have to use a rental (which by the looks of it, the phones are crappy) for my europe trip next month.

    as for the cost of the EVo if it did have 3G/4G/Wimax and sim card for GSM service, i agree it would be high, but I will probably get it anyway. Just won't have any money left over for two months. lol

    TS out (filing for bankruptcy)
     
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