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  1. rfkrocktk

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    Has anyone heard anything about a GSM version of the Thunderbolt? I thought I remembered reading an article on Phandroid a while back discussing that it hit the FCC or something, but I can't seem to find it right now. The phone is incredible and I'd love to get it for AT&T as a replacement for my Nexus One :)
     

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    closest thing to it is the Inspire 4G since you are on att
     
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    Yeah, I was afraid of that. Inspire 4G is a good notion, but falls short of what Sprint has had with the EVO 4G for about a year.

    I really want a phone with front and rear-facing cameras, and need a phone with a 4.3" screen. Thus, both the Inspire 4G and the Atrix 4G fall short.
     
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    You could always get the Desire HD unlocked from Telus (only carrier that offers it with att's 3G)
     
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    Yeah, it's alright. Aren't the specs essentially the same as the Inspire 4G, though, minus 4G?
     
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    I asked about a GSM version and was told that the sim card location is used by the LTE sim so no GSM coming. It is a competing radio within the device for the same sim. Don't know if this is true, but that is what the rep told me.
     
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    Oh, nice. I was actually talking about an altogether different Thunderbolt, packaged for use specifically on GSM networks, not a "Droid 2 Global"-like phone that'll do CDMA/LTE/GSM all-in-one. I thought I heard something about a GSM Thunderbolt passing FCC, but I could be mistaken.
     
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    Do you really need the front facing camera? Ive had it on the last two phones before this one, and ive used literally once...
     
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    Yeah, i know how that is. I wanted a front camera but never use it unless its to take self photos of my girl and i.
     
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    Technically, the TBolt is a GSM phone... LTE is a GSM tech. ;-)
     
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    Its the same device but has that front camera. ATT is calling their HSPA 4G, and will launch 4G LTE starting in 2013 I believe.

    The Desire HD is a HSPA device so its still 4G kind of
     

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