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HTC Desire Black Edition in the UK

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Darkstar2010, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Darkstar2010

    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member
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    Is it true that if you want to unlock this phone and use it in Canada it wont have 3G on it?

    Does that mean when the HTC Desire HD is released in Europe it can't be used on 3G networks in Canada?
     

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  2. nx1977

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    Exactly right.
     
  3. Darkstar2010

    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member
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    The HTC Desire HD wont work on 3G in Canada either?
     
  4. bfksc

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    It's quite simple:

    Most of Europe uses 2100 MHz for 3G data. Canada/US uses 850 and 1900 for 3G data.

    So any phone that does NOT have 850/1900 3G UMTS/HSPA will NOT work in Canada/US. Period.

    The exceptions are if the phone supports 1700 AWS for data, then it should work on Wind Mobile and one of the US carriers (can't recall which one). Or if the phone supports 850/1900/2100 like the iPhone 4, then it will work in both Europe and North America.

    Just make sure when you read the specs for a phone, you're reading the frequencies for 3G data (UMTS/HSPA) and not the freqs for GSM.
    :)
     
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  5. Darkstar2010

    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member
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    Thank you for the detailed explanation I really appreciate it :]


    I was really looking forward to the HTC Desire HD but it's cool, I can wait for awhile...I think the Desire is a really good phone that will hold up for a long time. I just prefer the design of the HD Desire so it's not that big of a deal really.
     
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