1. DangerMouseUK's Avatar
    Is this quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri band UMTS/HSPA

    The crackberry review lists these frequencies, which makes it quad band GSM

    3G device - GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS (Bands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)

    But is it also tri-band UMTS on 850/1900/2100 ? That'd tie it in nicely with Europe and AT&T's network in the US which makes sense.

    Be also good for us Brits. I'm hoping to get some clarification on this one.
    06-09-09 11:04 PM
  2. gregerator's Avatar
    According to Kevin's pre-release review :

    3G device - GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS (Bands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)

    Perhaps there will also be a Euro version?

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    06-10-09 10:50 AM
  3. c_86's Avatar
    GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS (Bands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)

    tri-band UMTS on 850/1900/2100

    there you go the frequencies for you


    there will be 1 version for the world, no european version or US version
    06-10-09 11:03 AM
  4. ausch's Avatar
    It has 850/900/1800/1900 bands.
    06-12-09 11:04 AM
  5. gregerator's Avatar
    I'm not super up on 3G but I was under the impression that ATT's 3G required 2100?

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    06-12-09 12:02 PM
  6. c_86's Avatar
    1700/2100 is t-mobile
    06-12-09 01:37 PM
  7. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    I'm not super up on 3G but I was under the impression that ATT's 3G required 2100?

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    Nah Greg. AT&T uses 850 &1900MHz for UMTS/HSPA. However most have been moved to the better 850MHz frequency. 2100MHz is Tmo and overseas.
    06-12-09 02:44 PM
  8. radioguinea's Avatar
    Nah Greg. AT&T uses 850 &1900MHz for UMTS/HSPA. However most have been moved to the better 850MHz frequency. 2100MHz is Tmo and overseas.
    Thank goodness for that. Lower frequency's - better travel through walls
    06-12-09 03:36 PM
  9. gregerator's Avatar
    Gotcha. Was thinking it was 1900/2100. 850/1900 makes more sense. Really interested to see how well AWS works for TMO.

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    06-12-09 03:44 PM
  10. ausch's Avatar
    1700/2100 is t-mobile
    Well we know this isn't gonna come to T-Mobile. Doesn't even have their 3G bands.
    06-12-09 11:06 PM
  11. radioguinea's Avatar
    Well we know this isn't gonna come to T-Mobile. Doesn't even have their 3G bands.
    LOL dont be so sure about that.
    06-13-09 12:08 AM
  12. ausch's Avatar
    LOL dont be so sure about that.
    If I'm not mistaken it won't even run 3G on T-Mobile. The Onyx doesn't even have its frequencies. T-Mobile is 1700/2100 and I'm looking at the EU screen right now and under bands it says 900/1800/1900/850. Why send it to T-Mobile with no 3G?
    06-13-09 12:12 AM
  13. gregerator's Avatar
    Driftwood.
    06-13-09 02:05 AM
  14. quailallstar's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken it won't even run 3G on T-Mobile. The Onyx doesn't even have its frequencies. T-Mobile is 1700/2100 and I'm looking at the EU screen right now and under bands it says 900/1800/1900/850. Why send it to T-Mobile with no 3G?
    I agree! I would love to see this phone on T-mobile (in the USA). I would ditch AT&T in a heart beat if that ever came true.
    06-13-09 08:40 AM
  15. c_86's Avatar
    Well you're dream will be crushed as T-mobile won't get it unless they change frequencies

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    06-13-09 11:37 AM
  16. DangerMouseUK's Avatar
    I dont see the Onyx being released without UMTS band 2100 if its a worldwide model

    As most of the rest of the world uses the 2100mhz band to provide 3G coverage.

    Just my 2cents.
    06-13-09 08:56 PM
  17. DangerMouseUK's Avatar
    I seem to stand corrected

    pre-release Onyx's dont seem to connect to the 2100mhz band in Europe at all.
    06-17-09 10:23 AM
  18. gregerator's Avatar
    If they are going to release the driftwood with TMO's 3G band which includes 2100, why bother to put it in the Onyx too? Just sell the Drifty in Europe.

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    06-17-09 11:31 AM
  19. MisterAdam's Avatar
    I didn't really consider 2100Mhz to be a big deal to be honest because the 1900Mhz is still widely used throughout Europe and the UK?

    Unless i'm mistaken and misunderstand...

    I would be surprised though if when it comes to the actual release model, if it doesn't use the 2100Mhz also. It most probably will though if it's meant to be the bold successor with the 9020 Model number...
    06-17-09 11:33 AM
  20. DangerMouseUK's Avatar
    yeah 2100mhz is the only band used in europe for 3G at the moment.

    so its a pretty big deal :-p

    oh well !
    06-17-09 03:55 PM
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