1. doa's Avatar
    Is the Curve a 3G phone I have the 8330 and I couple of my Co workers say the 8330 is not a 3G phone.

    I was thinking that when the phone is in 1xEV it was on 3G but when it on 1X only it was not on the EVDO network
    03-31-09 08:46 PM
  2. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Look on the back - lower edge.

    Qualcomm 3G CDMA.

    Much faster than GSM 3G. As much as 6X faster.

    Now the Curve is only REV 0 and not REV A, but that is a device capability, not a network one.

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    03-31-09 08:56 PM
  3. lastraid's Avatar
    Agreed Rev 0 or A, both are 3G
    03-31-09 09:34 PM
  4. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Agreed Rev 0 or A, both are 3G
    And both are faster than GSM 3G speeds - not to mention the fact CDMA 3G is about 50X more common. Somewhere here I posted coverage maps showing the difference.

    Now if you want that little extra speed boost found in Rev A? You'll need to get a Storm or one of several WinMo devices. I am unsure of the protocol availability for Palm devices.

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    03-31-09 10:05 PM
  5. bx2md's Avatar
    Agreed Rev 0 or A, both are 3G
    is there a way to make ya 3g go a lot faster
    or do we need to wait for 4g ?
    03-31-09 10:24 PM
  6. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    3G is already very fast.

    4G will be faster.

    There arer no config options to make it faster.

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    03-31-09 10:51 PM
  7. bx2md's Avatar
    3G is already very fast.

    4G will be faster.

    There arer no config options to make it faster.

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    oh I know it was just a question that lr could lol @ or may even get a lil frustrated lollol it was a dumb question
    04-01-09 07:50 AM
  8. km2783's Avatar
    EVDO is indeed faster than UMTS, whether it's EVDO Rev 0 or Rev A. But leaving out HSDPA when comparing download speeds is hardly fair.

    But any way you slice it, the CDMA 8330 Curves are indeed 3G devices.
    04-01-09 10:16 AM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    HSDPA & EVDO Rev A are more like 3.5G
    04-01-09 02:04 PM
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