3G status within the US?

Brad Midgley bmidgley at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 05:50:22 CEST 2007


> I wonder why this update can't be done in the field.  The only cellular
> phones I can think of that had radio code which wasn't field updatable
> were AMPS phones with the firmware in (OT/E)PROMs.  Surely the radio
> firmware in the Neo 1973 is stored in some sort of reprogrammable
> non-volatile memory.

the phone OS is a separate firmware from the gsm module. This is a
module that is supposed to "just work" so that may be why there's no
update path worked out.

> What happens if there's some sort of big
> bad bug in the firmware that shows up after it leaves the factory?

you mean a big bad bug like non-working SIMs? I guess we'll find out :)


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