Interview with Raider Realm
roh at openmoko.org
Wed Feb 13 02:17:17 CET 2008
>>>> "Ortwin Regel" <ortwin at gmail.com> 02/12/08 3:22 PM >>>
> It sounds like Michael was talking about GSM in general. The area not
> covered by that indeed does seem negligible in the US. You have got a
> different issue. From what I picked up, it is not reasonably possible
> to change the hardware in a GTA01 to support the 850 Mhz band. The
> best option you have is probably to sell your GTA01 and get a GTA02
> that supports 850 Mhz when they become available.
this is correct.
due to limited resources we had to decide to rather focus on gta02 and
make 850MHz possible there instead of finding a reasonable process on
the point is that ((shipping and manhours doing it) + (the time to set
the whole logistics and process up / number of possible wanted reworks))
just gives a very unrealistic number which makes it even cheaper to
directly go to gta02-850 and sell the gta01 to somebody who can use it
reworking requires lots of time due to the high packaging density inside
a phone and also measuring equipment which we only have in asia.
(which generates hassle with customs, taxes, etc.. you really do not
wanna know ;)
its not only changing firmware in gsm and exchanging a few parts. it
also needs to be recalibrated.
to sum it up:
the status is that a 850mhz rework for gta01 for 'the masses' is not
please bear with us that this was not a decision taken lightly.
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