Dual Band GSM

Mikko Rauhala mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi
Sat Jul 5 14:14:44 CEST 2008

la, 2008-07-05 kello 14:01 +0200, Sean Lynch kirjoitti:
> Does anyone know if there are any plans for a Dual Band GSM openmoko
> phone? It'd be nice to have an 850/900 phone for use in the States or
> in Europe.

You're confused. The phones are triband 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900,
called 850 and 900 models for short because that's where they differ.
(In hindsight, this probably invites the confusion for people who don't
know GSM.)

The upshot, generalizing horribly much, is that either phone will work
on both sides of the pond in densely populated areas (where 1800/1900
service is common), but not necessarily in the more rural areas of the
"wrong" side (where 850/900 is commonly needed).

One _does_ hope future models will be quad for increased flexibility

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