No 3G for GTA03, 2G/EDGE only?

Justyn Butler justynbutler+openmoko at
Tue Jun 10 17:19:14 CEST 2008

2008/6/10 Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at>:
> Not at all. First, 03 is about evolution, so change as few parts as possible.

Sorry I didn't make it clearer, but what I find so surprising is that
the GSM subsystem IS being changed but the opportunity to upgrade to
3G is not being taken. Raster said "just different gsm subsystem

If it were being kept identical to GTA02 to keep changes to a minimum
it would not sound crazy.

> 2nd, there are hardly any UMTS modules available on the component market that
> would attach to serial and fit size- and powerconsumption wide. 3rd, there
> are insane advance license fees to pay for 3G products.

This makes the decision seem much more reasonable, thank you. Very sad
news though.


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