[Gta04-owner] No gta-04 available
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Fri Nov 9 14:44:29 CET 2012
On Thursday 08 November 2012 23:11:06 Michaël Parchet wrote:
> Le 30 oct. 2012 à 17:27, Al Johnson <openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk> a écrit
> > On Monday 29 October 2012 20:16:34 Michael Parchet wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> The switzerland mobile phone providers will prepare the LTE (4g) network.
> >> Do you think to make a 4g matherboard "gta05" ?
> > Option now have LTE modules, but they are a little bigger than the gtm601u
> > in the GTA04 so aren't quite a drop-in replacement. They do say the 601
> > will fit on the footprint of the 801 though, so they are probably
> > electrically compatible.
> > http://www.option.com/en/products/products/lgamodulegtm801u/
> Do you test this 4g card in a freerunner ?
No. It wouldn't fit in a freerunner (GTA02). I pointed it out because it is
from the same supplier as the 3G module in the GTA04 and appears intended to
be interchangable, but is slightly bigger. It would be a way for
GoldenDelicious to offer 4G with minimal redesign of the GTA04, or perhaps put
them on the GTA04 without modification _IF_ there's enough space. Whether they
feel enough people will buy one to make the extra work worthwhile is another
> Is this card compatible 3g ?
Yes. Follow the link and it shows you which standards and radio bands it works
in. Note the limited 4G bands, meaning it won't work with 4G in some
countries, a limitation that seems to apply to all 4G products at the moment.
> Best regarda
> >> In my opinion, with only a 3g maserboard, the future freerunner will
> >> be quickly out of date.
> >> Whath's your opinion ?
> > Any low volume product that isn't backed by a big corporate is going to be
> > a bit behind the times simply because the manufacturers won't release
> > That said, the 4G issue looks like a relatively easy problem to solve.
> > Getting the economics to work seems to be the biggest hurdle at the
> > moment.>
> >> Best regards
> >> mparchet
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