Tim Newsom cephdon at
Sun Jul 8 21:00:56 CEST 2007

Um... Japan does have GSM service...  I am positive as I recently had 
guests in my house from japan.
They brought their cell phones and I showed them how to make them work 
in the US.

As far as I know... Granted, making them work in the us meant dropping 
the 3g and switching to GSM service... But since the option was 
available in a japanese phone it would seem to indicate that they can 
use it.  PLUS so called world phones or quad band phones include GSM 
service frequencies for other places and I am pretty sure one of those 
is Japan.

I could be wrong... But I don't think I am.
It just might not use the 3G mode but only GSM and it might mean that 
the extra internet capability might not work.

Does EDGE fall back to gprs?  Does 3G fall back to EDGE or GPRS if the 
phone doesn't support it?
I think those are the right questions.

On Sun, 8 Jul 2007 11:13, David Pottage wrote:
> On Saturday 07 July 2007, Vicente Alcañiz Buceta wrote:
>>  I just want to have a Linux mobile phone but maybe is not going to be
>>  release in Japan???
> As Jason Elwell says, the Linux mobile phone is released today, so you 
> can buy
> at the unsubsidised price. Unfortunately you won't be able to use it in 
> Japan
> (or Korea) as it is GSM only.
> I guess if you are realy keen, you could buy one as a Linux PDA, or to 
> develop
> software, but otherwise, you will have to wait and hope that FIC 
> produce a 3G
> model with W-CDMA support some time next year, that you will be able to 
> use
> on the Softbank (formerly Vodaphone) network.
> --
> David Pottage
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