- 12-14-2009, 10:41 AM #2
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the bravo according to the htc roadmap has cdma bands, which seems to be what verizon should end up with in the snapdragon phone market.
personally, i think it looks better than this device too (casing)
BUT, was it too much to ask for just an HD2 with android?!
- 12-14-2009, 12:59 PM #7
VZW will get a HTC passion/bravo variant. This won't hurt too much, because now customers will have the option of a big screen with physical keyboard in the Moto Droid, a smaller/compact device in the HTC Eris, and a Large, all touchscreen device in the HTC Passion/Bravo. It gives choice, and it has already been leaked that vzw will be getting it.
- 12-14-2009, 02:07 PM #9
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- 12-14-2009, 06:35 PM #11
Verizon was looking out for themselves.. they knew Google plans on selling this unlocked and very reasonably priced. They don't want people coming with a data-heavy phone and not being locked down by a contract..
Come on now, you all know Verizon and how locked down they have their devices.
- 12-14-2009, 06:40 PM #12
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I also don't think its a question about it being an u locked phone. They were origionally talking it may be a data only phone using Google voice to make calls. I think Verizon may have heard that and said hell no cuz it would esentialy be a 30 a month unlimited everything plan. But I think now with the t mobile branding it will be more like att and apple. Huge mistake on Verizon's part though.....you would think from the whole iPhone incident they would have learned. =)
- 12-14-2009, 10:13 PM #15
The matter of the fact is, Verizon doesn't need a phone to make them number one or oodles of money, their network does that. They're the number one US carrier for a reason, and that's because they provide the best coverage which is numero uno when it comes to a carrier.
- 12-14-2009, 10:17 PM #16
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- 12-15-2009, 12:12 PM #21
As people have said, nothing said about this phone makes it sound any better than the droid (after it gets 2.1), and t-mobile certainly doesn't either. I'm not sold on a snapdragon phone being much faster, if at all, than the droid. Case in point: the X10.
As far as verizon passing on it, makes far more sense now that it's been said its just another android phone. Why take away from the Droid and Eris's success? If it was a real gphone, I may have been more curious about verizon passing (if it sounded good). I'm sure more android phones will be released on verizon, and i'm sure one of them will be the passion/bravo or at least similar. So all you snapdragon koolaid drinkers will get snapdragon + verizon at some point in 2010.
- 12-20-2009, 11:33 AM #22
The network comes at a cost - CDMA is kind of out of place in today's world, and if Vodafone had it's way with Verizon, they would have been using GSM instead of CDMA, which would have been a huge plus. Simultaneous Voice and Data is major in today's market, and speed is too, and HSDPA 7.2 and 21+ mbps only prove how even though Verizon has the best coverage, their technology is still lacking. Verizon has even chosen LTE as it's network's successor, which is really designed for the evolution of HSDPA. AT&T and T-Mobile may not have the same footprint as Verizon, but all of their phones are world capable, and they have better 3G networks as opposed to EVDO. Both are launching 7.2 mbps and T-Mobile is also going with 21+ mbps in some areas (Philadelphia), which is faster than current 4G speeds on Sprint.
I also wanted to add that Verizon didn't pass on this phone, it was specifically designed for T-Mobile (GSM/UTMS/HSDPA) and Verizon may be getting their own CDMA/EVDO version.
- 12-20-2009, 03:58 PM #23
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