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Verizon Nexus One has no GSM!
Looking at the updated (fixed) specs released by Verizon, looks like the Verizon version of the Nexus One has foregone a GSM radio. (perhaps to save money?)
Therefore the Verizon flavor of the Nexus One is no longer a World Phone like the current Nexus One, and will only work on one carrier (verizon) in the USA. The T-Mobile version will work in most European 3g frequencies as well as the AT&T frequencies at EDGE speed.
Anyone else see this as a complete let-down of the Verizon version of the Nexus One?
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Most Verizon phones aren't world phones - it's a different technology than the rest of the world uses. T-Mobile is only a "world phone" in so far as it uses the standard GSM technology - it's not designed or marketed that way, it's just a consequence of how it's made.
I personally don't care if the Nexus 1 has GSM. It'd be nice, I guess, but when I go out of the country, it's usually for pleasure/vacation, and I don't need my phone to be working (or want it to be working, in general!).
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I would think that if any of the current Android devices were to be that way it would have been the Droid since the Milestone is essentially the same phone with GSM radios in it; would have been a relatively simple matter to include both radios but honestly they probably didn't see the point, and it would have ramped up the manufacturing cost.Android is all about Personal Choice: Droid RAZR HD, Droid DNA, SGSIII, SG Note 2, HTC One X+, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus4... Hating is so Apple... we're better than that!
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I'd be disappointed if the version of the Nexus One for Verizon does not have GSM. At $500+ I'd much rather have a true World Phone "like" the Verizon Imagio (CDMA & GSM) which is also manufactured by HTC. I understand the the Imagio is not an Android phone, but once the Verizon N1 is out... HTC would have already manufactured both GSM and CDMA Android phones for the US market. Having both GSM and CDMA on an Android phone "like" the N1 shouldn't be a big leap for Verizon... they've already collaborated with HTC to build an exclusive (CDMA & GSM) WM World phone.
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- 03-15-2010, 10:16 AM #13
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Compare that to the CDMA N1 (coming to Verizon), which will only support CDMA of a single US carrier. HTC could have added a GSM chipset to the CDMA N1 to make it as usable as the current GSM Nexus One. Its been done before in the Verizon Imagio and Blackberry series, but for whatever reason, HTC decided against it for the CDMA Nexus One.
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