T-Mobile Galaxy S III hits the FCC, is it launching soon?
8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
The unlocked Lumia 900 has the 2100 band of AWS, but not the 1700, so it wouldn't work on T-Mobile's current 3G network.
16. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
According to the FCC filing by Nokia, the AT&T variant of the Nokia Lumia 900 is a quad-band GSM device (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), a pentaband UMTS HSPA+ device (UMTS 850/900/AWS/1900/2100), and a dual-band LTE device (LTE 700B17/AWS).
Then again, I'm not surprised you don't know. Most people believe what it says on the box rather than double checking with the FCC.
19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Aha, I see the problem. As I said, I was talking about the unlocked international version, not the AT&T locked version, because I assumed if someone on T-Mo would want to use a Lumia, they'd opt for the unlocked variant rather than the one which will need warranty-breaking modification.
Although, it was nice of you to be a condescending jerk rather than have a conversation.
31. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
I'm sorry about that. I'm normally not that way, but I've been riled up by other things and the paint smell in my house does not make things any better...
33. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
Also, why would AWS WCDMA require a warranty-breaking modification? The radio should be configured already. The only thing that should be needed is the SIM unlock.
30. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Yes it does have that stupid AWS for LTE. However, no one has been able to get it to work with T-Mobile, so it's pointless to bring this up. I really hope the 910 or whatever they want to call it comes to T-Mobile.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
what show is your Profile Picture from? it's gonna drive me crazy if i don't remember. xD
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
It better come with that quad core processor..
9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
That's a good point, without LTE worries, there's no reason why the T-Mo variant wouldn't have the Exynos in it.
18. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Unless the Exynos can do 42mb/s HSPA+, it is unfortunately less likely that it will have exynos and more likely it will have S4. That is the exact reason they didnt take exynos the first time.. though I'd like to believe they would keep exynos, the track record says they will go for the higher data number for advertising. I cant find anything on exynos 42mb/s hspa+... so i keep my fingers crossed but my hopes aren't up. :(
Though personally I think saying "we have the only quad core SGS3 in America" is a bigger draw than "look, another 42mb/s phone!".
21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I certainly hope the quad Exynos is capable of 42 mb/s. T-mo needs the marketing. I just don't get why Samsung didn't make LTE and 42 mb/s HSPA+ compatible on the Exynos in the GS2...
32. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
Part of the problem is that dual-cell HSPA+ isn't really used much outside of North America. On top of it, the proper variant of dual-cell is supposed to double the HSUPA speed from 5.76Mbps to ~11Mbps. But of course, it seems most people don't care about uplink speeds that much, according to the carriers.
4. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Mark it down folks T-MOBILE has a BIG SURPRISE with this GALAXY S3. It will have 2gb of ram might sound crazy but everyone will see...
10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
the only confirmed variant with 2GB of RAM is the LTE model for DoCoMo Japan. there is literally no reason to believe T-Mo's model will have 2GB of RAM.
17. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
While that's true, Samsung has announced mass production of 2GB LPDDR2 packages for smartphones and the NTT DoCoMo version uses it. The T-Mobile USA version is likely to use Snapdragon S4 in order to take advantage of HSPA+42 support on the SoC, so it'll likely be similar specced to the DoCoMo variant.
20. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Yes, and something that has just begun mass production won't be making it into shipping devices for at least 3-4 months. Since all SGS3 variants are due out in the next month or so, it's highly unlikely that any other variants will have 2GB of RAM.
5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Hope tmobile keep the exynos as they dont need the snapdragon casue they dont have LTE .
But 2GB of ram is a nice welcome
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the Galaxy S II didn't need a Crapdragon either but it came with one anyway.
14. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
the s3 wasnt reallly too bad on the tmobile one right ?
Why people are bashing it so badly
and its cheaper than its competitors for example omap 4 , exynos or whatever
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it wasn't as terrible as an HTC S3 powered phone because it didn't have the double whammy of poor Crapdragon power and the resource heavy Sense UI but it wasn't great either i'll put it like that. not really. it was T-Mobile's Flagship phone by the time the SII came out on T-Mo Verizon had more powerful mid-range phones like the Bionic and the Droid 3.
27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The Bionic clocked at 1GHz was actually faster than the 1.5GHz S3.
29. UMAFan (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Yet another person zombied into Verizon's marketing.
The Bionic and Droid 3 didn't come anywhere close to the Snapdragon S3 performance ot the T-Mobile Galaxy S II. Remember that was one of the first 42mbps phones ever.