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#44298 26-Oct-2009 21:57
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Not sure which category this topic should go under so I put it in Off Topic. There's no correct category for handsets that do not run either of Windows Mobile, Symbian, OpenMoko, Android, etc. heh. Plus this handset isn't sold by Vodafone or Telecom, so yeah..

Anyway, I was looking at handsets and saw this rather interesting handset: Sony Ericsson Aino.

It says it will work on HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 or HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 for the American version. Is this correct? Or is this a typo on the GSM Arena site? Because this would suggest that this phone will work on *BOTH* Vodafone's Extended 3G network *AND* Telecom XT. And also I've never seen a phone that will work on both HSDPA 850 and HSDPA 900 before.

Could this be the first?


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#267066 26-Oct-2009 22:06
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THE GSM Arena site doesn't mention the 900 band for UMTS which would be required (infact the 'a' version supports the same bands according to them).

I'm sure this is a typo, I would say one will be 900, 1900, 2100 UMTS and the 'a' model will be 850, 1900, 2100 UMTS.


EDIT - GSM Arena does mention 850/900 UMTS; My eyes playing tricks on me! Could be interesting, although I would still say there will be two different variants as detailed above.

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  #267070 26-Oct-2009 22:11
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The "a" version support 850, 1900, and 2100. The standard one support 850, 900, and 2100, according to GSM Arena. So they're not the same. Which is why I'm not sure if it's a typo or not.... Sony Ericsson's website doesn't give much info.


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  #267071 26-Oct-2009 22:13
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Usually Sony Ericsson press relases list both models but in this case (Sony Ericsson Aino release) they don't mention anything - only one model doing UMTS/HSPA 850/900/2100 .

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  #267104 27-Oct-2009 06:42
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Chipsets supporting both 850+900 are now available, infact when I was at CeBIT in Sydney there were prototype UMTS Mini PCI modules there that did both.

Maybe SE are infact going to be the first handset manufacturer to bring a handset to market supporting both bands..

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  #267109 27-Oct-2009 07:20
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Here are the official bands from Sony's site:

- GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
- UMTS/HSPA 850/900/1900/2100

But interestingly in their announcement of the handset the UTMS 900 band is missing...

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  #269990 4-Nov-2009 12:55
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I know I'm about a week late, but here's a quote from SE's site:

"UMTS HSPA 850/1900 only available for phones sold in Americas and New Zealand. UMTS HSPA 900 not available for phones sold in Americas. UMTS HSPA 2100 available worldwide."

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  #273150 15-Nov-2009 05:19
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sbiddle: Chipsets supporting both 850+900 are now available, infact when I was at CeBIT in Sydney there were prototype UMTS Mini PCI modules there that did both.

Maybe SE are infact going to be the first handset manufacturer to bring a handset to market supporting both bands..

The dual 850/900 UMTS miniPCIE modules are available now (Sierra Wireless MC8700 from memory), have been for a few months, it is only a matter of time until handsets are too . . .

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