Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


373 posts

Ultimate Geek

#44298 26-Oct-2009 21:57
Send private message

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?


Create new topic
2369 posts

Uber Geek


#267066 26-Oct-2009 22:06
Send private message

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.


373 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #267070 26-Oct-2009 22:11
Send private message

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.


BDFL - Memuneh
68489 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #267071 26-Oct-2009 22:13
Send private message

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 .



These links are referral codes


Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure

29218 posts

Uber Geek

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #267104 27-Oct-2009 06:42
Send private message

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..

4649 posts

Uber Geek


  #267109 27-Oct-2009 07:20
Send private message

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...

Twitter: @nztechfreak

7132 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #269990 4-Nov-2009 12:55
Send private message

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."

5654 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #273150 15-Nov-2009 05:19
Send private message

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 . . .

Create new topic

News »

Amazon introduces new Echo devices
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:56

Mad Catz introduces new S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:34

Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted 25-Sep-2020 09:09

Jabra announces wireless noise-cancelling airbuds, upgrade existing model
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:43

Nokia 3.4 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:34

HP announces new HP ENVY laptops aimed at content creators
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:02

Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17

Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36

GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45

Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56

New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13

Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27

Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.