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# 34658 27-May-2009 09:36
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Interesting rumor today from iLounge suggesting there will be two different models of iPhone 3rd gen released in the next month or so.

Although they don't give specifics you'd have to guess that would be a 900Mhz UMTS and the other a 850Mhz UMTS version.

So which to get.....the pure vodafone 900Mhz one or the pure Telecom 850Mhz one???

Sort of makes the whole SIM locked issue a non-issue really.

Decisions, decisions.....

Please note - all statements above re Telecom or vodafone specific iphones are based on wild speculation and assumption, but may well be right......

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  # 218239 27-May-2009 09:46
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This rumor has been around for months and is pretty much expected to be true.

There is no handset at present that does both 850 and 900 3G. There are chipsets available and handsets that do both will definately be reality, I'd guess probably by the end of this year or early 2010.

At CeBIT I saw the first Sierra Wireless module that does both 850+900, still only an engineering sample though.

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  # 218242 27-May-2009 09:55
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Really want an iPhone as a secondary phone to replace my iPod touch...

I always have my iPod Touch anyway, so having it be a phone device would make sense.

850 / 900 3G iPhone - now THERES a wishlist! lol

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