Motorola working on AT&T/T-Mobile 3G chip in an attempt to bring the two love birds together

by Mike
Posted December 11th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

motoImagine the day when you can pick up either an AT&T or T-Mobile 3G device and move freely between the two GSM carriers without a care in the world concerning 3G abilities. Such a module seems like it would have been a no brainer. If they can squeeze four 2G frequencies on a chip, what the hell is taking them so long to get three 3G frequencies on a chip? I don’t know the answer, but I can tell you that Motorola is working on a solution. A new 3G module they’re developing would do what many a gadget lovers have wished about for some time — AT&T and T-Mobile 3G on a single phone. It makes sense for consumers and it makes sense for all mobile device manufacturers. Why waste money, time, and resources building two phones with the only difference mainly being the 3G radio inside? It’s a huge waste.

So far T-Mobile’s odd-man-out 1700MHz frequency has kept it’s 3G phone offerings pretty slim. With a dual mode supporting phone, “exclusive” phones that drop on AT&T could now very easily be used on T-Mo. Oh happy day. Such would make the lives of many cellular users much easier. Never again will they have to decide which carrier to use because of a phone. Now they can choose based on actual things that matter such as coverage and….coverage. Everyone raise their hand who wanted this 2 years ago…..

Android Central > Engadget

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