05/14/2011, 02:44 PM
Posting my comment made in response to the front page article in this thread since it seems there is still quite a debate about what the "N" in B94HHF30CN means.
Derek wrote: The "straight GSM Pre 3 ended with an “N,” which we really can’t connect to “GSM” or “AT&T” in any manner."
Actually we can. The "N" may stand for "North American" In the Pre, Pre +, and Pre 2, the comms boards for North American 3G bands carriers use, 850 and 1900 MHz (except TMO) and are marked "NA".
According to the FCC filing, the Pre 3 GSM (not the CDMA/GSM world phone version) uses the same 3G bands as the Telcel Pre, the AT&T Pre +, the unlocked Pre 2 for North America and the Rogers Canada Pre 2 - all of these devices have the "NA comms board inside and are designed to operate using 3G bands 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.
That should help connect the "N" to the Pre 3 GSM FCC filing, "N" for NA = North American comms board!
Everyone has assumed the Pre 3 GSM would be released on AT&T first due to the 850/1900 3G bands in the FCC filing, what if the first "GSM" Pre 3 shows up on Rogers Canada, or Telcel Mexico? Doubtful, but entirely possible! At this point we really do not know, do we????