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    Quote Originally Posted by FischOderAal View Post
    Because.
    Best answer ever!
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    It's possible that carriers in the US are poo-pooing the Pre3 for it's lack of 4G? In Europe, certainly UK 4G is non-existent! Also, all networks are GSM- no messing around with CDMA versions. And if no network will take the Pre3, they can just sell it SIM Free!
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    #23  
    Quote Originally Posted by richardtank View Post
    It's possible that carriers in the US are poo-pooing the Pre3 for it's lack of 4G? In Europe, certainly UK 4G is non-existent! Also, all networks are GSM- no messing around with CDMA versions. And if no network will take the Pre3, they can just sell it SIM Free!
    The problem with this is that the Pre 3 should have HSPA+ support, so that is what AT&T has been calling 4G for a while now. It may just be that all the stupid bloatware that the locked devices come with just don't work properly on WebOS 2.2, so AT&T and Verizon are holding the release until the bloatware is working properly.
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    Since the US only has about 330 million people split between 3 incompatible phone systems and the rest of the world is several billion people most of whom use the same GSM system I'd say the market potential of global GSM outweighs any possible returns from the US phone market. It's not really rocket science to figure out why anyone would choose to sell to the rest of the world first.
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    "Why don't launch in Brazil first?"


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    If they release an unlocked GSM AND they don't lock out the rest of the world from the app catalog - why do you care where they launch? If you want it then buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcatny View Post
    Since the US only has about 330 million people split between 3 incompatible phone systems and the rest of the world is several billion people most of whom use the same GSM system I'd say the market potential of global GSM outweighs any possible returns from the US phone market. It's not really rocket science to figure out why anyone would choose to sell to the rest of the world first.
    Now if only Palm had figured this out, they may still be an independent company. Unfortunately to some, this continues to be rocket science. Hopefully, now with Rubinstein gone, HP will finally be rid of Palm's US centric approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Targon View Post
    The problem with this is that the Pre 3 should have HSPA+ support, so that is what AT&T has been calling 4G for a while now. It may just be that all the stupid bloatware that the locked devices come with just don't work properly on WebOS 2.2, so AT&T and Verizon are holding the release until the bloatware is working properly.
    It has HSPA+ support.
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    #29  
    Quote Originally Posted by LCGuy View Post
    All I can think of to answer the OP's question is that old "Life" cereal commercial, where they let Mikey try anything and everything first, cause, "he'll eat anything!"

    Sorry, I just had to.

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    #30  
    Quote Originally Posted by Targon View Post
    The problem with this is that the Pre 3 should have HSPA+ support, so that is what AT&T has been calling 4G for a while now. It may just be that all the stupid bloatware that the locked devices come with just don't work properly on WebOS 2.2, so AT&T and Verizon are holding the release until the bloatware is working properly.
    + 1

    I can think of some, not sure if they are true.

    1. FCC certification ( 911 + secret tracking )
    2. Carrier Testing.
    3. Installing bloatware.
    4. Dumbing the GPS settings.
    5. Monetize mobile advertisement agreements.
    6. Setting the price based on 2 year agreement.
    7. Training the customer service (this is a waste of time)
    8. Promoting the phone in all POS locations (there are more locations in US)
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