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    According to the specs I've seen the answer is NO. Of course, everything is still somewhat up in the air. I don't think EDGE is going to catch on soon because most of the carriers are still getting it ready.

    Joe

    P.S. I'm talking about the US.
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    I don't think EDGE is going to catch on soon because most of the carriers are still getting it ready
    Did you read the article? It is already here. All it requires is a software upgrade. By the end of the year it should be widespread.

    -rob
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    The answer apparantly is definately no.
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    The FCC Approval for Treo 600 article at

    http://www.treocentral.com/content/Stories/242-1.htm

    says that Handspring is using the Broadcom 2121GSM chipset which does not support the new EDGE technology.

    -chiru
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    Originally posted by chiru
    The FCC Approval for Treo 600 article at

    http://www.treocentral.com/content/Stories/242-1.htm

    says that Handspring is using the Broadcom 2121GSM chipset which does not support the new EDGE technology.

    -chiru
    Ugh! That really blows. This means the Treo 600 is basically a dead end as far future Edge networks etc. This is suprising b/c European carriers will be rolling these out much sooner than those NA and I would suspect consumers will eventually expect upgradeability. Hopefullly, Handspring will come out with a dual mode GSM/UMTS Treo 600 later on...
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    EDGE is just another intermediary step. Europe now has rolled out their true 3g W-CDMA network on top of GSM, and already AT&T wireless is planning on starting soon.

    It is not that big of a deal not to have EDGE becuse i am not sure how many carriers are going to be supporting it.
    -Michael Ducker
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    Does the use of Silicon Labs GSM chip/module rather than Broadcom's imply anything w.r.t. delayed release of a GSM TREO 600?
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    I do not belive so. It is my opinion that we misinterpreted the pictures of the Treo 600 GSM...

    of course we could be wrong.
    -Michael Ducker
    TreoCentral Staff

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