(keitai-l) Re: Phone Handset Price

From: Benedict Evans <inherent_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 02/06/02
Message-ID: <LAW2-F61paoG1VRIjn0000025c9@hotmail.com>
Following Drew's comment, another issue for US handsets is that many of them 
are both analogue and digital. In Europe, 'tri-band' means GSM at 900, 1800 
and 1900. In the USA, 'Tri-band' means two digital bands and one analogue. 
Putting both into the handset drives up the size and cost substantially, 
which means corners have to be cut elsewhere.





The two phones look identical fron the front - but the US handset is twice 
as thick. This probably has an effect of take-up rates as well.

-Benedict Evans
-WestLB Panmure

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Received on Wed Feb 6 10:13:56 2002