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A World Phone HP Pre 3 Headed to Verizon?



An HP Pre 3 webOS smartphone was seen passing through the FCC with support for CDMA, EV-DO, GSM, and UMTS radios suggesting that the device is a world-phone CDMA model for Verizon Wireless. Though the world-phone CDMA module would be compatible with U.S. carrier Sprint as well, a recent leak on Pre Central shows the phone with Verizon Wireless as the carrier listed on the display, suggesting that the FCC approval may be for Verizon rather than Sprint.

For world phone compatibility, the FCC lists that the device will support quad-band GSM frequencies and dual-band UMTS frequencies (900, 2100 MHz) for international 3G support. Those UMTS frequencies aren’t supported by any U.S. carriers and the Pre 3 will rely on Verizon’s EV-DO network for U.S. 3G access.

Via: Wireless Goodness



  1. Richard Ram

    07/02/2011 at 6:42 pm

    Who cares if a phone is so-called “4G” — If anybody believes that they have a 4G phone or that one is available for them to buy and use, I would like to congratulate the phone carriers for programming you into such a useful tool.  The fact is, there is no 4G phone on the market right now and there is no 4G data network that could support such a phone if it existed.  All you have is ENHANCED 3G being marketed as “4G”….nothing more.  Educate yourselves, pass it along, and tell the idiots in the phone stores where they can shove their BS jive about “4G”.

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