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    iPhone 4: quadband 3G but still no T-Mobile USA love

    Quadband GSM, Steve Jobs said, and you could hear the hiss of excitement as eager T Mobile USA customers suddenly wondered if they’d be able to take advantage of the iPhone 4.  Unfortunately, a quick glance at the freshly posted spec sheet confirms their hopes are in vain: the iPhone 4 supports 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, not the 1700/2100 T-Mobile USA requires.


    What does this mean?  Basically, when the first iPhone 4 unlock hack is released – and we don’t expect it to take long after the smartphone hits shelves on June 24th –  T-Mobile USA subscribers will still only be able to take advantage of quadband GSM/EDGE, just like on the current, triband iPhone 3GS.

    For all our iPhone 4 coverage, check out the launch post and summary, then head over to analyst Ben Bajarin’s new column on the smartphone.  Let us know what you think of Apple’s latest attempt in the comments!

    Via : Slash Gear

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    David Novak
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