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I've been doing some browsing, comparing the Hermes (Vario II) with the Raphael (Touch Pro). (aside, anyone else find it hard to type Raphael?)

I wonder why HTC have changed the radio circuit that significantly:

Hermes (UK version - ie, vario ii)
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS: 2100 or 850

Raphael:
GSM: 900, 1800, 1900 - (what no 850?)
UMTS: 2100, 900

Very disappointing, that the quad band GSM is dropped. Less interested in UMTS (3G) bands, as out of country data will be stupidly priced for a long time yet.

If I get the TP, then I may have to use my old iMate SP5 as a handset for north america... :-(

(850 in NA covers more miles per cell site than 1900, significantly so, given population dispersion).

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I've been doing some browsing, comparing the Hermes (Vario II) with the Raphael (Touch Pro). (aside, anyone else find it hard to type Raphael?)

I wonder why HTC have changed the radio circuit that significantly:

Hermes (UK version - ie, vario ii)
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS: 2100 or 850

Raphael:
GSM: 900, 1800, 1900 - (what no 850?)
UMTS: 2100, 900

Very disappointing, that the quad band GSM is dropped. Less interested in UMTS (3G) bands, as out of country data will be stupidly priced for a long time yet.

If I get the TP, then I may have to use my old iMate SP5 as a handset for north america... :-(

(850 in NA covers more miles per cell site than 1900, significantly so, given population dispersion).


The Diamond got GSM 850 added in a ROM updated. Seeing as the Diamond and the Raphael are much the same internally I won't be suprised if the GSM 850 is added to the Raph via a firmware update too.

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The Diamond got GSM 850 added in a ROM updated. Seeing as the Diamond and the Raphael are much the same internally I won't be suprised if the GSM 850 is added to the Raph via a firmware update too.


Fingers crossed. thanks.

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