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MacBytes
Feb 1, 2008, 10:51 PM
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MikeTheC
Feb 2, 2008, 11:53 PM
Well, until or unless Apple's willing to not only unlock the thing, but also make versions which use other transceiver systems beyond just merely GSM and Edge, I don't think this is very likely.

Anyone on a CDMA system (such as myself) could never use one of these phones, even if we wanted to. And that doesn't even begin to address DoCoMo or other such things.

And to say nothing of Edge...

I mean, I understand that 3G is a little beyond the iPhone design due to the heavy battery consumption, and that's in no way Apple's fault, but still, if we're going to look for ways to have the iPhone expand beyond just one domestic carrier, addressing at least some of these issues wouldn't hurt.