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Why doesn't north america get a larger cell phone selection?

by garuzy / December 26, 2012 1:19 PM PST

I am wondering why the U.S. does not get near the selection of cell phones as europe, china, korea, etc.? I read alot of tech articles about all these great cell phones and most are never released here in america. Why is that? Our selection here in the U.S. is so narrow and boring.

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Think simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 1:23 PM PST

Lower SAR numbers. More hurdles to get handsets approved. Frankly I've been overseas and was not at all excited by what I saw.

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Don't forget.....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 11:20 PM PST

....that GSM carriers allow devices not sold in the US (w/ the correct frequencies) to operate on their networks. That opens many phones not specifically sold by the carriers.

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by garuzy / December 27, 2012 12:39 PM PST
In reply to: Don't forget.....

You have a good point, but unlocked phones are quite expensive. But u r right, definately something to think about. Take care.

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