LG's G2x and Optimus 3D Support AT&T’s and T-Mobile's Bands
One of the latest mobile phones that would land at T-Mobile USA with support for the wireless carrier's 4G network would be the T-Mobile G2x from LG, which went official only a few days ago during the CTIA Wireless expo in Florida.The mobile phone will come with support for the enhanced HSPA+ network that T-Mobile operates at the moment, which is capable of providing theoretical download speeds of up to 42Mbps in some markets, and half of that in other areas.
However, it seems that the device would also include support for the necessary radios that would make it fit for connectivity on AT&T's network in the United States.
What's very interesting is that the handset would offer support for AT&T's 4G network, which should come in handy when T-Mobile becomes a subsidiary of AT&T.
In case there are some of you who missed the latest news on the matter, we should note that AT&T announced a few days ago that it agreed on purchasing T-Mobile for $39 billion.
However, some suggest that the handset would include support for both networks because LG designed it so from the start, mass-producing it for availability in more markets with the same network capabilities.
If things are indeed so, this would also explain why the LG Optimus 3D has just arrived at FCC with support for T-Mobile's airwaves (via UnwiderView).
For those out of the loop, we should note that the LG Optimus 3D, the first smartphone from the company to include 3D capabilities, is expected to become available in the near future on the airwaves of AT&T in the US, under the name of Thrill 4G.
No official explanation on this emerged for the time being, but rumor has it that AT&T and T-Mobile might have ordered the two devices with support for both networks on purpose, to make sure that their customers would benefit from their merger.
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