Originally Posted by efjay
I guess you want to believe HTC for whatever reason
It has nothing to do with 'wanting to believe' anyone.
Wanting to be fair, looking at what they actually said and not assuming a lie for no good reason, is not simply naivety or a desire to believe you know.
but as the Diamond only has dual-band 3G I don't see how that is relevant.
From the quote it seems probable that the radio they used is designed to be software upgradable to the third European WCDMA band. That's why it's relevant.
The fact is they claimed there wasn't enough space and that was why the Diamond was not quad-band GSM which is now officially a lie as they themselves have released a ROM that enables it. If the hardware was there all along why not just enable it from the start instead of hiding it?
I'm at a loss. Where in what they told Jason do they say there wasn't enough space for for quad-band GSM or that quad-band GSM is impossible? At most they suggest that to cover *all* possible bands, GSM and 3G, would need a bigger device or no GPS for the radio/radios. However, that is not the same as saying that the current radio can't the job of providing quad-band, or even US 3G (in place of the new 900 Mhz European band), for that matter.
Here's what they say:
1) 'The initial models of Touch Diamond and Touch Pro have been optimized for European / Asian bands because HTC is launching with partners in those countries first.'
There's that word optimised. Nothing about quad-band GSM being impossible there.
2) 'These models do not feature 850/1900/2100 3G as on many of our previous flagship models as European partners have now begun operating 3G on a second band – 900 MHz'
. Entirely about why there is not tri-band 3G - suggesting they are saving the capability for a third European band, 900 Mhz.
3) 'it is difficult to optimize for 4 bands of 3G as well as multiple 2G bands'
. The word they use is 'difficult'. Not impossible. Especially as they have only gone as far as to enable quad-band GSM, not 4 bands of 3G.
Now certainly the suggestion they make is that if they didn't include GPS then they would have the space to include a radio or radios in order to 'optimize for 4 bands of 3G as well as multiple 2G bands'
, but there is *nothing* in what they say that says they can't optimise for quad-band GSM without more space.
Now - if they'd actually lied, I'd agree with you about the lack of integrity. The simple fact is, however, they didn't. Or at least nothing in what they said looks like a lie.
Even if they then go and add quad-band 3G, that still won't mean they lied. They say optimising for that is 'difficult', not impossible. Meanwhile you've levied an accusation of lying based on your reading something in their words that wasn't there. By all means tell me if I'm wrong, but I'm not am I?