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Default If your on Tmobile USA - Buy the Japanese SO-01D Model

In case I am mistaken, currently I own an unlocked ATT model on Tmobile. Recently my area was refarmed to take advantage of the HSPA+ so I get full high speed data on my phone with Tmobile. I was looking at the Japanese Xperia PLAY SO-01D model and it supports all frequencies that US Tmobile uses. So perhaps if you want full support you should look into buying the Japanese Model:


See here for Japanese model Specs, notate the Frequencies:


http://www.umnet.com/phone/6637-Sony...1D_Xperia_PLAY



Japanese Model Specs:


Sony Ericsson SO-01D Xperia PLAY Specifications

Networks GSM | UMTS
850 | 900 | 1700 | 1800 | 1900 / 2100
Wireless Data GPRS | EDGE | FOMA




Tmobile USA:

UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV),
1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz



Just thought I would share my findings.


Edit: Nothing on Ebay in the US however there is a Amazon.com link to buy them.

http://www.amazon.com/SO-01D-ANDROID...ia+play+so-01D
 
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Very interested, hopefully someone with it on tmobile USA will reply. This interests me very much

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Very interested, hopefully someone with it on tmobile USA will reply. This interests me very much

Sent from galaxy note 2, tablet in my pocket! ^_^

I have been watching for a Japanese model for sometime. I figure I have a prototype model and thought it nthrope be cool to have the JPN model as well. It seems to me tis model could be used worldwide. It has more frequencies then other model.

Either way I found it interesting



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But does the Japanese model support HSPA+?

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would the build quality be better than our Xperia play r800i's .. Japanese model was made in Japan or wt ?
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as i know japanese model has hdmi output (im not sure but i think it has)

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as i know japanese model has hdmi output (im not sure but i think it has)
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OK, this is getting a little silly: I'm sure we'd all know if it had HDMI out.

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Japanese xperia play is originally the developer edition of xperia play which has a hidden hdmi port that you can use it by removing the cover of it

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Japanese xperia play is originally the developer edition of xperia play which has a hidden hdmi port that you can use it by removing the cover of it
Please stop. Developer/Prototype is not what the OP meant by "Japanese version." You act like it was never available normally from a Japanese carrier when it was. See the NTT DoCoMo package linked in this thread? Yeah. Also, this was developed by Ericsson, which was not owned by Sony back then and not in Japan.

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sorry i miss understood this
my english is not much good :Pthe japanese version doesn't have hdmi output that was z1 model

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