By Stephen Schenck | November 1, 2012 12:47 PM
What the heck is going on with the Lumia 920′s cellular radio? Sure, the phone is launching in the States as an AT&T exclusive, but for users planning on picking up the phone independently and trying it on another carrier, the question of just what bands it supports is hugely important. Nokia had been listing in its run-down of the handset’s specs that the 920 supports the AWS 1700MHz band, which in theory would let you use the phone on T-Mobile. Earlier this month, though, we heard that Nokia was admitting it had made an error, and the model did not, in fact, support 1700MHz. As it turns out, that might have been a false warning, and it’s now looking like the 920 works on 1700MHz, after all.
Not only has Nokia neglected to remove the 1700MHz support from the phone’s specs on its site, but the phone’s printed user manual also confirms the AWS band.
For now, we’re curious why Nokia might have told WPCentral that the 1700 listing was in error, but maybe it just got confused about what it was being asked. The good news is that if this penta-band support is indeed present, as users are reporting, the 920 is going to be a whole lot more flexible. Are any of you thinking about snagging an unlocked Lumia 920 now?