New Diamond ROM Enables 850 EDGE Band -- what What WHAT!?
It turns out that the HTC Diamond's lack of support for the US bands we need to use the thing reliably may not be a hardware limitation. wmpoweruser [via] has unearthed this thread from XDA that includes a new Radio ROM. See -- there's the ROM for your smarpthone and a separate ROM for the radio. This new ROM enables support for the 850 band for EDGE, meaning the Diamond has suddenly become a viable (though EDGE-only) phone for most of the US!
Indeed, if the enterprising hackers at XDA can unlock EDGE's 850 band, mayhap they can get this battlestation fully operational here in the US sooner than the rebel alliance, er, HTC does!
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(And, holy crap!)
They had already lied in the past about devices capabilities, especially when it comes to radio capability. Just ask all the people that were using the "supposed" tri-band (original) Touch in 850-only areas.