Pharos Traveler 137 at the FCC

The Pharos Traveler 137 was announced a few months ago, and now the GPS-centric Windows Mobile phone has made its way through the FCC. The 137 has a custom "Smart Navigator" app that's pay-as-you-go, but you shouldn't be locked in to that. Windows 6.1 is on board, and it's not yet known if it will be upgraded to 6.5 in the fall.

The 137 is a quad-band GSM phone, but of particular note is that the 137 sports T-Mobile's 3G frequency. Does that mean we'll actually see it on T-Mo anytime soon? Tough to say. But if you manage to import one (and FCC acceptance means you can), then you should be able to rock some 1700Mhz 3G action. Or you could go the AT&T route and forget about 3G.

FCC listing [via wmpoweruser]

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2 Comments
  • You dont have to import one, pharos has several US retailers listed on their site. Also it has the 1900 band so to some extent it is compatible with at&t 3G as well.
  • According to FCC test reports there is no European 3G support so I doubt that anyone will be importing it since it appears to be only useable in the US for 3G.