From what AT&T is saying now they plan on repurposing T-Mobile’s AWS 1700Mhz 3G band for LTE services. From what I understand that means that T-Mobile 3G BlackBerry owners will have to change phones to keep their 3G connection. This is because current BlackBerrys do not have both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G bands enabled.
From what I have heard from my RIM contacts the difference between a T-Mobile 9700 or 9780 and an AT&T one is simply a software change. Still it will be interesting to see how AT&T-Mobile handle this change. Will they simply tell users to upgrade to keep 3G? Will they just upgrade the firmware somehow?
via Yahoo – Thx Corinne for the tip!