Before you panic, take a deep breath and think. From here to one year many things will change, technologies will evolve and above all America very different from Europe. For many reasons, including above all the different development of the networks in the two continents. The American one compatible with GSM was born almost for the record – a recent discovery of recent years – while always one of the strengths of Europe.
In this case, there is no risk that the problem that Americans, or at least those living in large parts of 19 states (Alaska, Colorado, Dakota, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska) will duplicate. , Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming, among others) where Cingular / At & T does not exist.
The news, taken up by some US commentators on Mac stuff, actually lacks fundamental information. That is to say if the American carrier has roaming agreements as some of our cell phone operators also have (for example, H3G with Tim). Furthermore, it is unclear whether the additional services (the non-linear access answering machine, the multiple calls and the audio-conference) agreed with Cingular / At & T can also work with other operators or not.
But when in a year at least the iPhone will also arrive in Europe (and hopefully also in Italy) we will see with which formula and above all with which technologies. In a year there is, in fact, all the time to be able to make the Umts model ventilated by Steve Jobs himself in San Francisco.