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Precise outage probability performance analysis of a microcellular system with selection and switched diversities is considered. The microcellular system is assumed to follow a flat, slow Nakagami/Rayleigh fading model wherein the fading channels from the desired transmitter to all the receiver antennas are independent and identically distributed Nakagami channels, and all the fading channels for the interfering signals are independent, identically distributed Rayleigh channels. Three selection and switching criteria, namely, desired signal power, signal-to-interference power ratio, and total output power are considered. Unlike previous results, the system model under investigation takes into account the pulse shaping, the random delays, and the phase offsets of the interfering users. Two Nyquist pulse shapes, spectrum-raised-cosine and Beaulieu-Tan-Damen pulse shapes, are considered. Analytical outage probability expressions are derived for an arbitrary number of interferers, arbitrary diversity order, and arbitrary value of desired user fading parameter. The outage performances of the selection criteria are compared. The optimum switching thresholds for different switching criteria are formulated.