CDMA

  • CDMA Gains Share

    CDMA Gains Share

    CDMA2000 dominates the North American 3G wireless telecommunications market. That’s the official word form the CDMA Development Group (CDG), which announced that there are more than 135 million 3G subscribers in North America, and more than 22 percent of those use EV-DO mobile broadband devices. “CDMA2000’s strong growth in North America validates the technology’s… Read More

  • Koreans Make the Best Entertainment Phones

    Koreans Make the Best Entertainment Phones

    A new report on mobile entertainment devices suggests that LG and Samsung make the best entertainment phones in the United States. This report by Parks Associates has the Korean powerhouses out on top, with 12 percent of LG owners and 11 percent of Samsung owners reported to having mobile TV features, while Motorola came out at eight percent and Nokia zero percent. To date Nokia… Read More

  • QUALCOMM Unveils New 3G Handsets with 65-namometer Chipsets

    QUALCOMM Unveils New 3G Handsets with 65-namometer Chipsets

    Three new handsets using the newest 65-nanometer (nm) chipsets are now commercially available, and more than 40 additional models using this new technology will be released from QUALCOMM this year. The company has announced this significant milestone in semiconductor process this week, and these new models offer greater power efficiency, slimmer form factors and greater support for high-speed… Read More

  • BitPim Hits Version 1.0: Use It To Add Wacky Ring Tones and Modify Other Cellphone Data

    BitPim Hits Version 1.0: Use It To Add Wacky Ring Tones and Modify Other Cellphone Data

    Here’s a smart little piece of open source software to start your Wednesday. BitPim is used to modify CDMA cellphone data—you know, things like ring tones, wallpaper, address books, alert sounds, videos, etc. It just hit version 1.0 and I recommend you check it out, especially if you’re a Verizon Wireless user like me. VZW likes to gimp its cellphones like nobody’s… Read More

  • Legacy Mobile Switching Vendors Will Remain Vibrant

    Legacy Mobile Switching Vendors Will Remain Vibrant

    A new report from Visant Strategies finds that the market for legacy mobile switching vendors will remain strong, even as there is a move to I/P-based switching. The report suggests the continued deployment of CDMA EV-DO, WCDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE base stations will lead to a market for all mobile network components at an ever-increasing rate. Global softswitch sales could reach more than… Read More

  • BlackBerry 8830 Lands on Verizon Wireless Today

    BlackBerry 8830 Lands on Verizon Wireless Today

    Amazing. The BlackBerry 8830, which works on both CDMA and GSM networks, is now available on Verizon Wireless, as per the rumors. It is, after all, a BlackBerry, so you can expect and look forward to push e-mail and Internet access (in the EVDO/GPRS flavors) ’round the world. And is truly is “’round the world” because the 8830 works in more than 160 different… Read More

  • Motorola RAZR2 Spec'd Out

    Motorola RAZR2 Spec'd Out


    The RAZR2 V8 is geared toward entertainment and it sports the necessary accoutrements to get the job done. The second generation RAZR keeps the slim and sleek form factor of its predecessor with a stainless steel frame, metal and glass housing that’s 2mm smaller on the GSM and CDMA versions. The 2-inch QVGA external display is nice and bright with contextual touch interaction with… Read More

  • Really Hot Skype Software For Your Blackberry

    Really Hot Skype Software For Your Blackberry

    IM+ from SHAPE Services is about to make Blackberry owners cry out with pure glee. This client lets you IM and talk to Skype friends on the cheap. For $25 you get the ability to make calls not over WiFi, but over friggin’ GSM/3G/CDMA networks. Yeah, that’s right. Free voice calls to friends and cheap-as-hell SkypeOut calls without a WiFi network. Might as well lower your… Read More

  • Verizon Officially Announces Blackberry 8830

    Been drooling over the Blackberry 8800 lately? Have no fear, kind Verizon user, as you’ll soon be getting your paws on the 8830 very, very soon. Verizon has officially announced that RIM’s Blackberry 8830 will become available to business users and on it’s website May 14th. Two weeks later on the 28th, it drops nationwide into the retail market. So what makes the 8830 so special? Read More

  • Samsung SCH-i760 Gets FCC Approval

    Samsung SCH-i760 Gets FCC Approval

    Those of you with Verizon should stop, take a moment, and gander at the next phone you might be getting: the Samsung SCH-i760. With a design that looks like an HTC phone had sex with a Blackjack and features like Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, WiFi, and a touchscreen, most of you will be happy that a decent phone is coming your way. The i760 will also run Windows Mobile 6.0 and will… Read More

  • HTC Goes CDMA, GSM Not SOL, We P&L, From CTIA

    One thing the GSM camp in America has always had over the CDMA camp was smartphones: there were simply more of them. This was largely due to one manufacturer, HTC, who’s Windows Mobile-base smartphones were rebadged concurrently by both T-Mobile and Cingular (now the new AT&T *insert jingle*). But things change, CDMA friends. If you’re on Verizon or Sprint (poor thing) then… Read More

  • LG Announces Coupla' CDMA Clams

    LG Announces Coupla' CDMA Clams

    With CTIA in full effect and John full of Captain Morgan, phones are being released and announced every few seconds it seems. The latest batch includes two new LG clamshell-style phones: the VX-8700 and LX-570. The VX-8700 is part of the “Shine” series of phones LG has been working on and includes EV-DO, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, microSD, and all that jazz. It also… Read More

  • Sprint Goes Bi with Dual Network Handsets, Plans

    Though it’s been something available on the QT for awhile, Sprint today has officialized its CDMA + iDEN hardware, merging the wireless provider’s own network with forever-ago purchased Nextel. This means a Sprint phone can have all the CDMA features (cheap calling plans, for example) and get the iDEN’s Push To Talk with other Sprint and Nextel handsets. In addition to… Read More

  • W531 Dual-Class Phone Makes Its Way to Sprint

    GSM is used by most of the world as a standard for cellular communications. Sprint and Verizon have traditionally poo-pooed the idea of being compatible. After all, the phones are locked to the provider’s network, so who cares? Sprint does, it seems. It’s prepping Samsung’s W531. It’s a CDMA phone with a GSM SIM slot, a dual-class badboy, like a half-mage/half-paladin. Read More