Samsung Readying CDMA/GSM PDA Phone
Mar 4, 2005, 6:20 PM by (staff)
The FCC recently approved the Samsung SCH-i830, the first Windows Mobile for Pocket PC device to include both CDMA and GSM mobile technologies. The device is based on the previously-announced i730, and appears to share most of its features, including a sliding QWERTY keyboard and Bluetooth. But the i830 does not appear to have Wi-Fi or a camera, two carrier-optional features of the i730. Like Samsung's A790 world phone, the i830 will be quad-band, supporting CDMA 800/1900 for domestic CDMA networks, and GSM 900/1800 for overseas GSM networks.
NO BLUETOOTH = JUNK
Comming to the US?
The full model number of the i830 is SCH-i830, and "SCH" usually means Verizon.
I'd say this is almost certainly intended for Verizon. (But if and when Verizon decides to release could be another mat...
-Note the currently available PPC-6600 is available from Sprint and Verizon. It has many of the features that the i730...
Verizon World Phone?
Zaniphan said:Definitely for business users.
It appears to me that Verizon is introducing another world phone, probably more for business purposes.
EV-DO / chipset
The necessary chipset certainly exists. Qualcomm started sampling the MSM6500 EVDO/GSM chipset back in July 2003:
http://www.qualcomm.com/press/releases/2003/press122 ... »