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.
FCC Reveals Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge
The FCC recently published a few details about two unreleased Samsung phones that are likely the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 edge. The FCC approved the SM-G950 (S8) and SM-G955 (S8 edge) and confirmed some features shared by the handsets.
Verizon-Branded Windows Phone Pops Up on FCC Site
Documents on the FCC website recently revealed an unannounced handset from Microsoft intended for Verizon Wireless. The FCC notes the device supports Verizon's LTE and CDMA networks, but reveals little else.
Nextbit Robin CDMA Model to Support Sprint, Too
Nextbit today released the final set of specs for the CDMA variant of its Robin smartphone. The details reveal that the device is compatible with Sprint's CDMA network in addition to Verizon's.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.
Cricket's CDMA Network Goes Dark September 15
Cricket Wireless says the vast majority of customers have transitioned away from its legacy CDMA network ahead of tomorrow's planned shutdown. AT&T has been moving Cricket customers from the older CDMA network to its own GSM-based network since it acquired the carrier several years ago.
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 ... »