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Nokia Scrambles To Offer EV-DO Phones

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Mar 30, 2005, 2:30 PM   by (staff)

Korean phone maker SK Teletech today revealed it has signed a preliminary agreement to supply Nokia with CDMA EV-DO phones on an ODM basis. Developed and manufactured by SK Teletech, but branded by Nokia, the phones will allow Nokia to add EV-DO technology to its lineup much faster than it could on its own. The phones are expected to use Qualcomm chips, a major strategy shift for Nokia, which is currently the only major manufacturer to completely avoid Qualcomm, instead creating its own CDMA chips. Nokia's previously-announced strategy was to skip EV-DO technology in favor of EV-DV. Over the past several years, the company has invested heavily in a partnership with STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments to develop EV-DV chipsets, only to find demand for EV-DV evaporating as North American carriers increasingly focus on EV-DO release A technology. Qualcomm recently announced it is shelving plans to offer EV-DV chipsets.

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pcrisp07

Mar 30, 2005, 2:45 PM

one reason why UMTS/ HSDPA will be more popular than EV-DO among carriers

If Qualcomm scraps its efforts to make EV-DV an industry leading technology then UMTS looks like the way to go since it supports both voice and data.
The article did not say that they were scrapping them, just shelving them so that they could release them when the time came. EV-DV will come around after EV-DO has been more fully deployed and kinks worked out of the system. As far as HSDPA, its no...
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Not necessarily.

What the CDMA companies are looking at now is EV-DO rel A plus VoIP, eliminating the need for circuit-switched voice altogether. Qualcomm demonstrated it at CTIA. I tried it, and it worked quite well. In good signal conditions, it ...
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pcrisp07 said:
If Qualcomm scraps its efforts to make EV-DV an industry leading technology then UMTS looks like the way to go since it supports both voice and data.
How'd you come to that conclusion? Qualcomm's not scra...
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UMTS/HSDPA will be used in the states by Cingular, T-Mobile and smaller regional carriers that have chosen the GSM direction to 3G.
The vast majority of U.S. carriers have chosen CDMA. To change at this point would constitute a complete network rebu...
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HipPriest

Mar 31, 2005, 10:08 PM

Too bad

Using their own (or TIs) chipsets arguably gave Nokia a strategic advantage, and is perhaps why their CDMA phones work better than the rest of the Verizon lineup.

A complete monoculture of Qualcomm chipsets can't be good for a healthy CDMA phone market.
HipPriest said:
Using their own (or TIs) chipsets arguably gave Nokia a strategic advantage, and is perhaps why their CDMA phones work better than the rest of the Verizon lineup.

A complete monoculture of Qualcomm chipsets can't
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Iago

Mar 30, 2005, 9:02 PM

Rebranded garbage!

Twisted Evil
Iago said:
Twisted Evil
Excellent! We're pronouncing new products as junk BEFORE they actually arrive for use.
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DDA

Mar 31, 2005, 2:35 PM

EV-DO rev A vs. EV-DV

Ok, so I'm not the most clued in person around here. Can someone explain to me the difference between the two in terms of speed and reliability? Also what are other major differences between the two technologies?
Here's an older post explaining the key difference between EV-DO and EV-DV:

http://www.phonescoop.com/news/discuss.php?fm=m&ff=8 ... »

...and that's really the only difference. When it comes to speed and all the other features:

EV-DO r0 ...
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muchdrama

Mar 30, 2005, 3:51 PM

Quirks begone?

At least that's what some people say, that Nokia's proprietary CDMA chips do weird things. This'll be interesting...Nokia branded phones that aren't Nokias.
That used to be the case, but Nokia's newer 1xRTT chipsets are generally excellent, and even outperform most Qualcomm chips in some ways.
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viper

Mar 31, 2005, 12:59 PM

Nokia Grows Up

NOkia and ericsson's childish fighting with qualcomm has screwed nokia and ericsson more than anyone else. Its one of the reasons (though there are many) why wcdma is soooooo late.

Nokia, ericsson and the rest of the GSM gang routinely charge 10-20% royalties on GSM products to the non-gang, which is the koreans and japanese amongst others. Their licensing is FAR worse than that of qualcomm who usually charges around 5% for royalties. You will never here that in the press unless you read the korean press by the way.

Its nice to see that one of them at least is growing up and recognizing that not made here syndrome is a waste of time and a strategic liability.

Neither ericsson nor nokia will manage to control the wireless patents f...
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Rich Brome

Mar 30, 2005, 4:21 PM

Not the first time...

FYI...

Despite what is being said on certain other sites today, this is actually not the first time Nokia has turned to an ODM for CDMA phones.

They did it during their brief foray into the Korean market:

http://www.nokia.co.kr/nokia/0,,56770,00.html »

...with Telson as the ODM:

http://www.telson.co.kr/english/products/showroom.asp »
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