Nokia, Sanyo To Merge CDMA Phone Operations
Feb 14, 2006, 3:38 AM by (staff)
Nokia and Sanyo today announced an agreement to form a new, separate company comprised of their respective CDMA mobile phone divisions. The company will combine Nokia's strengths in branding, demand supply expertise, and entry-level phones with Sanyo's strengths high-end phones and carrier relationships in Japan and North America. The deal is expected to finalized next quarter, with the new company expected to commence operations in the third quarter of this year.
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This is too bad...
I think Sanyo would be taking a step back if they took a lot of Nokia features and build. I can't imagine what Sanyo would want from Nokia that they don't already have, except for branding.
What prices have dropped anyway? Some ...
Will this be just for Sprint or all CDMA carriers