Nokia Pulls Out Of CDMA
Jun 22, 2006, 2:09 AM by (staff)
Nokia has ended talks to form a joint venture to design and manufacture CDMA phones with Sanyo. Instead the company said it will leave the CDMA market, except in the US, where it will offer "Nokia branded" phones. Nokia branded phones from KTFT (now Pantech) have already begun to hit the market and additional models have been approved by the FCC. The company did not make any announcements regarding what will happen to upcoming Nokia-designed CDMA models, including those announced this week.
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I think Nokia just likes the publicity
HOW DIRTY DOES THE TITLE/TOPIC SOUND!!!!
That's why the European market is always years ahead of the USA.
Now my choice of cdma phones becomes even MORE limited. I'd give my left arm for a toshiba or sonyericsson or nokia cdma EVDO phone launched here. Screw gsm IMHO, cingular cant get their crap working properly and artificially limits their phone...
What about Sanyo?
Nokia stood to gain better relations with Qualcomm as there was the potential for all of their CDMA handsets to be manufactured by Sanyo. They could also gain additional inroads to Sprint, which has never carried much in the way of Nokia phones.
Sanyo's financial woes within the CDMA division could be remedied by the additional outlets it would now have by manufacturing phones for Nokia. Because of Sanyo's exclusivity agreement with Sprint in the US, they're limited to one carrier (Sanyo's last non-Sprint handset in the US was the model 350 for Verizon Wirel...
As for Sanyo, their boat has slowed down, but they can restructure without Nokia and are still looking at a profit (a small one) going into 03/07.
nokia is LAMEEEEE
Not quite. I've still got my 3589i from Verizon. A great, basic phone that never let me down.