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Nokia, Sanyo To Merge CDMA Phone Operations

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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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Feb 14, 2006, 5:57 PM

This is too bad...

I know a lot of people will disagree, but I've had Nokias and Sanyos both, and they are night and day as far as general quality is concerned.

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.
I hear your point... I work with these devices daily and know how good Sanyo's are. The thing is, since Nokia finally got with the program and is using Qualcomm CDMA chips instead of their own, their reception/call quality hasn't been too bad. They ar...

Feb 15, 2006, 7:49 PM

Sprint phones

Hey everyone. Sprint cell phone prices have been dropping, which usually means a new phone is about to come out. I have tried and tried to find any information on this. Can anyone help me or does anyone know of new phone releases?
You are asking for confidential information but refuse to disclose your e-mail address to be contacted directly. Sorry, but I don't think anyone who knows anything about that would be willing to post openly...

What prices have dropped anyway? Some ...

Feb 14, 2006, 9:28 AM

Will this be just for Sprint or all CDMA carriers

I know it is too early to know for sure, but I hope that Verizon and other CDMA carriers will be able to sell these phones.
i think this refers to all things CDMA, b/c both nokia and sanyo struggle with cdma sales. smart move
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