FCC Approves First CDMA/GSM Phone for U.S.
Oct 22, 2003, 9:47 PM by (staff)
The FCC today approved the Samsung SCH-A790, the world's first phone compatible with both North American CDMA networks and GSM networks overseas. Documents made public on the FCC web site show that CDMA carrier Verizon Wireless intends to offer the phone. Vodafone, a large international carrier with GSM networks around the world, holds a 45% stake in Verizon Wireless. The FCC documents also indicate that the clamshell-style phone includes dual color displays, a VGA camera with flash, and BREW. The phone does not support North American frequencies in GSM mode.
Sep 14, 2017
Google today kicked off a teaser campaign for a phone-based announcement that will take place on October 4. The company launched a web site with the address of madeby.google.com, and it specifically asks people what they want from their phones.
Jan 30, 2018
A handset made by Freetel, a Japanese company, was recently approved by the FCC for Cricket Wireless. Documents on the FCC web site detail a smartphone called the Cricket Wave, though the phone is manufactured by Freetel.
Mar 26, 2019
Samsung today published selected details of the new Galaxy A70, A40, A20, and A10 Android phones. These complement the Galaxy A30 and A50 the company announced a month ago.
Apr 17, 2018
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-person commission, today said she intends to retire from the FCC. Clyburn has been with the agency for eight years.
Oct 21, 2017
Documents seen on the FCC web site suggest the Galaxy S8 Active will be Samsung's first Band 71-compatible smartphone for T-Mobile. The government agency recently approved a new version of the SM-G892U, already sold as the Galaxy S8 Active by AT&T, this time with Band 66 and Band 71 aboard.
In related news...
Nice reference! 😉
You know, I almost had T-shirts made up with the Nokia "3605" on the front. It didn't work out, but that would have been sweet... mmmm, Krispy Kreme... 😁