FCC Approves First CDMA/GSM Phone for U.S.
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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.
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