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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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Oct 27, 2003, 1:37 PM


Well that will be great for Verizon to finally offer a phone that can be used in Europe as well. That is the one drawback for CDMA technology is that you can't use it in most other countries.
bones boy

Oct 22, 2003, 11:21 PM

In related news...

... the FCC also approved the first GSM/TDMA/CDMA/EDGE phone. It's being manufactured jointly by Motorola, Nokia, SonyEricsson, Microsoft and Krispy Kreme Donuts. Sadly, the phone will not work on the Sprint Network (of course!!), within 200 feet of a movie theater, or in any country/state beginning with the letters "I" or "M". 😉

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... 😁
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