Qualcomm Gives Up On UMB, Switches to LTE
no comment? this is huge!
This is way bigger than when they gave up on EVDV, and that was a big deal.
Now it's basically done; there will be one global standard for all phones: LTE.
Of course, LTE incorporates many CDMA technologies, and Qualcomm will do just fine making LTE chips... but the era of two major, incompatible technology "camps" competing against each other seems to be drawing to a close.
I have 3 questions about this article...
So who is going to be making UMB chips, if anyone, now?
What does this mean for the future of CDMA based tec...
The choices were so simple then..this carrier or that carrier. We could always count on our outrageously priced "brick phones" to work on any carrier out t...
How many people got banned o...
And that's that.
Let's all pause contemplatively, and move on. 🙂
COULD this also lead to fewer choices?
AT&T (ma bell) buys a lot of small carriers which are GSM. Verizon has just purchased Alltel (which is CDMA).
If that ends up being true, that would be very bad.
The DoJ hasn't been shy about its antitrust duties, e...
What do you think of this Rich
maybe a Samsung with LTE
Then a LG with 1xrtt/ EVDO Rev A/B
Or eventually it will just be LTE for voice and data?
If Sprint doesn't go LTE... I have no idea.
But this is all fairly long-term. Even when Verizon does launch LTE, it will take them a while to get it deployed na...