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Topic # 14001 10-Jun-2007 17:09
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I wonder if this will affect TCL's handset roadmap?

The ban affects the high-speed EV-DO and WCDMA network technologies. Carriers that stand to suffer most are Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp., which rely heavily on Qualcomm chips.

If upheld, the ban will apply to about 4.2 million phones encompassing 11 models this year, according to Tina Teng, an analyst at iSuppli Corp. research firm. That would represent less than 5 percent of North American phone shipments for the second half of the year, she said.



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Reply # 74190 10-Jun-2007 17:51
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Maybe thats the real reason that they are switching to a "GSM"  network




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  Reply # 74210 10-Jun-2007 20:49
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Dont think it effect TNZ as much as it mainly affects LG, samsung & motorola. From what I have seen telecom only have 1 LG set for this year and no samsungs. Their main focus seems to be Sanyo and Nokia

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  Reply # 74218 10-Jun-2007 21:10
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Samsung a900
Samsung a920
Samsung W531




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  Reply # 74802 15-Jun-2007 14:11
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Samsung a920 end of life
a900 would suspect would follow before years out
w531 - dont know with this one, good idea with the dual network however it is showing signs of having problems
I think what is important as what phones vodaphone & telecom will want to use in the future and how it will effect them.


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  Reply # 74812 15-Jun-2007 15:01

excellent news!

Qualcomm have been anti-competitive with their ownership of CDMA patents for years... try emailing them and requesting information to write a driver for an MSM6500 series chip. Only Qualcomm can manufacture radio chips without paying ridiculous royalties so you can see why the industry wants to move away from CDMA.




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Reply # 74814 15-Jun-2007 15:05
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Have you noticed that WCDMA phones (the ones used by Vodafone) do use Qualcomm chipsets? So even moving from CDMA doesn't prevent Qualcomm dipping into the operators and manufacturers anyway...





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  Reply # 74815 15-Jun-2007 15:09

I havn't seen inside many new Vodafone handsets, but I have trouble imagining Nokia would be using a Qualcomm chip, is this the case?

Perhaps I should rephrase my last post to, industry should want ot move away from Qualcomm, not CDMA
Interestingly that article leads one to believe it is Broadcomm holding patents down.. I don't think Broadcomm own many CDMA-related patents it is Qualcomm who developed the technology




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