The Sharp GX-10 after 24 loses the netwrok and needs to be power cycled, but a think there is now a software update that fixes that. The Chargers for all the Ericssons phones were recalled as they blow up
The Nokia 3650 power cycles and hanges and the battery needs to be removed to fix
Yes, My old Ericsson R520 used to reset when ever I was using Bluetooth and got a text. After using Bluetooth I could not make a voice call and had to reset the phone.. My T68 had a very slow and un responsive menu system huge lag, even with the Update to the i model software.
My biggest problems, where I live telecom and Vodafone both have poor reception. I got 2 bars on my T68, and my old 5120i got 2 Bars as well and both phones were basically unusable at home, then I got a dirty old H610E and I could use it at home. No problems there. Now I got the good old Nokia 6585 and I am happy. But that is nothing to do with bugs in the phone I guess. : )
So what is the real reason for the problems with CDMA globally?
Basically what it comes down to , it is not a standard that is totally locked down. This is due to the major players in CDMA (Verizon and Sprint in the US, SKT in Korea, Unicom in China and KDDI in Japan) being big enough to make their own regional variations to the CDMA spec (not in the air interface but in the optional parts of the spec) that drive specific handset implementations.And anyone who has ever been to the US knows that they are not too interested in what happens outside the US - global standardisation just isn't on their radar
While Qualcomm doesn't make it any easier, companies like Nokia don't use the Qualcomm chipset so that won't drive them.
Basically for Telecom it comes down to partnering with an innovative major player in CDMA as its push for standardisation, while valiant, will be limited due to its size. Which is why they have partnered with Sprint and which means that Telecom will now access phones like the Sanyo 8100 and all its variants. It will be interesting to see if this stops the Vodafone junggernaut
Like Mikman said, Nokia have now developed a CDMA chip of thier own and are seeking to become a dominant player in the asia / New Zealand CDMA market.
Having developed thier own chipset they are not dependant on other companies to support the phone chipset enabling them to iron out bugs etc alot easier and faster.
GSM/GPRS has been standardized for a long time now due to the globalization of Vodafone (who are now moving to CDMA btw in the slightly different form of WCDMA)
Check out these newly announced CDMA phones at thier recent CDMA forum.
- notice the references to the new zealand market