3G? What about CDMA?
higleylh at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 05:25:34 CEST 2008
I believe CDMA is a proprietary technology owned/licensed/patented by
Qualcom. If that is correct, you'd have to license to use the patent. Kind
of conflicts with the idea of an "open" phone. I guess no more so than some
of the GSM stuff... but hey.. who knows.
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Steven ** <
montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com<montgoss%2Bopenmokocommunity at gmail.com>>
> I talk with friends and co-workers about OpenMoko and the Neo
> Freerunner all the time. Inevitably, they say something like "That's
> cool. Will it work with Verizon?" or "That's cool. Will it work with
> Sprint?". And of course, the answer is no... I don't think any of my
> friends are with at&t (even though they're supposedly the largest
> wireless carrier in the US) or any other GSM provider. They're all on
> Sprint or Verizon. I myself was originally on Verizon and switched to
> at&t solely for the Neo. But most people aren't willing to do that
> (and most are locked into contracts with a $250+ early termination
> So, have you considered making a CDMA version of the Neo? I think
> that'd about double your sales in the US.
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