CDMA

No Hybrid Modem for 3G iPad 2; Verizon iPad 2 lacks Global Roaming

No Hybrid Modem for 3G iPad 2; Verizon iPad 2 lacks Global Roaming

Unlike the original iPad, Apple is offering AT&T and Verizon versions of the iPad 2 WiFi + 3G out of the door. Unfortunately, carrier choice doesn't offer quite the flexibility we were hoping for: according to Apple, "the iPad model you purchase is specially configured to work with either AT&T or Verizon — not both."

"While you don’t have to activate 3G service right away, you should choose your iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G according to the carrier you prefer" Apple warns. We'd hoped that the iPad 2 would have a hybrid GSM/CDMA modem which could be used on both AT&T's 3G/UMTS and Verizon's EVDO Rev.A networks, but sadly that's not the case.

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iPad 2 supplies to be scarce thanks to super-skinny screen?

iPad 2 supplies to be scarce thanks to super-skinny screen?

Apple's iPad 2 isn't expected to see delays in-between announcement tomorrow and going on sale, but launch numbers could well be limited. According to Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope, Apple's choice of a super-thin glass screen for the second-gen tablet has led to supply chain delays, reports AppleInsider; the issue is supposedly not one of technology, but of yield, and Shope believes "volumes [will] ramp fairly quickly as the process improves"

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Verizon HTC Trophy caught in wild: First Windows Phone for Big Red?

Verizon HTC Trophy caught in wild: First Windows Phone for Big Red?

Verizon hasn't officially announced what its first Windows Phone 7 device will be, nor when it might arrive, but if you were hoping for a brand spanking new smartphone running the Microsoft OS then you'll be sorely disappointed. A shot of a Verizon-branded HTC 7 Trophy has leaked to Engadget, seemingly confirming earlier rumors that the entry-level smartphone would be headed to the CDMA carrier.

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Nokia in talks with Verizon over CDMA possibility; is “considering everything”

Nokia in talks with Verizon over CDMA possibility; is “considering everything”

Nokia has been in talks with Verizon Wireless in the US, CEO Stephen Elop has confirmed to us, and while the Finnish company has no plans to announce today, the possibility of CDMA devices is still on the table. Speaking in an interview with SlashGear at MWC 2011 today, Elop denied the long-standing belief that Nokia's relationships with the North American carriers were poor.

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Verizon iPhone 4 in stores now

Verizon iPhone 4 in stores now

It's Thursday, February 10that means it's Verizon iPhone 4 day. Stores are opening across the US at 7am this morning for new subscribers, looking for a $199 16GB iPhone 4 or $299 32GB iPhone 4.

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Verizon iPhone 4 teardown: World Phone CDMA/GSM radio inside

Verizon iPhone 4 teardown: World Phone CDMA/GSM radio inside

iFixit has been at it again, whipping out the adjustable spanner set (well, a selection of Torx screwdrivers actually) and taking on Verizon's iPhone 4. We've already given the CDMA smartphone a good going over in our full Verizon iPhone 4 review, but now we get to see the changes inside the iOS handset too. The biggest point of interest is the Qualcomm MDM6600 radio chipset, which actually could've been used to make the Verizon iPhone 4 into a so-called world phone.

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Verizon’s iPhone 4: I Was Wrong. Here’s Why.

Verizon’s iPhone 4: I Was Wrong. Here’s Why.

"The surest way for an analyst to generate attention is by making an Apple prediction. Apple has a cult following, and its product development and launch strategy is famously secretive, so the fact that your source is the lunch counter guy across the block from the Hon Hai factory in Taiwan won’t be discovered (or may even be considered authoritative!)"

Those were the opening lines in my first column for SlashGear back in October of 2009. I went on to note that while I don't usually make specific product predictions, I would go out on a limb and provide a guess on when we’d see an iPhone on Verizon Wireless: in 2014, when Verizon Wireless completed its LTE rollout.

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Verizon iPhone 4 pre-orders set new first-day record in just two hours

Verizon iPhone 4 pre-orders set new first-day record in just two hours

Verizon has announced record sales of the CDMA iPhone 4 yesterday, describing it as the carrier's most successful first day sales in history. While actual numbers of handsets pre-ordered are in short supply, CEO Dan Mead did say that "in just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history."

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Verizon iPhone 4: General reservations Feb 9, Sales Feb 10 from 7am

Verizon iPhone 4: General reservations Feb 9, Sales Feb 10 from 7am

Apple has confirmed pre-order details for the Verizon iPhone 4, the CDMA version of the Apple smartphone which will go up for sale tomorrow, Thursday February 3. As of tomorrow, existing Verizon subscribers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 4 online; general pre-orders will be taken from February 9, and Apple and Verizon stores will open at 7am local time on Thursday, February 10 for general sales.

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iTunes 10.1.2 released, supports CDMA iPhone 4

iTunes 10.1.2 released, supports CDMA iPhone 4

Apple has released iTunes 10.1.2 for the Mac and PC, adding CDMA support in the latest update.  This is necessary for those who plan on buying Verizon’s iPhone 4 and have it sync properly with iTunes. The release didn’t specifically mention Verizon and only referred to an “iPhone 4 (CDMA model)” which has people speculating whether other CDMA carriers for the iPhone 4 may be in the near future.

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Verizon HTC Thunderbolt to do simultaneous voice & 3G data?

Verizon HTC Thunderbolt to do simultaneous voice & 3G data?

The Verizon iPhone 4's inability to do simultaneous voice and 3G data is still one of the key differentiators between it and AT&T's GSM version, but it seems not all Verizon smartphones are created equal. According to a purported leak from inside the carrier and passed to Phandroid, the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt will actually support simultaneous voice and 3G data; however, it's not something we should expect to hear Verizon making much noise about.

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Verizon iPhone 4 $50 more off-contract than AT&T version

Verizon iPhone 4 $50 more off-contract than AT&T version

Prior to the Verizon iPhone 4 getting its official launch, at least one analyst speculated that the CDMA smartphone would be more expensive than its AT&T sibling. Unsurprisingly that's turned out not to be the case, at least given how most people will buy the iOS smartphone - with an agreement, it'll be the same $199.99 for the 16GB and $299.99 for the 32GB as the GSM version - however you will have to spend a little more for an off-contract handset.

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