Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa went on a Finnish television show, and stated that while he is confident in Windows Phone 8, the company does have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. Speculation aplenty - what is this backup plan? The answer's pretty easy, if you ask me.
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RE: Well...
by zima on Mon 9th Jul 2012 23:12 UTC in reply to "Well..."
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Nokia pretends CDMA never even existed [...]
And yes, I've heard the rumors of a CDMA Nokia device being tested in Asian markets, but that's been over a year ago and was a flimsy two-paragraph "report" to begin with.

And did those CDMA Nokia phones ever materialize? I tried to find out if they really exist

Looks like more than a rumour, very much existing, to me...

And Nokia had some CDMA2000 phones in the past (search on ). Yeah, not too many... but among the few countries where that standard really sees some significant adoption, you have one place firmly in the grips of carriers (dictating / castrating phones in the past, they didn't seem to go along well with Nokia; oh, and the manufacturer of the standard had long-standing hostilities with Nokia), plus some more or less US colonies (so I suppose the trends in adoption of handsets might also partly spill over), including two which have few very strong mobile phone manufacturers of their own - and one of the manufacturers is the very same chaebol responsible for local CDMA2k network, LG U+.
Meanwhile & unusually, Nokia didn't have much presence, in more or less just those places, even when it comes to GSM phones and carriers.

Well, then there's China... I suppose it might be about them pragmatically desiring to gain experience with all the tech from throughout the world - each of the Chinese three major networks is based on different standard: one network with pure GSM family, one with domestic experiment, and one with CDMA2k (fairly standard one, contrary to what one poster nearby claims, probably confusing it with the 2nd; but I guess handset portability might still be a problem if you'd import it, SIM cards didn't become universal in CDMA2k networks so you're at the mercy of a carrier to enable the phone in their network...)

And you know, ultimately iPhones have one-digit percentage of adoption... (when it comes to phones in use, among worldwide 5+ billion mobile subscribers)

Edited 2012-07-09 23:29 UTC

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