1. zinadork's Avatar
    Why do cdma carriers get new devices so much later than their gsm counterparts? Is it Rim? Does the delay exist in windows or palm phones as well? The cdma carriers tend to get blackberries within weeks of each other. I know that they have long testing periods. In today's competitive market, I would think that nine months is a lifetime to a company. The 9000 is going to come out only weeks after we get the curve. I am no expert, but I would think that it wouldn't take long to put in the cdma compatable receiver.
    04-10-08 02:10 PM
  2. copperlab#CB's Avatar
    Most of the world runs GSM networks such as ATT and T-Mobile. So phones tend to be made first for GSM since they can sell units to the entire world. Then in the aftermath a CDMA model is made. You see this delay with all phones, not just RIM.
    04-10-08 02:59 PM
  3. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    ^^^ That coupled with the fact that GSM phone makers can source chipsets from various makers whereas CDMA chipsets are made pretty much exclusively by Qualcomm.
    04-10-08 09:53 PM