While listening to MacBreak Weekly I found out some good news for our hopes of getting an iPhone on a CDMA (Bell) network.
Nowadays chip manufacturers are making multi mode chips for phones. Before we knew about these chips we all assumed it would take Apple a lot of work to create a completely separate iPhone for a CDMA network but now it shouldn’t.
What they can do is solely use this one chip and program half of them as GSM and half as CDMA. This one chip also supports all the proper frequencies for all the providers on CDMA & GSM there for only creating slightly more work.
The negatives about this chip are only minor but I wouldn’t care! First, because the chip supports multi modes you can expect it to cost slightly more than a normal one. Possibly an increase of $10-$15. Second and also because it is multi mode the battery life may not be as good as it is now, that is unless Apple can come up with an even more efficient battery and processor.
We are getting closer folks, soon enough we will have an iPhone available here in Yellowknife. Whether it is Rogers or a CDMA supported iPhone!