While CDMA smartphones have pretty much died off here in Canada, in the United States its a different story. Both Verizon and Sprint still fully support their CDMA networks, and both will need new BlackBerry smartphones in the near future. Today RIM’s BlackBerry Roadmap for 2011 has leaked on included in the images is a ton of CDMA smartphones, including new code names like Montana, Monaco, Sedona, Malibu.
Our friends at CrackBerry have cleared up a lot of the device rumors and get some internal slides of the new devices…
- The BlackBerry Bold Touch: Code-named Dakota for GSM version, and Montana is the CDMA version
- The next generation Curve: Code-named Apollo for the GSM version, and Sedona is the CDMA version
- The new Curve Touch: Code-named Malibu, and is the new entry level CDMA touchscreen smartphone. There is no word on a GSM version yet.
I think we’re going to see that a lot of people don’t really have interest in CDMA smartphones, as companies like Verizon overlay their LTE network late this year, but until then some of these devices should have off peoples BlackBerry cravings. Normally with CDMA devices, the GSM versions launch quiet a few months before, so I guess we will have to wait and see if the same will happen with many of these.
What do you think of RIM’s 2011 CDMA lineup? Does anything there interest you?