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Verizon has released the first EVDO capable handset which opens a whole new world of possibilities for mobile warriors.  With broadband-like speeds the Verizon EVDO is now available in many major cities across the US and the introduction of the CDM8940 from UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly […]

Audiovoxcdm8940Verizon has released the first EVDO capable handset which opens a whole new world of possibilities for mobile warriors.  With broadband-like speeds the Verizon EVDO is now available in many major cities across the US and the introduction of the CDM8940 from UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly Audiovox Communications Corp.) brings high-speed connectivity to the hand.  The CDM8940 has a mini-SD slot for memory expansion and a 1.3 megapixel camera.  If it only had Bluetooth it would make the perfect modem for laptops and UPCs.  The phone is available at Verizon retail outlets and Radio Shack stores nationwide.

(via MotileTechReview)

  1. sorry… nope… BT does not make perfect modems as most bt tx rates are at about 33.6kbps… argh!!… pewh… anyways the only reason BT would be usefull is for file transfer and bt keyboards .. … ralph at http://evdo-coverage.com

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  2. The New CDM8940 is a really nice phone loaded up with features, but i keep finding it’s filled with bugs which don’t have fixes yet. The phone has already been swapped out for the same model, and I continually have problems accessing verizons V-Cast system, making calls out, and the phone sometimes freezes up and the battery needs to be removed and restarted. If the bugs could be fixed, this would make a great phone, just beware of them before you buy.

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  3. This is a great phone! It is the most compact of the EVDO phones that Verizon has to offer. The sound quality is excellent, and it is loaded with plentiful features, including an MP3 player, speaker phone(it works better than people report!), nice ringtones, good camera, and even a flashlight! I highly recommend!

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  4. I went through three CDM8940 phones over the last two weeks and returned the 3rd one today. All suffered from the same problem: when service would switch from “Verizon Network” to “Extended Network” I couldn’t place calls and couldn’t receive calls. The phone would not shut off after failing to place a call in the “Extended Network” either; as Drew found the battery had to be removed in order to shut it off. I like the phone and plan to buy it again after the problems are fixed. For now I’m back to my old reliable phone.

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