Nokia is still in the CDMA game: Meet the 2135

While Nokia's executives have already announced the company's intention to scale back its CDMA business in the U.S., the handset maker is still releasing CDMA phones. Today, company announced the Nokia 2135, a simple handset that runs on CDMA networks and boasts a 400-entry-phonebook, 3.5 hours of talktime and 11 days of standby. The phone also has a speaker phone, user-assignable ringtones and other basic features. The handset should launch this fall in the U.S.

Nokia spokesman Keith Nowak pointed out that many media outlets took Nokia's plans to scale back its CDMA business a little too far: "We're not doing R&D in CDMA anymore, but all the CDMA products moving forward will have a Nokia design and UI. Manufacturing and engineering of these products will be done by an ODM partner. You'll see more CDMA products from us, but not devices that we have done the true R&D on. We'll be using the traditional ODM model, except the phone really will look and feel like Nokia phones since they will have our UI and design," Nowak said. 

For more on the latest CDMA handset from Nokia:
- read this press release
- see an image of the 2135 handset here

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