Originally Posted by barjohn
Your assumption is correct. There are different levels of integration of the chips. Therefore it is possible to use the QUALCOM front end RF processor chip and connect it to the PXA9xx chip used in the 8700. Frankly, we need more info on the PXA9xx chip to be able to judge if or how it could be used with a CDMA processor.
Well to actually prove that cdma and intel chips work in harmony, look at the Audiovox/HTC mobile phones like the VX6700, that not only uses an intel chip processor , but it also is cdma EVDO. Samsung as well has the intel pxa272 bulverde processor as well as their leading history with cdma phones in the i730.
My point is, whether if the pxa9xx chip is going to be used or not, RIM is smart enough to use an Intel or Faster processor chip in their line for a CDMA 8700, so i have no reservations that CDMA and intel should work in harmony.
We all just have to wait and see, once Verizon and Sprint gets the green light to sell them , we just have to wait till whatever selling or contractual agreement rim has with the GSM carriers.