I think so. I've certainly read that Qualcomm is the only manufacturer of 3G chips that work with US frequencies.I'd like to know what phones WILL be affected!! Sounds like a bad day for technology in the US to me! Isn't Qualcomm the only maker of quad band 3G chips?
Why didn't they just make Qualcomm pay a fee to Broadcom for every phone sold or something?!!! Why cut off the consumer?
I don't know, but it used to be said that the reason Nokia stopped making CDMA phones and didn't release any GSM 3G phones in the US was their litigious row with Qualcomm. They have made a US-compatible 3G phone now of course - the N75. It would be interesting to know what chip is in that device.
BTW, what are the other 3G chip suppliers? I'm interested in who Nokia and Sony use.
Apparently:Is the E90 supposed to be quad band too?