Asus Zenfone 2 Now Available from Multiple Online Retailers

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  1. dgstorm

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    Just as we reported yesterday, the Asus Zenfone 2 is now available at several online retailers. There are two versions of the device (both are carrier unlocked). The 2GB Ram version is $199.99, while the 4GB Ram option is $299.99. Here are several links for those interested in jumping on these deals:
    How many of you guys are thinking about grabbing one of these as either a primary or secondary device?
     
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    Sucks that you can't use it for verizon :(
     
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    These are going to sell fast.
     
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    Why didn't they include CDMA radios in this device?
    How difficult is it to do so, without carrier approval?
     
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    Apparently impossible because no one does.
     
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    hmm i'm really interested.
     
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    Probably because Qualcomm owns many of the CDMA patents
     
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    Please explain. Does that mean that if a phone doesn't have a Qualcomm proc, then they can't be put on Verizon or Sprint? Or if they have a Qualcomm proc, then they pay significantly less to be put on those carriers.
     
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    My guess is, if they include a CDMA radio they pay the patent fees. If it's a Qualcomm proc, they fee may be built in.
     
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    I would be all for the Asus Padfone if it would ever come to Verizon!!! I think that is a great idea.
     
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