Information about the first tri-band CDMA phone
appeared, as it was
approved by the Federal Communications Commission. The UTStarcom CDM-7126 will
support the standard 800/1900MHz as well as the new 1700 AWS band, thus
making it the first of its type. The phone would be able to work in the CDMA 1700
MHz band, which Cricket, MetroPCS and US Cellular may use in future, as they purchased AWS spectrum in 2006. There is no further information available.