Apple's iPhone 5 and iPad 2 will include GSM-CDMA radios from Qualcomm

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According to a Friday report on Engadget, Apple's forthcoming line of products this year will include the dual GSM-CDMA iPhone 5; an iPad 2 with high-resolution screen; and the second generation of the revamped Apple TV.

According to the report, citing unnamed "reliable sources," next iteration of the iPhone as well as the iPad will feature a Qualcomm chipset which will boast support for both GSM and CDMA; thereby allowing the devices to be operational on almost all the cellular networks in the world.

The new iPhone 5, with GSM and CDMA radios from Qualcomm, will enable Apple to sell one handset that will be compatible with both AT&T and Verizon. As per the report, the handset will, however, not include a 4G LTE radio.

Meanwhile, the 3G version of the iPad 2, which is scheduled for an April 2011 launch, will also include both GSM and CDMA radios from Qualcomm; and will features front and rear-facing cameras, and an SD card slot.

About the iPad 2, Engadget's Joshua Topolsky said: "From what we've been told, the thinner, sleeker tablet will sport a new screen technology that is akin to the iPhone 4's Retina Display and will be "super high resolution."

Finally, the new updated Apple TV will feature an A5 processor, and its new hardware will apparently be capable of running 1080p video "like running water."


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