CDMA vs. GSM - Qualcomm is alive and welL
Qualcomm is far from ''nowhere'' these days. As you say, 3GSM is the future (along with 1xEV-DO) and guess what? 3GSM *is* CDMA (UMTS/WCDMA) and Qualcomm gets a royalty for every 3GSM device sold worldwide. As for defying international standards, IS-95 is an international standard for CDMA.