It's a common dilemma for frequent travelers on business: Should you use roaming to remain in contact but pay exorbitant fees just to call a local number? Or switch your SIM card to a local account and risk missing important calls? Most compromise by having two phones, which is frankly no solution at all.
Coolpad phones claim to be the first in the market with dual-SIM devices that not only work with more than one network, but can even switch between GSM and CDMA accounts without batting an eye. Currently retailing in Indonesia, China, and Africa, handsets range from $100 to $350, with premium models going for as high as $1,000. The only drawback we've seen so far is the lack of 3.5G connectivity, and Coolpad phones will save you a bundle in roaming fees. (Get more CommunicAsia 2008 coverage here.)
(Source: Crave Asia)