You are at a disadvantage compared to most consumers/customers in that you not only know that GSM and CDMA exist, you also know that they work differently and on different networks. The vast majority get along just fine without that information – until it is presented to them and they have to make a decision about something that seems as mysterious as the production of eggs. We still get questions about the difference in call quality between 3G and 4G, neither of which are used for calls except in very rare circumstances that the people asking about this would likely never encounter nor use. (o;
I agree that the information should be available but not necessarily here until it has a functional context. Advertising something that isn’t being generally offered still appears to me to be an invitation to discord and threats based on a feeling of dis-entitlement. This isn’t just a personal anxiety on my part, it has been the case in virtually every situation where new information was presented. How many folks claimed that the Huawei promotion was a criminal scam when it was just overwhelmingly popular? Some folks were aware that it was more analogous to concert tickets or Cabbage Patch Kids than it was to buying a new set of tires on a limited time sale. Those that were jumped on it and scored. Not all, but many, of those who didn’t have this perception were baffled and and angry. [Also] not a good relationship to establish with either the customer base or the potential customer field.
If it was prominently announced that the electronics in people’s cars could be used to reconstruct not only a record of where they have been but also their speed, braking and cornering forces, and a few other details all of which could be used not only to track them by time, date and location, which for most is scary enough right there, but also to help reconstruct the driving activities leading up to an accident I doubt they would want one in their own car – just in everyone else’s. While this is a converse example, people might not want this but would wish it on others it is still pretty normal among us.
We already have the situation where extreme watt-waster filament type light bulbs have had to be put back into production because the end of life for them as a product was announced. The impact on the nations energy consumption was never considered by those who thought it was an attack on them personally that the light bulbs that they were so used to were going away. Humans are very interesting but it isn’t all due to intelligence, education and a fine sensibility for the balance of all things in our world.
Having a link to the full specs at the manufacturers site should be sufficient to let those who know what they want find out if the device meets their requirements. I think if you look at the inquiries by people who didn’t know that they were buying GSM only phones you would see that with very few, if any, exceptions (and those exceptions are from a pretty small group) were asking about CDMA. They just wanted to know why the old phones worked and their new ones don’t. The potential for chaos, confusion and churn may not be as great as I imagine but the benefit of providing CDMA info at the RW site may also be vastly smaller than you expect.