The review is long, apologistic and sometimes inaccurate. But well, it does go into details and does include competitive information. Not bad by Roughly Drafted standards. It seems to please the crowd too
I still prefer Anandtech's.
And you are right, from what I read. I never realised that CDMA was newer technology. Though in many markets it is not available. From my point of view it is great that Apple went with GSM (living in the UK).
An interesting note is that CDMA signals do interfere with GSM... With AT&T beefing up their GSM network I hope the opposite doesn't hold true
For the sleeve you can look at Incase:
What hardware are you thinking of?