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So, can you design a PCB?
Can you design the antenna, or even solder those SMD modules?
Or be able to program all the functions, or the analog section of the microphone?
There is a lot to learn, and I dont see what is the target market for that kind of device..
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So, can you design a PCB?
Can you design the antenna, or even solder those SMD modules?
Or be able to program all the functions, or the analog section of the microphone?
There is a lot to learn, and I dont see what is the target market for that kind of device..

@Senso I have a feeling that the OP defines designing a cellphone as attaching a readymade GSM shield to an arduino board, but maybe I'm wrong.

@OP   Out of curiousity, why do you want to build this in the first place?
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Lighten up folks.  I bet more than half of you have spent more on parts to make your own version of something + tons of time.  Many of us around here do it and call it fun.  I certainly do.
@OP - what is your final goal?  I'm imagining some sort of mobile for old folks or perhaps for remote areas.
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Statements such as above made me assume that majority of approvals related to HW/communication standards are taken care by these providers already = I (=small registered company) can simply use these modules with minimal extra efforts on certifications(as long as I have official agreement with the supplier) and release a product.

No it is not.

Any use of pre approved components in a system still has to be tested and approved in a commercially recognised test house. Just because all the parts of a system are individually approved doesn't mean the system as a whole is approved. Just ask the FCC. It also doesn't guarantee that such a system will actually pass the tests.

The details will depend on the regulator in the market but it is not an easy task selling anything that emits RF.
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And here's a DIY Cellphone NETWORK!

http://dev.emcelettronica.com/how-to-build-your-own-cell-phone-network-openbts-project
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Here is another one...

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/287

They include a schematic

Would have to point out, it uses a PIC, not arduino.
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