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Samsung announces 'first' UMA-enabled phone

Posted: 02 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Samsung? SGH-P200? unlicensed mobile access? UMA?

Samsung has launched an Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) phone (model SGH-P200) which is touted to be the world's first commercial mobile phone with UMA technology.

UMA is a fixed-mobile convergence technology standard that enables seamless handover between cellular networks and fixed IP networks (hot spots). Handsets with UMA technology allow free voice and data communication both in mobile and fixed modes.

"Samsung is proud to introduce the first Unlicensed Mobile Access phone into the market. We will continue to introduce innovative products and lead the next generation fixed-mobile convergence technology." said Kitae Lee, president of Samsung's telecommunication network business, in a statement.

According to the press release, the new Samsung phone allows free switching between cellular networks such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE and wireless LAN networks (Wi-Fi), offering seamless connectivity.

The SGH-P200 also comes in a slide-up design, and features a 1.3Mpixel camera, a camcorder, MMS, MP3 and file viewer functions.




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