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Nokia gears up new handset with UMA tech

Posted: 24 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:UMA technology? WLAN? Nokia handset?

Nokia has unveiled a new mobile phone that offers consumers seamless voice and data mobility across GSM cellular and WLAN networks via Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology. The new Nokia 6301 phone uses UMA technology to integrate the benefits of landline and a mobile phone, including seamless indoor coverage, sound quality and affordability.

With UMA technology, the consumer can use the GSM network or a broadband Internet-connected WLAN network for mobile services. This can ensure excellent indoor coverage both at the office and home. The consumer can have one multimode handset that works everywhere with enhanced and easy-to-use voice services. WLAN/UMA also provides excellent coverage and sound quality, even in areas where mobile phone reception has previously been poor.

"The convergence of mobile and fixed/land-line technologies means consumers are looking for products that can help make their lives easier," said Peter Ropke, senior VP, mobile phones, Nokia. "With the Nokia 6301 utilizing UMA technology, worldwide tri-band GSM coverage is combined with superior indoor WLAN coverage to create a device that people can use in virtually any situation.

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