This new phone from Samsung, the SGH-P200, supports a new feature called UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access, not Thurman). This allows the phone to freely switch between cellular networks such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE and WiFi (802.11 b/g) for connectivity. This allows the phone have high-speed data connectivity and VOIP when a WiFi connection is available, and to gracefully downgrade to a cellular data network when one isn’t.The phone comes with all the requisite bells and whistles: a “slider” form-factor, 1.3 mega pixel camera, a camcorder, multimedia messaging, MP3 and file viewer functions.
Samsung Announces First Unlicensed Mobile Access Phone
Technology | July 18, 2006