Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nokia Debuts its Second UMA Handset

Nokia introduced its second mobile handset featuring Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology for providing seamless voice and data mobility across GSM cellular and WLAN networks. The Nokia 6301 phone enables the consumer to use the GSM network or a broadband Internet-connected WLAN network for mobile services.

For the network operator, UMA enables better in-home coverage and decreased costs related to network deployment.

The new model weighs 93 grams and measures less than 13.1mm thin. In addition to Wi-Fi, the Nokia 6301 includes a 2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom and full screen viewfinder.

The Nokia 6301 has a talk-time of up to 3.5 hours and a standby time of up to 14 days for GSM, and UMA talk-time of up to 3 hours and a UMA standby time of up to 100 hours.

The Nokia 6301 is expected to begin shipping to select markets in Europe during Q4 2007 with an estimated retail price of EUR 230.

Orange will be one of the first operators to offer the Nokia 6301, as part of its Unik/Unique portfolio.