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Mike Temporale
02-17-2005, 08:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=1110' target='_blank'>http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=1110</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Kineto is porting their Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) software to additional operating systems. Building on their previously announced Pocket PC software and inclusion on the BenQ P50, Kineto has announced a port to Microsoft Smartphone. In conjunction with this announcement, Chi Mei announced it is building a GSM/GPRS EDGE Smartphone with Wi-Fi that will include Kineto's UMA client. Kineto also announced it has joined the Symbian Platinum program and intends to port to Symbian-based Operating Systems as well. The technology is in trials with both European and US carriers. Kineto representatives have told PhoneScoop they believe the first commercial launch will be here in the States."</i><br /><br />Remember the new <a href="http://www.SmartphoneThoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7642">Chi Mei UCP-100 Smartphone</a> that Kris posted on earlier today? It will be using Kineto's UMA technology. With that in mind, re-read the last sentence of this announcement, and tell me you're not getting excited. :wink: :D

Kris Kumar
02-18-2005, 02:30 AM
It will be in the US of A and it will on TeeMobile network. 8)

I am pretty excited about this protocol. From what I can understand. It seems that I can use the UMA enabled phone at home or work on the WiFi network, without the need for special hardware.

Moto had released a VoIP phone last year that required special hardware on the WiFi network to convert the VoIP call to normal cell network call.

UMA with its concept of tunneling GSM/CDMA packets over WiFi seems to be able to avoid additional hardware.