For a show with the noise and size of 3GSM, it's hard to get a handle on all things UMA. Here's a quick wrap up of a couple of the newest UMA enabled products from 3GSM:
Always a hot topic, there where three new announcements/units on display this year:
Announced by HP at the show, this is the industry’s first commercial UMA enabled Windows Mobile 6 smartphone. HP announced BT as the first customer for the handset.
On display in the Kineto booth, this is a previously unannounced model from BenQ. In late Jan 07, BenQ announced they had licensed UMA technology for a dual-mode device. No information was provided about availability.
On display in the Sagem booth was a new UMA-enabled model. This has been rumored for some time and is clearly targeted for
Still on the rumor mill is the UMA-enabled Blackberry, known as the 8800. There was a reported sighting in the nightlife of
Femtocells were a very hot topic at this year’s show. Kineto displayed units from UbiquiSys and picoChip. But with major RFPs on the way for products, look for more announcements on UMA-enabled Femtocell solutions shortly.To the right is a photo of the new UbiquiSys product.
A sure sign that UMA has reached the mainstream is when the device testing companies roll out the UMA/GAN conformance test platforms.
Aeroflex was one of the first with a public announcement and had the unit on display at the show.
Rohde & Schwartz had a unit on display at the show.Setcom showed a product based on the Anritsu platform.