Monday, May 19, 2008

RIM is BOLD with UMA

RIM’s presentation during their Capital Markets day (May 12, 2008) talked a bit about UMA. In the slide below, they indicate the new Bold device is part of their UMA portfolio. Sounds good to me.


4 comments:

Brett Schulte said...

Any idea why the new G1 doesn't have UMA?

Steve said...

That's a better question for T-Mobile.

Certainly they have been pushing UMA, the G1 has Wi-Fi, seems like a slam dunk to me.

Let's call our local T-Mo reps and campaign to get UMA in there.

Anonymous said...

Steve, with the new Blackberry Bold for AT&T, the online specs say that it does not support UMA. If I were to purchase an unlocked AT&T Bold and use it on T-Mobile's network, could I use UMA? Is UMA capability from the software on the phone, or is it from hardware in the phone (a chip)? Thanks.

Steve said...

Getting a Bold from ATT won't get you UMA. While I think the hardware is the same, I suspect the firmware is different between an ATT and T-Mo Bold.

Even if the UMA client was in the ATT Bold, there are some internal parameters which determine how the phone accesses the UMA controller.

Don't worry... it's coming to T-Mobile.