Nanoradio WiFi Solution is Inside the World's First 3G UMA Mobile Phone
Nanoradio announced that its "Always On WiFi"(TM) solution has been commercially launched inside the world's first 3G UMA phone. The same "Always On WiFi"(TM) solution was also recently launched in a 2.5G UMA phone. The two phones, P250 and P270, will both be released by Samsung in multiple countries in Europe, opening up a new world of multimedia services to the UMA operator customer base. The P270 is the first device on the market that combines UMA and 3G network technology.
Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) using dual mode cellular/Wi-Fi handset sear a rapidly developing market on both sides of the Atlantic. Low powerconsuming Wi-Fi solutions are a critical enabling technology for this type of applications. The UMA phone requires the WiFi to be active all time in order to receive an incoming or making an outgoing UMA call.
The Nanoradio "Always On WiFi"(TM) solution - the NRX700/2 Wi-Fi chipset offers fully tested 802.11b/g functionality, featuring ultra-low power consumption enabling unparalleled UMA standby time and UMA talk time.
The Nanoradio WiFi solution is doubling the standby and talk time compared to standard UMA phone offerings. This results in that the UMA phone customer can adopt a behaviour of keeping the WiFi Always On, removing the need for a "turn on and off the WiFi behaviour" in order to save battery time.
Tord Wingren, CEO and President of Nanoradio AB, commented, "We are very proud to have launched our WiFi product with a Tier 1 phone manufacturer and a Tier 1 operator, in an environment with extreme requirements on power consumption, stability and output power. We are confident that this experience, in combination with our best in class size and price will be very competitive in other mobile phone applications using WiFi."