The Nokia 6086 has popped up on the FCC website and while it may look like another generic Nokia flip phone, it rocks something that will certainly grab your attention: UMA.
Here’s a little background for the uninitiated. Standing for Unlicensed Mobile Access, UMA (also known as Generic Access Network or “GAN”) is a system that allows for seamless roaming and handover between local and wide-area networks using a dual-phone cell phone (like the 6086). What this means is that it can use GSM when it needs to, but in the presence of a WiFi access point, it can hop onto that local WLAN network instead and do its talking in a SIP-based manner.
Is this more than mere coincidence? T-Mobile is trying their hand at UMA technology and then along comes this juicy little number. Now that the FCC has given the Nokia 6086 the go ahead, there is a distinct possibility that it’s heading for T-Mo of the USA. For porno shots of all the interior chips and guts, check out the FCC website (warning: PDF link).