The Nokia 6086 is another Nokia announcement of the day, and the most interesting with feature is that it’s capable of doing seamless switches from GSM to WLAN coverage. Expect to pay around $260 for the Nokia 6086.
Full press release from Nokia
The Nokia 6086: Compelling features and seamless connectivity
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – At Nokia’s annual Capital Market Days taking place in Amsterdam today, Nokia unveiled its latest multimode UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) handset, the Nokia 6086, allowing consumers to stay in touch – in any environment. Designed for consumers who strive for simplicity and value for money, the quad-band GSM and UMA-enabled cameraphone hides its sophisticated circuitry within a classic design with a large keypad and intuitive user menu. The Nokia 6086 is expected to begin shipping during the first quarter of 2007 with an anticipated retail price of 200 euros before subsidies or taxes.
“The key to the success of the Nokia 6086 – and UMA technology for that matter – is the seamless consumer experience,” says Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “Based on a number of successful UMA trials, the Nokia 6086 has proven to be a top-performer, flawlessly switching from quad-band GSM to WLAN coverage, as the environment demands. The Nokia 6086 successfully integrates the radio technologies making them completely transparent to the consumer.”
Other standard features of the Nokia 6086 phone include:
- Camcorder and video player
- Wire-free enhancement use and synchronization via Bluetooth
- VGA camera with 4X digital zoom
- 6MB free user memory and microSD slot to enable storage of your favorite music
- Up to 5 hours of talk time, 10 days of standby
With UMA technology, the Nokia 6086 benefits operators as well, allowing them to deliver voice and data services to their subscriber base over WLAN, decreasing their costs related to network deployment and dramatically increasing mobile service availability.
Orange will be one of the first operators to offer the Nokia 6086 phone. The handset will be added to Orange’s Unik (UMA) offer which was announced in September and has been launched in France, the Netherlands, UK and soon in Spain and Poland.
“Our Unik offer combines the best of fixed and mobile within a single handset, allowing customers to use one phone to meet all their needs – with one number, one address book, one voice mail and one bill,” says Yves Maitre, Vice President, Devices, Orange. “Already customers can choose from the largest range of UMA phones. The addition of the Nokia 6086 strengthens our Unik offer and builds on the strong tradition we have of working with Nokia to combine cutting edge technology with exceptional ease of use.”
UMA is a cost-effective way to expand cellular for operators to expand their coverage for voice and data services to homes and enterprises where it might be too difficult or expensive to build cellular coverage indoors. While consumers reap the benefits of better indoor coverage using a a single number, UMA allows operators to fully leverage their cellular assets via alternative radio methods.