News by Ricky Cadden on Thursday November 22, 2007.
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The FCC recently published documents detailing an updated Blackberry Pearl 8120. The Pearl 8120 appears to be similar to the recently announced Pearl 8130, though opting for quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) support instead of CDMA. The Blackberry Pearl 8120 also sports a 3.5mm audio jack and microSD card slot. A notable addition, however, is the built-in WiFi, for high speed data. Also mentioned in the user manual is a reference to UMA, or Unlicensed Mobile Access.
UMA is the technology behind T-Mobile USA's HotSpot@Home service, which allows handsets to seamless transfer a call between typical cellular networks and a WiFi hotspot. T-Mobile USA also recently launched the Blackberry Curve on their Hotspot@Home service.
Former news editor Ricky Cadden runs Symbian-Guru.com. Ricky is based in Texas.