Motorola today announced the Motorola A910 on BT's
Fusion service. The dual mode Wi-Fi/UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) handset is the latest in Motorola's portfolio of fixed-mobile convergence devices enabling seamless
access to both Broadband and GSM networks.
BT Fusion works just like a normal mobile phone when you are out and
about, automatically switching to UK landline rates whenever you're calling UK
landline numbers from home. It offers the convenience and features of a mobile
phone, however, when you're at home it recognizes where you are and using
wireless technology, automatically links with the BT Hub, to route calls over
a BT Broadband connection.
With the launch of the Motorola A910 on BT's Fusion service, users will be
able to seamlessly connect between mobile and landline networks using Wi-Fi
instead of the existing Bluetooth wireless technology. Users can make fixed
rate calls away from the home or office by being able to seamlessly connect to
BT's award winning public Wi-Fi access network - BT Openzone.
The service will deliver a major cost advantage to businesses and
consumers allowing them to enjoy bandwidth - hungry services such as music and
video when in a Wi-Fi enabled area.
The Motorola A910 is able to serve as the main means of communication,
providing a truly integrated handset experience. Sophisticated voice features
and Wi-Fi connectivity means that there is no need to dial, users can simply
speak commands that will prompt the handset to engage in a call.
The Motorola A910 doesn't stop at communication. It has the ability to
play MP3 music, create a personalized soundtrack that runs simultaneously with
a slide show of photos taken on the 1.3 Megapixel embedded camera with lumi-
LED Flash, while managing email on the go. The Motorola A910 packs next
generation Linux-Java operating system, Bluetooth wireless technology,
J2ME performance, and enhanced text prediction features for a simplified
yet powerful mobile experience.
Steve Andrews, BT Group's Chief of Mobility & Convergence, added: "Being
able to use a Wi-Fi handset really brings BT's vision for truly converged
communications a step closer. That is to create a service which allows
customers to always be 'best connected' regardless of technology and access
network to meet their voice and data needs wherever they are."
The Motorola A910 will be available on BT's Fusion service from Q3 2006.