Orange announce more UMA compatible handsets to give improved reception

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Business Mobiles
August 5, 2011
Orange

Help your employees stay connected with enhanced network coverage at home.

Orange has added UMA technology to more of their phones to boost the signal. With a compatible phone, you don’t need to invest in any extra equipment. Orange is the only UK network to offer this technology Signal Boost is ideal for small businesses that want improved coverage in their home or office. It's also great for larger companies that want to enhance indoor home coverage for their employees.


Simple set-up - It's the same as pairing your laptop with your Wi-Fi router.

Easy access - UMA technology works with any Wi-Fi broadband connection. Making a phone call will only take up about 100Kb/s of your bandwidth.

Seamless transitions - You don't have to think about the switch between connections. It all happens seamlessly.

costs - None


Signal Boost is included with the handset, so you don't pay any more for it. It uses your regular broadband service, and your standard talk plan applies.


The UMA Signal Boost compatible handsets are

HTC Wildfire S

  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 384 Kbps HSUPA support
  • 3.2‚Ä≥ 256K-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) resolution
  • 600MHz Snapdragon MSM7227 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU; 418MB of user-available RAM
  • Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense 2.1 UI
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n with hotspot functionality
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass
  • 5 MP autofocus camera, LED flash, geotagging and face-detection
  • VGA video @ 24fps
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • microSD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in box)
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor
  • Gorilla Glass display
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Light and compact
  • Turn-to-mute, lift-to-tone-down, flip for speakerphone
  • Smart dialling
  • XviD video support
  • HTCSense.com integration
  • HTC Portable Hotspot
  • Ultra-fast boot times (if you don't remove battery)

HTC Desire S

  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 3.7 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Uses the best screen from HTC so far (along with the Incredible S)
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense
  • 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset
  • 768 MB RAM and 1.1 GB ROM
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging
  • 720p video recording @ 30fps
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Smart dialling, voice dialling
  • The front-facing camera, video calls
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • Compact aluminium unibody
  • Gorilla glass display
  • HTC Locations app
  • HTCSense.com integration
  • HTC Portable Hotspot
  • Ultra-fast boot times (if you don‚Äôt remove battery)


LG Optimus Me

OS: Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)

Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser: Yes

Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS

Games: Yes + downloadable

Colours: Black, silver, blue, red, pink

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support

Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator


Blackberry 8520

OS: BlackBerry OS

CPU: 512MHz processor

Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM

Browser: Yes

Radio: No

Games: Yes + downloadable

Colours: Black

GPS: No

Java: Yes

  • MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input


Blackberry 9300

OS: BlackBerry OS 5.0, upgradable

Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser: Yes

Radio: No

Games: Yes + downloadable

Colours: Black, Red

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support; BlackBerry Maps

Java: Yes


Blackberry 9780

OS: BlackBerry OS 6.0

CPU: 624 MHz processor

Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser: Yes

Radio: No

Games: Yes + downloadable

Colours: Black, White

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support

Java: Yes, MIDP 2.0


Blackberry 9800

OS: BlackBerry OS 6.0

CPU: 624 MHz processor

Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser: Yes

Radio: No

Games: Yes + downloadable

Colours: Black, White, Dark Orange

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support

Java: Yes, MIDP 2.0


Nokia E5

  • QWERTY messenger bar
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE
  • Tri-band 3G with 10.2Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA
  • Symbian S60 UI, 3rd edition FP2
  • 600MHz processor, 256MB RAM; 250MB user-accessible storage
  • 2.36‚Ä≥ 256K-color QVGA display
  • 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera, LED flash
  • VGA video recording at 15fps
  • Wi-Fi b/g; DLNA and UPnP support
  • GPS receiver; Ovi Maps 3.0 with free lifetime voice-guided navigation
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS, Internet radio
  • Bluetooth (with A2DP)
  • Standard MicroUSB port (charging)
  • microSD card slot (32GB supported, 2GB included)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Good email and social networking support
  • Office document editor; PDF viewer; ZIP file support
  • Good audio quality
  • Reasonable price
  • Microsoft Office Messenger support
  • Quick Business and Personal home screen toggle

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