T-Mobile's Android phones expected to offer UMA functionality down the road?

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T-Mobile's Android phones expected to offer UMA functionality down the road?
Although we've seen a few BlackBerry smartphones on T-Mobile's lineup that have access to UMA calling, it looks like T-Mobile is extending this nifty feature to its future mix of Android devices. BGR is reporting that the number four wireless carrier will be eying Q3 for their testing trial for UMA capable Android smartphones. Although it's very rare to see handsets include this feature, it essentially allows you to connect to any Wi-Fi network to place and receive phone calls if you've completely lost connection to the network. Think of it more as a backup in the event you find yourself in a dreaded dead spot or coming in handy in areas where signal connections to the network may be weak. We've tested this feature out on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and were surprised to see how well the phone was able to work. Furthermore, it's just nice to see this invaluable feature being extended to Android – especially when they're slowly moving up in the smartphone market.

source: BGR via TmoNews

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