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2 responses to “Sagem Orga Announces SIMFi SIM Card with Integrated Wi-Fi”

  1. Thom

    Makes one wonder if could be used for uma?

  2. Christopher Price

    The phone’s firmware would have to be coded to support it. Really, UMA is more of a firmware feature that bridges Wi-Fi and cellular networks. If you have a reliable UMA implementation, it doesn’t really matter if the Wi-Fi card comes in the device, over microSD, or the SIM slot.

    That said, it’s up to phone manufacturers to support it… and that’s a giant question mark. Considering most smartphones with Wi-Fi don’t even support UMA… I doubt this would give the platform traction. Keep in mind, the United States has abandoned UMA for femtocells, industry-wide.