dual-mode handset

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dual-mode handset

A cellphone that supports two types of services such as analog and digital, two types of digital or cellular and non-cellular service. See fixed mobile convergence, GAN and dual-band handset.


   analog and digital (TDMA, CDMA, GSM)
   digital and digital (TDMA, CDMA, GSM)

   Cellular + Other

   cellular and Wi-Fi
   cellular and satellite
   cellular and cordless
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Dual-Mode Handset to Maximize Communication Flexibility UHF 2-way radio and long-range 900 MHz cordless phone in a single handset eliminates equipment and reduces costs.
Kineto's FMC solutions are currently enabling mobile operators around the world to deliver a variety of new revenue generating FMC services, including dual-mode handsets, femtocells, terminal adaptors, softmobile clients and more.
These dual-mode handsets can make voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls over Wi-Fi, while retaining the functions and benefits of a traditional cellular phone.
The idea for a tri-band and dual-mode handset, covering W-CDMA/GSM/DCS systems, is suitable for the flourishing wireless communication market worldwide.
Since device consolidation is a top priority, vendors selling these wares should have commonly used corporate mobile e-mail clients available on at least some dual-mode handset clients for these solutions to be widely deployed.
The hipi-2200 works with GSM and WiFi radios active simultaneously and is reportedly the first SIP-based Windows mobile dual-mode handset in world.
Trapeze partnered with DiVitas Networks, a provider of unified mobility solutions, to demonstrate interoperability between the wireless platforms of each company, over any dual-mode handset supporting Windows Mobile 05.
Antenova's Quad-band Cellular RADIONOVA has already been selected by Telecon Mobile for its innovative dual-mode handset for the Turkish market.
According to ARRIS the joint solutionwith UTStarcom will allow end customers with a Wi-Fi-enabled dual-mode handset to roam between their cellular and Wi-Fi connections, a service commonly referred to as Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC).
Continued strong growth in UMA-based dual-mode handset and terminal adaptor deployments, combined with tremendous operator interest in femtocells, is highlighting the FMC imperative for mobile operators globally," said Rick Gilbert, president and CEO of Kineto Wireless.
The dual-mode handset, originally announced in August 2005, combines the EDGE Nexperia cellular system solution 6120 from Philips, with a TG3 protocol stack and a TD-SCDMA processor developed by T3G and Philips.
The immediate availability of these products is well timed with the current growth of the dual-mode handset market", adds Girish.