Nokia 6086, Seamless UMA

Aside from looking damned ugly, the Nokia 6086 actually provides a utility. In addition to being able to communicate over quad-band GSM circuits, it can seamlessly hop to UMA WLAN communications.

So if you’re walking around and lose signal but there is 802.11 b/g WiFi available, the 6086 can latch onto that without you ever missing a word. It sounds dubious to me, but I’m willing to restrain my skepticism until I see it in action.

Of course, it’s currently only available in Europe and it’ll set you back $200 euros. I’m sure we won’t see anything like this here for the better part of a decade. So for now, let’s just laugh at how ugly it looks despite how useful it might be.

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