World’s First Wi-Fi/Cellular Phone

I can’t believe it’s taken this long to happen, but Samsung has released the SGH-P200, the first mobile that can switch “seemlessly” between cellular phone services and IP network services over Wi-Fi, so-called Generic Access Network technology or UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access).

The P200, which is first being released in Italy, can switch between GSM, GPRS, EDGE mobile services, and wireless LAN networks (Wi-Fi). Roll-out to other European countries soon. No word on when we can expect to see GAN phones here in the US.