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RE: Mobile phone capabilities list?

From: Dale Gonzalez <dale.gonzalez@air2web.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 09:34:52 -0400
Message-ID: <336E93A5D77EC246881C518F41A47CCA01BCE614@EXCHANGE1.atl.air2web.com>
To: <public-ddwg@w3.org>, <www-mobile@w3.org>
Seems to me that using user-agent/connect info is better than IMEI.
IMEI is tied directly to the hardware.  As the devices become more and
more advanced, the client that the user is using - which is the thing
that must be adapted to - will be downloadable and only have a passing
association with the hardware.  Or am I missing something.


From: www-mobile-request@w3.org [mailto:www-mobile-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Luca Passani
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:13 AM
To: public-ddwg@w3.org; www-mobile@w3.org
Subject: RE: Mobile phone capabilities list?

I was told offline that IMEI is only GSM and CDMA too.


Quite frankly, I still don't see why we should give up on such a
powerful unique key to device capabilities,  but it explains why
"purists" don't like the idea :-)


Of course, I will consider seriously the creation of the IMEI module for
WURFL in the months to come. Is there any operator willing to put some
money there?



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