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Re: Mobile phone capabilities list?

From: Luca Passani <luca.passani@openwave.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 14:51:46 +0100
Message-ID: <003001c592b2$548910b0$0305690a@myopwv.com>
To: <public-ddwg@w3.org>, <www-mobile@w3.org>
Message>Or am I missing something.

you are missing the part where we stated that IMEI would just be an *extra* way to identify the device
as opposed to the only way.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dale Gonzalez 
  To: public-ddwg@w3.org ; www-mobile@w3.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:34 PM
  Subject: RE: Mobile phone capabilities list?

  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 J


  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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