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Unveils the First Multi-Functional Communicator Platform
just a concept study. Ericsson is using this device as a prototype
for the continuing development of new applications. Look for
a commercially available example from Ericsson in the next
12 to 18 months.
Details: Mobile telecommunications giant Ericsson
unveiled the world's first true multi-functional communicator
platform at this year's CeBIT 2000 Show in Hannover, Germany.
Coined as a first-generation integrated mobile information
device, it combines Internet browsing, messaging, imaging,
mobile telephony, personal information management, and location-based
applications and services.
The Communicator is configured to handle the latest mobile
communications protocols, HSCSD (High Speed Circuit Switched
Data) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Services), along with
triple-band GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) - which makes the device
worldwide capable. Internet access is via either a WAP or
Equipped with both built-in Bluetooth™ and GPS chips, the
device employs Bluetooth™ technology to connect wirelessly
to a myriad of similarly configured appliances (like other
phones, your PC, or the store you are standing in?!), while
the GPS interface allows the unit to provide and receive information
based upon geo-coordinates - to comply with regulations so
that an emergency crew can find you.
An intuitive color touch screen allows for easy navigation,
pen-input and handwriting recognition.
Palm and QUALCOMM - watch out!
Want to find out more about Bluetooth technology? Go
Introduced a Bluetooth Cell Phone at the Fall Comdex
Here is the first real implementation of a Bluetooth
app. A wireless connection between the phone unit and the
headset, eliminating tangled wires.
Without knowing the real details yet - we wonder, whether
one can take the incoming phone call by just pressing a button
on the headset...
Motorola will start shipping a similar solution to be synchronized
with the release of the movie Mission
Impossible II. Check out the teaser trailer on the MI
2 site. Tell us if you can see it.
MP3 Add-on for their Cell Phones Introduced at Telecom '99
- Just another concept?
calls it the HPM-10 Attached to the bottom of Ericsson phones,
it has 32 MByte of RAM for 32 minutes of listening in a Multimedia
card. One can listen to MP3 audio and when a phone call comes
in, the music fades away.
Availability: Mid June
Price: not released yet
The next logical question is, does it receive the MP3 files
through the air? Do we really need a computer and an Internet
A note to this - the Japanese telecomms are preparing to ship
phones with built-in MP3 players in the second half of 2000.
Here is the Swedish version of this concept. So the real question
is, when we will see the wireless services (ATT, GTE,
Sprint...) here in the United States supporting these devices?
Add-on for Cell Phone - Ericsson HPR-08
is attached to the phone and you can listen to your favorite
station. When a call comes in, it mutes the radio channel
and switches over to the phone.
It has a model number (HPR-08). Does that mean we can actually
buy it? Yes.
about $ 59.95
Listen to music, news or sports in between calls
Includes StationScan and volume control
All the convenience of a portable handsfree radio
Frequency band: 87.5-108 MHz
Mutes radio automatically when the call is received;
Releases mute when the call is ended
Full Duplex technology provides simultaneous two-way
audio; prevents choppy conversations
Two earpieces provide enhanced voice clarity
Earpiece holder prevents cord from tangling when not in
use Includes neoprene carying pouch for added
Low current consumption leads to minimal battery drain
Compatible with 600/LX700/i888 series phones.
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