Nextel 700plus Is Internet-Ready
Nextel Communication's new i700plus digital phone is a ruggedized, Internet-ready phone that combines digital cellular, text/numeric paging and Nextel's Direct Connect two-way radio feature, says the company, headquartered in Reston, Va.
Manufactured by Motorola, it contains a Web browser for future access to Nextel's Web-based services. It comes with either yellow or black, with black rubber grips for added protection.
The unit incorporates a wide variety of features, including VibraCall silent alert, alternate phone line, three-way calling, missed call indicator, and "Turbo Dial" one-button dialing. It weighs 10.2 ounces with a standard nickel metal hydride battery, and provides standby times of up to 65 hours; talk times of up to 240 minutes, says Nextel.
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The Qbe Personal Computing Tablet is a computer that combines the mobility of handheld devices with the speed and capabilities of a desktop, reports Aqcess Technologies Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif.
The size of a writing pad, it can be ordered with either an Intel Celeron or a Pentium II processor at 400 MHz, or a Pentium III 450/600 MHz. It runs Windows 98/2000, comes with 64 MB RAM, and has a 24X CD-ROM drive. The unit includes L&H speech recognition software, a digital camera, and a SmartCard reader, says Aqcess.
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Lawyers can receive automatic downloads of important files from their firm network when they synchronize their Palm Computing devices using iMobile File Distribution for Palm Computing, , says Synchrologic, Inc.
Using technology from DataViz, Inc., iMobile automatically downloads Microsoft Word and Excel files into a version the Palm can display. The software also supports Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Word Pro, Quattro Pro and WordPerfect, it says.
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Dell Computer Corp. says its new Dell Inspiron 5000 laptop computers are available with a variety of processors, including the new Pentium III with SpeedStep technology, at 600/650 MHz. The unit is also offered with a 466 MHz Intel Celeron processors, and Intel Pentium III 450/ 500 MHz, reports the Round Rock, Texas company.
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Motorola Inc. has introduced the i1000plus iDEN palm-sized handset, which supports wireless access to the Internet, Intranets and networks. Offering enhanced phone features, it integrates the capabilities of a digital phone, two-way radio and alphanumeric pager with Internet microbrowser, e-mail, fax and two-way messaging.
The unit can also serve as a wireless modem when connected to a notebook computer or personal digital assistant, reports Motorola.
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Sony Electronics Inc. has introduced the VPL-CS1 SuperLite LCD Projector, which the company says is ideal for small office/home office use. The unit, smaller than a laptop computer, weighs just six pounds, yet has a light output of 600 lumens, says Sony.
Its projection system has three LCD panels and one lens, and has a screen coverage of 40 to 150 inches.
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The NCL 400 Notebook Computer Light is a device that attaches to the screen of notebook computers and evenly illuminates the keyboard with a gentle red light, reducing night blindness.
The company also offers a line of "hands free" lights and PCL Palmtop Computer Lights, designed for use in dark/dim areas.
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The BJC-85 Color Bubble Jet Printer is a portable, compact printer with an IrDA port for wireless printing, says Canon Computer Systems Inc.
The printer is compatible with Windows 95/98/NT/CE, Mac and Palm operating systems. It prints at a rate of five pages-per-minute in black and white, two p-p-m in color.
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Motorola Inc. and SkyTel plan to extend the reach of Motorola's PageWriter 2000X two-way messaging service to Latin America. Their new accord will allow users in Latin American countries to take advantage of two-way messaging technologies that have been available only in the U.S., they say.
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