Phones & Handhelds
Nokia has released the Nokia 3395 wireless phone, featuring a wireless application protocol 1.1 Internet browser that can receive content from "push" services (companies that send content at regular intervals).
Reader Response no. 213.
Motorola Inc. has debuted its Timeport P7389i wireless phone. It includes general packet radio service, built-in microbrowser, voice-activated dialing, and support for tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz networks.
Reader Response no. 214.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. has debuted its Kyocera 2135 wireless phone, offering a WAP Internet browser, e-mail functions, and two-way text messaging. Its contact directory stores names, addresses, notes and up to 200 phone numbers. Other tools: calculator, alarm clock, and more.
Reader Response no. 215.
The Real Cities Network and Sprint have announced the launch of the Real Cities Mobile Serviceon the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. Founded by San Jose based-Knight Ridder Digital, it provides content from leading local newspapers and media properties in 55 cities.
Reader Response no. 216.
Microsoft Corp. has introduced its Pocket PC 2002 Software. The latest upgrade features an updated interface with user-selectable skins, and auto-configuration options and interoperability with Palm OS-based devices. The included Windows Media Player 8 supports Windows Media Video and Audio 8 technology. Also new: latest version of Microsoft Reader.
Reader Response no. 217.
BOXLIGHT Corp.'s new CP-310t multimedia projector weighs 8.6-pounds and offers 2000 ANSI lumens.
The new projector includes dual digital/analog connectivity, says BOXLIGHT.
It features multiple computer, video, and audio inputs, allowing the connection of devices such as a DVD player. It also has component video connection, and is HDTV compatible, says the company. The unit offers a remote control with an integrated laser pointer.
Reader Response no. 219.
New Pocket PC Software
AT&T Answers the Call
IN THE wake of the national disaster, the AT&T Foundationhas donated $1 million to the American Red Cross; and additionally committed another $300,000 in funds to match employee donations.
AT&T says $10 million in prepaid long distance calling cards have been provided for use by relief works in NYC and Washington, D.C. It also offered free long distance service from payphones in the affected areas of NYC during the initial incidents, and has waived surcharge fees. The company also donated free e-mail and Internet services at its Public Phone 2000i units at airports in N.Y., N.J., Boston and other locations.
AT&T Wireless, now a split-off, has donated 2,000 phones with unlimited use to government and relieve agencies, it says.
Reader Response no. 221.