Sieze the Day with this GSM Phone Clip-On
REALVison will soon release the Carpe Diem V, a dual-band GSM phone with voice and data capabilities. It snaps onto the back and bottom of the Palm V or Vx and can wake the handheld when a call or SMS message is received. It comes with its own rechargeable li-ion battery that offers 220-280 minutes of talk time and 52-80 hours of standby time. It will be commercially available on April 17 in Hong Kong for US$409.
It is 4.8 inches (5.3" w/ antenna) long, 3.1 inches wide, and .7 inches thick. It weighs 5 ounces (8.8 with Palm).
It comes with three applications. REALPhone offers direct dialing or from the Address Book, call forwarding, Caller ID, and a roaming status indicator. REALSMS allows sending/receiving SMS messages and storing them on a SIM card or on the Palm. Web Clipping is Palm's technology for using small applets to access the the Web.
The Carpe Diem V can be used as a phone without being connected to a Palm. When this is happening, SMS messages are stored for later use.
It comes with a battery charger, power adapter and a headset.
The Product Launch Ceremony will be held at the Commercial Applications for PDA Event in the Hong Kong Conference & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
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RE: Headset only, blech.
Too pricey, limited utility
However, my gripe is that the current generation of GSM PDAs do too little and are way too expensive to operate. Part of the blame should also be laid at the feet of cell phone operators.
From my personal experience, the narrow-band that GSM limits you to really can put a test to your patience to do anything at all. Furthermore, there's airtime charges to contend with - hey, every minute counts!
If I want to send SMS I can already do it from my cell phone without buying an accessory for my Palm that costs almost as much as the Palm itself.
Despite all the marketing hype surrounding these devices, I would warn: Caveat Emptor!
Ohfish is much better
RE: Ohfish is much better
Announcement by hotsync.com.hk
CarpeDiem -- A Smart GSM Communicator by HOTSYNC.COM.HK
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Headset only, blech.
I'd MUCH rather snag the tri-band Ohfish! when it comes out. That one does everything these other ones do, but it HAS a speaker and mic, as well as a headset jack. Being able to grab the device and put it to your ear is a lot more convenient than plugging in the headset, sticking the earplug in your ear and TEN answering the call when you're not already ready for it.
Save your money and support OhFish! :)