Kyocera Officially Unveils Palm-Based Smartphone
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is announcing the Kyocera QCP 6035 Smartphone that is both a Palm OS-based organizer and a CDMA digital wireless phone. This is the same device of which the advanced photos and details leaked out in October. Commercial availability of the Kyocera Smartphone is expected in the first quarter of 2001 for an as yet undisclosed price.
Operating on CDMA PCS (1900 MHz), CDMA cellular (800 MHz) and analog cellular networks, the Smartphone offers many features, including a built-in speakerphone, voice-activated dialing and a jog-dial for accessing phone settings, contact information and call history. It runs the Palm OS v3.5 with 8 MB of memory.
The Kyocera Smartphone measures approximately 5.59 in. x 2.60 in. x 0.86 in. (14.2 cm. x 6.6 cm. x 2.2 cm.) and weighs 7.35 ounces (208 grams). A user-replaceable lithium ion battery provides up to 4.5 hours of talk time and up to 110 hours of standby time in CDMA digital mode.
The Kyocera Smartphone supports HTML browsers with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to provide security for confidential data. It also supports Web Clipping applications and WAP browsers. All three methods use CDMA wireless data services for Web access. In addition, users can access corporate or personal e-mail accounts using the integrated Eudora e-mail application. The Smartphone also acts as a wireless modem to provide data/fax capabilities for personal computers via the charging cradle or optional serial cable.
Users can choose either the speakerphone or a headset connected to the universal earphone jack to make simultaneous use of the phone and PDA functions. The jog dial on the left side of the phone provides easy access to contacts, call history, phone settings, messages and voice memos. The Smartphone features voice-activated dialing and Speed Dial, as well as 15 audible ringer types plus a silent, vibrating alert. A SmartSound feature automatically adjusts the earpiece volume during a call based on surrounding noise levels. The Smartphone also incorporates Text Telephony (TTY) capability for hearing-impaired users.
With the keypad open, the Smartphone displays the familiar Palm applications launcher, with additional Smart Keys for the Address Book, Date Book, Memo Pad and To-Do List. The Tap 'n' Dial feature allows automatic dialing of contact numbers from the Address Book. HotSync technology allows users to synchronize information between the Smartphone and a personal computer. The Smartphone also features an infrared data port at the top of the phone for rapid beaming of information to other IR-enabled devices.
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- I got one -Tuckermaclain
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