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Issue #2003 - 02 (January 2003)
(Updated Jan. 16, 2003)


Sprint & Samsung Introduce New Palm-Powered Cell Phone

Sprint PCS and Samsung Telecommunications America introduced the PCS Phone by Samsung SPH-i330, which combines a full color screen cell phone with the functions of a Palm hand-held computer. The i330 features a 160 x 240 pixel, 256-color touch screen panel display that allows customers to navigate pop-up screen menus and view HTML Web sites with the Handspring Blazer(TM) multi-mode browser.

With 16 MB of memory, the i330 enables customers to use Palm OS features to schedule meetings, check phone numbers and reference downloaded e-mails while talking on the phone. The i330 is compatible with nearly all of the 15,000 Palm OS applications available today, so customers can download applications that fit their specific business, learning or entertainment needs, a Sprint statement said.

ALLTEL began offering the Kyocera 7135 Palm-Powered cell phone on December 20. The Palm Powered(TM) Kyocera 7135 features a small, lightweight clamshell design and CDMA2000 1X technology that enables peak data speeds of 153 kbps. It offers a 65,000-color display, Assisted GPS (A-GPS) technology, an expansion card slot compatible with both MultiMediaCard(TM) (MMC) and SD(TM) card standards, and an onboard MP3 player. The Kyocera 7135 also incorporates a speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, silent vibrating alert, two-way SMS text messaging, e-mail, and three modes of Web access (HTML, Web Clipping and WAP). The numeric keypad allows one-touch access to contact and calendar data as well as messages or the Web. It runs the Palm OS(R) v4.1 and has 16MB of onboard memory. (Source: IDG News Service) 

Source: CTIA and IDG

For more information: http://www.sprint.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: There is room for smart phone PDA for SOHO market where information data stream is brief and can be accommodated on the screen size of SPH-i330 and Kyocera 7135.

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