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Issue #2003 - 06 (February 2003)
(Updated Feb. 20, 2003)


Nokia & Motorola Introduce New Phones

Nokia introduced three new phones for the North American and Latin American markets. The color screen Nokia 3595 phone is a dual band (GSM/GPRS) phone that uses Java technology to download applications. It features multimedia messaging, instant messaging, an improved high-fidelity speaker for playing ring tones, and comes with four Java game applications - Bowling, Air Glide, Sky Diver and Backgammon. Shipments are expected to begin in the spring. The Nokia 2220 and 2260 phones feature text messaging, business card exchange, phone books with capacity for 200 entries, downloadable ring tone capability, and picture messaging. The 2220 is a single band TDMA phone, and the 2260 is a dual band TDMA phone. Shipments are expected to begin in the second quarter. (Source: Dow Jones Newswires) - more info 

Motorola Introduces Java/Linux Cell Phone
Motorola is introducing the A760, a phone that uses Java software and a Linux operating system. Motorola said using the open source Java and Linux software will encourage developers to create more features for cell phones. The A760, expected to be available first in the Asian market, features a personal digital assistant, digital camera, MP3 player and speakerphone. It is scheduled for release in the third quarter. 

Source: CTIA and Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, CNET News.com 

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: We are overwhelmed by the number of new phones announced every week. Can the enterprise planners figure out which phone to buy for its mobile professionals?

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