Issue #2003 - 30 (November 2003)
Device News This Week
Source: FierceWireless, CTIA, CNET, Vendor Websites and others
1. Motorola Launches 6 New Handsets
Motorola is launching six new handsets and some are on the market
now - before the holidays. The cell phone maker says the devices will feature color screens, advanced messaging capabilities, integrated and downloadable games and personalization options. Motorola says
that each phone has been designed to combine leading technology with affordability. Among the Motorola cell phones being launched are the Motorola C550, C450, C250, C343, C200 and V150.
2. NEC's N341i Handset for i-mode
A stylish fold form design with 2.2" high color LCD (TFD)
screen and built-in antenna and integrated camera. NEC N223i is the
GPRS version of the same handset.
3. Plantronics untethers office professionals from their desks with the release of the CS50 Wireless
Headset System, a completely wireless digital headset system. Plantronicsâ€™
CS50 enables a hands-free workstyle in the office.
The sleek, self-contained design of the wireless CS50 unit addresses the number
one product concern of business professionals who have chosen not to use a
headset—they do not want to be tied to their desk or have a wire in the way.
With the CS50 unit, office professionals can communicate up to 300 feet away from their desk phone, for up to eight
hours. The lightweight headset also uses built-in digital encryption so
conversations are secure.
MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Cellular
handsets galore this holiday season. We like the idea of Plantronics'
CS50 device. It is really useful. Let the big network guys catch the
wave. What starts in the SOHO market will get into the enterprise
market sooner or later.
For handsets, the vendor to watch is
LG Electronics and Samsung who are giving the big boys - Nokia and
Motorola a run for their money.
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