With a sleek stainless steel design, the Nokia 6301 phone launched today is not only stylish, but offers consumers seamless voice and data mobility across GSM cellular and WLAN networks via Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology. The Nokia 6301 phone uses UMA technology to integrate the benefits of landline and a mobile phone, including seamless indoor coverage, sound quality and affordability. “The convergence of mobile and fixed/land-line technologies means consumers are looking for products that can help make their lives easier,” said Peter Ropke, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “With the Nokia 6301 utilizing UMA technology, worldwide triband GSM coverage is combined with superior indoor WLAN coverage to create a device that people can use in virtually any situation. With UMA technology, the consumer can use the GSM network or a broadband Internet-connected WLAN network for mobile services. This can ensure excellent indoor coverage both at office and home. The consumer can have one multi-mode handset that works everywhere with enhanced and easy-to-use voice services. And, WLAN/UMA provides excellent coverage and sound quality, even in areas where mobile phone reception has previously been poor. With UMA technology, the Nokia 6301 benefits operators as well, allowing them to deliver voice and data services to subscribers over WLAN, substantially increasing mobile service availability while decreasing the costs related to network deployment. Orange will be one of the first operators to offer the Nokia 6301, as part of its Unik/Unique portfolio. Yves Maitre, Senior Vice President, Devices, Orange said “The Nokia 6301 is a stylish new addition to our Unik range of converged fixed and mobile phones. Orange’s Unik offer brings together the convenience of a single phone and tariff at home and on the move and the widest range of UMA handsets. The Nokia 6301, with its sleek candy bar design and attractive stainless steel exterior adds to the appeal of Unik for Orange customers.” The Nokia 6301 is an evolution of the modern monoblock design. Weighing a mere 93 grams and measuring less than 13.1mm thin, the Nokia 6301 is constructed of quality materials. To accompany the UMA technology, the Nokia 6301 also offers consumers a modern suite of features, including a 2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom and full screen viewfinder. Ideal for home and office, the Nokia 6301 comes with an attractive desk stand, the Nokia Desk Stand DT-23, to hold the phone and keep its battery charged while connected to WLAN. The clean lines and recessed buttons of the Nokia 6301 are highlighted by a stainless steel frame with hand-hugging curves. In addition, the Nokia 6301 includes: – 2-inch QVGA screen – USB/PC Synchronization – Internal user memory of 30MB and 128MB in-box microSD card, with support for up to 4GB microSD cards – Voice dialing, voice commands and voice recording – MP3 player, FM radio – Integrated hands-free speaker The Nokia 6301 has a talk-time of up to 3.5 hours and a standby time of up to 14 days. The Nokia 6301 is expected to begin shipping to select markets in Europe during the fourth quarter of 2007 with an estimated retail price of 230 euros before subsidies or taxes.
“Acer has officially announced a GPS-enabled PDA Ferrari Racing. Some preliminary info has already popped up in the news. The model is peculiar for its design, which involves colors and logo of Ferrari. At the same time the device doesn’t have outstanding specs. Acer Ferrari Racing is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0. It is based on Samsung S3C2442XL 300 MHz processor and a 2.8” 320×240 display. Besides the racing PDA has onboard a built-in GPS receiver SiRF Star III, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and 64 MB of memory. It supports SD/MMC cards, measures 108x58x16.8 mm and weighs 122 g.” via mobile-review.com
“Palm Canada today announced the availability of the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 750 smartphone, the first Treo to run on the Rogers’ High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network. Powered by the new Windows Mobile(R) 6 Professional software, the Treo 750 provides Canadian mobile professionals with an exceptional world-phone experience. It offers broadbandlike download speeds and global roaming capabilities on a colour touch-screen that replicates desktop applications to make navigating online and through multiple applications quick and easy while on the go.(1) The Treo 750 combines the world-class Palm experience of a multifunction mobile phone with a new, powerful Windows Mobile 6 Professional software for email, messaging, web browsing and Office Mobile(R) that lets users review and edit business documents and access corporate data.(2) The Treo 750 is the perfect balance between power and performance running Windows Mobile 6, which brings a powerful desktop computing experience to the small screen, improving how people do business on the go from a single device to save them time. Powerful business features combined with Palm usability improvements, such as photo speed dial and Direct Push Technology (2), allow Palm customers added freedoms. Users can access multiple business and personal email accounts, including Outlook(R) email, and get easy updates to calendar, contacts and tasks while leveraging high-speed web access on the go. The Treo 750 also has a full QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging, a bright 240×240 colour touch-screen and support for Bluetooth(R) stereo headsets. The built-in 128MB memory (60MB user available) can be enhanced by using the mini-SD slot to add memory cards of up to 4GB (sold separately), which are great for storing data, photos, music and video.More information about the Palm Treo 750 smartphone is available at http://www.palm.com/treo750. About Palm, Inc. Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM), a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information from anywhere. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones and Palm handheld computers, as well as software, services and accessories. Palm products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores (http://www.palm.com/store). More information about Palm Canada, Inc. is available at http://www.palm.com/ca. (1) Within UMTS/HSPA mobile data service coverage area only. Backward compatible with EDGE and GPRS networks. Email and web require data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. ISP and/or VPN may also be required. (2) Requires Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 or Exchange Server 2007 and access enabled by IT administrator. Palm and Treo are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.