“Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, today announced the Verizon Wireless SMT5800 is available today online and through Verizon Wireless business sales. The SMT5800 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Jan. 21.Part compact phone, part messaging device, the Verizon Wireless SMT5800 features a standard mobile phone keypad and navigation as well as slide-out QWERTY keyboard, plus Windows Mobile 6 Standard for access to the Internet, calendar and contacts, tasks, e-mail and more. With the SMT5800, Verizon Wireless customers can easily view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel and view PowerPoint and PDF documents while on-the-go. Additional features of the SMT5800 include:- 2.0 Megapixel camera with video capture- Bluetooth 2.0 including stereo with support for certain profiles- microSD memory card slot (for up to 8 GB of removable memory)- 2.4″ QVGA, 240×320 65k-color screen- CDMA2000 1X/EV-DO digital dual band- Dimensions: 4.1″ l x 2.0″ w x 0.7″ d- Weight: 4.2 oz.Verizon Wireless customers have the benefit of using the SMT5800 as a modem for notebooks when they subscribe to Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess Connect — which runs on the nation’s most reliable wireless broadband network — to send and receive data.The SMT5800 is available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com today for 299.99USD after a 50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers who purchase a qualified voice plan along with a data plan may be eligible for an additional 100USD credit making the SMT5800 199.99USD for those customers.Business customers may contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ to purchase the device.” via slashphone.com
Skype gets aggressive in mobile market!
“Skype is in the news again. They have used CES as the site to announce an aggressive attempt to strengthen their mobile presence. In partnership with a wide range of industry partners, Skype has unveiled several new wireless devices and accessories, and is demonstrating others. Some of the highlights:* With mobile operator 3, the 3 Skypephone, a mass market 3G wireless handset available in Europe and Australia.* The Freetalk Wireless Stereo Headset with a range of 20 meters, which is superior to Bluetooth.* Skype for PSP – will now be available pre-loaded by Sony on both the mylo and the PSP.* The Nokia N810 Internet Tablet is being shown as an ideal Skype device.These and other developments show how serious Skype is about expanding their reach with users. They have more than 246 million registered users, and WiFi is becoming more and more common and inexpensive, so this focus is logical for the company.” via mobilemag.com
SanDisk Announces the 12 Gigabyte microSDHC Card for Mobile Phones
“SanDisk has begun to sample 12-gigabyte (GB) microSDHC flash memory cards to major phone manufacturers for testing and evaluation.SDHC is the designation for any SD or SD-based card that is larger than 2GB and adheres to the new SD 2.00 specification required for cards and hosts to support 4GB to 32GB capacities. The specification was developed by the SD Association, an industry standards board, which has also created three classes to define minimum sustained data transfer speed. These cards adhere to the SD Speed Class 4 Rating.” via slashphone.com