new PDA/phone

Old Aug 3, 2001, 12:50 am
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new PDA/phone

Check this unit out:

www.pc-ephone.com

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Old Aug 3, 2001, 6:40 am
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Cool looking phone, I saw it about a year ago and though it was vapourware!
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Old Aug 3, 2001, 1:27 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ScottC:
Cool looking phone, I saw it about a year ago and though it was vapourware!</font>
Dorian, interesting device, but ScottC is correct, the pc-ephone is very much vaporware. The company is currently forcasting first product shipments in 60-90 days, but with partial functionality at best. They have not yet successfully concluded acceptance testing with CDMA wireless carriers. If they do ship, and if their internal Qualcomm CDMA chipset is not available to use with the wireless networks, one fallback position would be to use a CF (compact flash) modem and standard (e.g. ATT/Verizon/Omnisky) service. Full CDMA 800Mhz PCS is forecast to be available no earlier than Q1/02.

BTW retail price is US$999, and that does not include the bluetooth handset/stylus, which will trail the base unit by an unspecified period. If it ever becomes available, it will allow the user to roam up to 30 feet from the base unit.

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