PARIS, Nov. 9, 2000 â€”At a joint press conference today, SAGEM and Microsoft announced the SAGEM WA3050, the industryâ€™s first wireless Pocket PC with demonstrated GSM/GPRS technology. The SAGEM Pocket PC is equipped with dual-band GSM phone capabilities and high speed GPRS technology by SAGEM and is based on Microsoftâ€™s Windows Powered Pocket PC platform. This will enable customers to have real-time wireless access to information including email, the Web, time-sensitive corporate applications as well as high-end mobile phone capabilities.
The SAGEM Pocket PC is thin and light, weighing in at 198 grams. Its refined design combines SAGEMâ€™s expertise in mobile phone design with the rich functionality of the Pocket PC platform. Users are able to take advantage of all the features of a high-end phone from a leading world-class phone manufacturer and all of the features of a high end Pocket PC with integrated wireless functionality, including:
The ability to place and receive mobile phone calls, including hands-free and speakerphone capabilities, as well as, customisable phone features such as downloading personalised ring tones from the Web.
Wireless Internet browsing over high-bandwidth wireless connections using Pocket Internet Explorer, and access to WAP information using an integrated browser; access to your personal business productivity applications including email, calendar, contacts using a pocket version of MicrosoftÂ® OutlookÂ® , plus pocket versions of MicrosoftÂ®
Word and Excel, with real-time wireless connectivity.
Listening to MP3 audio files with Windows Media TM Player or reading Ebooks with MicrosoftÂ®
Reader, in addition to thousands of add-on Pocket PC software applications and peripherals available from other companies.
Caller alert functions ensuring that no calls are missed while using applications on the Pocket PC.
â€śSAGEMâ€™s new wireless Pocket PC places SAGEM and Microsoft at the forefront of the mobile device market by delivering to customers a solution that combines the rich PDA platform, Pocket PC, with innovative wireless technology, truly delivering to the market Microsoftâ€™s vision of information access anytime, anywhere and from any device.â€ť
said Hjalmar Winbladh, General Manager, Europe Mobility Solutions Center, Microsoft Corporation.
â€śThis announcement is a testament to the rapid pace of the mobile marketplace; Microsoft and Sagemâ€™s forefront position is now proven by providing, today, leading technology for their customers.â€ť
â€śThe SAGEM WA 3050 combines the latest mobile technology from SAGEMâ€™s high-end mobile phones with Microsoftâ€™s Windows Powered Pocket PC. SAGEMâ€™s Pocket PC offers a device with superior ergonomics and all of the features of a high-end mobile phone including hands-free speaker phone, vibrating alert and WAP/SMS services.â€ť
â€śThe SAGEM WA 3050 marks a milestone for mobile workers who need to connect to their most important information while away from the office.â€ť
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