Sprint has confirmed plans to carry both the Samsung i700 and the Hitachi G1000 Pocket PC Phone Edition PDAs. Both units will be made available during the second quarter of this year.
Sprint is taking leadership in wireless innovation to new heights by working with Microsoft to add the latest evolution in converged PDAs to the PCS Clear Wireless WorkplaceSM. By leveraging Microsoft’s Pocket PC software and the electronics expertise of Samsung and Hitachi, Sprint can provide customers with a PCS Phone that transcends the traditional versatility and functionality of a PDA, said John Garcia, senior vice president of marketing, sales and distribution for the PCS Division of Sprint. The power and flexibility of the Pocket PC combined with the clarity, desktop-like speed and breadth of the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network will provide customers with a powerful platform for personal and enterprise mobile communications.
Microsoft Windows Powered PCS Phone by Samsung SPH-i700
The PCS Phone by Samsung SPH-i700 is designed to enable business users to take advantage of the advanced features of a wireless phone while also having access to popular and familiar mobile versions of Microsoft applications. The Samsung i700’s speakerphone capability will allow users to conduct hands-free conference calls while simultaneously accessing files and information from the Pocket PC applications quickly and easily. The built-in digital camera will allow VGA quality 640 x 480 images, continuous capture, lighting adjustment, voice memo and text attachments with pictures that can be sent via email or infrared.
Microsoft Windows Powered PCS Phone by Hitachi G1000
The PCS Phone by Hitachi G1000 is the company’s first Windows Powered device and the first Pocket PC phone to feature an integrated camera, keyboard and phone feature all in one mobile device. The Hitachi G1000 combines the comprehensive functionality of a Pocket PC experience with the high-speed enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network to deliver the ability to input text for messaging using a built-in QWERTY keyboard, place and receive phone calls, and browse the Web at speeds averaging 50 to 70 Kbps, with peak speeds of 144 Kbps. The new device incorporates an integrated rotating digital VGA quality camera with the ability to shoot and share pictures via the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.
Expect more wireless news today, as the CTIA Wireless 2003 show is in full swing.