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3GSM LIVE: The new Pocket LOOX T Series - always in touch with your business through UMTS
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 13.02.06 - 14:40:16 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 18700x
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Europe's leading IT company has unveiled its Pocket LOOX T Series to the public at the 3GSM World Congress, which started today in Barcelona. Featuring Windows Mobile Direct Push e-mail and UMTS mobile phone, this all-integrated handheld is a pocket-sized office that eliminates the need for multiple devices.

With Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software and UMTS functionality, Pocket LOOX T series users always have access to their e-mails, appointment calendar and other familiar Microsoft Office applications. And it's user-friendly, with a standard QWERTY keyboard and brilliant TFT display. Incorporating these devices into the corporate network is straightforward, ensuring secure and reliable data transfer, while the integrated GPS makes sure you never get lost.


"It is vital for the mobile workforce to have the information they need at hand anytime and anywhere, and to have the means to respond quickly when it matters," explained Peter Esser, Executive Vice President Volume Products & Supply Operations at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "Mobile professionals do not have time to sit around unproductively when there are mountains of e-mails and documents to work through. They do not want to waste time that could be better spent with customers. With the Pocket LOOX T Series, we are introducing a product designed to solve these problems. And the best thing is that all those extra devices and adaptors can be done away with, since everything is now combined into one compact, capable and highly portable package."

With annual growth rates of 70 percent in the handhelds market in 2005 Fujitsu Siemens Computers has established itself as a key mobility player in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Fast, efficient digital communication is becoming ever more crucial, particularly in the rapidly growing market for convergence products. With decades of IT and mobility experience, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is extremely well positioned for success in this convergence market. The company recognizes that business users require all-integrated devices, which over time, will replace conventional handhelds and mobile phones.

Highlights

  • Fully-equipped GSM/UMTS mobile phone
  • E-mail push and messaging with Microsoft Exchange and Windows Mobile 5.0 software
  • Integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN (Wi-Fi certified) with VoIP capability
  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • Integrated GPS
  • Video telephony with VGA camera (Pocket LOOX T830)
  • 2 megapixel auto-focus camera (Pocket LOOX T830)
  • Ergonomic QWERTY keyboard and brilliant TFT display
  • SD I/O / MMC slot for backup and additional applications such as an MP3 player or navigation system
  • Powerful, exchangeable battery
  • Pocket LOOX Software Suite (includes Connection Manager software from Fujitsu Siemens Computers for easy WLAN access)

The new high-end handhelds will arrive at shops in July for prices of approximately 700 Euro.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by manisa236 on 25.07.06 - 14:52:34

Hello all,

Never had a WM machine before, and waiting for this device to be released..
But, can anyone tell me though, how bad the 240X240 resolution is in general?
Does it ruin the whole Windows mobile experience? (In terms of business use: i.e browsing internet, writing e-mail, using Tomtom etc..)
Man, if only the screen was a little better, at least a QVGA. Other than that, it looks like a laptop replacement!! (with USB host, SDIO, and everything..)

Cheers..

Posted by Arne Hess on 25.07.06 - 15:45:30

Well, quite frankly, the 240x240 pixel are "semi-optimum" only. While all the standard Windows Mobile applications are optimized to work with such a square screen, some 3rd party applications might not work.
Also keep in mind, that for web browsing you get 80 pixel less which means you have to scroll more. However, it works and the Palm Treo 700w has the same screen resolution and also has its fans, so it must work - even if "semi-optimum" (which is my humble opinion only).

Posted by manisa236 on 25.07.06 - 18:01:52

Thanks a lot for the response..

I don't know how WM copes with usually 4:3 sized multimedia files (clips etc.) on a square screen, but I personally wouldn't mind scrolling a little bit more if everything else is worth it. (Should be fairly easy considering built-in wheel..)
But again, maybe it's best to wait until couple of detailed reviews come out..

Posted by Arne Hess on 25.07.06 - 18:55:21

4:3 media files aren't a problem at all. You can always watch it full screen but for your you will get some black bars on the top and bottom, you might wouldn't see with a regular QVGA or VGA device.
Nevertheless, 16:9 might be even harder to watch.

Regarding the reviews, you can check search the web for some Palm Treo 700w reviews, since that device is also supporting 240x240 only.
I remember there are some good one available, with some screenshots which might give you an even better impression.

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