Audiovox Communications Corporation and AT&T Wireless announced today the PPC 4100, an
integrated wireless PDA phone featuring Windows Mobile software, will be available in June 2004 and showcased for the first time today at Microsoftâ€™s
Tech Ed conference in San Diego, CA. The PPC 4100 will be available for $349 after a $50 instant rebate. The unmatched combination of power, function and
form makes this competitively priced "all-in-one" device one of the best values on the market today.
The device was also named a finalist for the Best of TechEd 2004 Awards conducted by Windows & .NET Magazine and SQL Server Magazine. Winners will be
announced May 26th.
The PPC 4100 is a tri-band (850/1800/1900 MHZ) GSM/GPRS Pocket PC Phone Edition from AT&T Wireless which allows users to enjoy
international roaming capabilities and experience enhanced coverage and quality services from recent AT&T Wireless network upgrades.
The PPC 4100 runs Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs on a 400 MHz, Intel XScale technology based processor to create a powerful mobile computing
experience that combines the capabilities of a PDA with integrated wireless voice and data capabilities. With 64MB RAM and 64 ROM and built-in SD/MMC
expansion slot, the PPC 4100 also facilitates easy storage of and access to large files.
"The collaboration between AT&T Wireless, Microsoft and Intel has opened the door of mobile computing to a wide range of professionals looking for
the latest in software and hardware innovations," said Philip Christopher, president and CEO of Audiovox Communications Corporation.
"The new Audiovox PPC 4100 Pocket PC builds further on our joint commitment to bring mobile professionals powerful tools that help them stay productive virtually anywhere
their work takes them," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Business Data Solutions for AT&T Wireless Services. "This all-in-one mobile device runs over
the recently expanded GSM/GPRS network - which now spans approximately 1.2 million square miles in the U.S. - so customers can use the PPC 4100 in more
places than ever before."
With Windows Mobile 2003 software, the PPC 4100 delivers a great messaging and e-mail experience that enables wireless access to
corporate e-mail and POP3 e-mail accounts. Using Exchange Server 2003, or AT&T Wireless alliance solutions such as GoodLink from Good Technology, enterprise
customers benefit from always up-to-date e-mail synchronization. For mobile professionals, the PPC 4100 coupled with AT&T Wirelessâ€™ Office Online solution
provides economical wireless access to work e-mail, calendar and contacts and the ability to receive alerts when important e-mail arrives.
"With the integration of Windows Mobile 2003 software, PPC 4100 customers benefit from a powerful and familiar wireless experience," said Scott Horn, director of
marketing for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "By offering seamless integration between voice and data functionality customers are
able to stay connected and in touch while on the go."
With Windows Mobile 2003 software, customers will benefit from enhancements to the operating system
- "Always-on" Data Connection. The new software enables an "always-on"
wireless data connection that dramatically improves application startup.
- Windows Media Player 9. Offering an improved multimedia experience, the
device supports Windows Media Audio and Video 9 Series, with improved play
list management and support for Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition.
- Improved SMS Integration. Inbox will look for the phone number on an
incoming short message service (SMS) message in the Contacts database and
display the sender's name if there is a match. An option to call back the
sender of an SMS has been added to the SMS notification screen and to Inbox.
The SMS account in Inbox is now available when the radio is offline.
- Phone Mute and Volume Control. New dual volume control separates the
phone's ringer volume and the Pocket PC's system volume so users can choose
their ideal sound level.
"The PPC 4100 offers enhanced handset capabilities enabled by the Intel XScale technology, such as photo, video, and music processing, all while
using less power and providing a greater degree of function," said Mark Johnston, director of marketing for Intelâ€™s Cellular and Handheld Group.
Intel XScale processors are the next generation of ultra-low power processors with industry-leading multimedia performance for wireless clients
that integrate a host of new features that make end devices compelling, entertaining and more mobile while delivering an unparalleled handheld user
The new PPC 4100 will be available in retail outlets across the country in June.
It will come with an AC adaptor, USB Cradle, single ear bud headset, a leather pouch as well as a Stylus pen.
Cheers ~ Arne
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