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PHONE EDITION: Pocket PC Phone Edition is coming to Belgium
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 29.11.02 - 12:53:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6563x
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Brussels - December 2, 2002 - Today Proximus, along with Microsoft Corp., launch the Proximus Qtek 1010 Pocket PC Phone edition. Proximus offers the Pocket PC with telephony features in his ProximusCollection, the Proximus selection of the best mobile phones on the market distributed through Proximus retail locations. Powered by Microsoft's Pocket PC Phone Edition software, the Proximus Qtek 1010 provides fully-integrated GSM/GPRS wireless voice and data communications capabilities in a single, compact, Pocket PC Phone Edition device.

The combination of Microsoft's Pocket PC Phone Edition software, which seamlessly integrates the power and versatility of Microsoft Pocket PC software with wireless capabilities, and Proximus' wireless network will enable customers to make phone calls or use high-speed wireless access to view virtually any Internet site or securely access corporate networks, e-mail, agenda and contacts at speeds that rival or exceed standard dial-up wired connections.

The Qtek 1010 unit is manufactured for Proximus by High Tech Company (HTC, Taiwan) and comes with a USB cradle with cable, integrated SD/MMCard slot and a standard protection case. The Proximus Qtek 1010 has been entirely customized for Proximus users with SMS, MMS, Mobile Internet, WAP GPRS, special background and ring tones. Additional accessories for the Proximus Qtek 1010, e.g. 64-128MB SD Memory, Serial GPS receiver & car charger,… are also distributed by Proximus and by Silicon Technologies ( Proximus' customers can reach the Data Support Team at the free number 0800 55 085 for technical support.

The Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition software is an extension of the successful Pocket PC 2002 platform. It includes all of the standard functionality expected in a leading PDA, including email, web browsing, and digital media playback – yet it also has powerful telephony features that enable integrated wireless Pocket PCs with voice and text communication capability ( The devices running Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition software are data centric devices with voice capability that provide all the functionality of a mobile phone including voice calls, SMS messaging, and data connectivity via Microsoft Mobile Information Server2002 (MMIS) which securely extends Exchange 2000 Server information, corporate intranet applications and services to mobile users around the world with the latest generation of mobile devices, including the Pocket PC 2002 Phone edition and Smartphone.

"The Proximus Qtek 1010 also allows the clients to use in an optimal manner the solutions of mobile data offered by Proximus for the professional market. Thanks to "Mobile Access for Microsoft Outlook", for example, you can -using your Proximus Qtek 1010- access your Outlook environment in a secure and user-friendly mode, wherever you are, whenever you want it. Other applications are already available including back-up, restore and update over-the-air", said Alfred Mal, Handset & SIM Manager Proximus.

"Proximus wants to offer to his professional customers the very best tools that enable them to remain in contact with their business information in an easy and time-efficient manner while on the move," said Annemarie Duffy, Marketing Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices Division, EMEA. "By combining Microsoft's Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition software with their sleek new Qtek 1010, Proximus has created a Pocket PC that is perfect for the on-the-go customer, who needs access to data any time, any place and on any device, while providing them with the ability to place and receive mobile phone calls."

About Proximus
Proximus is the leading mobile telephone operator in Belgium and has 4,188 million clients. Its shareholders are Belgacom (75%) and Vodafone (25%).

Cheers ~ Arne

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