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RELEASE: Audiovox introduces new Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 07.01.04 - 16:23:21 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 9587x
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In an effort to bring together handheld computing and innovative mobile phone technology in one multi-purpose, compact unit, Audiovox Communications Corporation (ACC), a majority owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation announced today that it will launch the PPC 5050. The announcement was made at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

In addition to being a Pocket PC and dual band CDMA/PCS wireless phone, the PPC 5050 is equipped with Microsoft Windows Mobile Phone Edition 2003, an Intel 400MHz Processor, 64 MB Memory and a built-in SD/MMC slot for extra memory. The PPC 5050 also has an integrated MP3 player.

This compact, multi-purpose handheld unit provides reliable wireless voice and data communications on the CDMA2000 1xEVDO and 1xRTT platforms, user-friendly handheld computing with pocket versions of Microsoft Office Applications and the ability to record and play MP3 music files as well as short memos and conversations.

The PPC 5050 has a 3.5" 65K Color TFT Touch-Sensitive QVGA Screen, Infrared data interface (IrDA) and synchronizes easily with a PC using Microsoft Active Sync.

"The PPC 5050 is really the ultimate wireless tool for business travelers since it will streamline the mobile devices needed to conduct business while on the road," said ACC Vice President, Daniel McGuire. "It is a portable computer, a wireless phone and a personal music device all in one compact unit."

The PPC 5050 includes a lithium Ion 1500mAH battery, which can sustain up to five hours talk time or 200 hours standby time, AC adapter with plug and connector adapters, carrying case, stereo headset, stylus pen and USB cradle. Additional accessories for the PPC 5050 include a thumb keypad and cigarette lighter charger, among other items.

For complete information, or to view a demonstration of the new ACC PPC 5050, please stop by Audiovox's CES 2004 booth, No. 20205.

The PPC 5050 is expected to be based on HTC's "Falcon" reference design which is based on HTC's "Wallaby" (xda 1) reference design but seems to exclude the original Falcon GPS functionality!
Neither a price nor a release date was given. Also the Audiovox site isn't updated so far with any information about the PPC 5050.

Cheers ~ Arne

Related Links : [More Information] [FCC Falcon Specifications] Source : [Audiovox]