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Sony Ericsson GC75 HSCSD/GPRS Triple-Band PC Card released in the UK
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 12.11.02 - 10:33:00 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 11291x
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Downloading emails and accessing the internet on the move becomes as easy as logging on at home or in the office with the new Sony Ericsson GC75 PC Card Modem. This gadget for the UK's growing army of 4 million mobile professionals slides neatly into the side of PC laptops. It enables users to work almost anywhere, anytime free from cables, adaptors and telephone jacks while enjoying comparable speeds and user-friendliness to that of a fixed line modem.

The credit-card size GC75 will transform life on the move and is aimed at people who need to get connected when out of the office. With GPRS/HSCSD users will get download speeds nearly six times as fast as when using traditional GSM (9.6 kbps) and laptop users will be liberated by remote access to emails or full internet from hotel rooms and lobbies, airport lounges, public transport, motorway services or even in the street.

Additionally, the GC75 can send SMS messages, overcoming the 160-character barrier of regular SMS. The GC75 works on all five continents in more than 160 countries. As a triple-band GSM (900/1800/1900) modem this lightweight, powerful and discrete card operates at data speeds of up to 57.6 kbps (maximum data transfer rate in HSCSD), enabling users to access company networks, e-mail servers and the internet directly from a laptop, using GPRS, HSCSD or standard circuit-switched data (CSD).

The GC75 fits into any laptop with a Type II PC card slot running Windows 98, 2000, Me, NT4.0 or XP, and 30 MB free hard disk space. The GC75 can remain permanently in a laptop to be always online for data transfer (with GPRS), enabling users to send email at the same time as they talk on the phone, if they have a dual SIM card or additional subscription.

The GC75 comes with a detachable antenna, protective case (to fit card and antenna), quick start guide, CD-Rom including drivers, applications, documentation, PC software and user manual.

A price was given so far but is estimated with € 300.00. Also so far I haven't seen any words about CE support which makes the card useless over it's competitors like Option or Audiovox!

Cheers ~ Arne

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