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WIRELESS: Audiovox GPRS CF card is available now
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 25.07.02 - 16:31:00 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 8435x
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As I've reported on CeBIT this spring and again a few months later, the Audiovox GPRS CF card seems to be available now. At least ShoppingPDA offers it now with worldwide delivery.

With the GSM/GPRS CompactFlash card, you can instantly turn your Pocket PC or notebook computer into a wireless communication device so you can perform voice/data communication anytime and anywhere. You can not only enjoy high quality voice communication but rapid and stable GPRS Data transmission. You can finally get rid of the tiny little screen of your mobile phone and access various on-line information comfortably.

GPRS CF Card

  • Tri-band Operations: EGSM 900/ DCS 1800/ PCS 1900
  • GSM Voice Communications: Half Rate/Full Rate/ Enhanced Full Rate
  • Circuit Switch Data: Asynchronous, Transparent / Non-Transparent Mode, Up to 14.4Kbps
  • Short Message Service (SMS): MT/MO/CB
  • FAX: Group 3 / Class 2.0
  • SIM: Small 3/5V SIM card holder
  • GPRS: Class B, Multi-slot Class 8 (4 down/1 up/5 per frame), Simultaneous network registration of GSM & GPRS
  • AT Command Set: complying with GSM 07.05, 07.07 including GPRS-specific or extended commands
  • Form Factor: Type-1 extended Compact Flash Card (62.5 x 42.8 x 9 mm) 360° Turn-able Helix Antenna
  • External Headset for Audio Input / Output

System requirements

  • A Type I CompactFlash Card slot or a Type I PCMCIA (PC Card)slot and a PCMCIA-to-CompactFlash adapter card.

For Pocket PC:
A Pocket PC 2000 or 2002 with ActiveSync installed on the host system.

For PC:
A PC running Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Dialer Software
Dialer is a Pocket PC application program that is designed to work with the CompactFlash card. It provides an easy and intuitive interface to change your Pocket PC into a GSM/GPRS mobile phone.

Features

  • Integrates the data in your Contact and you can make phone calls from your Contact entries directly
  • Provides capability that allows you to send long text messages
  • Easy management of your Phone book and Messages
  • Supports subscription-dependent call service like call barring, call divert and waiting
  • Wide range of ring tone selection. you can select any .wav file as the ring tone or message alert
  • The skin (appearance) can be changed freely according to your preference.
  • The hardware buttons on your Pocket PC can be assigned to initiate frequently performed actions.

Package Contents

  • The GSM/GPRS CompactFlash Card
  • Earphone (with remote controller)
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User Guide

ShoppingPDA ships the card worldwide for 283 US$ only. It's a pretty good price and in the range, I've already written about from CeBIT Unfortunately - after first good contacts - the German distributor doesn't responded to my questions again, so I still can not say anything about the quality of the card and how the missing additional battery (like the Pretec card has) effects the Pocket PC stand-by time. I hope to get a feedback from them anyhow.

Cheers ~ Arne

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