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WIRELESS: Korean CDMA2000 Module for FSC Pocket LOOX
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 25.11.02 - 11:20:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6653x
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Korea is absolute on top of the wireless developments. Frank Arnold just pointed me to this gadget, available in Korea. It's a CDMA2000 extension pack for the Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox. While FSC decided to kill the GSM/GPRS pack development, this Korean company comes around with another interesting solution - the i-ON Exp Pack for Pocket Loox:

Interface SPI Expansion
Interface speed Min 9600bps, Max 230,400bps
Power Min 3.4V, Max 4.2V
Battery Capacity 740mAh
Battery Life Usage 2.35h, Waiting 50h
Charge time about 2h
Vibrator 9000rpm/sec
Speaker 400 ~ 1Khz 43dB
Size / Weight 126 x 62 x 8 mm / 95g
CDMA Qualcomm MSM 5000
Communication Protocol IS-95A, IS-95B, IS-95C (CDMA 2000 1x)
Data Transmit Rate 144 Kbps
Antenna 50 Ohm ± 0.2(error rate)
Power Mode 20mA idle, 200mA traffic
Operating Temperature -20 ~ +50 ?
Operating Systems PocketPC 2002 / Pocket LOOX-600
Warranty 1 years

Amazing features so far. However, keep in mind that this is a propriety solution and not based on Pocket PC Phone Edition. Also it works on CDMA200 networks only - not with GSM/GPRS and works close to the Compaq Wireless Pack as it doesn't take the Loox mic and speaker but its own inbuilt microphone and speaker. Also it has its own Send/End button as you can see on the pictures above. So it's an interesting alternative to any PC/CF cards for sure but it's not an adequate replacement for the original Fujitsu Siemens solution.

A price or availability wasn't given or at least my Korean isn't fluent enough to find it on the site... ;-)

Join also our discussion on the Forum about alternatives for the skipped GSM/GPRS pack.

Cheers ~ Arne

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