|Parley offers window on the world of WAP|
Posted: 13-Feb-2001 [Source: The Jerusalem Post]
[There were some new devices displayed at the recent WAP and Mobile Internet Conference held in Tel Aviv.]
by Gwen Ackerman, Tel Aviv -- "The second annual WAP and Mobile Internet Conference, held in Tel Aviv yesterday, hosted international telecom leaders and the newest devices of the cellular world - Palm Pilots integrated into mobile phones, or slipped into modem sleeves.
"Many such devices, like the Cellcom modem for the Palm that allows the PDA to transmit data on the cellular network, are already on the market. Others, like the CDMA-supported Qualcomm phone/Palm Pilot that also boasts an audio tape recorder, or the Kalanit-marketed modem that enables both voice and data transmission over a GSM network, will be on sale within months.
"Siemens displayed an Internet-enabled phone boasting an MP3 player with sound quality worthy of a DVD, while Motorola showed its top-of-the-line phone that is WAP-enabled, allows for e-mail transmission and includes an office manager.
"The number-one handset manufacturer in the world, Nokia, presented phones that allow for Internet surfing as well as scheduling and e-mail.
MIRS, which announced that it too, plans to put a modem for the Palm on the market within months, displayed its packet-switching data transmission prowess.
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