|Sprint Announces 3G Toshiba 2032 Handset|
Posted: 19-Aug-2002 [Source: Sprint press release]
[Sprint releases its first integrated Pocket PC phone, the 3G enabled PCS Phone Model 2032 by Toshiba and marketed by Audiovox.
Overland Park, Kan. and Hauppauge, NY -- Sprint, the first U.S. carrier to introduce next generation services nationwide known as PCS VisionSM, and Audiovox Communications Corporation (ACC), a subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation and a U.S. sales leader in CDMA (code division multiple access) handsets, today announced availability of the PCS Phone Model 2032 by Toshiba. The 2032 by Toshiba will be sold nationwide at Sprint Stores, third party retail outlets, Sprint business channels including its direct sales force and PCS Business Solutions Program members, as well as online at www.sprintpcs.com. It is available at a suggested retail price of $799.99.
Manufactured by Toshiba and marketed by Audiovox, the PCS Phone Model 2032 by Toshiba opens the door to the next generation of feature-rich Pocket PCs providing high-speed data access and always-available capabilities on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. Compact and user-friendly, the 2032 by Toshiba delivers the comprehensive functionality of Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 software with PCS Vision-enabled wireless voice and data communications capabilities in a handheld device about the size of a 3" X 5" file card. In addition, the 2032 by Toshiba boasts a PCS Full-Color, thin film transistor (TFT) screen with a touch-screen interface, as well as an on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition.
"Sprint is pleased to offer the PCS Phone Model 2032 by Toshiba, the first PCS Vision-enabled Pocket PC to provide fully integrated voice and data communications in an attractive, compact device. With high-speed wireless access to corporate data and the Internet, mobile professionals can stay connected to mission critical information wherever they go on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network," said Phil Bowman, vice president, business marketing, PCS division, Sprint.
"As part of the PCS Clear Wireless Workplace, the 2032 by Toshiba is a powerful productivity tool that gives business professionals the ability to increase productivity, reduce costs, enhance customer satisfaction and create a competitive advantage."
Mobile professionals now have access to high-speed wireless connectivity enabling Web browsing, e-mail, and mobile e-commerce functions at peak speeds up to 144 Kbps, with average speeds between 50 and 70 Kbps via the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. When used with its included hands-free set or 2-way speakerphone, the 2032 by Toshiba also serves as a phone for direct, personal contact.
"The PCS Phone Model 2032 by Toshiba, raises the capabilities of the Pocket PC to the next level, delivering on the promises of these ever-evolving technologies of converged devices," said Philip Christopher, president and CEO of Audiovox Communications Corp.
"Built by Toshiba, a world-renowned leader in the development and manufacture of wireless Pocket PCs and PDAs, to meet the precise standards of Sprint and Audiovox, the 2032 by Toshiba makes the high-speed, always-on capabilities of the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network available to business and personal users, alike. Practical, portable and user-friendly, this Windows-based Pocket PC provides a complete wireless communications and computing solution that enables both business professionals and consumers to take full advantage of the combined power, real-time, high-speed wireless connectivity and clear voice communications."
The PCS Phone Model 2032 by Toshiba comes equipped with some of the most requested and familiar software applications available, including Microsoft's Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Pocket Outlook 2000, Windows Media Player and ActiveSync 3.5. Also available with the 2032 by Toshiba are Weblinks to Microsoft's Pocket Streets, Money for Pocket PC, Reader and PCS Business ConnectionSM from Sprint. Additional Pocket PC applications are available in the PCS Software Store at http://sprint.handango.com and over the air at http://sprint.handango.com/ppc. Combined with the device's comprehensive functionality and capabilities, these software applications make the 2032 by Toshiba a complete computing and communications solution, enabling time-constrained, mobile business professionals stay connected to the information they need, when they need it.
Weighing in at only 7 oz., the 2032 by Toshiba is equipped with an Intel Strong ARM 206-MHz processor, 32 MB of SDRAM, 32 MB of Flash ROM and an SD card slot.
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