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World's smallest PDA with Smartcard Reader capability
Posted: 06-Sep-2006 [Source: Fifth Media]

[Fifth Media announces the AXIA A108 Smartcard Reader tri-band phone with full PDA capabilities.]

Kuala Lumpur -- Fifth Media announced that they are introducing a new mobile device that has the capability of reading ISO7816 chips embedded in contact Smartcards. The device is unique in that it is truly portable, small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, so that it is ideal for people who are mobile and often perform their work outside the traditional workplace. Built on the Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system, the AXIA A108 Smartcard Reader PDA Phone is also a tri-band GSM/GPRS mobile phone with full PDA capabilities.

With the proliferation of the Smartcards for a variety of purposes from transactions to access control to public facilities, there is an increasing need for mobile devices capable of reading ISO7816 chips.

The AXIA A108 Smartcard Reader PDA Phone's compact form-factor offers portability, a feature particularly relevant for mobile operations and processes. Meanwhile, the device's processing power coupled with its GPRS connectivity facilitates information processing and immediate transfer to back-end systems.

The AXIA A108 is the first in a series of AXIA-branded PDA Phones, and is targeted at the consumer market. The device is a GSM/GPRS device offering tri-band connectivity and a 1.3MP camera. The product is now sold in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.


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