— Mobile Technology
Kyocera 7135 Smartphone
Monday September 8, 2003:
The morphing of mobile phone, PDA and portable computer is seeing the release of increasingly powerful pocket-sized, multi-use devices like the Kyocera 7135 Smartphone - a combination phone and PDA running PalmOS4.1 that includes an onboard MP3 player and exceptional data download speeds of up to 144kpbs over 3G networks.
The slim-line clamshell design incorporates a 65,000 colour screen for web browsing and PC functionality - with 16MB of onboard RAM expandable via MMC/SD slot and a 33 MHz DragonBall MZ CPU - can be made more practical via the optional folding portable keyboard.
Download speed makes wireless emails with attachments a reality and the 7135 caters for HTML and other browsers and synchronises with standard email programs.
Additional features include the built-in MP3 player, GPS locator, Infrared (IR) transfer, voice-activated dialling and hands-free speakerphone.
The Kyocera 7135 is now available in Australia and costs AUD$1599. Follow the links below or contact Kyocera Wireless Australia on 1800 50 7000.
Gizmo recently trialled the 7135 Smartphone - stay tuned for our full review in coming weeks.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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