Mobile phone, notebook, navigation system, digital camera, VoIP headset, PDA, MP3 player, and do not forget the right power adapter for each device. It is quite a lot of gear for the business traveller to carry around - the term 'unlimited mobility' is hardly one that would spring to mind.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers plans to bring an end to all this. Europe's leading IT company unveiled its Pocket LOOX T Series to the public at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. Featuring Windows Mobile Direct Push e-mail and UMTS mobile phone, this all-integrated handheld is a pocket-sized office that eliminates the need for multiple devices.
With Windows Mobile 5.0 software and UMTS functionality, Pocket LOOX T series users always have access to their e-mails, appointment calendar and other familiar Microsoft Office applications. And it is user-friendly, with a standard QWERTY keyboard and TFT display. Incorporating these devices into the corporate network is straightforward, ensuring secure and reliable data transfer, while the integrated GPS makes sure you never get lost.
With annual growth rates of 70% in the handheld market in 2005 Fujitsu Siemens Computers has established itself as a key mobility player in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Fast, efficient digital communication is becoming ever more crucial, particularly in the rapidly growing market for convergence products. The company recognises that business users require all-integrated devices, which over time, will replace conventional handhelds and mobile phones.
"It is vital for the mobile workforce to have the information they need at hand anytime and anywhere, and to have the means to respond quickly when it matters," explained Peter Esser, executive vice president Volume Products & Supply Operations at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "Mobile professionals do not have time to sit around unproductively when there are mountains of e-mails and documents to work through. They do not want to waste time that could be better spent with customers. With the Pocket LOOX T Series, we are introducing a product designed to solve these problems. And the best thing is that all those extra devices and adaptors can be done away with, since everything is now combined into one compact, capable and highly portable package."
* Fully-equipped GSM/UMTS mobile phone.
* E-mail push and messaging with Microsoft Exchange and Windows Mobile 5.0 software.
* Integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN (Wi-Fi certified) with VoIP capability.
* Bluetooth v2.0.
* Integrated GPS.
* Video telephony with VGA camera (Pocket LOOX T830).
* 2 megapixel auto-focus camera (Pocket LOOX T830).
* Ergonomic QWERTY keyboard and brilliant TFT display.
* SD I/O / MMC slot for backup and additional applications such as an MP3 player or navigation system.
* Exchangeable battery.
* Pocket LOOX Software Suite (includes Connection Manager software from Fujitsu Siemens Computers for easy WLAN access).