By Lisa Johnston
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Sony Ericsson's newest PDA-phone and four new Audiovox camera-phones were unveiled at last week's CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment convention.
Also at the show, Audiovox launched its first GSM-network device, a GSM/GPRS wireless modem.
Sony Ericsson's PDA-phone, the Symbian-based P900, will replace the P800 PDA-phone and will offer such upgrades as video-clip recording, 65K color screen compared to 4K, and 48MB RAM versus 32MB. It's also smaller, and given the use of Symbian version 7.0, it's faster, the company said.
Like its predecessor, the triband 900/1,800/1,900MHz P900 will be sold on the Sony Ericsson Web site at a price that hasn't been determined. Its predecessor retailed for $650 on the company's site when activated on the T Mobile, Cingular or AT&T networks.
Among its six new CDMA 1X trimode phones, Audiovox unveiled its first four camera phones, two of which include a built-in videocamera to record 15-second videoclips. At January's CES, Audiovox announced multiple camera phones but decided to ship them without the camera feature.
The two videocamera models, comprising the CDM-9900 series, are CDMA 1X trimode clamshell phones. One features BREW download capability, the other with Java download capability. They also feature VGA digital-still camera with zoom, built-in timer, optional flash attachment that doubles as a flashlight, exterior 1-inch color display, and primary 2.2-inch 260K color display.
Two other Audiovox camera phones comprise the clamshell CDM-8900 series. Both feature 310-pixel still camera, primary 65K color display, exterior LCD, compact size, vibrating alert and voice-activated dialing. One features BREW, the other Java.
Audiovox's first GSM product is the triband RTM-8000 GSM/GPRS wireless modem with voice-calling capability. The Compact Flash-size 900/1,800/1,900MHz device downloads data at speeds up to 57.6Kbps and delivers voice calling.
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