Nokia Readies GPRS Phone For '01

Staff On Jul 9 2001 - 6:00am

Nokia's first GPRS/GSM phone for the Americas will be available by the end of the year, the company said.

The 8390 will be a 1.9GHz single-mode phone with a gross download datarate up to about 43kbps, a spokeswoman said. With one timeslot equivalent to 14.4kbps, the 8390 offers one timeslot up/three down or two up/two down.

The phone will feature a WAP 1.2.1 microbrowser, which will support push services, such as continuous news updates, and optional use of cookies.

It will be demonstrated during Fall Comdex.

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