By Lisa Johnston
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Telular came to Wireless 2004 to launch a new fixed-wireless phone that replaces home landline service with cellular service.
With consumers now able to transfer their landline number to a wireless phone, Telular expects sales of fixed-wireless phones to get a boost.
The Phonecell SX5P is a CDMA2000 IX desktop and wall-mountable phone that replaces a current 1X model. The new model adds PC interface for typing SMS messages on a PC, gpsOne, an expanded phone book with 99 entries, USB interface for higher speed data transfer, and advanced caller ID display. Other features include speakerphone and speed dialing.
It is available in single-band 800MHz or 1,900MHz versions or in a dual-band 800/1,900MHz version. Expected retail pricing wasn't disclosed.
The Vernon Hill, Ill.-based company said it signed deals with select carriers to offer the new product but won't disclose the names until the carriers make their own announcements.
Telular already has network approval for products with AT&T Wireless for GSM and TDMA; Cingular for TDMA; and Western Wireless for CDMA, TDMA and AMPS. Telular can also activate products with T-Mobile.
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