Home » Uncategorized » Nokia to deliver new GPRS phone to the Americas
Image_62530_tmimage.jpg

Nokia to deliver new GPRS phone to the Americas

Nokia today announced that its first GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)- enabled wireless phone is expected to be available in the Americas by the end of 2001. The feature-intense Nokia 8390 (GSM/GPRS 1900) combines the newest high-speed packet data technology with the signature style that has become the hallmark of Nokia’s wireless products.

GPRS technology allows users to stay connected to the Internet using packet switching technology that transmits information via short bursts, or packets. This allows for faster downloads of information and no time spent completing a dial-up connection. Users can stay connected to their favorite information and entertainment services, and are able to stay logged in to the Internet or e-mail account without having to maintain a continuous phone call.

“As the next step on the road to the third generation, GPRS will bring a new level of wireless connectivity that will deliver advanced wireless services that consumers in the Americas want and need.” said K-P Wilska, president of Nokia Inc.. “Equally as important as the new GPRS technology used in the Nokia 8390 is that, as a Nokia product, this phone is also designed to be intuitive to the user. After all, technology is only valuable if people can easily use it in their everyday lives.”

The GPRS-enabled Nokia 8390 can quickly access data by using its Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) mobile Internet browser, or by connecting to a PC using its integrated infrared port. The Nokia 8390 supports the most recent WAP release, WAP 1.2.1, which enables the possibility of ‘push’ services like continuous news updates. Allowing for a more convenient mobile Internet experience, this newest WAP release also allows for the optional use of ‘cookies’, so that information from a previous session can be recalled without entering information for a second time.

Additional product details will be released during Fall Comdex 2001 (November 12 – 16th, Las Vegas) where the new phone will be demonstrated and available for viewing.

Note: Some features depend on network capabilities

About Fabrizio Pilato

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.