Bell Mobility Launches Audiovox Thera – Canada’s First 1X Handheld PocketPC with a Built-In Cellphone

Bell Mobility, Canada’s leading wireless provider, today announced the launch of Audiovox Thera(TM), a truly integrated all-in-one wireless device that enables users to access online data and talk on the phone.

Designed with mobile professionals in mind, Thera combines the easy-to- use functionality of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) for Pocket PC 2002 with wireless data and voice features, including Internet access, e-mail, text messaging, a speaker phone, voice recorder and MP3 player. Thera also enables customers to access the benefits of Bell Mobility’s wireless data solutions such as MOTIVUS Mobile Desktop Enterprise Edition, which allows users to manage corporate e-mail, calendars and contact lists as well as access files from Microsoft Outlook.

“Many customers have been seeking the convenience of a single device that can be an extension of their office with access to their e-mail, address book, contacts with the convenience of a built-in phone,” said Michael A. Neuman, President of Bell Mobility. “The Thera performs all these functions and is a great example of Bell Mobility’s commitment to delivering solutions that help customers access their information anytime, anywhere.”

“By maximizing the opportunities that are available from the ongoing integration of wireless voice and data communications, Thera from Bell Mobility raises the capabilities of the Pocket PC to the next level, delivering on the promises of these ever-evolving technologies,” said Philip Christopher, President and CEO of Audiovox Communications Corp” Utilizing Bell Mobility’s 1X network, Thera offers access to desk top data and to the Internet at speeds of up to 50% faster than competing technology. As a “dual-band” device, the Thera gives customers full access to Bell Mobility’s national digital PCS and 1X coverage areas.

Measuring about the size of a 3″ x 5″ file card Thera weighs only 7 oz, about 35% lighter than carrying both a PDA and a phone. It comes equipped with some of the most requested software applications including Microsoft’s Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Pocket Outlook 2002 and Windows(R) Media Player all for maximum productivity on the move.

Specifications for the Audiovox Thera

- 206MHz Strong Arm Processor
- Dual Band 800 MHz CDMA/1900 MHZ PCS
- Powered by the Pocket PC 2002 Operating System
- 16-bit Color Reflective TFT
- 32MB RAM/32MB ROM/32MB SD Card Included
- SD Slot Onboard
- Weight: 7oz.
- Battery Life: 90 Minutes Talk Time, 8 Hour StandBy


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