At this week CTIA Wireless 2003, Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless service provider in the U.S., has committed to releasing two smartphones, one Palm OS, the other Pocket PC Phone Edition.
The Kyocera 7135 will be available in April through Verizon Wireless’ business sales channels.
It features a clamshell design with the screen on one side and the Graffiti area, buttons, and a phone keypad on the other. It is 4.0 by 2.4 by 1.2 inches when closed. It weighs 6.6 ounces. The 7135 has a 160 by 160 pixel, 65,000-color display, an SD/MMC slot, and a built-in MP3 player. It runs Palm OS 4.1 on a 33 MHz Dragonball MZ processor and has 16 MB of RAM.
It uses CDMA2000 1X technology that enables peak data speeds of 153 kbps, though 40 kbps to 60 kbps is more realistic. It includes assisted GPS (A-GPS) technology.
A user-replaceable, 1200 mAh, lithium ion battery provides up to 3.5 hours of talk time and up to 160 hours of standby time in digital mode.