Audiovox and AT&T Wireless announced this week the PPC 4100 wireless PDA phone will be available in June of 2004. The $349 Pocket PC was showcased for the first time at Microsoft’s Tech Ed conference in San Diego, CA. As an all-in-one device, the PPC 4100 offers customers the best value.
The PPC 4100 is a tri-band (850/1800/1900 MHZ) GSM(TM)/GPRS Pocket PC from AT&T Wireless which allows users to enjoy international roaming capabilities and experience enhanced coverage and quality services from recent AT&T Wireless network upgrades.
The PPC 4100 runs Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs on a 400 MHz, Intel XScale technology based processor to create a powerful mobile computing experience that combines the capabilities of a PDA with integrated wireless voice and data capabilities. With 64MB RAM and 64 ROM and built-in SD/MMC expansion slot, the PPC 4100 also facilitates easy storage of and access to large files.
With Windows Mobile 2003 software, customers will benefit from enhancements to the operating system including:
– “Always-on” Data Connection. The new software enables an “always-on” wireless data connection that dramatically improves application startup.
– Windows Media Player 9. Offering an improved multimedia experience, the device supports Windows Media Audio and Video 9 Series, with improved play list management and support for Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition.
– Improved SMS Integration. Inbox will look for the phone number on an incoming short message service (SMS) message in the Contacts database and display the sender’s name if there is a match. An option to call back the sender of an SMS has been added to the SMS notification screen and to Inbox. The SMS account in Inbox is now available when the radio is offline.
– Phone Mute and Volume Control. New dual volume control separates the phone’s ringer volume and the Pocket PC’s system volume so users can choose their ideal sound level.
“The PPC 4100 offers enhanced handset capabilities enabled by the Intel XScale technology, such as photo, video, and music processing, all while using less power and providing a greater degree of function,” said Mark Johnston, director of marketing for Intel’s Cellular and Handheld Group.