Compact Flash CDPD Deviece - PocketSpider
PocketSpider Transforms a PDA into a Powerful Wireless Tool
Inc., the wireless data solutions company, announced the availability
of the PocketSpider, the first wireless Internet protocol
(CDPD) device designed exclusively to fit in a CompactFlash
slot of a personal digital assistant (PDA). The PocketSpider,
weighing just 3.5 ounces (99.2 grams) with the battery, delivers
the power of wireless data to the mobile community.
Using a TRGpro PDA with the Palm OS (also works with Microsoft's
PocketPCs), the PocketSpider supports e-mail, web browsing, messaging
and enterprise solutions and provides capabilities never before
possible. Users can go through the same familiar browsing experience
that they use every day at their desktops. Because the PocketSpider
has its own LCD screen, all status information such as signal strength,
channel number, battery status and registration state is displayed
on the modem screen without taking valuable screen space from the
The PocketSpider comes with a charger and built-in battery, which
provides about eight hours of normal usage and does not drain the
PDA power supply. The PocketSpider has been compatibility tested
with Casio, Compaq, TRG and Hewlett Packard products. Using a unique
and innovative approach, installation and application software are
provided on a CompactFlash memory card eliminating the need for
an additional computer.
"With the introduction of the PocketSpider, Nextcell is continuing
its leadership role in the wireless marketplace by providing information
anytime, anywhere," said Mark Weinzierl, Nextcell chief executive
officer and president. "The PocketSpider transforms a PDA from simply
a handheld device into a powerful tool that gives users untold convenience
and freedom of mobility. For instance, users can access the Internet,
corporate intranet or enterprise information, obtain information
such as stock quotes, traffic conditions, airline arrivals and departures
as well as send and receive e-mail."
Price and Availability
Priced at $349, the PocketSpider may be ordered from Nextcell's
list of authorized resellers, or from Nextcell.
Based in the telecom corridor of Plano, Texas, Nextcell is a leader
in enabling wireless data solutions to enhance mobility and data
access from remote locations for public and corporate sectors. Nextcell
products provide access to mission-critical data, files and applications
- quickly and wirelessly. Nextcell products are available through
a growing network of distributors, wireless providers and resellers.