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KITBAG: What's new ... WAP devices.

KITBAG: What's new ... WAP devices.

Nokia 6320

Scheduled for release in Australia later this year, the Nokia 6320 comes with both Bluetooth personal area network capabilities and WAP over GPRS, as well as SMS chat, multiple SMS, and SMS distribution list. Like the 9210, it is capable of data speeds of up to 43.2kbps depending on the network.

Additional features include calendar with To-Do notes, large phone book memory, voice memo, dialling and commands, a currency converter and countdown timer.

Nokia - Phone 1300 366 733, www.nokia.com.au.

Ericsson R520

LIKE Nokia's 6320, the Ericsson R520 will combine Bluetooth and GPRS technologies when it is released later in the year. Its advanced e-mail functionality and PIM capabilities are enhanced by automatic synchronisation to a PC via Internet, Bluetooth and infrared technology.

Ericsson - Phone 1300 650 050, www.ercisson.com.au.

Siemens SL45

Siemens's new WAP phone incorporates MP3, digital dictaphone, WAP, internal modem, infrared interfacing, and intelligent typing. The SL45 is part of the growing trend to add entertainment facilities to mobiles, and comes equipped with an MP3 player.

Siemens - Phone 13 7222, www.siemens.com.au.

Motorola Timeport P7389i

THE first GPRS mobile phone approved

by Telstra P7389i is one of Motorola's

tri-series (GSM900/1800/1900) making it one of the few GSM phones capable of being used in the United States. The pre-installed WAP browser has been enhanced for use over GPRS and the phones comes with vibration alert, voice notes, voice activation, iTAP predictive text, and an infrared port.

Telstra is offering one month free GPRS trial with unlimited WAP access.

Motorola - Phone 1800 667 788, www.motorola.com.au.

Philips Xenium 9@9

The recently released Xenium is fully WAP compatible but does not have GPRS capability. It has voice dialling, memo and voice command with the ability to pre-program the handset to get online with one simple voice command. Xenium 9@9 claims as much as 600 hours standby time and up to seven hours of talk time.

Philips - 1300 360 696, www.pcc.philips.com.au.


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