Motorola yesterday introduced the Accompli 009 personal communicator at the 33rd Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
According to Motorola, the Accompli 009 is the first wireless communications device to incorporate both tri-band Global System for Mobile Communications and General Packet Radio Service protocols, phone functionality, Internet access, e-mail and short message service with a full QWERTY keyboard and 256-color screen.
The device, which weighs less than 6 ounces and is roughly the size of a deck of cards, is expected to be available in North America in the second half of this year and will retail for less than $600.
The Accompli 009 provides users with access to Internet and intranet data, personal information, file management tools and other communication systems.
Its tri-band GSM protocol ensures that users can stay connected in most major cities across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa or the Americas. And its GPRS technology offers “always on, always connected” Internet access.
It has the ability to remotely access enterprise databases and e-mail and to review color photographs. Also, it can manage up to 10 e-mail accounts and provides a mobile extension of existing e-mail accounts, allowing users to originate, read, forward, file and reply to e-mail while keeping a copy of all messages on their desktop e-mail.