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Verizon Wireless Offers a Pocket PC and Wireless Phone Duo in Western U.S.
IRVINE, Calif., Jan 3, 2002 -- Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider and a leader in wireless
data products and services, is the first to introduce Maestro, a Microsoft(R) Windows-powered Pocket PC, paired with a companion CDM-9100 wireless
phone, harnessing full internet access and a broad array of wireless data capabilities in just under 10 ounces.
The product, currently available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington, is the latest in a
series of wireless data product and service launches by Verizon Wireless, the most recent of which was the exclusive introduction of the Motorola V200
Personal Communicator, which incorporates a miniaturized QWERTY keyboard for easy use.
"The Maestro is the ultimate in mobile connectivity," said Tom Roberts, vice president, marketing for the West Area. "A simple, single cable connection
between the handset and the Pocket PC allows the user to surf the Internet, check and send email, or browse, shop or trade on the web."
The included USB cradle allows the Pocket PC to communicate with the user's personal computer.
"Imagine having the capability of sending and receiving data on a pocket- sized device and then being able to update your personal computer with the data
instantaneously," said Roberts. "We're proud to be the first wireless company to make this exciting product available to our customers."
Other features of the Audiovox Maestro Handheld Pocket PC include:
-- Reflected Type Color TFT Display (65,536 colors; 240x320 pixels)
-- Touch Screen Interface with on-screen keyboard and handwriting
-- CF card slot (compact flash memory card)
-- SD card slot (SD card or SDIO card)
-- Infrared Port
-- Stereo Headphone Jack
-- Mono Speaker
-- Built in Recorder
Other features of the Audiovox CDM-9100 Tri-Mode Digital Wireless Headset include:
-- User Changeable Color Faceplates
-- Vibrating Alert
-- Built-In Speakerphone
-- Voice Mail Access Key
-- 7-Line Display with Adjustable Text Size
-- Caller ID
-- Three-Way Calling
-- Voice Mail Notification
-- Enhanced Speed Dialing
-- Weighs only 3.8 oz with battery
Maestro can also be purchased online at www.verizonwireless.com . The Pocket PC with soft case, CDM-9100 tri-mode phone, AC charger and connecting
cables cost less than $600, plus activation charge.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The
coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone
(NYSE: VOD; London). Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S.
markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company
on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com .