Wireless are a pretty unknown name in the cosumer market,
as most of their products have been industrial,
commercial or telecoms based. So the Voq Professional
is a bit of a turn up for the books.
The Voq Professional is a combined PDA/mobile running
Windows Mobile 2003, which takes the power and
familiarity of the Windows operating system in a and
puts it into tiny package. It's a tri-band GSM phone,
so it will work pretty much anywhere there's a GSM network,
and the Voq supports data transfer over GPRS. The Voq
Professional supports POP3 and IMAP email, instant messaging
through Microsoft MSN Messenger, SMS and MMS.
The Voq Professional runs Pocket Internet Explorer
and can play back audio and video using the inbuilt Windows
Media Player software.
PDA/PIM functions on the Voq Professional are what
you would expect for a Windows-based PDA. The Voq
connects to a PC using a USB cable and supports data
synchronisation with Microsoft Office products.
really special thing about the Voq Professional that
stands out from other similar Windows-based PDA/phones
is the clever QWERTY thumbpad. This is a good looking solution
to data input which can otherwise be a bit fiddly on
Underneath, the Voq Professional has a 200MHz Intel
XScale processor, 48Mb of Flash memory (20Mb for storage)
and 32Mb internal RAM (16Mb for applications).
Sierra Wireless haven't specified size, weight and
battery life of the Voq Professional at time of going
to press, but it's likely to be slightly larger
and heavier than the similar Orange SPV e100 which is
120x50x23mm and weighs 120g. Sierra Wireless are keen
to emphasise long battery life, which has always been
a weak point in Windows-based mobiles.
There's certainly no other phone like the Voq Professional.
Maybe it's not quite the perfect hybrid PDA/Phone/music
player, but it is certainly getting there.
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