Internet-Enabled Cell Phones Multiply

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Many digital cellular service providers have announced new models and services that include limited forms of Internet access. The cell phone is arguably the mobile technologists most important accessory, next to their PowerBook, of course! Wireless Web technology is still in its infancy, but a new breed of phones promises cool things to come. Following is a run-down of some of the newest Internet-enabled models:

Sprint PCS Wireless Web Browser

The Sprint PCS Wireless Web MiniBrowser allows you to access specially designed Web sites. The browser is based on UP.Browser from The service is currently available in the Sprint PCS NP1000, Sprint PCS Touchpoint (Dual-Band), Nokia 6185, Qualcomm QCP-1960 handsets, and the Samsung SCH-3500.

In related news, MCI WorldCom has reportedly [WSJ sub required] entered talks about acquiring Sprint’s wireless unit.

Motorola iDEN Phones

Motorola’s i500plus and i1000plus cellular phones feature an integrated Microbrowser that allows you to access White and Yellow pages, directions and stock quotes.

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