February 19, 2001

Microsoft invades the airwaves

Author: JT Smith

MSNBC.com: "...enter the Stinger and
the Stirling - those are the code names Microsoft has given to
its first series of smart phones and the platform that runs them.
These devices will be ready for the next generation of
cellular service in this country (called 2.5G) and in Europe
Stinger will be 30 percent smaller than an average phone in
Europe or the United States; will weigh less than 100 grams;
have a color or gray-scale display (up to 208 by 240 pixels);
and provide up to 100 hours of standby time with the screen
and PIM (personal information management) functions
running, four hours of talk time, selectable ring tones,
foreign-language support, 8MB of built-in memory and
support for a wide range of expansion options including Secure
Digital, Solid State Floppy Disk Cards and even memory sticks."
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