New Products for Mobile Workers -- November 2007

— November 01, 2007

New Products for Mobile Workers

A New Angle
New from AT&T, the HTC-designed Tilt is jam-packed with features that aim to enhance workers' professional and personal lives. The 3G smartphone - the first Windows Mobile 6 device on AT&T's network - has WiFi and Bluetooth technology, allowing users to take advantage of hotspots and connect to a maximum of six Bluetoothenabled devices. The phone's slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 2.8-inch color screen are among its most innovative design points; users can position the screen as needed for optimal viewing. The Tilt comes equipped with TeleNav GPS Navigator with detailed maps and location information. Business users can take advantage of TeleNav Track, a mobile workforce management application. The smartphone is also the first Windows Mobile device to include BlackBerry Connect v 4.0 email in addition to Windows Direct Push email. Price: Starts at $299.99. www.att.com

More For Less
In the update to its line of 02 ultra-mobile personal computers (UMPC), mobile computing industry leader OQO has added significant features while slashing the price. 02 computers now come with a minimum of 40 GB of hard disk storage, while the line's flagship UMPC sports 120 GB - suitable for video and audio storage and running data-intensive applications. Users requiring even more storage can opt for a 32 GB SSD, which launches applications and powers up the PC in half the usual time, conserves battery life and provides rugged data protection. In an industry first, the 02 UMPC has processing speeds of up to 1.6 GHz and offers 1.4 GHz data rates. Price: $1,299. www.oqo.com

For That Mission Impossible
IronKey's sturdy USB flash drive offers Cryptochip military-grade encryption so mobile workers can securely transport large amounts of data. The device has a tamper- and waterproof rugged metal casing, and a public key infrastructure. It can store up to 4 GB of data and can be useful when deploying such portable applications as VPN clients. The neatest trick of all is its ability to selfdestruct. If the IronKey flash drive falls into the wrong hands, its patent-pending "flashtrash" technology sets off a comprehensive hardware wipe of all flash and Cryptochip memory, securely overwriting all data. Price: Starts at $79. www.ironkey.com

Tuned In
SoundID's sleek SM100 EarModule aims to enhance audio and vocal clarity for Bluetooth headsets. Equipped with its patented NoiseNavigation System, as well as Advanced Wind Protection, the SM100 detects changes in environmental sounds and minimizes distracting noise. The lightweight device offers an industry first: Users can choose from three personalized sound settings instead of settling for a one-size-fits-all approach to audio clarity. Added bonus: When the SM100 is not being used to make a call but remains in the user's ear, the EnvironmentalMode amplifies surrounding sounds, thus improving awareness of one's environment. The One2One feature acts as a two-way radio, enabling a direct connection with another EarModule user. Price: $129.99. www.soundid.com

Smart & Shiny
The stainless-steel Nokia E51 smartphone runs on the Symbian S60 operating system and incorporates a number of business email solutions, including Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email, Seven Always-on, and Mail for Exchange, which works with Microsoft Exchange Server. Featuring WLAN, 3G, and HSDPA connectivity options, users can always access email and the Web at consistently high speeds. The Bluetooth-enabled smartphone boasts a 2.0 megapixel camera, FM radio and media players, and users can take advantage of Gizmo - a VoIP application - free of charge, enabling users to make inexpensive calls and chat with peers who are online. Price: Unavailable. www.nokiaforbusiness.com

No Mere Mouse
Kensington's Slimblade Presenter Media Mouse is a three-in-one device. In addition to smooth laser navigation, the pocket-sized mouse includes a multifunction pad that enables intuitive navigation of presentations and digital media. Users can highlight key presentation points with a built-in laser pointer. The media function allows users to remotely control digital media from anywhere in the room. The energy-conservative mouse hibernates when its notebook goes to sleep. Price: $79.99. www.kensington.com

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