The device's integrated software makes functions such as conference calling, caller ID, programming and using speed-dial numbers, detailed call history, and standard dialing functions fast and intuitive. The phone can instantly access thousands of numbers that can be stored in the Address Book. It supports up to 50 speed-dial numbers and calls can be made by using an on-screen dial pad. The device can be used for many data functions including SMS (short message service) text messaging; wireless synchronization with a desktop computer; and when combined with third party software, wireless access to the Internet and email applications.
It contains a battery, speaker, antenna, and three buttons: one to power it on and off and two that allow a user to switch between voice and text messaging functions. The phone includes a headset that plugs into the module itself and enables a hands-free experience. The software interface allows users to scroll through other applications while a call is in progress. Short text messages are composed and sent to any email address or SMS-enabled phone. Numbers and email addresses can be chosen directly from the address book. Incoming messages are easy to read, and outgoing messages can be composed using graffiti to write or using a pull-down menu. The device automatically stores text messages.
The device operates on a lithium ion battery. Talk time battery life is three hours and standby battery life is three days. It comes with an AC adapter and charger cable allowing users to recharge the module as they would a standard mobile phone.
Handspring, Inc., 189 Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043. Tel: 650-230-5000; Fax: 650-230-2100.