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Sharp to Start Supplying PV200 Wireless PDA for the U.S. Market

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Sharp Corporation will start supplying the GSM/GPRS/EDGE-capable PV200 Wireless PDA to telecommunications carriers for the North American market.

In North America, “chat” culture, in which anyone can communicate with friends or colleagues in text format online, has become widespread. The wireless PDA market continues to show remarkable growth as large numbers of young people in particular use wireless PDAs that enable them to chat anywhere at anytime via a wireless Internet connection .
The PV200 is compatible with always-on connection services, enabling users to chat in real-time. It also incorporates versatile high value-added functions including a full browser, email, camera, address book, scheduler, games, and music player.

This is the first wireless PDA product developed solely by Sharp from design to production, and the company has succeeded by combining the PDA technologies from the ZAURUS PDA series with its mobile phone communications technologies. Sharp plans to promote this new product as the most advanced wireless PDA model for highly demanding young users.

Product Name Wireless PDA
Model Name PV200
Release Date July 10, 2006
Monthly Production Qty 100,000 sets

Major Features

  1. Compatible with wireless always-on connection*1
  2. Compatible with the chat services provided by AOL (America Online), Yahoo, and MSN (Microsoft Network)
  3. Incorporates HTML full browser (compatible with Java Script) and equipped with full QWERTY keyboard
  4. Equipped with 1.3-megapixel camera and MP3 music file play function, and compatible with Bluetooth

*1 Compatible with the service solutions provided by DANGER, Inc. for telecommunications carriers. Since any Wireless PDA using a telecommunications carrier is always connected to the server controlled by DANGER, Inc., the user can not only chat in real-time but also use email and Web browsing services.

PV200 Specifications

Size (WxDxH) approx. 130 x 59 x 22 mm
Weight approx. 182g
Talk Time 4.5 hours
Standby time 72 hours
Band GSM (850/1800/1900 MHz) / GPRS / EDGE
Internal Memory Flash:64MB SDRAM:64MB
Display Type TFT LCD
Color 65K colors
Camera Device 1.3-megapixel CMOS camera with flash
Image size (Pixels) L: 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) M: 640×480 (VGA) S: 320×240 (QVGA)
Bluetooth Bluetooth V2.0 / Power Class 2
HTML Browser Yes (Java Script supported)
Music Player Yes (MP3 files)
Message MMS / SMS / Email (POP3, IMAP)
Instant Messenger AIM / Yahoo Messenger / MSN Messenger
Text Keyboard QWERTY layout
Game “Rock and Rockets”, plus downloadable games
Download Games, Ringtones, Applications, etc.
Speaker Phone Yes
Alarm Clock Yes
Built-in PDA Address Book, Calendar, To-Do list, Notes
Voice Notes Yes
Card Slot miniSD card

Note: Applications are subject to change depending upon carrier requirements.

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