The Latest in Mobile Sales Tools
Posted: 02.05 -

X Factor

Dell’s Axim x50 520MHz handheld features its namesake Intel Xscale processor, as well as the second edition Windows Mobile 2003 with Mobile Media Player 10, integrated 802.11b, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a 3.5-inch color TFT display and 64 MB of RAM. Integrated CompactFlash and SD/ SDIO Now!/MMC card slots provide plenty of expansion options. Support for VoIP, a built in microphone and speaker and voice recognition capabilities are also included. Price: $339

Wingin’ It

The NeoVoice, SouthWing’s latest wireless headset, fits inconspicuously flush along the head; the speaker curves into the ear, a short boom points toward the mouth and the ear hook connects via a bendable rubber arm. The NeoVoice supports both headset and hands-free profiles, comes with both A/C and USB adapter chargers (an in-car USB charger is also available) and an LED indicates battery life. In support of style, the NeoVoice also comes with 12 ring tones and in four colors. Price: $106.

Bright Lights, Small Projector

Looking to impress with your next presentation? Illuminate it with the BenQ PB2240 micro projector. With XGA resolution, 2000 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio and eight preset operating modes, the PB2240 offers a crisp picture under most lighting conditions. And at 4.2 pounds, it won’t weigh you down. Price: $2,015.

Print Out

When you need to print on the go, HP’s 450wbt mobile printer is sleek (13 x 3 x 6.5 inches), easy on the shoulder (4.2 pounds) and fast (up to nine pages per minute for black and white and three pages per minute for color). With HP’s PhotoREt III resolution technology, 16MB of RAM memory, a host of connectivity options (Bluetooth, parallel, USB, Fast Infrared and CompactFlash) and a one-year warranty, the 450wbt is a rugged (drop-tested up to 2.5 feet), long-lasting (350 pages per charge) mobile printing machine. Price: $350.

Another Convert

Everybody looks good in a convertible, and your sales presentations will look great on this convertible tablet PC from Toshiba. The Portégé M200 Series includes Intel’s Pentium M processor (up to 1.70GHz) with Centrino 802.11b wireless capability, a 12.1-inch SXGA display and a 60GB hard drive. Plus tablet users can easily rotate the screen for landscape or portrait orientation. Up to four hours of battery life and a weight of only 4.4 pounds means you can take it anywhere. Price: Starts at $1,799.

How Many Fish in the Sea?

Answers Anywhere provides just that—answers to your questions, on nearly any device, from just about anywhere. Using a special technology that translates your own words into commands that communicate to backend software and deliver answers in multiple forms—Web, IM, e-mail, SMS, MMS, WAP, iMode and voice interaction. Answers Anywhere is built on an open architecture to support a multitude of backend applications. Price: $100 per seat.

Crossing Guard

With all the talk about converged devices, Mobile Crossing has moved into new territory with its WayPoint 200 handheld. Self defined as a “PDA designed to provide smart road navigation to drivers and guide them to the places they wish to be.” Integrating GPS and in-depth navigation software (including traffic detours, moving maps and spoken directions) on a stacked, Bluetooth-enabled PocketPC device. Price: $695.

Good for the Team

PC Card modems are hot little items, offering anywhere connectivity with DSL-like speeds due to 3G network updates. Junxion wanted to make the utility of the PC Card modem, a tool traditionally only for one, for the many. So they created the Junxion Box, a mobile, wireless hotspot that turns a single PC Card into connectivity for up to 25 users. Compatible with PC cards on most networks, just plug in and connect wirelessly. Price: $599.


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