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Dopod International Launches S301 Flip Smartphone

  • 02 November, 2006 16:51

<p>The smartest Smartphone in Australia!</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia - 2 November 2006 - Dopod International (Australia and New Zealand) Pty Ltd, ABN 48 119 011 639 (hereinafter called “Dopod International”), a leading PDA phone and Smartphone provider, today announced the launch of the S301 Smartphone.</p>
<p>Boasting increased memory, significantly higher processing power and packed with user-friendly features and superior functionality, the S301 is one of the slimmest, deluxe flip Smartphones running Windows Mobile 5.0 in the market today.</p>
<p>“The S301 represents the perfect blend of form and function. It exudes an irresistible appeal to discerning mobile users who value advanced design, a svelte form factor and above all, exceptional features,” said Jack Tong, CEO, Dopod International Corp.</p>
<p>This latest offering from Dopod International weighs only 99 grams and is just 15.8mm thin. Although the S301’s ease-of-use is one of its major features, it still offers a full suite of value-added applications, contents and extensive connectivity including: quadband GSM, Bluetooth v1.2 as well as GPRS and EDGE. Innovative 3D-animated interface and three-by-three grid arrangement of icons enable users to navigate between functions easily and the 3D-animation menu is uniquely styled, easy to navigate and equipped with dual language support.</p>
<p>Like its siblings, the 595 and 838Pro, the S301 also incorporates Microsoft’s robust Windows Mobile 5.0 Operating System which provides the ultimate unified environment for phone applications. Its enhanced platform flexibility allows greater scope to customise devices and solutions. The platform also includes updated Microsoft Office software and persistent memory storage for more efficient data management; and a powerful multimedia experience with Windows Media® Player 10 Mobile and support for hard drives.</p>
<p>“The S301 from Dopod International is an exciting product for Australian consumers,” commented Grace Kerrison, Director Mobile Embedded Devices, Microsoft Australia. “It offers all the flexibility and functionality that Windows Mobile 5.0 devices have become know for in a slim, user friendly form factor. This further reinforces the focus of Windows Mobile devices delivering the best experience for the mobile professional either at work or play.”</p>
<p>Audio Manager and external music keys allow easy access to tunes and the ability to play music without opening the flip. Users can also trim their favourite audio file as a ring tone through Audio Manager. The S301 supports high-quality 40 chord polyphonic ring tones, as well as MP3, WMA and AAC files and the latest Windows Mobile 5.0 smart phone games are easier to play with the five-way navigational button.</p>
<p>The S301 includes a Lucid 2.2”, 65K color LCD display and the capacity to capture memorable experiences without recording time limits. The Contacts Picture function allows the user to attach photos to individual contacts directly with ease in camera capture mode. The Copy to SIM card camera function lets users save their SMS directly to SIM and Pocket MSN is available at the click of a button.</p>
<p>A+ Functionality:</p>
<p>·AKU3.0 ROM – patches existing bugs and links to Windows Media 5.0 to gain access to all the latest Microsoft features and updates</p>
<p>·“New Account” option in Messaging folder - simplifies POP3/IMAP4 mail account settings for end users</p>
<p>·Windows Mobile 5.0 - enjoy greater productivity on the go by utilising the rich capabilities</p>
<p>·Microsoft’s Direct Push Technology - receive e-mails on your Smartphone the minute email arrives in your inbox **</p>
<p>·ActiveSync - updates data between your PC or laptop in a snap, ensures that your contacts, Windows Media® Player 10 Mobile playlists, schedules and emails are always up-to-date</p>
<p>·128MB Built-in ROM and 64 MB RAM - allows users to store their favourite songs and personal data</p>
<p>·1GB capacity Micro-SD card expansion slot - allows expanded storage options</p>
<p>·Voice Commander - speaker independent voice recognition allows users to make phone calls, launch applications, etc.</p>
<p>·Bundled Clearvue Document Viewer - effortless viewing of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files</p>
<p>Pricing &amp; Availability</p>
<p>The S301 from Dopod International is available from 6 November 2006, at a suggested retail price (inclusive of GST) of $849 from participating dealers. The S301 is distributed by Bluechip and Brightpoint.</p>
<p>*All prices are subject to pricing policies of individual operators.</p>
<p>** Push Mail is only available when partnered with servers running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 updated to SP2</p>
<p>About Dopod International Corporation</p>
<p>Dopod International Corporation is a leading mobile communications company that integrates mobile communication with information system technologies. Dopod International Corporation products are catered to the modern, ‘connected-everywhere’ lifestyle user. The company combines outstanding product design and excellent functional qualities that promote convenient access to up-to-the-minute information. Founded in 2002, Dopod International Corporation has established a presence as a premier communications company throughout Asia.</p>
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<p>For more information, please contact Jessica Tubnor from Max Australia on (02) 9954 3492. Jessica.Tubnor@maxaustralia.com.au <mailto:jessica.tubnor></mailto:jessica.tubnor></p>

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