SixPak - The Perfect Springboard?
During the first quarter of 2000 Innogear will
release the SixPak Combo Card, the first "combo card" for the Handspring
Visor. The SixPak Combo Card Springboard module will have almost everything
that a Visor user could want. SixPak fits perfectly inside
the Visor, with only the LED light jutting above the top of the
Visor. SixPak will include the following:
Cellular phones while on the road
- V.90 phone modem connects at up to 56Kbps to phone lines without
the need of any dongle. Faxes can also be sent directly using the modem.
- External expansion port allows a data connection
Voice Recorder w/
Speaker - Records and plays back voice messaged over
an integrated speaker
- Silent alert (vibratory) allows for alarms in
where beeps are inappropriate
Flashing LED Alarm
- Visual alert flashes red or green through the
HotSync & record/playback button
8MB Flash Memory
- Allows for OEM developer
bundles, program storage and data backup.
This could be the
"killer Springboard" that people have been waiting for. Final pricing has not been set, but the SixPak should be less than $200.
The SixPak will not require any additional batteries. The cellular modem supports AMPS and Multimode Digital-based mobile phones. Initially the Motorola StarTAC and MicroTAC phones will be supported, but other mobile phones will be added down the line as new cables are made.
The Voice Recorder is used by pressing a button on the SixPak or using the softare on the Visor. You speak into the Visor’s microphone. Depending on the quality setting, you can record from 1-3 hours of speech!
The 8MB Flash that comes with the SixPak can be used to store voice recordings and Visor data.
All this at a cost that will be less than $200!