Socket Communications will use next month's CeBIT technology show in Germany to showcase a cordless modem for personal digital assistants (PDAs) and laptops, which relies on the Bluetooth wireless technology.
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The Socket Cordless 56K Modem allows users the freedom and mobility to access the Internet and download e-mail through any phone socket using a Bluetooth-enabled device - without having to be restrictively connected to the socket with a cable.
Device such as Pocket PCs, Windows-powered notebooks, and Palm-enabled PDAs will be able to use the wireless modem, which has a range of 10 metres.
Socket says the modem has a three hour battery life. It is also equipped with the V.92 modem standard which helps users to get on-line quicker and download files faster.
For easier connections, the modem also includes Socket's 'Get Connected!' wizard, and the 'Where Are You?' software to make it easier to dial-up from any country.
The Bluetooth modem will have a US street price of $129 (£72). Interested users can also order the modem through Socket's website at www.socketcom.com.
This article was part of Computer Weekly's enterprise mobile business channel, sponsored by Nokia