Socket shows Bluetooth PDA modem


Socket shows Bluetooth PDA modem

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.

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

This article was part of Computer Weekly's enterprise mobile business channel, sponsored by Nokia 

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This was first published in June 2004


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