Executive Summary

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2002-11-04 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: Kyocera 7135"> Executive Summary: Kyocera 7135

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
Kyoceras 7135 smart phone effectively combines a Palm OS handheld and a wireless CDMA handset in a form factor thats only a little larger than a standard cell phone. As a 1xRTT-capable phone, the 7135 boasts plenty of connection-speed pep for powering Web applications—provided that the applications are designed for the small displays formed on mobile devices.

COST ANALYSIS

The Kyocera 7135 will cost in the neighborhood of $499 to $599, which is similar to the price that other high-end communicator devices command. However, much of the eventual cost of this device will depend on the data rate plans that its wireless carriers set for it.

(+) Trim form factor; good connection speed, thanks to 1xRTT; SD card slot for memory expansion.

(-) SD card slot does not support SDIO.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Handsprings Treo 180/300
  • T-Mobile USAs Pocket PC Phone Edition
  • Research In Motions RIM 5810
  • www.kyocera-wireless.com



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    As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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