T-Mobile has unveiled the MDA IV, a 'mini-laptop' handheld which runs the Windows Mobile operating system and includes integrated wireless Lan, GPRS and UMTS technology.
Due to be available this summer, the device is equipped with a high-resolution VGA screen and can be swivelled to turn the mini-laptop into a PDA with a touchscreen.
Features on the 100 sq cm unit include two integrated cameras, loudspeakers, Bluetooth, a full keyboard, a 520MHz Intel processor and Office functionality.
The USB and Bluetooth interfaces allow for synchronisation with a PC, and the built-in cameras allow users to take photos and record video sequences.
Martin Knauer, managing director of marketing at T-Mobile Germany, said: "Operated on our multimedia networks, the mini-laptop is almost as powerful as a desktop PC. This is a response to the requirements of our customers who want the tools of their trade to be just as reliable on the move as in the office."
T-Mobile also announced plans to increase its global wireless hotspots from 11,000 to 20,000 by the end of 2005.
Should you link your data sets to add value, or leave them separate to reduce risk?
Can process camera images in real-time at up to 171 frames per second
Graphene and Kevlar used to make 'the world's toughest' shoes
Ecostress instrument will provide new insights into water usage and plant health on Earth