CeBIT: Motorola promises Internet on a mobile in 2000

Wireless communications, one of the hot topics at this year's CeBIT exhibition, is top of the list of project priorities for Motorola which this morning unveiled a new portfolio of digital personal communications products and promised Internet-browsing capability across its entire digital mobile phone range in 2000.

Wireless communications, one of the hot topics at this year's CeBIT exhibition, is top of the list of project priorities for Motorola which this morning unveiled a new portfolio of digital personal communications products and promised Internet-browsing capability across its entire digital mobile phone range in 2000.

The company claims it has the world's smallest and lightest dual-band GSM mobile phone as well as the world's first tri-band GSM phone, a new mobile organiser for the company's StarTAC range and the first two-way radio product for European consumers.

The firm also announced that it intends to make all its digital phones Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) compliant as soon as the interoperability standards for the protocol are agreed. Frank Lloyd, president of Motorola's Personal Communications Sector for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) said: "This means that consumers can expect to see the first Internet-browsing capabilities appearing on a Motorola GSM phone by the end of the year, and across our entire digital phone range in 2000."

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