Press Release Contact:- Chris Shimizu NEC Corporation TEL :81-3-3798-6511 FAX :81-3-3457-7249 E-mail :email@example.com ***** For Immediate Use March 11, 1998
NEC Launches Mobile Gear II including Color LCD,Large Keyboard and Fast Modem~ Featuring Windows(R) CE 2.0 (Japanese version) ~
NEC today announces the launch of its Windows(R) CE 2.0 (Japanese version) based "Mobile Gear II MC-R500" adopting an 8.1-inch color LCD, large keyboard with 16.5 mm key pitch, and 33.6Kbps modem as the latest addition to its "NEC Personal Communicator 'Mobile Gear'" series.
In addition, NEC announces the launch of its "Mobile Gear II MC-R300" that utilizes a 7.3-inch monochrome LCD and offers up to approximately 30 hours use with two AA size alkaline batteries.
Since the introduction of "Mobile Gear" in April 1996, NEC has promoted a new business style outside the office. The new "Mobile Gear II" series is an integration of a large size keyboard and "zero-touch" functions that allow the automatic sending and receiving of e-mail (available in current MC-MK series), and the easy data compatibility with PCs that the Windows(R) CE operating system offers. Through these features, the Mobile Gear II provides a true mobile work environment anywhere, anytime.
The main features of new products are as follows:-
The standard price, shipping date, and unit sales projection for the new products are as follows:-
Since August 1997, NEC has promoted its system integration business in the area of SFA (Sales Force Automation), and has integrated new services and products as part of its "SalesForceEmpowermentSolution". NEC's "SalesForceEmpowermentSolution" is a complete solution for supporting all sales activities and work styles based on NEC's own corporateware, "StarOffice".
All of these new models are designed on a "Mobile Computing & Communications" concept and to contribute to improved business work styles.
Commenting on the announcement of these new products, Susumu Furukawa, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Co., Ltd. said, "Microsoft is making effort to expand the Handheld PC market, and I have great expectations for the role NEC will play in this. NEC's product, which is well-suited to the style of mobile computing in Japan, is sure to raise the mantle for Handheld PCs."