Older 8110 News
- It is said that Nokia has demonstrated the CDS on a Psion series 5 linked
by IrDA (infra red) to a 8110. That's what I call totally wireless. The moral of
this story is: There is a great future for the 8110.
- News from the Networks '97 show in UK:
Greycell is going to release
SoftMobile, a new software modem for Win95, WinNT, AND, hold you
breath... Windows CE! The next great thing about Greycell's softmodem is that
it can work with ALL Nokia (2100, 3100, and 8100 series), and Ericsson 388,
788, and 688. The release date is 1 Sept '97, so it's still another two months
away. No pricing info yet, but the sales bloke said "it's certainly cheaper
than PC Card, and competitive with Nokia CDS." My opinion is that more
third party companies will make these software modems, making it more
- It's official: Nokia
Cellular Data Suite
is priced at £109.99 in the UK, from
that's including VAT and delivery. Compared to £279.99 for a Data card,
that's really cheap.
- Rumours has it that pricing for the Cellular Data Suite will be £100
in UK, and A$200 in Australia.
- Nokia 8148 is previewed for Orange (UK GSM1800). They named it 'nk502'. Why
don't they just call it 8148??
- Nifty SMS keypad shortcut: after reading an SMS, you can press
to delete the
message. Saves going through Option etc.
- Nokia 8110i is the latest addition to the 8100 family. The 8146 was also
announced at CeBit '97.
- Thinking of buying a data card? Thinking of buying CellularWare? Don't!
Both functions are now merged in the
Cellular Data Suite
(CDS), and eliminates the need of a PCMCIA card, connecting directly via the
serial port. The bad news is that for now only a Win95 version exists. But the
idea that a software modem is possible at all is exciting (already Pilot users
are wondering...), and currently no one else has this solution. Ericsson has
something like it, but you have to buy one specific handset model, and it isn't
the current flagship GH688. So think about it, when considering choosing between
Nokia and Ericsson! By the way, the CDS is also compatible with Nokia 3110,
which I think is designed to replace the 2100 series.