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Swisscom Mobile is the first provider to offer the Pocket PC Phone Edition in Switzerland

29 January 2003

The Qtek 1010 has been adapted by Swisscom Mobile for the Swiss market and is the first officially available device to feature Microsoft's new operating system, "Pocket PC Phone Edition". The chief advantage of this latest innovation is that it combines an electronic organiser with a host of applications like Pocket Excel and Pocket Word and a powerful dualband GPRS mobile phone with large TFT touchscreen in a housing that weighs a mere 200 grams. As well as taking up very little luggage space, it offers users the additional convenience of being able to exchange data and synchronise e-mails, contacts and calendar entries while on the move. The user interface of the Qtek 1010 has been specially adapted for Swisscom Mobile customers and allows mobile access to the Internet as well as SMS messaging. It is also possible to phone using a headset or built-in loudspeaker. Besides a headset, the package includes a USB docking station and a protective cover. The new devices are available immediately in selected Swisscom Shops and cost CHF 1298 (excluding NATEL® subscription).

Further functions to follow during the course of the year

"We are convinced the Qtek Pocket PC Phone will provide an attractive alternative to existing offerings, particularly for business customers," explains Urs Schaeppi, Head of Connectivity Services at Swisscom Mobile. Since the device is already pre-configured for data transfer via GPRS, it is possible from the outset to send e-mails and call up Internet content via the browser. For companies with a proprietary network Swisscom Mobile offers further possibilities with its add-on "Corporate Office Access" product, enabling Qtek Pocket PC Phone users to access all kinds of office functions such as business e-mail, calendar and contact data. "Swisscom Mobile is currently the only provider to offer such a wide-ranging portfolio for businesses," says Urs Schaeppi. Swisscom Mobile is cooperating with Microsoft to develop further applications for the Swiss market based on the Pocket PC Phone Edition operating system.

Berne, 29 January 2003


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern