Sierra Wireless announced that it has signed an agreement with THBBury to provide car accessories for the new Voq Professional Phone through THBBury distribution channels in Europe and North America. The Voq Professional Phone is planned for commercial availability in the second quarter of 2004.
The Voq Professional Phone is based on the Windows Mobile Smartphone OS, and offers a flip-open QWERTY thumbpad and easy-to-use software solutions including VoqMail, a secure, Always-there e-mail solution. The Voq phone will also offer unique search, send, and store capabilities delivered by the myVoq software application for easy and predictive search, storage, and sending of data.
The Voq Professional Phone custom cradle, jointly developed by Sierra Wireless and THBBury, is compatible with the UNI System 8 car kit and possesses European regulatory approvals required by the more than 40 countries worldwide that have outlawed the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving. The handset is voice controlled, allowing the driver to make a call safely while the sound is heard through the external speaker or routed through the car-stereo speaker system (optional feature). In addition, the cradle's connection to the external antenna will improve transmission and performance of the Voq Professional Phone when in transit. The cradle has a built in charger as well, maintaining a fully charged battery at all times.
Both companies will showcasing the Voq Professional Phone during the CeBIT 2004 in Hannover, Germany.