Posted on 24-Feb-2003 17:54.
Filed under: News
BEST WIRELESS HANDSET/TERMINAL OR HANDHELD DEVICE
Initially exclusively linked to supporting Vodafone Group’s live! service, the Sharp GX10 was the first mass market integrated camera 2.5G phone in many European markets. Packed with features and capable of supporting new services, the GX10 has captured the imagination of the consumer and an impressive market share for a newcomer to the European market.
Sharp’s close co-operation with operators puts it in a strong position from which to build its global presence and is important when co-ordinating services and handset launches. Devotion to customisation and personalisation stands it in good stead with consumers – as does the GX10’s ease of use.
Key features of the Sharp GX10 include:
Integrated 110k digital camera
Support of JAVA™
Dual band (GSM 900/1800)
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BEST WIRELESS APPLICATION OR SERVICE - CONSUMER MARKET
Vodafone live! incorporates cutting-edge technology, applications and services to give the consumer a complete wireless Internet experience. Importantly, the service has been pitched to a consumer audience without the use of acronyms and jargon – ensuring that it is much more accessible. Effective and massive marketing has ensured that Vodafone live! has secured impressive take-up since its launch.
By forming close relationships with handset manufacturers, Vodafone was able to ensure that enough live! hardware was available to meet the latent demand across Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and the UK at launch. This also meant that hardware was well configured, enabling a good out-of-the-box experience coupled with excellent usability of the services available.
Vodafone has focused on making live! simple for the consumer to access advanced wireless services and bring mobile technology to life.
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