YadaYada First to Ship Minstrel S Wireless Modem for Handspring Visor.Business Editors
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2000
San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. resident receives the first
modem shipped on October 27, 2000
YadaYada Inc., the first fully integrated wireless Internet service provider Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. and Mobile Web Portal See portal. , announced today the first shipment of the Minstrel S(TM), the optimized wireless modem A modem and antenna that transmits and receives over the air. Wireless modems support several technologies, including 802.11, Bluetooth, CDPD, DataTAC, Mobitex and Ricochet. There are wireless modems for laptops, handhelds and cellphones. for the Handspring(TM) Visor(TM). "The first co-branded YadaYada/Novatel Wireless Minstrel S(TM) was shipped to Gary Grace of San Diego, CA on October 27, 2000," said Howard Wright, Director of Business Strategy for YadaYada. "The modem went out successfully and Mr. Grace is already emailing and surfing the Web on his Visor(TM)."
"I received the wireless modem shortly after placing my order with 1-800-YadaYada," said Gary Grace. "The installation process was simple and now I have access to the Internet as well as my email accounts. I couldn't believe it when I sent an e-mail from my Visor(TM)telling a friend I'd meet him for dinner - it was amazing!"
YadaYada also sells the Minstrel V(TM) wireless modem for Palm(TM) V and Vx and was the first company to ship Minstrel S(TM) modems that allow unlimited wireless Web surfing via the YadaYada browser, as well as email capabilities on the Handspring(TM) Visor(TM). The YadaYada service package can be ordered by calling 1-800-YadaYada.
The co-branded Minstrel S(TM) and Minstrel V(TM) modems enable YadaYada to sell a suite of wireless products and services to mobile professionals and consumers. Combined with YadaYada's proprietary browsing software and Mobile Web Portal (currently in open beta), the co-branded modems will enable YadaYada users to access nearly every Web site on the Internet, and experience YadaYada's sophisticated synchronization technology.
Pricing and Availability
YadaYada's wireless modems are available by calling 1-800-YadaYada. (Customers who already own a Palm(TM) V, Vx or Handspring(TM) Visor(TM) can sign up for the YadaYada wireless Internet service and purchase a modem at a special beta price of $149 for the modem and $39.95 per month for unlimited wireless service.) The Minstrel(R) modems employ Cellular Digital Packet Data (communications, protocol) Cellular Digital Packet Data - (CDPD) A wireless standard providing two-way, 19.2 kbps packet data transmission over exisiting cellular telephone channels. (CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data) A low-speed, digital, wireless data network that is an enhancement to an existing analog cellular network. Based on IBM's CelluPlan II, CDPD provides a packet overlay onto the AMPS network and moves data at 19. ) technology. CDPD is a method of transmitting data over the cellular voice network at speeds up to 19.2 kbps and is deployed in most U.S. metropolitan areas and some international markets. CDPD is currently the fastest wireless data network available in the U.S.
YadaYada Inc. is the first fully integrated Mobile Web Portal and wireless Internet access platform providing mobile applications, content and wireless connectivity for PDAs. YadaYada is building the largest business and consumer Mobile Web Portal for PDAs. YadaYada customers can personalize the Mobile Web Portal on their existing desktop computer and access it through their wireless PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). . The YadaYada Mobile Web Portal and Internet access platform allows business professionals and consumers to access any HTML-created Web site and maintain a universally synchronized personal information manager (PIM (1) (Protocol Independent Multicast) A multicast routing protocol endorsed by the IETF. Used in conjunction with an existing unicast routing protocol, it comes in two flavors: Dense Mode (PIM-DM) is used when recipients in the target group are in a concentrated ) with applications such as address book, calendar, to-do list and email from multiple existing accounts. The company was founded in 1999 and currently has offices in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , San Diego and Birmingham, AL. YadaYada can be reached at www.yadayada.com or 212-645-7700. To order YadaYada Wireless Service, call 1-800-YadaYada.
Minstrel is a registered trademark and Minstrel V and Minstrel S are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Handspringand Visor are trademarks of Handspring, Inc. Palm is a trademark, of Palm, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective companies.
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