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 MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Technophone Corporation today announced the addition of the dual mode, digital TD815 to its line of lightweight, handheld microportable cellular telephones. Less than an inch thick and weighing only 8.3 ounces, the new TD815 is the smallest, lightest, full featured cellular phone available for TDMA digital markets. In the USA, digital TDMA systems are already available throughout most of Florida as well as Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas and Chicago. New markets are being developed in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Sacramento, Calif., Denver and Texas.
 The TD815 offers all the conveniences of it analog predecessors, but goes a step further by offering dual mode operation in state-of-the-art digital/analog design technology. The TD815 is designed to be user friendly with a selection key-based "soft-key" user interface which features a large (five line), super twist, scrollable display that provides exceptional user visibility of the LCD readout at all angles. This unique combination of "soft-key" interface and user prompt software display makes the phone so easy to operate that it doesn't require a user's manual (although one is included).
 Many other features characteristic of Technophone products are incorporated into the unit including: automatic menu help texts, up to 125 alphanumeric memory locations -- including 99 speed dial memory slots and recall by name. With the optional high capacity Nickel Metal Hydride battery the TD815 delivers up to three hours talk time and 50 hours standby. It also provides all of the connections required to operate wireless data transmission with a portable computer, PC FAX or E- mail.
 The TD815 is manufactured in the USA and will be available in March 1994 at a suggested retail price of $899.
 Other features distinctive to Technophone products include: large send and end buttons, signal strength indicator, six NAM capability, voice mail dialing, DTMF dialing, mute button, call status indicators and credit card calling from memory. As an option, the TD815 is available with a car installation kit and hands free operation.
 Additionally, the TD815 features a call indicator light on the top of the phone for silent service. Selectable ringing tones and patterns allow the user to choose the most appropriate call notification. A retractable, dual mode antenna keeps the phone's size small while improving performance when extended.
 "Technophone's success with our TD800 dual mode digital mobile phone has provided us with valuable insights into the emerging TDMA market," commented Larry Paulson, president of Technophone Corporation. "Considering the compact size, light weight, large 5-line display and easy to use 'soft-key' features of the new microportable TD815, it promises to ?an exceptional addition to our complete line of cellular products."
 Technophone Corporation is a unit of Nokia Mobile Phones. Nokia Mobile Phones is a business group of the Finland-based Nokia Group, a European technology company with annual sales of $4 billion, with operations in 38 countries and cellular sales in more than 80 countries.
 Nokia Mobile Phones is Europe's largest and the world's second- largest developer and manufacturer of cellular phones. It produces phones for all the world's major analog and digital cellular systems. During January-August 1993 Nokia Mobile Phones recorded sales of nearly $700 million and sold more than 1 million cellular phones in the Americas in 1992.
 Nokia cellular phones are marketed under the Nokia, Technophone, Mobira and OEM labels.
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