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Surf the Web With Your Phone

Boot Camp feature for Monday, January 25, 1999

Staying connected, without a computer. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. If you don't have a computer because of money or space considerations, you can still take part in the Internet revolution. One interesting solution is called the iPhone from a company called InfoGear....

"It's a combination of a great telephone and an Internet access device"

InfoGear's Dennis Tsu. The 299 dollar phone has a large touch screen and a slide out keyboard...

"And so what it allows you to do is communicate with people, either via the phone or via email, get information from the Internet through a browser and a touchscreen, and conduct transactions such as shopping over the Internet, home banking, buying and selling stocks, all from an easy to use, convenient device."

It can be configured for just about any Internet service provider. One, Big Planet, is selling the iPhone. You can get more information at infogear.com. Another interesting new device to help you stay connected via wireless email is called the Blackberry, from Research in Motion, where Mark Guibert says.....

"It stays always on and always connected so you never have to initiate any connections."

It clips on your belt, can attach to a PC and includes organizer software and email that connects to office systems using Microsoft Exchange. You can find more info at blackberry.net