PLACE A PHONE CALL, get a sports score. Read your e-mail, check the weather forecast. Navitel’s new TouchPhone puts Internet access and conventional phone calling into one handy instrument that comes complete with a touch screen and Windows CE software.
Caller ID and voice mail are built into the TouchPhone, and there’s even a traditional keyboard hidden under the machine. By default it calls for your e-mail every hour, and you can fetch info from favorite Web sites. Use the easy TouchFinger interface to check your inbox, update the address book--or, if you’re using the TouchPhone 200 with its high-resolution screen and 28.8K modem, to stay online and browse the Web. This is smart phone with a master’s degree.
TouchPhone * Navitel * Model 100 (low-res screen and 14.4K modem): $299 * Model 200 (high-res screen and 28.8K modem): $499 * Available July-August * (415) 462-9171 * www.navitel.com
– Computer Life, July 1997