Invair Launches “Filewalker Messenger” Linux GSM/GPRS TriBand PDA

Invair Launches “Filewalker Messenger” Linux GSM/GPRS TriBand PDA


Invair Technologies AG, German PDA manufacturer, plans to launch “Filewalker Messenger” at CeBIT, Invair’s new Linux PDA, a product providing vast communication possibilities, unique for its size and weight.

In addition to the advanced functions of a normal PDA, “Filewalker Messenger”, extremely light in “credit card” format, has a plastic shell, a telephone GSM/GPRS Triband (900/1800/1900 MHz) with hands free and vibration options. The “Filewalker Messenger” has an integrated GPS module, optimised display, an USB/RS232 interface, a Lithium-Polymer battery, a MMC/SC card port, an infra-red port, a Bluetooth interface, a Linux O/S as well as numerous applications, such as Internet navigator, E-Mail, address book, calendar, notepad, organiser, calculator and MS-Outlook synchronisation with direct support from the MS-Exchange Server. Particular attention has been paid to the visibility of the screen. The high resolution grey scale display with silver background and retro-lighting gives exceptional visibility in any lighting conditions.

All Smartphones available on the market today require a stylus or a keyboard for data input but functions are restricted, considerably limiting their ease of use. The success of a Smartphone depends on whether it is simple to use, the extent of its functions and its size and weight. At CeBIT 2002, INVAIR Technologies AG successfully launched “Filewalker Business”, the first PDA in the world designed to accept data rapidly and intuitively, with one hand.

The “Filewalker Messenger” was developed and is manufactured in Germany from where optimal after-sales support is guaranteed. The Filewalker is an international product, available in 5 languages (French, German, English, Italian, Spanish) and powered by a Texas Instrument Omap 5910 Dual Core processor with 150 MHz, 64 Mo of RAM (low-power consumption) and 32 MB of Flash ROM. The suggested retail price of the Filewalker Messenger is € 649.