Opus scheduled for launch in March 07
ZENUMreschedules launch of its innovative debut Pocket PC Phone device
christened Opus. Originally due for release in November 2006, the
management felt the prototype needed some improvement.
In particular, with the end-user experience in mind, they were not
satisfied with the overall quality of the product - the Pocket PC Phone
has then entered a new reengineering phase and Opus is now
scheduled to launch in March 2007.
Opus features a built-in QWERTY keyboard, making it a perfect
companion for productivity on the move. It also supports various
communications standards such as GSM, GPRS, IrDA, Bluetooth and
During the last few months ZENUM Technologies captured headlines with the announcement of a new
concept Pocket PC Phone Edition, the Opus. The unique overall design of the device is a creation of a
Singapore-based professional who several times featured as the winner of the Red Dot Award for
design. Today ZENUM announces the delay of the launch of the Opus, a full-featured communications
device addressed to urban high-end users.
The ZENUM Opus is a step forward in the evolution of traditional Pocket PC Phones. Combining a sleek
candy-bar form factor and full Personal Digital Assistant capabilities, it offers a touch screen and stylus
for data input as an alternative to the built-in QWERTY keyboard, providing users with the ability to
easily enter contact details, write SMS text and e-mail messages, or create and edit office documents
while on the move.
Based on the latest version of Windows Mobile? 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition operating system, the
Opus takes full advantage of the keyboard by supporting Direct Push Technology to help business
users access their information while out of the office, whether it?s corporate email or more robust
industry-specific applications. It also includes mobile versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
for full productivity.
The ZENUM Opus supports Tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz and GPRS Class 10 for voice and data
connectivity, while wireless users may take advantage of IEEE802.11b/g support for connecting to
public and private Wi-Fi hotspots. Bluetooth 1.2 with A2DP grants short-range connectivity to suitable
devices and the use of mono hands free kits and wireless stereo headsets. For leisure users, the Opus
also features a 2-Megapixel camera allowing it to handle both productivity and fun tasks.
Check out their web site at: www.zenum.ch