New Wireless Net Device Demo’d

Vendor Interactive Imaging Systems (IIS) said Monday that it will unveil a new wireless device for browsing the Internet this week.

The comapny’s Personal Internet Browser (PIB) is a cell phone-sized device with a full-color screen. It connects to the Internet using Net-ready phones, wireless modems, Bluetooth, or 802.11b wireless networks, according to the company.

The company claimed the image quality of the device will be comparable to that found on a desktop PC. This is in comparison to typical wireless connections, such as those found on Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) devices that show only truncated versions of Web pages. The company claimed the device is aimed at both the consumer and business application market.

The device has two CompactFlash expansion ports for adding network cards and more memory.

IIS said the device will be available early next year and will be priced similarly to “advanced PDAs.”

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