D-Link V-CLICK dual-mode phones
D-Link today announced a new line of “V-CLICK” dual-mode phones that allow users to switch between cellular and Wi-Fi networks with the click of a button.When it begins shipping during the first quarter of 2007, the new D-Link V-CLICK line of phones will feature tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 Mhz) and 802.11 Wi-Fi (2.4Ghz) access. By sliding a cellular service provider’s SIM Smartcard or chip into the V-CLICK phone, the user automatically gains GSM access. Stored phone numbers and address books are also automatically taken into the phone via the SIM Smartcard or chip. With a simple press of the V-CLICK button, the phone activates or deactivates the Wi-Fi connection that allows users to access websites or an Internet phone service, and enjoy the convenience of reduced communication costs, faster transfer speeds and increased productivity resulting from dual-mode phone access. D-Link V-CLICK phones boast a sleek, polished black compact form factor (h 4.17″, w 1.73″, d 0.75″), with additional colors planned to fit any lifestyle.
The V-CLICK phones support Opera Mobile, a mobile browser for logging into Wi-Fi hot spots, web surfing and email functionality on the V-CLICK’s two-inch (176×220 pixels) bright color screen.D-Link V-CLICK phones will be a “pay-as-you-go” device, allowing users to purchase call time from service providers that will load up the phone’s SIM card.D-Link’s first V-CLICK dual-mode, tri-band mobile phone is scheduled to ship early next year with a suggested retail price of $599.99.