Handspring today announced expanded service activation for its VisorPhone Springboard expansion module through VoiceStream Wireless and Powertel, Inc., both leading GSM wireless service providers in the United States.
Handspring previously announced service activation in December with Cingular Wireless. Customers can now use their VisorPhone in GSM service areas in over 6,000 U.S. and Canadian cities and towns including New York, Dallas, Seattle and Atlanta.
The VisorPhone Springboard module is currently available through Handspring.com, and is expected in retail stores later this year. For Customers who purchase VisorPhone simultaneously with service plan activation from one of Handspring's three GSM carriers, the cost of the module is U.S. $299.
"VisorPhone brings a whole new mobile phone experience to Visor customers, and we are pleased to offer service plans now on a much broader basis throughout the country," said Ed Colligan, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Handspring. "We are excited to be working with wireless industry leaders like VoiceStream and Powertel to bring the power of voice communications to handheld computing."