ReFlex Carriers Grow Devices, WebLink To Step Up Distribution

Palenchar, Joseph
April 2003
TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;4/7/2003, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plans of ReFLEX-network messaging carriers -- SkyTel, Metrocall and WebLink Wireless -- to launch at least five keyboard-equipped devices in the U.S. enterprise market. The devices are the first ReFLEX models manufactured by companies other than Motorola, which shipped its last pagers in late 2002. WebLink Wireless also plans to step up marketing through online and brick-and-mortar electronics retailers. Prices to online and brick-and-mortar purchasers will be slightly higher. The consumers will be able to take advantage of a suite of e-mail redirection solutions: server-based redirection software for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, and Novell servers; desktop-based redirection software for home and office personal computers with always-on broadband connections; and a WebLink-hosted service that redirects POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail from Internet service providers.


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