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DataTAC

A low-speed wireless data technology developed by Motorola. Transmitting in the 800 MHz band at 19.2 Kbps, DataTAC was known for its ability to penetrate buildings better than higher-speed networks. DataTAC has been used for pagers, BlackBerry email and the technology behind the ARDIS network, created in 1983 for IBM field service technicians. In 1998, ARDIS merged with American Mobile Satellite to become Motient Corporation. In 2000, ARDIS took the name of its DataTAC network. DataTAC 4000 describes the U.S. public network. DataTAC 5000 is used in Europe, and DataTAC 6000 is implemented in Asia. See CDPD, Ricochet and Velocita Wireless.
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(4) It was also designed for the REFLEX network that was much smaller and slower than the DataTAC and Mobitex networks upon which RIM's products ran.
Treo 180, 180g, 270, 300 Series, the Nokia 9290 Communicator, the Palm i705 handheld, the Palm Tungsten W handheld, Siemens SX56 Pocket PC, O2 XDA Pocket PC, T -Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition HTC 9500, as well as the Motorola Talkabout T900 and/or the Motorola Timeport P935 2-way devices utilizing the CDMA/1XRTT, DataTAC, GSM/GPRS, Mobitex, and ReFLEX networks.
Notify Technology Corporation, has unveiled that it supports all Wi-Fi (802.11x) capable Palm and Pocket PC PDA handheld devices simultaneously with its current support for CDMA/1XRTT, GSM/ GPRS, DataTAC, Mobitex, and ReFLEX networks on all of its versions of its NotifyLink Enterprise Edition.