ORLANDO, Fla.-A cellular phone battery with a built-in numeric pager has been introduced by Motorola Inc.’s Paging Products Group, in what the company says is a response to market demand.
The battery slides onto the back of any Motorola MicroTac or retail pocket personal cellular phone in place of the standard battery. It is scheduled to be available in December and will be distributed through paging carriers and distributors.
“With RSVP, users can screen calls, extend the life of the phone battery and remain accessible even when the cellular phone is turned off,” said Scott Shamlin, vice president and general manager of Motorola’s Derivative Technologies Division.
Motorola expects to attract business professionals and consumers who own a cellular phone, or a cellular phone and pager.
The pager has the features of Motorola’s Bravo Encore, including audio or vibrate alerts, time of day and message time stamping.
The cellular battery detaches from the paging unit, so the nickel metal hydride batteries can be re-charged or replaced. The RSVP fits charger accessories for Motorola MicroTac or retail pocket personal cellular phones.
Motorola expects RSVP will be available for FLEX technology in February.