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palmOne introduces two color Zire handhelds
Posted on 28-Apr-2004 18:36. | Tags Filed under: News.


palmOne released two new handhelds, part of the Zire family of PDA. The company is currently shipping three distinct lines of PDA: the Zire is aimed at entry-level users, the Tungsten is marketed to power and corporate users, while the Treo is a converged device integrating PDA and mobile phone capabilities.

The new Zire 72 comes with a built-in 1.2mp digital camera with 2x digital zoom, audio/video capture and playback ability, and Bluetooth wireless technology. The audio/video capture requires a SD card (bought separately) to store the movie, captured in mpeg4 format. The udpated web browser comes with a new feature that fits a full web page on screen, allowing the user the ability to see certain portions of the page by tapping the area to be zoomed.

The screen is a TFT LCD, 320x320 colour screen. The handheld is based on an 312MHz ARM processor, and comes with 32MB of memory, with 24MB available to the user. It's based on the Palm OS Garnet 5.28.

These handhelds do not have a cradle, and the Hotsync is performed through a USB cable. The built-in Bluetooth now comes with a Wizard that helps user connect the PDA to mobile phones, computers equipped with Bluetooth, or to Bluetooth LAN Access Points.

As part of the software bundle palmOne is offering the Dataviz Documents-to-go package, to allow exchange of documents between Microsoft Word and Excel and the handheld.

The Zire 72 handheld also has a new smooth finish, result of using PPG's Velvecron. It's a unique finish that feels smooth, soft and comfortable in your hand.



Zire 72


The Zire 31 is an entry-level handheld focusing on a market made of students, parents and seniors. It runs on a 200MHz ARM processor, and it comes with more memory then the previous entry-level models: 16MB (with 14MB available to the user). It comes with a SD/MMC card slot, RealOne player, photo viewer application. This handheld is also based on the Palm OS Garnet 5.28. The screen resolution is 160x160 pixels.

This handheld comes with two buttons to access applications, instead of the four buttons used in other models, but adds a four-way pad in the middle, with a pointer. It also has a new keylock feature, to prevent the handheld turning itself on while in a handbag or backpack.

Like the new Zire 72, this unit also has a mini-USB plug to allow Hotsync via cable, and uses a rechargeable battery.


Zire 31



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