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Palm Tungsten W available on AT&T networks by months end
Posted on 26-Feb-2003 07:24. | Tags Filed under: News.

Palm Tungsten W available on AT&T networks by months end
Palm today announced the availability of the Palm(TM) Tungsten(TM) W handheld running on AT&T Wireless' GSM/GPRS network. With carrier activation, the data-centric Tungsten W handheld provides users with a sophisticated combination of wireless email, text messaging, Internet browsing, phone functionality, and business applications on the GSM/GPRS network.

The Tungsten W can be preordered now at The Palm Store ( ), as well as at,,,,,,,, and It will be available nationally at select CompUSA, Franklin Covey and additional U.S. retail stores beginning Feb. 28.

Monthly data plans from AT&T Wireless range from $29.99 for 10MB to $99.99 for 100MB. Voice plans, which can be added to any data plan, may be purchased separately and begin at $19.99 per month. In addition, a special 8MB data plan is available for $19.99 when a customer also subscribes to a voice plan. The U.S. suggested retail price for the Palm Tungsten W is $549. In addition to the phone activation service provide by most retailers, InPhonic Inc. will provide the Palm Tungsten Activation Service, a self-service online or phone activation process for the Palm Tungsten W. The Palm Tungsten W handheld will also be sold via Palm and AT&T Wireless enterprise sales channels.

The Tungsten W handheld is the first Palm branded integrated GSM/GPRS wireless handheld, and it has a built-in keyboard for easy data entry; one-handed navigation; dual expansion; and a crisp, high-resolution color screen. It features a powerful battery for 10 hours of talk time, and a Class 10 radio, one of the fastest radios available today for the GSM/GPRS network, the most widely supported wireless technology used by hundreds of operators worldwide.

With AT&T Wireless and the Palm Tungsten W, international roaming capabilities are available in more than 80 countries, enabling global business travelers to stay connected while abroad.

The only problem I see is that this model uses the Palm O 4.1 with a 33MHz Dragonball processor, unlike its oldest brother in the line, the Tungsten T, which uses the new Palm OS % and a TI OMAP processor running at 144MHz.

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