Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
AlphaSmart announces updated Dana, Palm OS based laptop
Posted on 2-Jul-2003 18:10 | Tags Filed under: News


AlphaSmart announces updated Dana, Palm OS based laptop
AlphaSmart previewed the next generation, wireless version of Dana™ by AlphaSmart®. Dana is an affordable, two pound, laptop alternative powered by Palm OS® with a large screen and integrated keyboard. The newest model offers built-in Wi-Fi technology (802.11b), allowing Dana users to access email and the Internet wirelessly and enhancing Dana's position as a true laptop alternative.

In addition to introducing internal Wi-Fi, Dana Wireless offers many new features, ranging from enhanced display quality to additional fonts in AlphaWord. Dana Wireless will be available for back-to-school season and customers will have the option of purchasing Dana with or without wireless capabilities.

"For more than ten years, AlphaSmart has been committed to providing affordable technologies for the classroom. Dana Wireless continues the AlphaSmart tradition of designing cutting edge and affordable technologies that support interactive learning in today's classrooms," said Manish Kothari, president and co-founder of AlphaSmart.

"PalmSource supports the innovative solutions being created by AlphaSmart, whose cost-effective mobile solutions are extending the use of exciting technology to educators and students," said David Nagel, president and CEO of PalmSource, Inc. "The emergence of the new Dana demonstrates the momentum of the Palm OS and Wi-Fi environment."

NECC attendees can visit the AlphaSmart booth (#3016) to experience the new wireless Dana.

  • New Dana Wireless Features
  • Wi-Fi support: Support for 802.11b provides wireless network support, including wireless network printing with PrintBoy Premier, when using an external 802.11b device (USB dongle).
  • SD/IO support (Bluetooth, and many other SD peripherals): Palm's Input/Output library for SD allows devices such as Bluetooth SD cards and other SD peripherals to work with Dana.
  • USB modem drivers: Additional support for several USB modems are now built into Dana.
  • Enhanced display: Dana now supports 16 display shades of grayscale.
  • Enhanced spell checker technology: AlphaWord's spell-checking engine, dictionaries and thesaurus have been improved to provide faster and more robust language capabilities.
  • PrintBoy Premier: A new version of PrintBoy, PrintBoy Premier, is now bundled into Dana. Upgrades include support for printing information from all of Dana's built-in PIM applications.


  • More information: http://www.alphasmart.com...




    comments powered by Disqus


    Trending now »

    Hot discussions in our forums right now:

    rail between Auckland, Bay of Plenty and the Waikato
    Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by tdgeek on 20-Aug-2017 21:43 (88 replies)
    Pages... 4 5 6


    Climate change: what are YOU doing to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand?
    Created by frednz, last reply by tdgeek on 18-Aug-2017 09:22 (218 replies)
    Pages... 13 14 15


    Noel Leeming price match
    Created by sbiddle, last reply by sbiddle on 20-Aug-2017 11:14 (31 replies)
    Pages... 2 3


    ex AT & T Samsung S7
    Created by frenchbruce, last reply by Linux on 20-Aug-2017 14:11 (14 replies)

    Odd but Yum Sandwiches
    Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Rikkitic on 21-Aug-2017 10:06 (27 replies)
    Pages... 2


    NZ Post is dropping 'Fast' snail mail
    Created by DarthKermit, last reply by wratterus on 18-Aug-2017 08:30 (40 replies)
    Pages... 2 3


    Uploading Passport Photo Issue
    Created by allan, last reply by sbiddle on 21-Aug-2017 10:48 (24 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Anyone else disabled voicemail?
    Created by paulchinnz, last reply by cadman on 21-Aug-2017 10:48 (20 replies)
    Pages... 2