Posted on 1-Oct-2003 07:36
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The Tungsten T3 handheld is Palm's first device that supports a high-resolution colour screen in landscape, as well as the typical portrait mode. The handheld offers greater input flexibility, streamlined access to key features and optimal viewing in either mode. The screen display is 50 percent larger than on any previous Palm branded device, and the new soft input screen area provides a virtual Graffiti 2 writing area. With faster Bluetooth setup embedded in the handheld, a wireless communications suite, fast XScale processor, 64MB of RAM (52MB user available).
The Tungsten E handheld features 32MB of RAM (28.3MB user available), a crisp high-resolution colour display, updated core applications, multimedia software and expandability through cards or add-on accessories. It retains the classic Tungsten appearance, with its compact, sleek modern form and improved 5-way navigator for one-handed navigation.
Improved Personal Information Management
Palm's core applications have been revamped on both new Tungsten handhelds, providing improved organization and customisation of information management, including the following:
A new agenda view that shows future appointments and daily tasks, while coded-coded calendar options lend schedule and viewing flexibility to the day, week, month and an all-new year view;
Improved scheduling that lets users beam multiple appointments with a single command, schedule events that last past midnight and view appointment location details;
More contact information, including multiple contact addresses, more phone numbers and email addresses, instant-messaging ID, website addresses and birthdays;
Repeating tasks and alarms for easier scheduling of Tasks for reoccurring assignments and chores;
Larger memos and notes, which allow for entering and syncing more data than has been possible before; and
Advanced built-in Microsoft Outlook compatibility for seamless synchronization of new fields.
Java Virtual Machine Available for Free Download
Palm Solutions Group has licensed from IBM a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for optimised performance on Palm Tungsten handhelds. Now, the more than 3 million members of the Java development community can write business applications for mobile workforces and consumer applications for gaming and information on the go, effectively increasing our development community tenfold.
Palm Tungsten T3 Handheld Features and Benefits
The Tungsten T3 handheld's stunning 320 x 480 colour transflective TFT display expands as the slider is opened, allowing landscape as well as portrait modes to be used by a simple tap on the screen. Users can rotate between modes in one tap. Traditional portrait mode is ideal for most applications and for one-handed navigation. Landscape mode often is better when viewing spreadsheets, email, web pages and multimedia clips. At the bottom of the display, Palm added a new status bar -- a toolbar with icons to give users one-tap access to screen rotation and other frequently used features.
The Tungsten T3 handheld comes with a 400MHz Intel XScale processor and 64MB of RAM (52MB user available), allowing plenty of space and speed for complex documents or applications. Expandability options using the expansion slot or Universal Connector include a digital camera, MARGI Presenter-to-Go, Palm's Power To Go charger, and a variety of keyboards.
The Tungsten T3 handheld is compatible with today's most popular business file formats -- Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint -- using DataViz Documents To Go Professional Edition. Multimedia applications such as RealOne Mobile Player, Palm Photos, Kinoma Player and Voice Memo Recorder deliver support for MP3 files, JPEG photos, video clips and voice notes. For the first time, these applications are built in, saving new buyers valuable time and memory since they do not have to load this software on their handhelds.
Built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity gives mobile professionals the ability to access wireless content and stay connected while out of the office with the Tungsten T3 handheld. By using a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone as a modem, users can access the web and email or swiftly initiate a phone call using Quick Lookup. Users also can perform a wireless HotSync operation with Bluetooth-enabled computers and share information wirelessly with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Palm Tungsten E Handheld Features and Benefits
The Tungsten E handheld's 320 x 320 high-resolution colour display -- the same premium transflective TFT screen first introduced in the Tungsten C and Zire 71 handhelds -- supports more than 65,000 colours. The sharp display makes viewing text, photos, VersaMail messages, Documents To Go files, and video easy and helps prevent eyestrain in dark rooms or bright sunlight.
The Tungsten E handheld's Texas Instruments OMAP 311 ARM processor and 32MB (28.3MB user available) of internal memory make listening to music files and playing movie trailers or home movie clips easy. It ships with RealNetworks' RealOne Mobile Player as well as Kinoma Player and Producer. Users can store MP3 or RealAudio files on an expansion card and listen through the built-in speaker or via the stereo headphone jack. With RealNetworks' RealOne Mobile Player software, users can create and manage play lists, as well as run music in the background while using most other Palm applications. With Kinoma Player and Producer, and a free downloadable QuickTime application, handheld users can transfer and display their own home movie clips on the device, as well as download movie trailers and other preformatted material from the Internet.