Posted on 12-Oct-2005 19:59
Filed under: News
Palm, Inc. is introducing the Palm TX handheld. The new handheld features integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies and a large, high-resolution 320x480 color screen;.
"The Palm TX handheld is a sleek, professional product that speaks directly to the needs of our customers -- fast, integrated wireless, a large color screen and 128MB of memory at a very competitive price," said Ken Wirt, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Palm, Inc. "This is the wireless device customers have been waiting for. There is no other handheld on the market today with the same capabilities at the same affordable price."
With the Palm TX handheld, Palm is bringing some improvements to the overall Wi-Fi user experience, including the ability for the device to scan for available networks; improved connection logic to automatically connect to available compatible networks; three steps to easily set up a new network connection; and a free 30-day subscription to all T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots (where available).
With its built-in Bluetooth technology the Palm TX handheld can connect to compatible Bluetooth-enabled cell phone with data service to connect to the Internet. It also offers the possibility of connecting without cables to a range of compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a desktop for wireless synchronization, or a Bluetooth GPS system for navigation.
Users will also have new mobile applications optimized for use over Wi-Fi, such as Avvenu and MobiTV. With Avvenu for Palm Products, users can view, download and share their media and documents from desktops at home or at work. MobiTV (sold separately) allows users to view a wide range of television programs, including news, sports and entertainment, on their Palm TX handhelds.
The Palm Tx comes with DataViz Documents To Go, so users can view, edit and create Word and Excel compatible files, and view and edit PowerPoint files.
Based on a 312MHz processor, the device also comes with 128MB (approximately 100MB user available) of non-volatile flash memory, protecting documents and information, even if the device is not charged and the power runs down. Memory can be expanded through an expansion card slot for MultiMediaCard, SD and SDIO formats.
The Palm TX handheld has an estimated US street price of US$299 and is available from the Palm online store, at Palm Retail Stores and at select retail and resellers throughout the world.