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Portable Innovation Technology Offers New Alternative for Removable Memory On Handspring Visors

Portable Innovation Technology, Ltd., provider of high value add-on accessories for handheld computing, today announced the availability of the MemPlug(TM) Compact Flash (MemPlug CF) adaptor. The MemPlug CF is a Springboard(TM) module for the Handspring(TM) Visor(TM) that provides up to 256Mbyte storage using a Type I Compact Flash memory card. MemPlug CF will be sold in major electronics retail stores throughout the United States beginning in July at a suggested price of U.S.$49.95. MemPlug CF joins the MemPlug SmartMedia(TM) Adaptor (MemPlug SM) Springboard module already in the market.

MemPlug CF and MemPlug SM allow people with Handspring Visors to leverage memory cards for removable storage. The products come with seven self-installing applications and a registered gMovie Maker software that collectively enable people to view documents, images and video, and backup and manage files on their Handspring Visors. MemPlug CF and MemPlug SM work with the Handspring Springboard expansion slot so that the module applications automatically self-install once inserted. MemPlug CF has two-to-three times faster write speed than MemPlug SM.

“People who use Handspring Visors now have a comprehensive solution for viewing, storing and managing large files on their handheld device,” said Patrick Lin, director, Portable Innovation Technology. “Portable Innovation Technology is the first company to provide Handspring Visors with a complete solution with multimedia capabilities and unlimited storage at an affordable price.”

“We designed the Springboard expansion slot to accommodate other expansion technologies, and we’re delighted that Portable Innovation has introduced two MemPlug adaptors that take advantage of this capability and offer our customers the options of utilizing SmartMedia and now Compact Flash on their Handspring Visors,” said Lee Epting, director of developer relations for Handspring.

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