Palm Unveils new fall line-up of accessories

Palm, Inc. today announced new accessories for the fall that will be available on Oct. 1 (unless otherwise noted) in consumer-electronics outlets, major retail chains and online e-stores in most countries worldwide. The new line of accessories include an innovative wireless infrared (IR) keyboard; a multifunction stylus; six stylish handheld cases; a plug-and-play, 1.3 megapixel camera card; handheld protection products; and complete accessory kits.

“Demand for Palm branded accessories has never been higher. Our strategy is to introduce a breadth of accessories that fit multiple Palm handhelds,” said Jim Schwabe, general manager of accessories for the Palm Solutions Group. “With over 22 million Palm branded handhelds sold to date, people are ready to customize them with accessories that closely match their lifestyles, from the first-time Zire(TM) handheld owner to the high-end Tungsten(TM) aficionado.”

First Palm Branded Wireless Keyboard Eases Text Entry

With this foldable, practical keyboard, Palm handheld users can type effortlessly, connected to a Palm branded handheld wirelessly via IR. This battery-operated keyboard, featuring standard, full-sized keys, works with all current Palm handhelds. ($69.95) (NOTE: All Palm accessories prices are estimated U.S. street prices.)

Executive Multifunction Stylus: The Perfect Executive Gift

Performing four functions in one — a smooth-writing pen, a laser pointer, a flashlight and, of course, a stylus — the pen-sized Executive Multifunction Stylus is perfect for use with any Palm handheld. ($19.95)

Six Stylish Cases Give Users More Options

- Zire Hard Case: With a stylish metal-like contemporary finish and durable plastic interior, the Zire Hard Case protects and secures all Zire branded handhelds. ($14.95)

- Zire Slim Leather Case: The compact, sleek design provides ample storage capacity, including three slots for business and credit cards, an inside pocket for cash or notes, and a study closure to keep it all together. ($19.95)

- Universal Tough Case: In a classic black textured fabric with side zipper closure, the Universal Tough Case is an economical way to protect the screen of any Palm handheld. ($14.95)

- Executive Series Cases: These three Italian-designed Executive Cases are sleekly crafted with magnetic closures, are fully lined and feature room for expansion cards, and/or note pads and storage pockets. The cases fit any current Palm handheld and are available in three configurations to complement personal style. (Three sizes available — small for $29.95, medium for $49.95 and portfolio for $69.95.)

1.3 Megapixel Camera Card Takes Pictures and Stores Photos

Slide the new camera card into a Palm handheld”s expansion slot and start taking beautiful 24-bit color photos at up to 1280 x 1024 resolution. Users can save them as standard JPEG images, which can be easily shared with family and friends. Other features include adjustable focus for close-up shots or landscapes, digital zoom for photos, a swivel lens for self-portraits or forward-facing photos, and a video capture function. Compatible with all current color Palm handhelds with Palm Photos or PhotoBase software (Tungsten C, Tungsten T and Tungsten T2 handhelds) this new camera card is scheduled to be available in December. ($99.95)


New Stylus Pen Packs, Handheld Protection and Essentials Kits

- Zire Lighted Stylus Pen Pack: For use in low-light conditions, the Zire pack comes with one lighted stylus and one pen stylus for versatility. ($14.95)

- Tungsten Stylus Multi-Pack: A new stylus multi-pack for Palm Tungsten handhelds. ($9.95)

- Tungsten Gold Stylus: Palm”s 24-carat gold-plated Tungsten stylus provides high-end style and functionality, an ideal gift for the executive who has everything. It fits the Palm Tungsten C and W handhelds. ($29.95, available only online at The Palm Store at http://store.palm.com/.)

- Screen Protector Multi-Pack: For use with every current Palm handheld, the multi-pack contains 13 screen protectors designed to protect handheld screens from scratches and potential damage. ($19.95)

- Protection Plan Plus: This new plan extends the handheld”s limited complimentary telephone support and one-year warranty to two years of support, giving users long-term peace of mind. Available in the United States only. ($49.95)

- Zire Essentials Kit: The kit includes a blue flap case, three styli and four screen protectors. It works for the original Zire handheld and the Zire 71 handheld. ($19.95)

- Universal Essentials Kit: The kit comes with the Universal Tough Case, Universal Stylus and six screen protectors, all of which fit any current Palm handheld. ($29.95) About Palm, Inc. Information about Palm, Inc. is available at http://www.palm.com/aboutpalm Broadcast Video and Other Palm Materials


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