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Palm Unveils Three New Handhelds

Palm, Inc. today introduced three new handhelds. The Palm Tungsten T3, Tungsten E, and Palm Zire 21 handheld. The T3 is designed for the most demanding professionals who need a best-in-class colour and wireless handheld; the Tungsten E handheld, for value-conscious professionals who need premium power and performance; and the Palm Zire 21 handheld, which offers more software, a faster processor and four times greater memory than the top-selling original handheld while maintaining the $99 price point. Both Tungsten handhelds also feature substantial software innovations, including significantly more capable Personal Information Management (PIM) features and productivity software.

The Palm Tungsten T3 Handheld

The Palm Tungsten T3 handheld is Palm’s first device that supports a high-resolution color 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 400MHz XScale processor, 64MB of RAM (52MB user available), and superior office and multimedia capabilities, the Tungsten T3 handheld offers exceptional performance in a compact design for an estimated U.S. street price of $399.

The Palm Tungsten E

The Palm Tungsten E handheld gives professionals an upscale handheld with premium features at the value-conscious, estimated U.S. street price of $199. The Tungsten E features 32MB of RAM (28.3MB user available), a crisp high-resolution color display, updated core applications, multimedia software and expandability through cards or add-on accessories. It retains the classic Tungsten appearance, with a compact, thin sleek modern form and improved 5-way navigator for one-handed navigation. The Tungsten E is equipped with software thatís compatible with todayís most popular business file formats — Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The Palm Zire 21 Handheld

With the Palm Zire 21 handheld, Palm is adding value to the top-selling original Palm Zire handheld while holding its $99 price steady and adding 8MB of memory (four times more then previous Zire) and a 126MHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor. The Zire 21 handheld is an affordable and easy way for the first-time handheld-buyer to juggle daily tasks surrounding work, family and social activities.

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