Palm Delivers New Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Palm TX Handheld

Oct 13, 2005
Palm TX

For a generation of professionals on the go who want affordable Wi-Fi to access the information that matters to them, Palm, Inc. today introduced the Palm TX handheld. At an aggressively priced $299, the Palm TX handheld features integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies; a large, high-resolution 320x480 color screen; and all the power needed to efficiently access and manage information conveniently on the road away from the desktop.

From professionals to students to home-networking enthusiasts, more than 100 million people worldwide will use Wi-Fi by 2006. Palm sees this number as a huge market of potential buyers for the Palm TX handheld. Palm TX customers can check email, browse the web and download media and documents anywhere they have Wi-Fi access -- from corporate offices, networked campuses, parks, hotels, airports, museums, sport stadiums, cafes -- even from living-room couches in the 12.5 million wirelessly networked U.S. homes.

With the versatility of two integrated wireless technologies -- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth -- Palm TX handheld customers can enjoy the convenience of information they want readily at hand, whether relaxing at a cafe with compatible Wi-Fi service or using their compatible Bluetooth-enabled cell phone with data service to connect to the Internet. New mobile applications optimized for use over Wi-Fi -- such as Avvenu and MobiTV -- give Palm TX users additional versatility.

Additionally, Bluetooth offers the freedom of connecting without cables to a range of compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a desktop for wireless synchronization, a Bluetooth phone to check email or search the web, or a Bluetooth GPS system for navigation.

With DataViz Documents To Go, Palm TX handheld users can view, edit and create Word and Excel compatible files, and view and edit PowerPoint files -- rehearse a presentation or check an Excel spreadsheet for sales numbers before a business meeting. The 128MB (approximately 100MB user available) of non-volatile flash memory protects users' documents and information, even if the device is not charged and the power runs down.

The handheld's large 320x480 screen provides a stunning color display for documents, web pages and media such as photos and video. Users can view a movie in landscape mode, and then easily switch to portrait to view Word documents or a schedule.

With a 312MHz processor, the power of the Palm TX handheld means mobile professionals can enjoy songs, photos and video clips to go. The handheld comes bundled with Pocket Tunes for playing music files or Podcasts. Users can create and edit play lists, shuffle songs and navigate by album, artist or genre.

The expansion card slot for MultiMediaCard, SD and SDIO formats lets users insert a card from a digital camera and view photos on the large, color display; they even can add transitions between photos and present them as a slideshow. The Palm TX handheld's compatibility with SD Cards up to 2GB lets road warriors carry a few favorite home videos and be entertained on long trips.

Source: Palm, Inc.

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