Turn your Palm Pilot into a digital audio player


June 4, 2004

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Palm Tungsten T handheld users will soon be able to support digital audio using RealOne Player Mobile. The new application delivers audio multimedia playback and storage for RealAudio and MP3 files and displays information on current tracks playing, song name, album and artist on the Palm interface. Multiple tasks can be run on the handheld while using the audio function and power consumption can be reduced through integrated auto-dimming capability.

"Our recently introduced Palm Tungsten T handheld empowers users to efficiently manage information with business-critical functionality in an industrial-strength handheld computer," said Ken Wirt, Palm's senior vice president of marketing and product management. "Now with the added audio multimedia feature from RealNetworks' RealOne Player, users will be able to download, store and play back news, entertainment and music-an exciting element for Palm's innovative new handheld."

The RealOne Player Mobile for the Tungsten T handheld is based on the Helix DNA Client, a software engine that device manufacturers and software developers can use to build a multi-format media player for any device. RealNetworks is working with the Helix Community to make the Helix DNA Client available for the Palm OS(R) 5 platform, which will enable other media applications to be developed for the Tungsten T handheld and other Palm handhelds.

The RealOne Player Mobile will be available for downoad free at or at by the end of the year. The RealOne Player Mobile also will be shipped with select future Palm handhelds.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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