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Palm release new Tungsten T2 Handheld

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July 22, 2003

Wednesday July 23, 2003

Palm have released the latest addition to the Tungsten handheld range - the T2 - featuring twice the storage capacity of the original Tungsten T, improved screen-resolution and integrated Bluetooth and voice-recording capabilities.

Sitting between the consumer-oriented Zire models and the high-end Tungsten C, the T2 includes 32MB SDRAM (29.5MB user available) of memory, 'Grafitti' software for on-screen writing and the same high-resolution 320 x 320 TFT display as the Tungsten C for better indoor and outdoor viewing. Unlike the Tungsten C there is no integrated keyboard and the savings in space also include the ability to collapse the device in 'compact mode'.

MP3 or RealAudio files stored on an expansion card can be heard through the handheld's new built-in speaker, or via the stereo headphones and the device ships with MP3, Video Playback, and Photo Software as part of the focus on multimedia applications.

Improved desktop software facilitates better synchronisation and there are also new drag-and-drop capabilities for fast file conversion.

The Tungsten T2's integrated Bluetooth technology has built-in support for several Bluetooth phone models and global GSM/GPRS carriers (see the Palm.com site for details) in more than 20 countries.

The Palm Tungsten T2 handheld is priced at AUD $799 (incl GST)

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