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Tech - Computers

 March 07, 2002
New Palm m130 And m515 Handhelds

 In a move to bring vivid color to handheld users worldwide, Palm, Inc. has unveiled the Palm m130 and m515 handhelds. Both feature bright color screens that support more than 65,000 colors, Palm's dual-expansion technology, and access to more than 13,000 commercial software applications in addition to the popular Personal Information Manager (PIM) and intuitive user interface that have made Palm products the world's favorite handheld computers.

The two new color handhelds join the recently debuted Palm i705 handheld - an integrated wireless email and messaging device for U.S. customers - to round out Palm's early 2002 product lineup. The Palm m130 and m515 handhelds are immediately available in most countries worldwide for an estimated U.S. street price of $279 and $399, respectively. "We've created the Palm m130 handheld to bring color and rechargeable batteries to a broader market, giving value-conscious consumers a fun and easy way to organize their lives; share photos and video clips; and view, edit and create documents," said Todd Bradley, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Palm's Solutions Group. "Professionals will find the Palm m515 handheld a compelling way to gain more control over their business and personal lives. With 16MB of memory, the handheld lets businesspeople more easily carry their corporate databases, important applications, and Word, Excel and PowerPoint files anywhere for instant productivity. And customers can access their email accounts and the Internet on both handhelds when coupled with a compatible data-enabled mobile phone or modem and an ISP."

Palm's dual-expansion technology comprises the Palm Expansion Card Slot (for use with SD Card and MultiMediaCard media), which allows people to carry and share office-productivity and education software, eBooks, photos, short videos, extensive reference materials, back-up capabilities and extra memory, and the Palm Universal Connector for attaching add-on modules, such as a collapsible keyboards and modems.

Palm m130 Handheld

The Palm m130 handheld builds on the highly successful Palm m100 series, and offers the most affordable Palm Powered(TM) color handheld available today. An easy-to-use, durable and flexible product, the Palm m130 handheld is ideal for value-conscious consumers who value a bright color display and a rechargeable battery, including young professionals, first-time buyers, students and users who want to upgrade from the Palm m100 and m105 handhelds. A rechargeable battery means users never have to worry about replacing batteries. Palm's dual-expansion technology and 8MB of memory give users the ability to add on to the Palm m130 handheld as their need for more powerful handheld applications grows. A removable flip-cover protects the color screen, and color faceplates easily snap on and off to add style and pizzazz (faceplates sold separately online at The Palm Store, http://store.palm.com ).

Palm m515 Handheld

A stylish marriage of form and function, the Palm m515 handheld provides the tools mobile professionals need in a sophisticated, elegant handheld. The new brighter color display and 16MB of memory let users work at their best no matter where they are, making the Palm m515 handheld the premier choice for managing a busy executive's mobile lifestyle. Brighter and easier to read than ever, the m515 handheld's new color screen offers adjustable backlighting for maximum viewing control, and 16MB of memory means more room for professional and personal data. Palm's dual-expansion technology enables users to back up the handheld on-the-go; add new software, business applications, or memory; and attach peripherals, such as a keyboard, a GPS receiver, or a wireless modem - for a tool that grows with the user's needs. The Palm m515 handheld's powerful organizer software and support for familiar office software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, make it the smart professional choice.