Palm introduces i705 PDA

Palm has officially launched the Palm i705 handheld today, as can be read in a press release from the company. This new addition to the Palm range, which is only available in the United States, has integrated communication facilities as the most important innovation. This allows the i705 to continuously check email, even when the handheld is turned off.

The i705 is equipped with a monochrome LCD screen, with inverse backlight. The computing power of the i705 is provided by a Dragonball VZ processor running at 33MHz. The i705 is equipped with 8MB memory and can be expanded thanks to the presence of an SD slot. The operating system is the well-known PalmOS, which is now at version 4.1. In addition, in addition to the usual Palm software, a number of programs from AOL are included, including a client for AIM (AOL Instant Messenger):

Palm also today announced an enterprise-class, end-to-end, behind-the-firewall, wireless messaging solution, based on the new Palm i705 handheld, for large deployments. The Palm i705 Wireless Messaging Solution directly addresses the manageability, support and security concerns of IT managers who are deploying handhelds to large numbers of mobile workers. “The Palm i705 is a compelling offering that addresses the need for an always-on mobile information management and email solution that serves the needs of mobile individuals as well as integrates into corporate infrastructure,” said Kevin Burden, an analyst at IDC, the worldwide market research firm based in Framingham, Mass. “We believe strong demand exists for an end-to-end wireless solution that enterprises can procure from a single vendor.”

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