Looking Good One of the most pleasing new attributes of the Tungsten T is its 65,000-color reflective thin-film transistor display, which benefits from enhanced resolution320 by 320 pixels, up from the 160-by-160-pixel displays in all previous-generation devices from Palm.The Tungsten T weighs 5.6 ounces and measures 3 inches wide by 0.6 inches thick by 4 inches longabout an inch shorter than a typical Palm device, thanks to a slide-out design that hides the units graffiti input area when not in use. The Tungsten T allows for peripheral expansion through a Secure Digital card slot. The slot may also be used with MultiMedia Cards. In addition, the Tungsten T sports the same synchronization connector as Palms 500-series handhelds, which means that the Tungsten T is compatible with peripherals designed for those models. The Tungsten T is powered by an internal lithium-polymer battery, which, unfortunately, is not removable. In addition to the standard personal information management applications that mark all Palm devices, the Tungsten T comes with a nice complement of applications, including DataViz Inc.s Documents To Go software for working with Microsoft Office files, as well as collaboration applications for use with the units built-in Bluetooth radio. Technical Analyst Jason Brooks can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It should be noted that Palm OS-based systems from vendors including Hand-Era Inc. and Sony Corp. have boasted similarly high-resolution displays for some time now. Nonetheless, in tests, eWeek Labs found the Palm Tungsten Ts screen an excellent place for viewing images and, more important, for reading text.