: Palm Tungsten T"> Executive Summary: Palm Tungsten T
The Tungsten T is a new handheld device from Palm, marked by a new, more powerful ARM-based processor and running Version 5 of Palms handheld operating system. With a sleek, pocketable design and a built-in Bluetooth radio, the Tungsten T is a strong, if costly, standard-bearer for the handheld worlds most ubiquitous brand.
The Tungsten T costs $499. This price is steep, considering that comparably outfitted Pocket PC handhelds (including lower-end units from Dell Computer Corp. and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.) sell for as low as $200. The built-in Bluetooth radio is worth a premium, however. (+) Higher-resolution display for much-improved text display; slide-out graffiti area saves space; built-in Bluetooth radio is well-implemented. (-) Price is a bit high; 16MB of RAM doesnt compare well with the 32MB to 64MB found in Pocket PCs; battery is not removable. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
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