Palm Inc. on Wednesday announced two new handheld devices for the spring, the Zire 71, designed for consumers, and the Tungsten C, designed for business users.
The Zire 71 includes a built-in digital camera, a feature that used to appear on only expensive high-end cell phones and handheld devices, but now is hitting the mainstream. (See PC Magazines review of the Zire 71.)
The device also includes a photo album application, a video player and an MP3 player. It comes with 16MB of memory and a 144MHz ARM processor from Texas Instruments Inc. The Zire 71, available now, costs $299, said officials at Palm, in Milpitas, Calif.
The Tungsten C is Palms first device to ship with integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless LAN support. It includes 64MB of memory, a 400MHz Xscale processor from Intel Corp., and several built-in business applications.
The Palm Tungsten C is due on May 5, with a street price of $499.
Both products feature Palm OS 5.2, transflective color screens with resolutions of 320X320 pixels, and support for multiple expansion cards.
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