Milpitas, Calif., July 23.
Palm, Inc. today introduced the Palm Tungsten T2 handheld.
Like the original Tungsten T, the Tungsten T2 is equipped with
integrated Bluetooth and voice-recorder capabilities, but with
an additional focus on multimedia features.
Tungsten T2 Handheld Features and Benefits
- 32MB SDRAM (29.5MB user available) of memory for twice
the storage capacity of the original Tungsten T handheld
- High-resolution 320 x 320 transflective TFT display.
- Built-in wireless communication suite -- Bluetooth, feature-rich
email client, SMS, and web browser
- A 144MHz Texas Instruments' OMAP1510 processor with the
latest Palm OS, v5.2.1.
- MP3, video playback, and photo software for listening
to music files, playing movie trailers, and storing photos
"With the Palm Tungsten T2 handheld, users can enjoy
more memory, an ultrasharp color screen, and the latest
Palm OS software, plus listen to MP3s, watch video clips,
and view their favorite photos wherever they go," said
David Christopher, vice president of product management
for Palm Solutions Group. "Handheld enthusiasts with
a taste for innovation will appreciate the Tungsten T2 for
its compactness and built-in Bluetooth technology for wireless
email and Internet access as well as communicating with
other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as phones, PCs or
The Palm Tungsten T2 handheld debuts at $399.
The Tungsten T2 handheld offers 32MB of memory (29.5MB available
to the user) -- double that of the original Tungsten T. The key
to this memory expansion was Palm Solutions Group's recent technology
breakthrough, which extends the random-access memory (RAM) capacity
of Palm Powered handhelds from 16MB to 128MB. This breakthrough
will allow Palm handheld users to run more applications and store
more data than ever before on a Palm Powered device -- including
emails with attachments, documents, pictures, video clips, voice
memos and games.
With the same screen as the Palm Zire 71 and the Palm Tungsten
C handhelds, the Tungsten T2 features a bright 320 x 320 transflective
color screen that supports more than 65,000 colors. For even better
indoor and outdoor viewing, the Tungsten T2 handheld's ultrasharp
screen provides a clear and crisp display of images, presentations,
The Tungsten T2 delivers additional software features, such as
color themes; on-screen writing; and Graffiti 2, Palm's new and
more intuitive handwriting-recognition software.
Bluetooth Wireless Communication
The Tungsten T2 handheld has integrated Bluetooth technology
and the complete wireless communication software suite from Palm.
With built-in support for Bluetooth phone models from leading
phone manufacturers and global GSM/GPRS carriers, the Tungsten
T2 can connect wirelessly in more than 20 countries.
Feature-rich VersaMail 2.5, Palm Web Browser Pro, and software
to dial phone numbers from the Palm Address Book and manage SMS
text messaging also are built-in.
MP3, Video Playback, and Photo Software
For listening to music files stored on an expansion card (sold
separately), playing movie trailers, and storing photos, the Tungsten
T2 ships with RealNetworks' RealOne Mobile Player, Kinoma Player
and Producer, and Palm Photos software.
MP3 or RealAudio files stored on an expansion card can be heard
through the handheld's new built-in speaker, or via the stereo
headphone jack(4) located on the left top side of the device.
Play lists can be created and managed from the music files stored
on expansion cards.
With Kinoma Player and Producer, and a free downloadable QuickTime
application, Tungsten T2 users can enjoy video playback by downloading
The Palm Photos application provides photo viewing, organizing
and basic editing functions. Performing a HotSync operation will
move photos to and from the Tungsten T2, so images can be transferred
to the desktop for cropping or rotation, and then synced back
for a portable photo album.
- Improved desktop software -- new drag-and-drop capabilities
for fast file conversion
- DataViz Documents To Go Professional Edition -- Word, Excel
and PowerPoint compatible document handling.
- VersaMail 2.5 email application for synchronization with Outlook
email and direct downloading email from POP and IMAP email accounts