palmOne today announced that the Tungsten(TM) E handheld has sold 1.5 million units worldwide in just 14 months. With power and premium features at a breakthrough price, the Tungsten E has proven enormously popular with budget-conscious professionals and consumers alike, helping it achieve a remarkable 21 percent of all U.S. handheld sales in its first year on the market, according to The NPD Group.(1)
Introduced in October 2003, Tungsten E was the first handheld from palmOne to offer a crisp, high-resolution color display for less than $200 (estimated U.S. street price), allowing users to better view and edit detailed business documents, manage personal information and experience vibrant multimedia, such as games and full-motion video. Enterprises value Tungsten E for its fast ARM processor, 32MB of RAM (28.3MB user available) and sleek, professional look, while consumers are attracted to the low price and fun features, such as an integrated MP3 player(2), video capabilities, and photo album viewer.
On the heels of the success of the Tungsten E is the new book "Know Your Tungsten E," which includes tips, tricks and advanced techniques for users to get the most out of their handheld. The book draws on real experiences and anecdotes from Tungsten E users, illustrated with graphics, diagrams and screen captures to guide readers through the Tungsten E's many features.
Tungsten E represents a new way of thinking about an enterprise-class handheld. Whether for home or in the office, individuals no longer have to sacrifice price for performance or professional features for multimedia. Instead, palmOne designed Tungsten E from the ground up to include cutting-edge features for both work and play at an affordable price. As a result, the Tungsten E has garnered critical acclaim from reviewers and many awards, including the Editors' Choice award from Laptop Magazine and a place on CNET's list of the Top 100 Products of 2003.
"We knew the handheld market was ripe for a device that offers power and features at an easy-on-the-wallet price," said Ken Wirt, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, for palmOne. "Tungsten E answered that call with professional yet cost-effective features to help users organize their busy lives without skimping on the fun features that make technology such a stimulating part of our world."