On Thursday I already reported about the Palm Treo 700w Windows Mobile 5.0 powered smartphone and now Mobile-Review reports Palm will introduce new models on October 12th. This will include the Palm Z22 and Palm TX.
The site reports Palm will gradually ditch the Zire and Tungsten subbrands and introduce new one letter abbreviations - Z and T. Currently the company divides its products in three categories: handhelds, Palm LiveDrive type models and smartphones. Palm will hold a LiveDrive Christmas action from mid-November till mid-January. During that period users will be provided with closed Philips earphones and a bunch of programs like Pocket DVD Studio Lite and MM Player besides a standard package. This edition will be priced equal to the Palm TX.
The Palm Z22 will intially be priced at $130 and later the price will drop to $99. It will be the first $100 PDA with a colour display and it's aimed at middle-age women. The device looks a little bit iPodish with its white design and measures 103 x 68 x 15mm with a weight of only 96g. The Z22 has a 160 x 160 CSTN 4096 colours display and features 32MB memory (20MB user accessible). It features a 200MHz processor from Samsung and uses Palm OS Garnet 5.4.
Next is the Palm TX (Tungsten TX). This device looks a lot like the Tungsten T5 but with a dark blue body and a Wi-Fi module. The TX features a 312MHz processor and has a 320 x 480 pixels display. It measures 12.1 x 7.8 x 1.5 cm and weighs 149 grams. It has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and features 128MB memory (100MB user accessible).
The Palm TX will be priced at $450 but it should soon drop to $400.
Palm's upcoming Palm Z22 and Palm TX
Posted on Saturday, September 24 2005 @ 9:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck