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Group Sense Ltd. and PalmSource, today welcomed the first Palm Powered smartphone from GSL, the Xplore G18. The Xplore G18 runs Palm OS 4.1.2 and will be targeted at the Asian and European markets.
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Nice size

sub_tex @ 7/15/2003 12:41:15 PM #
though I don't see how it would fare well against the current and upcoming competition.

These smartphones are still a tiny market. The Treo 600 and the sumsung clamshell models are possibly the only ones that will attract non-PDA users since they look like regular phones.

The lack of a keyboard is a major let down.

RE: Nice size
digichimp @ 7/15/2003 1:39:32 PM #
105 g!!! 3.7 oz! this is significant. Size matters.

RE: Nice size
Admin @ 7/15/2003 1:43:17 PM #
this pic gives you a good idea of how very small this model is:

http://www.palminfocenter.com/ss.asp?f=img_groupsense_2.jpg

I should get my predroduktion unit this week

Georg @ 7/15/2003 4:20:08 PM #
I have already sent my money to Hongkong
and should get a preproduktion unit this week.
I will let you know how it works.

RE: I should get my predroduktion unit this week
Midknyte @ 7/15/2003 5:46:21 PM #
Are you stateside? What network to you hope to use it on?

gee

orol @ 7/15/2003 9:44:09 PM #
if it only had SD expansion card I'd sell my TG50 with 512MB ms pro in a minute and stick with this eventhough it only palm os 4 system
the size MATTERS!
it would be the smallest colour palm powered handheld :-)
i wouldn't mind the low res screen either
well we'll see maybe i'll buy it for xmas :_)

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