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Calvin Confirmed: New Low-Price Palm Next Month

After days of speculation and debate, C|net has confirmed many of the rumors about Calvin. Palm will indeed release a new low-end Palm in both the U.S. and Japan next month. The surprise is that they will give the Palm VII a face-lift at the same time.

Quoting "sources", C|net says the new device is expected to feature new snap-on covers, a redesigned case that includes a smaller monochrome display, run OS 3.5, and sell for $149. Palm itself has declined to comment.

The updated Palm VII, which is not expected to include major hardware changes, will feature an updated look with a darker gray case and more applications from content providers.

C|net didn't say anything about the rumors of Calvin II.

Surely the most controversial part of the new device will be its smaller screen. Many Palm users feel the screen is already too small and hope that Palm is moving towards larger, rather than smaller, screens.

(Kudos to Joel at PDA Geek and his source, who broke this story early this week. -Ed)

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Dumb and Dumber

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/20/2000 9:04:23 AM #
If anyone needed confirmation that Palm management is clueless this is it. A smaller PLASTIC screen on the IIIe replacement and minor upgrades to the VII which is badly in need of MAJOR upgrades like color, more memory, bigger screen, rechargeable batteries etc. Not only is Palm no competition to the Pocket PC the Palm functionality is being matched by cell phones! This is just pathetic.
RE: Dumb and Dumber
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/20/2000 10:01:36 AM #
I love my Palm, but must agree, all Palm needed to do is once in the last 2 years read a newgroup and they would know what we want! Seems they don't care....go handspring!
RE: Dumb and Dumber
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/20/2000 10:01:36 AM #
I love my Palm, but must agree, all Palm needed to do is once in the last 2 years read a newsgroup and they would know what we want! Seems they don't care....go handspring!
RE: Dumb and Dumber
Cyborg3000 @ 7/20/2000 10:56:38 PM #
I kinda hope Handspring capitalizes on this and makes a palm vx like machine of their own. Or maybe a VII and V hybrid? hmm....

Update to VII

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/20/2000 10:47:29 AM #
I was at the Mac Expo (where Palm's face is REALLY hard to find).and a picture of a palm VII with a grayish blue snap-on cover is proudly displayed. It ain't THAT pretty. What a rip off. Palm is sitting on what COULD be a really useful product if they would juts give it *8* MEGS OF RAM!!!
How clueless.
RE: Update to VII
Kevin @ 7/20/2000 2:09:33 PM #
I know...i'd kill for more memory in my VII
RE: Update to VII
Kirk @ 7/20/2000 4:10:51 PM #
According to ZDNet the new Palm VIIx will have 8 megs of RAM, a new case, and be priced at $399.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/zd/20000720/tc/first_look_at_palm_redesign_1.html" CLASS=NEWS TARGET=_NEW>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/zd/20000720/tc/first_look_at_palm_redesign_1.html

So cheap !

doobie @ 7/23/2000 9:40:52 AM #
I want to buy if it's less than $100.
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