GSM Phone/Modem, Hatcker Coming Soon for V Series
Over the next few weeks, two new add-ons for the V series will be available. One is combination GSM modem/phone and the other is the first in the Hatcker series, which will add new abilities without adding much to the V series' tiny size.
A clip-on modem and phone for the Palm V series able to transmit data at 9.6 and 14.4 Kbps over GSM networks will be launched by the British company UbiNetics on January 31. The GDA100 adds only 110gms weight and 10mm thickness and it duplicates the Palm's accessory socket, letting the Palm be used with its cradle and other add-ons while the modem is still connected. It supports external SIM card insertion and comes with a headset. It will cost £400 (about $590).
In February, TAPSPRING will release Hatcker 101, an unusual module that clips onto the top of the V series and uses the IR port to communicate with the Palm. It will offer a PS2 keyboard port, a programmable TV/VCR IR remote, and the ability to add RF expansion. It will cost $50.
Later this year, the company will begin offering Hatcker 201 that adds MMC storage card expansion and will go for $80.
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