Portsmith Developing Presentation Tool
Portsmith plans to introduce a device that allows users to make PowerPoint presentations with their Palm-branded handhelds. It will be a clip-on peripheral that use Palm's Universal Connector. It can make presentations after being connected to a video projector or computer monitor. Users can view slides and notes on their Palm while making the presentation. It will be available sometime this summer. Pricing is not yet known.
At this early stage, few details on the presentation tool are known, not even its product name.
After creating the presentation in PowerPoint on a desktop, it will be copied over onto the handheld. It is not yet known if changes will be possible on the handheld or what PowerPoint features will be supported.
"Our product offers superior software and features that will satisfy even the most discriminating user. It's truly the power tool for PowerPoint on Palm handhelds," said Holmes Lundt, President of Portsmith.
It will have its own battery that can also charge the handheld. In addition, the product will come with a travel kit, which includes a case for both the handheld and the presentation tool, and a travel charger.
Margi Systems makes the Presenter-to-Go, which allows presentations to be made from a handheld, too. It has several versions, including a Springboard module and CompactFlash card.
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