Palm Mini Keyboard for m500 Series Released
Palm has introduced a version of its Mini Keyboard for the m500 series. It is basically the same as the one for the i705 except for the slight changes necessary for it to fit the m500 series. It is a small keyboard that is intended to be typed on with the thumbs and it uses the QWERTY key layout. It is available now for $60.
It attaches to the bottom of the handheld and connects to the HotSync port, from which it draws its power. Though both the m500 series and the i705 use Palm's Universal Connector, the Mini Keyboard wraps around the entire bottom of the handheld, which is why different versions are required.
The Mini Keyboard covers the Graffiti area and the hardware buttons, though it has built-in replacements for the buttons. It comes with a small carrying bag.
This is not the first clip-on keyboard for the m500 series. For example, TT Tech Limited makes a version of the SnapNType mini-keyboard for it that sells for $40. Seiko Instruments also makes one that is available for $40.
Thanks to Thomas Silk for the tip. -Ed
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