Rumor: Next Tungsten May Be the T5
An unconfirmed report from a German palm site is claiming the next Tungsten handhelds from palmOne may be called the Tungsten T5. The report also claims to have some additional info on the handheld.
In the article entitled "Tungsten T5 kommt" the site claims (translated):
"From reliable source we received interesting information to the successor momentary palmOne of the flagship Tungsten T3. The first surprise therefore begins with the name: If one believes the information, the successor does not become T4, but T5 are called. This information becomes reliable by the fact that it gave also no Palm IV, but only a Palm V. A dealer from the European foreign country already had the new PDA to the test in the hand. It is to have the same crest factor as the T3, be however somewhat thinner and longer and have no more Slider. The hardware Buttons is accommodated on small area. The main memory should be limited with 256 MT, the CCU has a clock rate of 400 MHz. With security the T4 has Bluetooth functionality, WLAN could the source not confirm. Likewise the exact screen resolution is not well-known. Whether palmOne now really thin T3 without Slider brings, like it itself many users as "Traum PDA" wishes, white one probably only with the publication. Normally palmOne new PDAs presents in October."
The numeral "4" is commonly associated with bad luck in many parts of the world, particularly in asia. In Japan and China, the number four is considered inauspicious because it is pronounced the same as the word for death. Palm Inc previously avoided using the number, when they released the Palm V after the Palm III. Other companies such as Cannon with the G3 and G5 Camera's have previously done the same.
Previously, there was speculation that the next Tungsten will have the same slider design and large 320x480 screen as the T3. It may be one of the first devices to run Palm OS Cobalt. It will also include a higher capacity battery and will make use of the more advanced power management features found in the Intel PXA270 series processors for better battery life. There was also speculation that it would include both Bluetooth and WiFi wireless.
Thanks to 1src for the tip.
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