GSPDA M28 Palm OS Smartphone Hits Asia
PalmSource today welcomed the third Palm Powered smartphone from GSPDA, the Xplore M28. Alpha Tech Mobile Sdn Bhd is distributing the Palm Powered Xplore M28 smartphone in Malaysia. The Xplore M28 smartphone is now also available to wireless customers in China, Hong Kong and Macau and Thailand.
The Xplore M28 joins the existing family of GSPDA smartphones, including the G18 and G88, to provide mobile users with a full-featured smartphone that integrates traditional Palm OS PIM functionality and telephony features in a sleek and compact form factor.
Based on Palm OS Garnet, the Xplore M28 boasts a built-in VGA camera with digital zoom, MP3 and MPEG4 support, 64 MB RAM / 32MB SDRAM Flash Internal Memory Card, high quality color 2.2 inch D-TFD 65K colors (176x220 pixel) LCD screen, SMS / MMS / WAP / e-mail / Java support and up to 1GB of memory capacity with Secure Digital (SD) /Multimedia Card (MMC). In addition, the Xplore M28 features a sliding numeric keypad and one-handed navigation five-way jog dial to fit the natural habits of mobile phone users.
Since the phone portion is a dual band GSM (900/1800) radio, IT will not work on US networks in current forum, because the USA uses the 1900 band for GSM. The battery has a rated talk time of 3-4 hours, with 150 standby hours. Like previous GSL smartphones, this model comes in on the small side. It has dimensions of 106mm x 50.8mm x 23.5mm (4.2 x 2 x .92 inches) and weighs 132g (4.6 ounces).
"We believe the new Xplore M28 smartphone will build momentum for Palm Powered smartphones and create new business opportunities for Palm OS software developers in the Asian wireless market," said David Nagel, president and chief executive officer of PalmSource. "We look forward to our continued collaboration with GSPDA to bring more innovative Palm Powered smartphones to market that meet the needs of wireless users."
The Xplore M28 smartphone is now available in Malaysia and is being distributed by Alpha Tech Mobile Sdn Bhd. The Xplore M28 smartphone is now available in China, Hong Kong and Macau and Thailand. The retail price is RM 2,288.
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