Rumor: Picture Leaked of New Palm Handheld
Pocket PC Thoughts has what it claims is a leaked image of a new Palm model that runs OS 5. Named "Oslo", it appears to have a Graffiti area that can be hidden by physically sliding the bottom of the handheld up over it. This is quite similar to the Sharp Zaurus, except that model has a keyboard that is hidden in the same way. According to Pocket PC Thoughts, this model will be coming out within 60 days.
Update This image may have actually originated at the Thai Palm Users Group, as they have a copy that includes the serial number that is missing from the Pocket PC Thoughts' version.
It seems unlikly that "Oslo" will be the final name of this handheld; instead, this is almost certainly the name it has been assigned during development.
Pocket PC Thoughts has released no other information on this model.
On the front of the Oslo are the standard four launcher buttons. However, the up/down buttons have been replaced with a directional controller.
Also clearly visible on the front is a speaker. Built into Palm OS 5 is the ability to record sound and play CD-quality digital audio. It is not known if this model also has a microphone.
OS 5 also has support for high-resolution screens and Palm has said it will use them in future models. Unfortunately, it isn't clear from this image whether Oslo has a 320 by 320 screen or not.
Thanks to the many people who sent in tips on this. Sorry it took me so long to get to it; I'm having connection problems this week and am having to do all my work from a public library. -Ed
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