Rumor: Hands on Pictures of the Palm Tungsten T
The Russian handheld website, handy.ru, has obtained and published hands on pictures of the upcoming Palm Tungsten T. The pictures show the screen of the Tungsten T at various angles and a side by side comparison with a HP Journada 568. One noticeable change is, new default icons in the launcher screen.
The Tungsten T has a 320x320 pixel screen, built in Bluetooth 1.1, 16MB of RAM, Palm OS 5 and an ARM processor. According to rumors, the Tungsten T will use the TI OMAP1510 processor, which combines into a single chip an ARM-compliant processor with a DSP for multimedia capabilities, and runs at 175 MHz. The unit also has an SD/MMC expansion slot.
Both Palm OS 5 and the OMAP1510 chip have multimedia support built in and, according to anonymous sources, the Tungsten takes full advantage of it. It has a microphone, headphone jack, and a speaker.
It is approximately 4 by 3 by .6 inches (102 x 75 x 15 mm) with the sliding part closed and 4.8 inches (122 mm) tall with it open. If this is correct, when closed this model will be slightly smaller than Sony's SJ series, which is 4.1 by 2.9 by .7 inches. Previous rumors spot it at 5.6 ounces.
Todd Bradley, CEO of Palm's Solutions Group, said his company would be launching a handheld that runs Palm OS 5 on October 28. It is widely believed this is the model he is referring to.
The Tungsten T already appears in the inventory system of a major electronics retailer, which says it will cost $500, though this isn't necessarily correct. The German Catalogue displays a price of 649 Euros, which is approximately $640 USD. Electronics are typically more expensive in Europe than their US equivalents.
Update: The Page of Pictures has been removed from Handy.ru, the reason is not clear at this point. We have all of the pictures mirrored here:
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