palmOne Announces the Tungsten E2 Handheld
Building on the popularity of the Tungsten E handheld, which has sold nearly 2 million units worldwide, palmOne today announced the Tungsten E2 handheld. Some of the additions include a brighter color screen, flash memory, Bluetooth wireless technology and a more powerful battery.
"This sleek, stylish device is the perfect handheld to take into the boardroom or the classroom," said Ken Wirt, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for palmOne. "With the versatile Tungsten E2, customers get more of what they want -- Bluetooth, and a brighter, richer color screen that brings calendar, contacts, documents, photos and videos to life. Plus, flash memory to keep important information safe, even when you forget to charge the device."
The Tungsten E has proven enormously popular with budget-conscious professionals and consumers alike, helping it achieve a remarkable 17 months of sales-leading statistics, according to The NPD Group. Introduced in October 2003, the Tungsten E represented a new way of thinking about an enterprise-class handheld. Whether for home or in the office, individuals no longer had to sacrifice price for performance or professional features for multimedia. Instead, palmOne designed Tungsten E from the ground up to include cutting-edge features for work and play at an affordable price.
The Tungsten E2 handheld has a new, 30% brighter 320x320 color display, making it easy for professionals and consumers to see their schedules, contacts, and work documents -- indoors and out. Better color saturation brings photos and video clips to life in rich, dazzling color.
32MB of non-volatile flash memory with 29.7 MB actual storage capacity gives Tungsten E2 handheld users more than enough room to hold their calendars, contacts, applications, photos, spreadsheets and presentations. The Tungsten E2 battery provides longer battery life than the original Tungsten E. And because it's flash memory, the information on the handheld is protected -- even if the battery happens to run out. The TE2 has dimensions of 4.5 x 3.1 x.59 inches (114 x 79 x 15mm) and weighs 4.7 ounces (133g).
With the Tungsten E2's built-in Bluetooth wireless technology, users can synchronize the device with their desktops wirelessly. They can even use their Tungsten E2 handheld with a compatible Bluetooth phone to send and receive email, or to check news headlines on the web.
The Tungsten E2 becomes a portable MP3 player. Users simply plug in an expansion card loaded with their favorite MP3s and use the built-in speaker or stereo headphones. Photos or video clips of friends and family can be carried across town or around the globe by inserting an SD Card from a digital camera to show off photos on the Tungsten E2's color display.
The Tungsten E2 comes with DataViz's Documents To Go software, which lets mobile professionals carry important Word, Excel and PowerPoint files so they can be more productive wherever they are. And with a simple conversion step, Acrobat PDF files can be viewed.
The Tungsten E2 handheld comes with a 200MHz Intel XScale processor and 32MB of RAM (29.7 MB user available), providing the room and speed for complex documents or applications. The TE2 runs Palm OS Garnet v5.4.7. The built-in expansion card slot accepts MultiMediaCard, SD and SDIO formats, with support for palmOne's WiFi SD card.
palmOne's Tungsten E2 handheld has an estimated U.S. street price of $249 and will be available on April 13 from the palmOne online store and select retail stores worldwide.
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