Companies Announce Services for the i705

Since the wireless Palm i705 was announced early this week, companies have been announcing services to enhance the experience. Email and other information dictated to Copytalk will be wirelessly sent to the handheld using its push capabilities. PrinterOn will allow an i705 to wirelessly view, fax, and print documents over the Internet. Switchboard will allow users to access yellow pages entries from almost anywhere.

Copytalk will be the first third party to support the push capabilities of the Palm.Net wireless service, letting email and other info dictated to Copytalk be sent automatically to the handheld.

Copytalk subscribers need the free Copytalk software, and to indicate that they have an i705. They can then call the company's toll free number and dictate naturally, as though leaving a message for a personal assistant. Email can be sent by simply saying the recipient's name and then dictating the message. Copytalk also allows subscribers to dictate memos, contacts, appointments, to-dos and expenses - the standard built-in apps.

Copytalk transcribes the dictation and notifies the i705 via the Palm.Net wireless service. The i705 then contacts Copytalk and retrieves the information. If the i705 is turned off, or is out of range of the wireless network, the notification is automatically queued and resent, guaranteeing automatic delivery later.

The Copytalk client for the Palm i705 is currently in limited release, with public availability expected by late February. Copytalk subscriptions start at just $10/month.

PrinterOn will offer wireless Internet document viewing, faxing, and printing via PrinterOn PocketWhere for the Palm OS. This will be integrated into the MyPalm portal, accessible with the i705 as part of the Palm.Net wireless service.

The application takes advantage of the handheld's built-in wireless capability by allowing users to view, fax, and print documents and email attachments. Users will be able to output documents in black and white or full color to networked printers - regardless of where they're located or who makes them. PrinterOn supports more than 150 file formats.

Switchboard's online yellow pages will be integrated into the MyPalm portal. This will allow users to locate names, phone numbers, and street addresses of millions of businesses nationwide.

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How about Europe ?

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/1/2002 12:03:48 PM #
Hmmm... All that is great, but when will it arrive to Europe, and France for Example ?

RE: How about Europe ?
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/1/2002 4:20:09 PM #
How about 20 miles north to Canada? Maybe if there are enough services announced to take advantage of the i705, Palm Canada will release it here.

Yeah, right.

RE: How about Canada?
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/1/2002 4:35:15 PM #
> How about 20 miles north to Canada?

Did you read this?

Better backing than the VII series

Spock9 @ 2/1/2002 2:23:35 PM #
This sounds like a variety of companies are jumping on the wagon for supporting this new device. Perhaps it will start something that will make this device as popular as I think it could be.

Yahoo Messenger?

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/1/2002 9:51:08 PM #
Any word on Yahoo Messenger being released for the i705?

CopyTalk rocks

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/3/2002 7:21:05 PM #
I started using CopyTalk 2 weeks ago. It is very very cool. I don't have a i705 (wrong part of the world), but you can still use the service with regular Palm's!

I don't work for CopyTalk, just a happy user.

Extended Systems Software Support for Palm i705

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/4/2002 6:14:25 AM #
Extended Systems to Offer Enterprise Software Support for the Palm i705

Support for the Palm i705 will be an add-on feature to the XTNDConnect Server and will be available in March. Pricing for this add-on is $50. XTNDConnect Server is priced at $115 per user, based on 1000-user volume. Customers interested in evaluating this product should contact the Extended Systems' sales team immediately at 800/235-7576 to qualify.

Palm Selects Extended Systems as Synchronization Solution Migration Partner

Extended Systems and Palm continue to work together to provide enterprise customers with a reliable, server-based synchronization and device management solution. Extended Systems XTNDConnect Server is being offered as a migration path for Palm's current HotSync Server customers.

Palm recognizes the need for our enterprise customers to effectively deploy Palm products and to support the investments they have made in Palm. We have therefore negotiated an agreement with Extended Systems Inc. to provide a migration path option for our current HotSync Server customers. If you are a current HotSync Server customer, please contact the Extended Systems Sales Team, via email at or by phone at 800-235-7576 ext. 6620 for more details of this migration path option.

no color?

PIC mobile user @ 3/18/2002 10:54:47 PM #
I just can't beleve it isn't in color. You can't have the yellow pages in grayscale.


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