Palm realigns product offering

Handheld vendor Palm has today launched two new devices as part of a full reorganisation of its products.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  October 12, 2005

Handheld vendor Palm has today launched two new devices as part of a full product reorganisation. Its new, WiFi-ready ‘TX’ device replaces its business-aimed Tungsten T5, while its new consumer Z22 product will replace its family of Zaire models. Compared to the T5, the firm’s new TX is black rather than silver, adds WLAN capabilities, but offers half the memory (128MB rather than 256MB); that’s so that Palm can bring the price down, to roughly US $300 or less. The Z22 is tiny, light, and packs in a colour screen as well as 22MB of RAM. In launching this, the first of its ‘Z’ family, Palm is dropping its ‘Zaire’ brand once and for all. “We’re making this change because it was getting a little confusing for users,” Palm’s regional manager Stuart Maughan told Windows Middle East. “We’ll now have our Z series for consumers, our T series, such as the TX, for business and professional buyers, plus of course the Lifedrive.” The Lifedrive is Palm’s successful new mobile media manager device. Part PDA, part photo viewer and media player, and part flash disk, this product – claims Palm – has effectively created a new device category.

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