Palm, Inc. has dropped the price for one of its consumer-oriented models.
It wasn't a big drop, though. This handheld was previously selling for $250, and it is now going for $230.
Over the summer, Palm cut $50 off the original price for the Zire 72.
This handheld was released over a year ago, so it's not surprising that its price has been dropping.
In addition, this is only the official price for this model. Shopper.com shows a couple of online stores selling it for less.
Last Spring, rumors were everywhere that Palm was going to release an updated version of this model, which would be called the Zire 73.
Obviously, this didn't happen.
At this point, there's no way to know when, or if, this company plans to put out another mid-range handheld with an integrated camera.
The Zire 72 is a mid-range model created for consumers, not business users.
It has a 320-by-320-pixel screen that displays 16-bit color. It also has a built-in camera.
It runs Palm OS Garnet (5.2.8) on a 312 MHz Intel XScale processor.
It was Palm's first mid-range handheld to include Bluetooth short-range wireless networking.
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