First Palm OS Smartphone with 3 Megapixel Camera Announced (Updated)

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Portable Innovation Technology Limited (PiTech) has taken the wraps off the world’s first Palm OS smartphone to include a three megapixel camera with auto focus and anti hand shaking features.

The PiTech I-10 is based on the smartphone platform developed by this company and built on the Palm OS Garnet operating system.

This device will have a focus on multimedia. In addition to taking still images, its camera will be able to capture MEPG4 video which can be played back on its 2.4-inch color display.

PiTech I-10 It will also come with an MP3 player and support for WAV/MP3/MIDI ring tones.

“The PiTech I-10 is the ultimate Palm Powered smartphone thanks to its comprehensive camera features and robust multimedia capabilities,” said Patrick Lin, executive director of PiTech.

It won’t be solely focused on entertainment, though. It will also come with with productivity applications such as Documents To Go and PalmSource Mail.

The I-10 will also include Bluetooth 2.0, the latest version of this short-range wireless networking standard.

Pricing and Availability

PiTech I-10 The smartphone will be launched across multiple markets in Asia and Europe during the second quarter of 2006.

PiTech has not yet announced what the I-10 will cost.

Further information on this device can be obtained by emailing i-10@pitech.com.

More About PiTech

PiTech is the world’s first PalmSource-certified original design manufacturer (ODM). As such, it hopes other companies will release devices based on its smartphone platform.

The company is based in Hong Kong and hopes to become a significant player in the Asian phone market.

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