Group Sense PDA Announces New Palm OS Smartphone, the Xplore G88

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At the 3GSM World Congress in France, Group Sense PDA (GSPDA) announced the Xplore G88 Smartphone that will run on Palm OS version 4.1. It’s not immediately known if there are any plans to bring the G88 to the US.

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We also have a firm idea about the specs. From the release:

The Xplore G88 runs Palm OS 4.1.2 and features a built-in 320 x 240 digital camera with digital zoom; 16 MB RAM/16 MB ROM/22MB Flash Internal Memory Card; high quality color 2.2 inch D-TFD 65K colors LCD screen; and SMS / MMS / WAP / e-mail / Java support. It also features a slide hard numeric keypad and one-handed navigation 5-way jog dial to fit the natural habits of mobile phone users. GSPDA reports that it is currently talking with several operators to bring the G88 to market this summer.

The decision by PSPDA to use an older Palm OS with this unit is consistent with the direction given by PalmSource at their Developer’s Conference a few weeks ago. Their plan is to push two versions of the operating system. A smaller, less robust version for Smartphones and a more powerful edition for full-fledged PDAs.



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