GSPDA Announces the Xplore M68 Smartphone for Europe and North America

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At the 3GSM World Congress today, PalmSource and GSPDA announced the Xplore M68 Smartphone. The M68 features the Palm OS (5.4), a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and an SD card slot. The Smartphone comes in two tri-band flavors, one for Europe and one for North America. The European version is available to carriers now, who will set the price and availability.There is no word on availability in North America.

“We are pleased to welcome GSPDA’s fourth-generation Palm Powered Xplore smartphone as it strengthens the Palm OS platform’s leadership position in the European smartphone market,” said David Nagel, president and chief executive officer of PalmSource. “With GSPDA’s cutting-edge design philosophy and efficient time-to-market approach, we look forward to more innovative smartphones to come to market that meet the needs of Palm Powered mobile users.”

    Xplore M68 Smartphone Expanded Features and Benefits

    — Palm OS(R) Garnet;
    — Bluetooth technology for communicating with headsets, car kits
       computers and printers equipped with Bluetooth technology
    — MP3 and MPEG4 for audio and video-capturing and playback
    — 1.3 megapixel integrated camera for vibrant photos
    — ARM 9 OMAP 310 CPU
    — 32 MB RAM / 64 SDRAM flash memory
    — 2.2-inch D-TFD 64K colors LCD screen
    — SMS, MMS, WAP, email, Java support
    — SD/MMC Card expansion
    — One-handed navigation five-way jog dial.
    — 1300 mAh battery (5 hours talk time)
    — Weight – 4.48 ounces
    — Dimensions – 1.95″ x 4.29″ x .89″



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