Group Sense PDA (GSPDA), one of the largest sellers of handheld computers in Asia, has introduced the Xplore M68, its latest Palm OS smartphone.
This device is available now through distributors in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. It is expected to be available in the U.S. later this year.
The M68 runs Palm OS Garnet (5.4) on a TI OMAP processor. It has 64 MB of RAM and an SD card slot.
This device also includes a 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth short-range wireless networking. It supports MP3 and MPEG4 for audio and video-capturing and playback.
As a smartphone, it offers both wireless voice and data. It comes with applications for handling SMS, MMS, WAP, and email. Of course, it can run third-party Palm OS applications, plus it has Java support.
The European version will support 900/1800/1900 MHz, while the U.S. version will support 850/1800/1900 MHz.
The Xplore M68 uses the standard candybar design, with a screen above number pad (see picture at left). It is 4.3 inches tall, 2.0 inches wide, and 0.9 inches thick. (109 mm x 50 mm by 23 mm). It weighs 4.5 ounces (127 g).
It’s 2.2-inch, 65,000-color Touchscreen has a resolution of 160 by 220 pixels.
According to GSPDA, the Xplore M68’s 1,300 mAh battery provides 5 hours of talk-time or 300 hours of stand-by time.
This announcement was made at the 3GSM World Congress, going on now in Cannes, France.
More information is available on the GSPDA web site.