More Details on Group Sense’s Palm OS Smartphone

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Last month, the first details emerged on a smartphone being developed by Group Sense PDA Limited (GSPDA). More details are now available on this device.

GSPDA Zircon The Zircon uses a 33 MHz Dragonball processor to run Palm OS 4.1. It has 16 MB of memory. It doesn’t have a memory card slot of any type. It does include a D-pad, though.

It has a color display with an on-screen Graffiti area. According to the specs, the screen is an unusual size: 176 by 240 pixels.

On the back is a digital camera capable of taking color images at 352 by 288 pixels.

What doesn’t come across in the pictures is that the Zircon is quite small for a smartphone. It is just 3.8 by 1.8 by .8 inches. Its screen is only 2.2 inches when measured diagonally.

As a wireless smartphone, this device can handle both voice and data. It runs on GSM/GPRS networks. It can handle web surfing, e-mail, WAP, SMS, MMS, and more.

It’s 900 mAh Li-ion battery life gives it two hours of talk time or 100 hours of standby time.

Despite what was said in an earlier report, the Zircon is expected to be released outside of Asia. Specifically, it should be available in Europe before the end of September. There is no word yet on when, or if, it will be available in the U.S.

According to reports from CeBIT, GSPDA is also working on a Palm OS 5 version.

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