Palm made two official announcements today. One, they have released Tungsten, their mobile information management solution. Two, they confirmed the release of the Zire and Tungsten handhelds.
The Tungsten communication software is designed to help Palm get more in touch with large businesses. The software was originally developed by ThinAirApps, which Palm acquired some time ago. Pal has taken months to tweak the software to their liking. The software resides on a company’s server and can be used with Palm i705 devices and m500 series handhelds with wireless local area network cards. It will be available Oct. 28 for $2,499, which includes a 25-client license.
“The new brands will help by differentiating products,” said Todd Bradley, president and chief executive of Palm Solutions Group. “By customizing products, it will be easy (for customers) to identify which is appropriate for them.”
Palm plans to keep the two units seperate to make a clear deliniation between the units. It seems people became confused with over half-dozen “m” series Palm Pilot’s. They did not yet confirm the GPRS device, although it is expected to be released on 10/28 with the Tungsten T.