RUMOR: Acer to bring their popular Palm OS PDA to Europe and the US (with pictures)

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RUMOR: Acer to bring their popular Palm OS PDA to Europe and the US (with pictures)

Almost a year ago, Acer annouced the s10 series PDA running the Palm OS. The interesting part was that the memory slot was to be designed for the Sony memory stick. Acer is not alone, many consumer electronics companies have been using the Memory Stick in new designs, but few have hit the market in the US.

The interesting thing about hte s10 though, is that there is now an English version on their site, which there hadn’t been before. Acer’s original intention was to sell the PDA’s in Asia only, to supplement their PC business. I highly doubt the new PDA is designed for English speaking people in Asia, so we’ll have to see if it pops up on this side of the world.

Here’s a few pictures to keep you interested, or not, until we find out more.



Serial
Acer s10 Traditonal Chinese Acer s10 Simplified Chinese Acer s10 English
OS Palm OS 4.1 Traditional Chinese Palm OS 4.1 Simplified Chinese Palm OS 4.1 English
Processor Motorola DragonBall VZ 33MHz Motorola DragonBall VZ 33MHz Motorola DragonBall VZ 33MHz
System Memory 16MB of SDRAM for user applications and storage 16MB of SDRAM for user applications and storage 16MB of SDRAM for user applications and storage
Flash ROM 8MB of flash memory for Traditional Chinese Palm OS and embedded applications 8MB of flash memory for Simplified Chinese Palm OS and embedded applications 8MB of flash memory for Palm OS & embedded applications
Display Backlit monochrome LCD touch-screen with 160 X 160 resolution, 16 grey scale Backlit monochrome LCD touch-screen with 160 X 160 resolution, 16 grey scale Backlit monochrome LCD touch-screen with 160 X 160 resolution, 16 grey scale
Size 120mm x 77mm x 130mm 120mm x 77mm x 130mm 120mm x 77mm x 130mm
Weight 140g 140g 140g
Expansion
  • Memory Stick expansion slot
  • Acer Versatile Connector
  • Memory Stick expansion slot
  • Acer Versatile Connector
  • Memory Stick expansion slot
  • Acer Versatile Connector
Audio
  • MP3 playbac
  • Voice recording
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Earphones
  • MP3 playback
  • Voice recording
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Earphones
  • MP3 playback
  • Voice recording
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Earphones
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion battery, 3 weeks average use on a single charge
1.5 hours to fully charge
Rechargeable Li-ion battery, 3 weeks average use on a single charge
1.5 hours to fully charge
Rechargeable Li-ion battery, 3 weeks average use on a single charge
1.5 hours to fully charge
Hotsync Cradle with USB interface Cradle with USB interface Cradle with USB interface
IR Yes Yes Yes
Handheld Software
(pre-loaded)

Address Book – Store and retrieve contact details of your friends and colleagues

Address Book – Store and retrieve contact details of your friends and colleagues

Address Book – Store and retrieve contact details of your friends and colleagues

Date Book – Keep track of appointments and other tasks with reminder alarms Date Book – Keep track of appointments and other tasks with reminder alarms Date Book – Keep track of appointments and other tasks with reminder alarms
Clock – View current time and date, and set alarm Clock – View current time and date, and set alarm Clock – View current time and date, and set alarm
To Do List – Manage short- and long-term projects by recording due dates To Do List – Manage short- and long-term projects by recording due dates To Do List – Manage short- and long-term projects by recording due dates
Memo Pad – Preserve and arrange important information from any aspect of life Memo Pad – Preserve and arrange important information from any aspect of life Memo Pad – Preserve and arrange important information from any aspect of life
Mail – Send and receive mail after you have performed a HotSync operation, synchronising the emails in the Inbox of your desktop with the Inbox of your Acer s10 Mail – Send and receive mail after you have performed a HotSync operation, synchronising the emails in the Inbox of your desktop with the Inbox of your Acer s10 Mail – Send and receive mail after you have performed a HotSync operation, synchronising the emails in the Inbox of your desktop with the Inbox of your Acer s10
Calculator – Perform general mathematical functions Calculator – Perform general mathematical functions Calculator – Perform general mathematical functions
Expense – Keep track of your expenses eBook   Expense – Keep track of your expenses and then transfer that information to a spreadsheet on your computer
eBook Reader – Read eBooks (Acer eBook file format) with a few quick taps of the stylus eBook Reader – Read eBooks (Acer eBook file format) with a few quick taps of the stylus eBook Reader – Read eBooks (Acer eBook file format) with a few quick taps of the stylus
Audio Box – Play MP3 files saved in the Memory Stick. Audio Box – Play MP3 files saved in the Memory Stick. Audio Box – Play MP3 files saved in the Memory Stick.
Backup – Back up files and applications in the internal memory of the Acer s10 to a Memory Stick ; restore data to the Acer s10 Backup – Back up files and applications in the internal memory of the Acer s10 to a Memory Stick ; restore data to the Acer s10 Backup – Back up files and applications in the internal memory of the Acer s10 to a Memory Stick ; restore data to the Acer s10
Recorder – Record MP3 files anytime, anyplace Recorder – Record MP3 files anytime, anyplace Recorder – Record MP3 files anytime, anyplace
Service – Activate dedicated personal service applications Service – Activate dedicated personal service applications Service – Activate dedicated personal service applications
*Installation CD
(PC side)

Palm Desktop – HotSync between Acer s10 and a desktop computer

Palm Desktop – HotSync between Acer s10 and a desktop computer

Palm Desktop – HotSync between Acer s10 and a desktop computer

Pumatech Intellisync Lite – HotSync between Acer s10 and Microsoft Outlook Pumatech Intellisync Lite – HotSync between Acer s10 and Microsoft Outlook Pumatech Intellisync Lite – HotSync between Acer s10 and Microsoft Outlook
eBook Converter – Convert document files (HTML, TXT, DOC, or RTF) into Acer’s eBook file format (PDB) that is supported by the Acer s10’s eBook Reader eBook Converter – Convert document files (HTML, TXT, DOC, or RTF) into Acer’s eBook file format (PDB) that is supported by the Acer s10’s eBook Reader eBook Converter – Convert document files (HTML, TXT, DOC, or RTF) into Acer’s eBook file format (PDB) that is supported by the Acer s10’s eBook Reader
Voice Converter – Convert the .pdb audio files generated by the recorder into .mp3 files that can be played from any MP3 player Voice Converter – Convert the .pdb audio files generated by the recorder into .mp3 files that can be played from any MP3 player Voice Converter – Convert the .pdb audio files generated by the recorder into .mp3 files that can be played from any MP3 player
Manual Manual Manual
Accessories
(optional)

Four-in-one Pen, Stylus Pack, Leather Cover, USB Sync Cable, Serial Sync Cable, Cradle, AC Adapter, Earphones

Four-in-one Pen, Stylus Pack, Leather Cover, USB Sync Cable, Serial Sync Cable, Cradle, AC Adapter, Earphones

Four-in-one Pen, Stylus Pack, Leather Cover, USB Sync Cable, Serial Sync Cable, Cradle, AC Adapter, Earphones
AP Chinese application and dictionary Simplified Chinese application and dictionary English application

Brian

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