An online store appears to have slipped up and included something on its site that indicates that palmOne will soon be releasing a new model, the Tungsten E2.
As part of purchasing an application from this site, users are required to state which handheld model they will be using it on. This takes the form of a drop-down box from which the user can choose from a wide variety of devices, from the Acer s50 to the Tapwave Zodiac.
What’s most interesting about this is, in the middle of the palmOne models, is a listing of a Tungsten E2, which has not yet been announced but is rumored to be available in the near future.
Update: The store has requested that its name be removed this article, but it’s a well-known one that everyone should be familiar with. The site has also removed the reference to the E2.
Rumors of the E2
In January, TomPda.com, a Chinese web site, posted some unconfirmed information about a pair of upcoming palmOne models, including the E2.
As is so often the case with rumored information like this, details were sketchy. Supposedly, this device will have a 320-by-480-pixel color screen. It is also expected to have Bluetooth short-range networking. It is thought this model will use an Intel processor, though the processor speed is not yet known. The site made it clear that this information was not definite and it’s possible the E2 will be quite different.
It is not known what the price of this model will be, though it is expected to be released this spring. An announcement could come as soon as the CeBIT tradeshow, which starts March 18.
Clearly, the E2 will be a follow-up to the Tungsten E, a relatively inexpensive model created for the business market.
The other model that TomPda.com leaked information on is the Zire 31, an entry-level model with a color 160-by-160-pixel screen.
Thanks to PDA 27/7 for the tip.