The prices for the Zodiac series of Palm OS handhelds have been cut by Tapwave. However, it possible the price reductions on these game-oriented devices is temporary.
The Zodiac 1, which has 32 MB of RAM, is now available for $270. That’s a 10 percent price reduction.
The 128 MB Zodiac 2 now sells for $350, while it previously sold for $400.
Tapwave’s Senior VP of Marketing, Byron Connell, told Tapland that these price drops may only be for the holidays, so those who are interested in a Zodiac should act quickly.
Those in the U.S. who would like to try a Zodiac before purchase can find them in many CompUSA stores.
More about the Zodiac Series
The Zodiac series’ 320-by-480 pixel screen offers both portrait and landscape modes. This transflective display is 3.8 inches when measured diagonally and offers 16-bit color. Both models have an ATI Imageon graphics accelerator and use the the Fathammer X-Forge 3D Game Engine.
Obviously, the main focus of these handhelds is playing games, and they come bundled with two: Stunt Car Extreme and Acid Solitaire.
To allow users to play games head-to-head, the Zodiac series includes Bluetooth short-range wireless networking. Bluetooth can also be used to wirelessly connect these handhelds to a mobile phone for Internet access.
The Zodiac series sports two SD slots, one of which supports SDIO. A Wi-Fi SD card is now available for the Zodiac series.