palmOne introduced the Tungsten(TM) T5 handheld with 256MB of flash memory.(1) The Tungsten T5 gives productivity-minded mobile professionals the ability to carry more data and applications than ever before on a handheld, for an estimated U.S. street price of $ 399. The Tungsten T5 handheld’s flash memory protects information even if the device loses its charge, and doubles as a portable flash memory drive. With palmOne’s highest-resolution 320×480 color screen, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and an all-new sleek and slim design, the Tungsten T5 rises above conventional handheld limitations, giving customers the folders and files they need whenever and wherever they need them. palmOne’s Tungsten T5 handheld has an estimated U.S. street price of $ 399 and will be widely available on Nov. 3 from the palmOne online store and select retail stores worldwide. The company also announced a $ 50 price reduction of the Tungsten T3 handheld — now $ 349.

T5 PalmOne Unveils Tungsten T5

Nearly doubling the industry’s current handheld storage maximum, palmOne,
Inc. today introduced the Tungsten(TM) T5 handheld with 256MB of flash
memory.(1) The Tungsten T5 gives productivity-minded mobile professionals the
ability to carry more data and applications than ever before on a handheld, for
an estimated U.S. street price of $ 399.

The Tungsten T5 handheld’s flash memory protects information even if the device
loses its charge, and doubles as a portable flash memory drive.(2) With
palmOne’s highest-resolution 320×480 color screen, Bluetooth® wireless
technology, and an all-new sleek and slim design, the Tungsten T5 rises above
conventional handheld limitations, giving customers the folders and files they
need whenever and wherever they need them.

"Today’s mobile professionals need greater access to their information,
regardless of the data’s size," said Ken Wirt, senior vice president of
worldwide marketing for palmOne. "The Tungsten T5 handheld gives these highly
mobile workers more storage capacity than any other handheld device. It also
doubles as a flash drive, allowing people to carry their work from the office to
home and back, without carrying a laptop."

Flash memory, a form of electronic memory, is used for easy and safe information
storage. Its low power consumption and light weight make flash memory ideal for
mobile devices. In addition, flash memory holds information without a charge or
power, just like a memory card saves pictures when not connected to a digital
camera. The flash memory in the TungstenT5 handheld will maintain its data, even
when the power is exhausted. Simply charge the handheld again and the data is
there.

Monumental Storage That Saves Data Without Recharging

With 256MB of flash storage, the greatest amount of memory currently available
on the handheld market, the Tungsten T5 handheld can store all of the following:

– thousands of appointments and contacts;
– hundreds of emails and documents;
– hundreds of VGA photos;
– two music CDs; and
– several minutes of video.

With the ability to carry so many files, folders and documents anytime,
anywhere, users can stay connected and get more done while at the office, at
home or on the road.

Quick and Easy Access to Folders and Files

Users can drag and drop files and folders between the Tungsten T5 handheld and
their desktop computers using palmOne’s new File Transfer application, which is
installed onto computers via Palm(TM) Desktop software. Simple and easy to use,
a live desktop window gives users instant access to data and information stored
in the handheld’s internal drive. Users who have Palm Desktop installed at work
and home can simply drag an important file to their internal drive, take their
Tungsten T5 handheld home, plug it into their home computer’s USB port and
access the file. While on the go and away from a desktop, users can view their
Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents on palmOne’s highest-resolution color
screen.

The Tungsten T5 also doubles as a flash drive, making data stored on the device
easily accessible on the go. To access important information wherever it’s
necessary, the user simply selects Drive Mode on the handheld and plugs the
HotSync® cable into another computer’s USB port. The user then can open, copy,
move, rename, delete and manage files and folders while using the Tungsten T5
handheld as a removable drive.

Strong support from DataViz® Documents To Go® 7.0 gives users the ability to
create and edit Word and Excel compatible files and view and carry PowerPoint
files with no desktop conversion required. Multimedia content, such as photos,
music and videos(3), also can be stored in the Tungsten T5 handheld’s ample
internal memory. A new Favorites view provides easy access to the applications,
files and folders most important to the user, while a new Files application
allows for easy navigation among folders and files.

Innovative Design

Documents, PowerPoint presentations, photos and even videos can be viewed in
landscape or portrait mode on the Tungsten T5 handheld’s stunning 320×480
display. A robust Intel 416MHz XScale processor provides plenty of power, and
the built-in Bluetooth wireless technology lets users sync with a laptop
computer or connect to a Bluetooth compatible phone to browse the web and get
email.(4) With its slim and sleek design, the Tungsten T5 fits easily into a
loose pocket and features the Multi-connector, a new common connector for
palmOne products.

New Accessories

Being introduced with the Tungsten T5 handheld is a host of new accessories,
including the following (all prices are estimated U.S. street price):

– Tungsten T5 Hard Case — Based on the best-selling Tungsten E hard case, this
case provides strong protection in a sleek, brushed aluminum
design. $ 39.99
– Tungsten T5 Leather Case — This premium slim leather custom case features
luxurious suede interior and storage for credit and/or business cards and
expansion cards. $ 29.99
– Tungsten T5 USB Cradle Base — This new stylishly designed HotSync and
charging cradle works with inbox cables and charger and includes an audio out
for stereo or powered speakers. $ 29.99
– Tungsten T5 Cradle Kit — The complete cradle kit for home or office, this
product includes a Tungsten T5 cradle, a desktop USB HotSync cable and AC
charger. $ 49.99
– Combo Stylus with Pen Multipack — This combo pack includes three
convenient-to-carry pen and stylus combinations. $ 14.99

Price and Availability

palmOne’s Tungsten T5 handheld has an estimated U.S. street price of $ 399 and
will be widely available on Nov. 3 from the palmOne online store (http://store.palmOne.com)
and select retail stores worldwide. The company also announced a $ 50 price
reduction of the Tungsten T3 handheld — now $ 349 (estimated U.S. street price).