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Manufacturer Handspring Handspring Handspring Handspring Handspring Manufacturer Handspring Handspring HandEra HandEra IBM Manufacturer IBM Kyocera Palm Palm Palm Manufacturer Palm Palm Palm Palm Palm Manufacturer Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Manufacturer Samsung Symbol Symbol Symbol Symbol Manufacturer Symbol Symbol Symbol
Model Visor Deluxe Visor Platinum Visor Prism Visor Edge Visor Neo Model Visor Pro Treo 180/180g (GSM phone) 330 TRGpro WorkPad c500 Model WorkPad c505 QCP-6035 m100 m105 m125 Model IIIc Vx m500 m505 VIIx Model CLIE PEG-S320 CLIE PEG-T415 CLIE PEG-N610C CLIE PEG-N710C CLIE PEG-N760C Model i300 (CDMA phone) SPT-1500 (2MB) SPT-1500 (4MB) SPT-1700 (2MB) SPT-1700 (8MB) Model SPT-1700-2D SPT-1740 SPT-1740-2D
Processor MC68EZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 Processor MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68EZ328 MC68EZ328 Processor MC68EZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68EZ328 MC68EZ328 MC68VZ328 Processor MC68EZ328 MC68EZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 Processor MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 MC68VZ328 Processor MC68VZ328 MC68EZ328 MC68EZ328 MC68EZ328 MC68EZ328 Processor MC68EZ328 MC68EZ328 MC68EZ328
Speed 16 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz Speed 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 16 MHz 33 MHz Speed 33 MHz 16 MHz 16 MHz 33 MHz Speed 20 MHz 20 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 20 MHz Speed 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz 33 MHz Speed 33MHz 16 MHz 16 MHz 16 MHz 16 MHz Speed 16 MHz 16 MHz 16 MHz
OS 3.1H 3.5.2H 3.5.2H 3.5.2H2.0 3.5.2H3.0 OS 3.5.2H3.0 3.5.2H3.0 3.5.2 3.3 4 OS 4 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.5.1 4.0.1 OS 3.5 3.3 4 4 3.5 OS 4 4.1 4 3.5.2 4.1 OS 3.5.2 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.2 3.2 OS 3.2 3.2 3.2
ROM (MB) no Flash no Flash no Flash no Flash no Flash ROM (MB) no Flash no Flash 2 16-Feb 4 ROM (MB) 4 no Flash no Flash no Flash ROM (MB) 2 2 4 4 2 ROM (MB) 4 4 4 4 4 ROM (MB) 2 2 2 2 2 ROM (MB) 2 2 2
RAM (MB) 8 8 8 8 8 RAM (MB) 16 16 8 8 8 RAM (MB) 8 8 2 8 8 RAM (MB) 8 8 8 8 8 RAM (MB) 8 8 8 8 8 RAM (MB) 8 2 4 2 8 RAM (MB) 8 2 8
Mic yes yes yes yes yes Mic yes yes yes no no Mic no yes no no no Mic no no no no no Mic no no no no no Mic yes no no no no Mic no no no
Expansion slot Springboard Springboard Springboard Springboard Springboard Expansion slot Springboard none CF Type II and SD CF Type II SD Expansion slot SD no no no yes: SD Expansion slot no no SD SD no Expansion slot Memory Stick Memory Stick Memory Stick Memory Stick Memory Stick Expansion slot no no no no no Expansion slot no no no
IrDA yes yes yes yes yes IrDA yes yes yes yes yes IrDA yes yes yes yes yes IrDA yes yes yes yes yes IrDA yes yes yes yes yes IrDA yes yes yes yes yes IrDA yes yes yes
Serial optional optional optional optional optional Serial optional optional yes yes yes Serial yes yes yes yes optional Serial yes yes yes yes yes Serial yes yes yes yes yes Serial yes yes yes yes yes Serial yes yes yes
USB standard standard standard standard standard USB standard standard optional optional standard USB standard optional optional yes (m500-style) USB optional optional standard standard optional USB standard standard standard standard standard USB no optional optional optional optional USB optional optional optional
Scanner optional optional optional optional optional Scanner optional no no NA no Scanner no no no no no Scanner no no no no no Scanner no no no no no Scanner no SE900 laser SE900 laser SE900 laser SE900 laser Scanner PDF417 2D SE900 laser PDF417 2D
Modem 33.6 optional module 33.6 optional module 33.6 optional module 33.6 optional module 33.6 optional module Modem 33.6 optional module 33.6 optional module 33.6 optional CF/serial 56K optional Modem 56K optional via phone no no no Modem 33.6 optional 33.6 optional 56K optional 56K optional wireless/ext optional Modem 56K optional 56K optional 56K optional 56K optional Modem built in via CDMA 33.6 optional 33.6 optional 33.6 optional Modem 802.11b 802.11b
Wireless option optional via springboard optional via springboard optional via springboard optional via springboard optional via springboard Wireless option optional via springboard optional via springboard optional via CF or sled optional via CF or sled optional via sled Wireless option optional via sled built-in optional via sled optional via sled optional via sled Wireless option optional via sled optional via sled optional via sled optional via sled built-in Wireless option optional via Sony sled coming soon coming soon coming soon Wireless option built in via CDMA Wireless option 802.11b 802.11b
Power 2AAA 2AAA Li-Ion Li-Ion 2AAA Power Li-Ion Li-Ion 4AAA or Li-Ion 2AAA Li-Ion Power Li-Ion 2AAA 2AAA 2AAA Power Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion 2AAA Power Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Power Li-Ion 2AAA 2AAA 1.35Ah Li-Ion 1.35Ah Li-Ion Power 1.35Ah Li-Ion 1.35Ah Li-Ion 1.35Ah Li-Ion
AC no no yes yes no AC yes yes optional no through dock AC through dock yes no no no AC through dock through dock through dock through dock no AC yes yes yes yes yes AC yes no no no no AC no no no
Battery life 1.5-2 months 1.5-2 months 1-2 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks Battery life 1-3 weeks not tested 2 weeks 1 month 1-2 months Battery life 2-4 weeks 180 hours standby 1.5-2 months 1.5-2 months 1.5-2 months Battery life 1-2 weeks 1 month 1-2 months 2-4 weeks 1-4 weeks Battery life 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 1-2 wks; 11 hours audio 1-2 wks; 11 hours audio Battery life 3-4 days standby, 4 hrs talk 1 month 1 month 1 month 1 month Battery life 1 month 1 month 1 month
Screen 160x160 160x160 160x160 160x160 160x160 Screen 160x160 160x160 240x320 160x160 160x160 Screen 160x160 160x160 160x160 160x160 160x160 Screen 160x160 160x160 160x160 160x160 160x160 Screen 160x160 320x320 320x320 320x320 320x320 Screen 160 x 240 160x160 160x160 160x160 160x160 Screen 160x160 160x160 160x160
Depth 16 gray 16 gray 64K colors 16 gray 16 gray Depth 16 gray 16 gray 16 gray 16 gray 16 gray Depth 64K colors 16 gray 16 gray 16 gray 16 gray Depth 256 color 16 gray 16 gray 64K colors 16 gray Depth 16 gray 16 gray 64K 4,096 64K Depth 256 4 gray 4 gray 16 gray 16 gray Depth 16 gray 16 gray 16 gray
Backlight yes (inverted) yes (inverted) yes (inverted) yes (inverted) yes (inverted) Backlight yes (inverted) yes (inverted) yes yes (inverted) yes (inverted) Backlight frontlight yes (inverted) yes (inverted) yes (inverted) yes (inverted) Backlight always on yes (inverted) yes (inverted) frontlight yes (inverted) Backlight yes yes frontlight frontlight frontlight Backlight yes yes yes yes yes Backlight yes yes yes
Rocker separate buttons separate buttons separate buttons separate buttons separate buttons Rocker separate buttons separate buttons front center front center separate buttons Rocker separate buttons front center separate buttons separate buttons separate buttons Rocker separate buttons front center separate buttons separate buttons front center Rocker front center front center front center front center front center Rocker front center front center front center front center front center Rocker front center front center front center
Jog Dial no no no no no Jog Dial no yes yes no no Jog Dial no yes no no no Jog Dial no no no no no Jog Dial yes yes yes yes yes Jog Dial rocker no no no no Jog Dial no no no
Input Method Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Input Method Graffiti Keyboard/Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Input Method Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Input Method Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Input Method Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Input Method Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Input Method Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti
Audio rec. w/optional module w/optional module w/optional module w/optional module w/optional module Audio rec. w/optional module no yes no no Audio rec. no no no no no Audio rec. no no no no no Audio rec. no no no no no Audio rec. yes no no no no Audio rec. no no no
MP3 w/optional module w/optional module w/optional module w/optional module w/optional module MP3 w/optional module no w/optional accessory w/optional accessory w/optional accessory MP3 w/optional accessory no w/3rd party accessory w/3rd party accessory w/3rd party accessory MP3 w/3rd party accessory w/3rd party accessory w/optional accessory w/optional accessory w/optional accessory MP3 no no no yes yes MP3 no w/optional accessory w/optional accessory w/optional accessory w/optional accessory MP3 w/optional accessory w/optional accessory w/optional accessory
App buttons 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front App buttons 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front App buttons 4 front 4 front + T9 4 front 4 front 4 front App buttons 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front App buttons 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front App buttons 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front 4 front App buttons 4 front 4 front 4 front
Alarm Tone Tone Tone Tone, light Tone Alarm Tone, light Tone, light Tone Tone Tone, light, vib Alarm Tone, light, vib Tone, light, vib Tone Tone Tone Alarm Tone Tone Tone, light, vib Tone, light, vib Tone Alarm tone tone tone tone tone Alarm tone Tone Tone Tone Tone Alarm Tone Tone Tone
Size 4.8x3.0x0.7 4.8x3.0x0.7 4.8x3.0x0.8 4.7x3.1x0.44 4.8x3.0x0.7 Size 4.8x3.0x0.7 4.7x3.2x0.7 4.7x3.2x0.8 4.5x3.1x0.4 Size 4.5x3.1x0.5 5.6x2.5x0.86 4.33x3.12x0.72 4.33x3.12x0.72 4.33x3.12x0.72 Size 5.06x3.17x.67 4.5x3.1x0.4 4.5x3.1x0.4 4.5x3.1x0.5 5.25x3.25x0.75 Size 2.87x4.62x0.59 4.65x2.83x0.39 2.87x4.62x0.68 2.87x4.62x0.68 2.87x4.62x0.68 Size 4.9x2.28x0.82 5.5 x 3.1 x 0.7 5.5 x 3.1 x 0.7 6.9 x 3.6 x 0.9 6.9 x 3.6 x 0.9 Size 6.9 x 3.6 x 0.9 6.9 x 3.6 x 0.9 6.9 x 3.6 x 0.9
Weight 5.4 oz 5.4 oz 6.9 oz 4.8 oz 5.4 oz Weight 5.6 oz 5.9 oz 6 oz 4 oz Weight 4.9 oz 7.34 oz 4.4 oz 4.4 oz 4.4 oz Weight 6.8 oz 4 oz 4 oz 4.9 oz 6.8 oz Weight 4.27 oz 4.3 oz 5.65 oz 5.65 oz 5.65 oz Weight 6 oz 6.1 oz. 6.1 oz. 11.85 oz. 11.85 oz. Weight 11.85 oz. 11.85 oz. 11.85 oz.
Ruggeness standard standard standard standard standard Ruggeness standard standard standard standard standard Ruggeness standard standard plastic digitizer plastic digitizer plastic digitizer Ruggeness standard standard standard standard standard Ruggeness standard standard standard standard standard Ruggeness standard standard standard rugged rugged Ruggeness rugged rugged rugged
Screen lid yes yes yes yes yes Screen lid yes yes yes yes yes Screen lid yes no yes yes yes Screen lid yes yes yes yes no Screen lid flip lid flip lid flip lid flip lid flip lid Screen lid none; cover included no no no no Screen lid no no no
List price $169 $199 $299 $299 $199 List price $299 $399 $299 $249 $399 List price $449 $499 $129 $199 $249 List price $299 $299 $329 $399 $199 List price $169 $299 $399 $499 $499 List price $499 $590 $740 $1,095 $1,245 List price $1,495 $1,765 $1,765
Street $138 $179 $263 $258 $199 Street $299 $299 $249 $399 Street $449 $499 $98 $157 $249 Street $197 $190 $260 $345 $149 Street $169 $299 $399 $410 $430 Street $499 $535 $740 $1,095 $1,245 Street $1,495 $1,765 $1,765
Available now now now now now Available now Early 2002 now now now Available now via providers now now now Available now now now now now Available now 23-Nov now now now Available now now now now now Available now now now
Cradle included included included included included Cradle included included included included included Cradle included included not included included included Cradle included included included included included Cradle not included not included included included included Cradle included, plus extra battery included included included Cradle included included included
Software Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Software Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Software Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Software Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Software Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Software Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Software Standard Apps* Standard Apps* Standard Apps*
DateBook + DateBook + DateBook + DateBook + DateBook + DateBook + DateBook + CardPro CardPro MyPalm Apps Mobile Internet Kit Mobile Internet Kit Mobile Internet Kit Documents To Go Documents To Go Web Clipping Applications gMovie gMovie gMovie gMovie gMovie Blazer Browser, Speed Dial
City Time City Time City Time City Time City Time City Time City Time Backup Backup Eudora Internet mail, browser Multimail SE, AvantGo, SMS PhotoSuite Mobile TrueSync TrueSync TrueSync TrueSync TrueSync Voice Dial, Voice Mail
Fast Lookup Fast Lookup Fast Lookup Fast Lookup QuickOffice Palm Reader, Docs to Go AOL email AvantGo AvantGo AvantGo AvantGo AvantGo Voice Memo, Zio Golf
Blazer, SMS games, Docs to Go
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