Palm's wireless i705 hits shelves

Palm's latest handheld, the wireless-ready Palm i705, hit store shelves in New York City on Thursday.

The i705, which runs Palm OS 4.1, the latest version of Palm's operating system, appeared on the shelves of CompUSA on Fifth Avenue in New York on Thursday, but a salesman at the store said the branch sold the first unit on Friday afternoon.

The new PDA (personal digital assistant) is Palm's most expensive offering. It was priced at $449.99 at CompUSA. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Palm's current high-end model, the m505, costs $399 on the company's Web site.

The new model features the standard backlight display, a USB (universal serial bus) HotSync cradle with battery recharger and Palm's universal connector, which allows users to connect devices including a keyboard or camera to the bottom of the device.

The i705 weighs 5.9 ounces (165.2 grams), one ounce more than the m505, and it features a slot for Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC) cards, which are also available in the m500 series and in Palm's m125. The i705 has 8M bytes of RAM and 4M bytes of flash ROM.

News source: InfoWorld - Palm's wireless i705 hits shelves

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