Onze vriend bij 3Com vonden het weer eens nodig om een nieuwe Palm te releasen. Numero VII kan draadloos het internet op en dat schijnt handig te zijn voor beleggers, althans zo zegt 3Com dat in de press release...
3Com Corp.'s (NasdaqNM:COMS - news) Palm Computing unit on Monday said it was rolling out its Palm VII handheld electronic organizer with Internet access nationwide and it cut the price by $100.
The nationwide rollout follows limited availability since May in the New York metropolitan area. Analysts have said that consumers may have been put off by the Palm VII's high price -- which has now been reduced to $499 -- and the limited availability of the wireless service.
The Palm handheld organizer is the No. 1 device in the field. 3Com has sold more than five million. It is 3Com's fastest growing business, although Santa Clara, Calif.-based 3Com recently announced its intention to spin off the Palm unit as a separate company.
The Palm VII uses a wireless connection coupled with its Palm.Net service to let users trade stocks, access special Web sites designed for the small-screened devices and also send and receive short e-mails.
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqNM:AMZN - news), online auctioneer eBay Inc. (NasdaqNM:EBAY - news) and FMR Corp.'s Fidelity Investments have also partnered with Palm Computing to let consumers check their bids on auctions and trade stocks. Palm said material from 23 Internet content providers is available through wireless access to the Palm.
Palm also said it was introducing new versions of its Palm V and Palm III organizers. The Palm V, with an estimated price of $449, has more memory. The Palm IIIe, has an estimated price of $179 and a clear case and is targeted at students and entry-level users.