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PalmOne Rolls Out the Tungsten E2

Techstination feature for Wednesday, April 13, 2005

An updated PDA from PalmOne. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. The Tungsten E…has become the best selling PDA for PalmOne. More than 2 million have been sold. Now comes the Tungsten E2….which marketing director Rose Rodd says…

"Doubles the battery life so that you can use it even longer, one to two weeks on average use. It includes something called flash memory, which means your information always stays protected, no matter if your battery runs out of charge or if you forget to charge it up. Your information always stays safe. It comes with 32 megabytes of memory so you can store important documents, spreadsheets, presentations on here. And a really bright color screen for viewing photos, for viewing spreadsheets."

The addition of flash memory is a big plus. What PalmOne left out is the ability to use that memory as a flash drive when the device is connected to a PC. It does include Bluetooth wireless technology…for syncing without wires…or connecting to the Internet through Bluetooth enabled cell phones.

"Some of the entertainment aspects of the Tungsten E2 are being able to view photos on a really bright color screen, listen to MP3s, 10 to 12 hours of continuous MP3 playback."

An SD memory card slot lets you add storage for music and photos. The Tungsten E2 is priced at 249 dollars…about fifty dollars more than the original Tungsten E. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.