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Palm, Inc. Introduces Palm IIixe Product


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New Addition to Market-Leading Product Family Maximises Investment

SYDNEY - August 8, 2000 - Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) today announced the addition of the Palm IIIxe handheld computer to its industry leading family of products in New Zealand. The Palm IIIxe is flexible and customisable, ideal for professionals and enterprise customers working with many applications or large data needs. It features a new dark-slate case and 8MB of memory and will be available in New Zealand from October. Based on the award-winning Palm III form factor and Palm OS 3.5 software, the Palm IIIxe product is ready immediately to take advantage of nearly 7,000 software applications as well as snap-on solutions from more than 500 hardware developers.

The Palm IIIxe product is ideal for customers seeking to maximise their technology investment by adding hardware capabilities like the Palm Portable Keyboard, modems, voice recorders, digital cameras or global positioning systems (GPS), or software applications such as large databases, maps or games. The product provides software-upgradable flash-ROM memory for compatibility with future versions of the Palm OS software.
“The versatile nature of the Palm IIIxe product takes full advantage of the richness of options that our developer community has brought to the Palm economy,” said Claudia Romanini, Director, Market Development and Services for Palm, Inc. “We believe the new Palm IIIxe product offers an ideal combination of functionality, flexibility and value for people regardless of whether they’re using it for business or personal use.”

Industry-leading Palm OS Software
The Palm IIIxe product ships with the 3.5 release of the Palm OS software, and offers users many new conveniences, viewing and data-entry features. These include: Agenda view, which allows users to see their appointments and their To Do items for the day together in one screen; access to menu views by simply tapping at the top of the screen; context-sensitive command stroke options at the bottom of each screen in an icon form; security that allows users to ‘mask’ and password-protect private and personal entries; quick duplication of address records; faster HotSync speeds; support for infrared HotSync operation; and a convenient alarm ‘snooze button.’

About Palm
Palm, Inc. is the leading provider of handheld computers (IDC, Dec 1999), including the m100 and Palm III, Palm V and Palm VII series of handheld computers. The Palm OS platform is the foundation for the industry-leading handheld computers from the company as well as products from its strategic partners such as IBM, QUALCOMM, Franklin Covey, Handspring, TRG and Symbol Technologies. Platform licensees also include Sony and Nokia. Designed to support the increasingly mobile and geographically dispersed nature of information management, the company's handheld solutions allow people to carry their most critical information in their pockets.

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