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Palm IIIe Organizer

Magazine article Multimedia Schools

Palm IIIe Organizer

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Company: 3Com Corporation, 5400 Bayfront Plaza, P.O. Box 58145, Santa Clara, CA 95052-8145; 800/881-7256 or 408/326-5000; Fax: 800/861-2940 or 408/326-5001; support@palm.com; http://www.palm.com.

Description: The Palm IIIe is a handheld organizer intended to attract consumers new to using organizers through its relatively inexpensive price and ease of use. Data is entered by touching the screen with a stylus or by transferring data from a desktop computer, which can be done easily. The device is useful for storing and organizing dates, addresses, e-mail, and memos, as well as performing numerous other useful functions.

Specifications: The Palm IIIe Organizer is 4.7" x 3.2" x .7" and weighs 6 ounces with two AAA batteries included. It has a backlit, black-and-white display and can communicate via infrared communication with appropriately equipped computers. The organizer has 2 MB storage capacity and comes with a variety of applications, including Date Book, Address Book, Mail, To Do List, Memo Pad, Expense Calculator, and more. The organizer also comes with a protective flip cover, batteries, a handbook and get started guide, and a HotSync cradle for connecting with Windows machines.

Price: The manufacturer's recommended retail price for the Palm IIIe Organizer is $229, but the device can be purchased for as low as $199.

System Requirements: Although the Palm IIIe Organizer can be used on its own, it is most helpful when used in conjunction with a computer. The installation and operation of Palm Desktop software requires Windows 95 or higher on an IBM-compatible 486 or higher with 8 MB minimum RAM (16 MB recommended), 20 MB available hard disk space, and a VGA or better monitor. …

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