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News: Qool Labs Introduces the QDA-700 Palm OS Smartphone

PiTech and Qool Labs Introduce the Qool QDA-700, the first Palm Powered Smartphone with a 1.3-Megapixel Camera. It is a GSM phone that will be available in November 2004.

PiTech and Qool Labs Introduce the Qool QDA-700

The First Palm Powered Smartphone with a 1.3-Megapixel Camera

Portable Innovation Technology Limited (PiTech), the world's first PalmSource-certified original design manufacturer (ODM), and Qool Labs, a technology innovation company focusing on digital lifestyle products, today introduced the first Palm Powered™ smartphone from Qool Labs, the Qool QDA-700. The Qool QDA-700 is also the world's first Palm OS® smartphone to include a 1.3-megapixel camera.
The Qool QDA-700 is based on the smartphone platform developed by PiTech and built on the Palm OS Garnet operating system. It is a tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900mhz) smartphone targeted at the consumer market.
The Qool QDA-700 comes with rich multimedia features including a 1.3-megapixel camera, a high-resolution, 2.8-inch color display, 802.11 SDIO support, MP3 player and MEPG4 video capture and playback capabilities. In addition, the device is bundled with productivity applications such as Documents-to-Go and PalmSource Mail, designed to appeal to "prosumer" and business customers. The smartphone will be launched across multiple markets in Asia and Europe in November 2004.
"We are very excited about the launch of the Qool QDA-700 based on Palm OS®," said KH Lim, CEO of Qool Labs. "We are honored to work with PiTech, one of the best technology companies in the industry."
"The launch of the Qool QDA-700 validates PalmSource's efforts in working with ODM partners and their customers to bring cutting-edge smartphones to market," said Gabi Schindler, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at PalmSource™. "We look forward to working with our ODM partners and channel distributors to expand the reach of Palm Powered™ smart mobile devices into new markets across the globe."
"We are thrilled to be working with Qool Labs and PalmSource in launching the first Palm Powered smartphone with 1.3-megapixel camera," said Lyon Lau, executive director of business development, Portable Innovation Technology. "The Qool QDA-700 is the ultimate Palm Powered smartphone thanks to its robust multimedia capabilities and comprehensive business applications."
Pricing and Availability
The Qool QDA-700 smartphone will be available in November 2004.
About Qool Labs
Qool Labs is a technology innovation company focusing on design and marketing of digital lifestyle products. The company has an exciting range of lifestyle products including smartphones, mobile data products and infotainment devices. Qool Labs is a SiS Asia company.
About Portable Innovation Technology, Ltd.
Portable Innovation Technology, Ltd. (PiTech) is the world's first PalmSource-certified original design manufacturer (ODM). PiTech provides one-stop solutions to companies looking to produce Palm Powered devices. Companies can shorten development time by adopting the smartphone platforms developed by PiTech. Please visit www.pitech.com for further details.

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Update (9/30/04): Pictures added

Update (1/26/05): Here is a mini-review with some screenshots just released by palmDubai.net. It runs Palm OS Garnet (OS 5) and it sounds like it will be available in Europe soon.

Update (2/1/05): Still not likely to show up here in the States, but the QDA-700 has turned up for sale in Germany for €469 without contract.

Posted by tim_palmzone on Thu, Sep 30, 2004

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