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News: GSPDA Launches New Xplore M68 Smartphone in Europe

PalmSource and Group Sense PDA (GSPDA) have launched the new Xplore M68 smartphone in Europe. This phone adds to GSPDA's existing Xplore G18, G88, and M28 smartphones.

PalmSource and GSPDA Launch New Xplore M68 Smartphone in Europe
Fourth Generation Palm Powered Xplore Smartphone Delivers Enhanced Multi Media Features, Bluetooth and Higher Resolution Integrated Camera

GSPDA Xplore M68 Smartphone (Silver) - Click for larger image.

PalmSource, Inc. provider of Palm OS®, a leading operating system powering next generation phones and mobile devices, and Group Sense PDA Limited ("GSPDA"), one of the largest sellers of handheld computers in Asia and the PDA subsidiary of Group Sense (International) Limited (GSL, HKEx: 0601), today welcomed the new Palm Powered™ Xplore M68 smartphone. The new Xplore M68 smartphone from GSPDA will be showcased in the PalmSource booth located in Stand K5 in Hall 4 of the Palais des Festivals.
Joining the existing Palm Powered Xplore G18, G88 and M28 smartphone product family, the Xplore M68 combines the industry-leading Palm OS and state-of-the-art wireless and multimedia features in a compact form factor. The Xplore M68 is now available through distributors in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Pricing will be set by the individual distributors.
"Combining our strength in building innovative smartphones with the flexibility of Palm OS has enabled us to provide our customers with easy-to-use wireless products that deliver a superior telephony and multimedia user experience," said Thomas Tam, managing director of GSL Group Sense (International) Ltd.
"We are pleased to welcome GSPDA's fourth-generation Palm Powered Xplore smartphone as it strengthens the Palm OS platform's leadership position in the European smartphone market," said David Nagel, president and chief executive officer of PalmSource. "With GSPDA's cutting-edge design philosophy and efficient time-to-market approach, we look forward to more innovative smartphones to come to market that meet the needs of Palm Powered mobile users."
Xplore M68 Smartphone Expanded Features and Benefits

  • Palm OS® Garnet (See the PalmZone.net Palm OS Garnet page)
  • Bluetooth technology for communicating with headsets, car kits, computers and printers equipped with Bluetooth technology;
  • MP3 and MPEG4 for audio and video-capturing and playback;
  • 1.3 megapixel integrated camera for vibrant photos;
  • 32 MB RAM / 64 SDRAM flash memory;
  • 2.2-inch D-TFD 64K colors LCD screen;
  • SMS, MMS, WAP, email, Java support;
  • SD/MMC Card expansion; and
  • One-handed navigation five-way jog dial.

Palm Powered smartphones are sold by over 30 of the world's top wireless carriers worldwide, making Palm OS a leading platform for the development and deployment of wireless devices. The Palm OS platform is designed with an open, modular architecture that gives licensees and software developers the flexibility to create differentiated products and solutions for various markets. With over 20,000 Palm OS software titles available today, the Palm OS platform offers one of the largest third-party software catalogs to enable users to customize their Palm Powered™ smart mobile devices to fit their particular needs. Choosing Palm OS opens up new business channels for hardware manufacturers and software developers and provides the opportunity to broaden their reach into the smartphone and wireless device markets.
About Group Sense PDA Limited

Group Sense PDA Limited (GSPDA), the flagship of its parent company Group Sense (International) Limited for PDA business, was established in 2000 in Hong Kong. Besides conventional PDA, GSPDA also produces converged products - PDA-phones and smartphones. In September 2001, GSPDA rolled out the world's first Chinese-based PDA-phone model e938 that features open OS architecture and full-range communication functions including voice, fax, e-mails, WAP and SMS. For non-phone type of products, embedded-Bluetooth™ is added to provide short-range connectivity with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. GSPDA is now selling products to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Middle East, Europe and USA. More information is available at www.gspda.com.

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Re: GSPDA Launches New Xplore M68 Smartphone in Europe (Score: 1)
by sijpie on Tue, Feb 15, 2005
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GSPDA has turned out to be a very prolific smartphone manufacturer. Kyocera and Samsung started out well, but haven't produced a new model for some time now.

Full details of the Xplore M68 can be found in our PDA database here:
http://www.palmvenue.com/pda_data/pop_pdadetail.asp?mode=display&id;=M68 where it can be compared with other smartphones.

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