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Palm Introduces Ultra-Thin Keyboard for Palm Branded Handhelds.

Tungsten tungsten (tŭng`stən) [Swed.,=heavy stone], metallic chemical element; symbol W; at. no. 74; at. wt. 183.85; m.p. about 3,410°C;; b.p. 5,660°C;; sp. gr. 19.3 at 20°C;; valence +2, +3, +4, +5, or +6.  Handheld Accessories Include New Fashionable Cases

To accompany the Tungsten(TM) line of powerful handhelds introduced today, Palm, Inc. announces the Palm(TM) Ultra-Thin Keyboard, with a compact, lightweight design The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter.
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 that fits easily into a pocket, briefcase In Windows 95/98, a system folder used for synchronizing files between two computers, typically a desktop and laptop computer. Files to be worked on are placed into a Briefcase, which is then transferred to the second machine via floppy, cable or network.  or purse. Palm also introduced a series of sleek new cases for Palm Tungsten handhelds.

Designed and manufactured by Think Outside, the Palm Ultra-Thin Keyboard is one of smallest touch typeable foldable keyboards available. The new keyboard features a sleek aluminum design that is 30 percent lighter and half the thickness of the previous Palm Portable Keyboard. The compact case unfolds to a standard QWERTY keyboard The standard English language typewriter keyboard. Q, W, E, R, T and Y are the letters on the top left, alphabetic row. Designed by Christopher Sholes, who invented the typewriter, the keyboard layout was organized to prevent people from typing too fast and jamming the keys. , with 18mm key spacing and 3mm key travel, so users can enjoy the expansive feel of a standard keyboard with a far smaller footprint. In addition, the Palm Ultra-Thin Keyboard is rigid enough when open to use on a lap or other uneven surface, maintaining the familiar feel of a desktop without limiting usage to a desktop.

"For people on the go, this is truly a 'grab and go' solution. With the Palm Ultra-Thin Keyboard and a Palm handheld, there's little need to carry a laptop Same as laptop computer.

laptop - portable computer
," said Alan Urban, director of accessories and peripherals, Palm Solutions Group. "The Palm Ultra-Thin Keyboard fits easily into a jacket pocket or purse -- an ideal accessory for the mobile professional who needs to reduce the weight and bulk of on-the-road communications devices. The keyboard and Palm handheld together are perfect for typing email messages and composing com·pose  
v. com·posed, com·pos·ing, com·pos·es
1. To make up the constituent parts of; constitute or form:
 documents, such as taking notes at a meeting or in a classroom."

"In designing the new Ultra-Thin Keyboard, we addressed our customers' two most pressing requests: make it smaller without sacrificing touch typeability or quality and allow it to be used on the lap," said Bob Olodort, Think Outside's chief executive officer and the designer of the new keyboard. "We expect that with Palm's new Tungsten line of handhelds and the new Ultra-Thin Keyboard, even more people will be able to enjoy the benefits of on-the-go touch typeability without lugging a laptop."

The Palm Ultra-Thin Keyboard is $99 (estimated U.S. street price) and scheduled to be available in limited quantities beginning in late November in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Volume worldwide availability is expected in early 2003.

Smart Additional Accessories for Palm Tungsten Handhelds

A variety of carrying cases for Palm Tungsten handhelds are available, offering greater protection in a stylish package.
  Palm Tungsten T handheld cases:
  -- The Palm Tungsten T Hard Case, Palm's top-of-the-line case, offers
     integration of form and function. The sleek metal case is designed to
     give easy access to all of the handheld's functions and provide extra
     storage for expansion cards.
     Estimated U.S. street price:  $39.95
  -- The Palm Tungsten T Slim Leather Case is a compact classic made from
     soft, full-grained leather and features handy storage for credit and
     expansion cards.
     Estimated U.S. street price:  $29.95
  -- The Palm Tungsten T Sleeve Case is Palm's smallest case, and wraps
     neatly around the handheld. It has a soft, scuba-finished surface and a
     hidden metal frame to help protect the screen. The Sleeve Case enables
     easy access to the voice record button, Palm Expansion Slot, beaming
     and stylus.
     Estimated U.S. street price:  $29.95

  Palm Tungsten W handheld cases:
  -- The Palm Tungsten W Leather Belt Clip Case attaches to most belt loops
     and holds the handheld in an envelope of padded protection.
     Estimated U.S. street price:  $29.95
  -- The Palm Tungsten W Slim Leather Case is a compact, classic case style
     with storage for expansion cards, credit cards and more.
     Estimated U.S. street price:  $34.95

Handheld users also can buy Palm Tungsten stylus stylus: see pen.

(1) A pen-shaped instrument that is used to "draw" images or select from menus. Styli (the plural of stylus, pronounced "sty-lye") come with handheld devices that have touch screens, such as PDAs and video games.
 replacements, as well as Palm HotSync(R) Cables and Travel Charging solutions for customers on the go.


Palm handheld accessories and peripherals can be purchased at consumer-electronics outlets, major retail chains, The Palm Store ( ) and online e-stores.

About Think Outside, Inc.

Information about Think Outside, Inc. is available at .

About Palm, Inc.

Information about Palm, Inc. is available at .

NOTE: HotSync is a registered trademark and Palm and Tungsten are trademarks for Palm, Inc. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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