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SOPHISTICATED NEW ORGANIZERS FEATURE DOCKING STATION CONNECTIVITY, 128K & 64K MEMORIES AND LARGE, EASY-TO-READ DISPLAYS

Optional PC Connectivity Kit Simplifies Connections with Hardware,
 Software


DALLAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new personal organizers and an optional personal computer connectivity kit join the Texas Instruments family of consumer electronic products. Using a "docking station" approach to simplify PC connectivity, the PS-6800 with a 128K memory, and the PS-6700 with a 64K memory, deliver functionality that users need and want. Each organizer can display easy-to-follow function menus in any one of five languages -- English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.

TI's optional PS-6155 PC Connectivity Kit, an easy-to-use docking station with Windows(TM) software, makes it easy for users to combine the power of their PCs with the convenience and portability of the compact organizer.

"TI carefully designed the hardware and software for the organizers and the connectivity kit from the ground up," said Bob Pospick, product manager for Texas Instruments Personal Productivity Products. "The result is a cohesive system that will provide users with unmatched power, flexibility and convenience.

"An overwhelming majority of organizer owners use personal computers as well," Pospick said. "And more organizer users are purchasing accessories that transfer data between the two systems. The superior functionality and design evident in TI's new products meet the needs of organizer users who require reliable, efficient PC connectivity."

Differing Only in Memory, New TI Organizers are Powerful Competitors

Identical in styling and functionality, the PS-6700 and PS-6800 differ only in their memory specifications. The PS-6700 has 64K bytes of storage, and the PS-6800 has 128K bytes. Each organizer:

-- Stores thousands of reminders, addresses, notes and secret notes,

-- Includes a calculator, clock and many other useful functions,

-- Has a large, easy-to-read, high-contrast, liquid crystal display

that shows six lines of information with 24 characters per line,

-- Has a unique scan feature that provides quick access to a

telephone directory and daily planning calendar,

-- Provides reminder alarms and up to four daily alarms, and

-- Can display easy-to-follow function menus in any one of five

languages -- English, French, German, Spanish or Italian,

-- Uses two lithium batteries which are included with each unit.

Optional PC Connectivity Kit Has Unique Design

TI's optional PS-6155 PC Connectivity Kit is a compact docking station with Windows software that supports data transfers between the PS-6700 or PS-6800 organizer and an IBM(R) or an IBM-compatible PC. The connectivity kit docking station has a unique cradle design that mates quickly with the organizer and provides a secure, robust connection. The PC Connectivity Kit supports information exchange with most popular personal information management software packages.

Using the PC Connectivity Kit an organizer owner can:

-- Backup important organizer data using files on the PC, and then

restore that data,

-- Import and export data with PC software programs,

-- Create and modify organizer information using the PC keyboard and

mouse,

-- Print reminders, addresses and notes in the formats of popular

paper-based organizers.

TI will package each organizer and the PC Connectivity Kit in a J-hook gift box; the company plans to begin shipments in the second quarter of 1995. Estimated retail selling prices for the PS-6700 are $69.00 - $79.00. Estimated retail selling prices of the PS-6800 are $89.00 - $99.00. The PS-6155 PC Connectivity Kit has a suggested retail selling price of $75.00 and will be sold directly from TI for $49.95 via 1-800-TI-CARES. Dealer prices may vary. Each product will carry a one- year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

Texas Instruments Incorporated, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a high-technology company with sales or manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. TI develops, manufactures and markets semiconductors, defense electronic systems, software productivity tools, computers and peripheral products, custom engineering and manufacturing services, electrical controls, metallurgical materials and consumer electronic products. Consumer products include handheld and desktop calculators and electronic reference and data products.

Please forward all inquiries to: Texas Instruments, Inc.
 Consumer Relations
 P.O. Box 6118
 Temple, TX 76503-6118
 Consumer Inquiry Phone Number: 800-TI-CARES (800-842-2737)
 Consumer Inquiry Fax Number: 817-774-6074


TRADEMARKS: Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

For specific information call 1-800-TI-CARES.
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/NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo of new personal organizers and optional personal connectivity kit available by contacting Kathy Truesdell, 214-917-6432./

/CONTACT: Kathy Truesdell of Texas Instruments, 214-917-6432/

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