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Palm Announces Palm Z22 Organizer At The Price Of $99

Palm today announced Palm Z22 organizer built for the mass market, which is the most affordable color handheld from Palm yet - with a price tag of $99 (estimated U.S. street price).

With the introduction of the Palm Z22 organizer, Palm is targeting the $1 billion per year paper-planner market. Research conducted by Palm suggests a substantial population of late technology adopters have been afraid to buy handhelds, fearing they are too difficult to use. So, the new Palm Z22 is called to offer paper-planner users a simple way to stay organized. Users will be able to keep track of their to-do lists, busy schedules, family and friends' contact information, shopping lists and birthdays.

Weighing just over 3 ounces and about the same size as a deck of playing cards, the Palm Z22 organizer has white front and translucent blue backing.

The software includes core applications, such as Calendar, Contacts, Memos, Tasks, Note Pad, Expense, Calculator, World Clock and Photos. It also includes a new game, Crazy Daisy, made by Astraware. The Palm Z22 organizer comes with AddIt), a program that includes a variety of applications such as CheckSplit, Chess, Carb Counter and Solitaire. The software CD, included with the organizer, has an eBook reader with three books and a dictionary; the powerOne Calculator, perfect for basic and advanced mathematics; and SplashShopper, a helpful shopping list application.

The Palm Z22 organizer has an estimated U.S. street price of $99 and is available today from the Palm online store, at Palm Retail Stores and at select retail and resellers throughout the world.

The company also reduced the price of the Tungsten E2 handheld by $50 - now $199 (estimated U.S. street price).

Source: Palm

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