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|Display Size (Pixels):||320 x 320||Operating System:||Palm OS|
|Features:||Phone Capability||Installed Memory RAM:||16 MB|
PDA UNIT ONLY.no stylus, no charger. PDA unit only. it looks new. first class post.
it takes any sim card.
Horsepower and Battery Life
The Tungsten W, runs Palm OS 4.1.1 enhanced to support its high res display. Like the older i705, it has a Dragonball processor running at 33 MHz. For the price, I was hoping for Palm OS 5 and an ARM family processor, such as that found on the Tungsten T.
While the lack of horsepower and latest OS is disappointing, Palm OS 4 supports web clippings while OS 5 does not, which may be a worthwhile tradeoff since web clipping apps are so efficient in terms of data transfers. Also the Dragonball processor is less demanding in terms of power, and likely contributes to the W's excellent battery life. Since the wireless radio and always-on technology are big power consumers, the battery life is truly amazing. Palm claims 10 hours of talk time for the large 1500 mA battery, and I'd say they aren't exaggerating. Having used the Tungsten W to make a few short calls, surf the web for 2 hours, send and receive a few SMS text messages, play games for an hour, view presentations using the included Documents To Go and HotSync to install software at least 10 times, the battery level has only dropped 5%! I've kept the wireless radio turned on at all times too.
This is Palm's first high resolution 320 x 320 pixel color display on an OS 4 PDA. The brightness is adjustable and you can turn the backlight on or off as you desire. It's a nice display similar in quality to the Tungsten T, however it can't compete with Sony Cliés with transflective LCDs such as the NX series, NZ90 and TG-50. Previous Palm brand PDAs running OS 4 had 160 x 160 pixel screens. While OS 5 supports high res displays, OS 4 does not, so Palm used PalmSource's OS 5 APIs for graphics support on the W. All applications (including games) we tested ran fine, and high res versions of software did run in high res mode on the Tungsten W . Some high res games did run slowly on the W, however.
The Tungsten W has an SD slot that can accomodate SD and MMC memory storage cards as well as SDIO cards such as the Palm Bluetooth card.
The Universal Connector and Connecting Accessories
The Tungsten W, like recent m series Palms and the Tungsten T, has a universal connector which attaches to the cradle for syncing, and to accessories such as modems and keyboards. Most universal connector accessories should work with the W, including i705 accessories.
The USB cradle is the same as other m series models such as the m515 and the Tungsten T. The power adapter plugs into the cradle's cable so you'll charge the PDA by placing it in the cradle.
If you're an IR sync and beam fan, you'll be happy to know the W has an IR port that played well with our notebooks and other Palm OS PDAs here in the office.