Graduates Hope for a Handheld Computer to Help Them Mobilize Their World Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Palm, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Handheld computers are the
 hottest item on many students' wish lists for graduation this year. From
 classrooms to dorm rooms, students are arming themselves with handhelds to
 help them keep track of what's important and have fun at the same time-whether
 that means knowing when a paper is due or what time the basketball game
 starts.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/NYFNSR06 )
     Featuring hot technology under cool new faceplates -- everything from
 Turbo Red to Purple Passion -- Palm(TM) handhelds are shaping the way students
 and young adults manage their lives. Even the price is right-starting at
 $129 for a Palm m100 handheld. See www.palm.com/education.
     "Students today epitomize the mobile lifestyle:  They put everything they
 need in a backpack, and they're extremely comfortable with technology," said
 Mike Lorion, vice president of Vertical Markets at Palm, Inc. "It's easy to
 understand why handheld computers, which are wearable, extremely powerful and
 cool, have such appeal."
     With thousands of software applications available, students can do
 everything from tracking grades, graphing mathematical functions and taking
 notes to reading books and playing games. Students also can instantly beam
 messages to their friends, send and receive emails and access the Internet
 wirelessly.
 
     Here are a few favorites:
 
     -- Student Assistant -- Stay on top of things with this coursework
        management, class information and grade-tracking program from
        Handmark(TM).
     -- ImagiMath(TM) -- ImagiMath from ImagiWorks, Inc., turns a Palm handheld
        into a graphing calculator, a mathematics manipulation and
        visualization tool and an environment for entering and solving
        equations.
     -- Palm eBooks -- Choose from more than 2,000 eBooks. Whether it's a
        classic by Jane Austen or a blockbuster by Stephen King, students can
        keep up with required reading and still take an eBook to bed with Palm
        Reader and Palm eBooks.
     -- Noah Lite English Dictionary/Thesaurus 1.6 -- Give new meaning to the
        word "pocket dictionary" with Noah Lite English Dictionary from
        ArsLexis. It features 122,000 comprehensive definitions. Add in
        Thesaurus 1.6 from DDH Software and never be at a loss for words.
     -- Wordsmith(TM) -- Write and edit in class, in the dorm, or at the
        laundromat. Wordsmith from Blue Nomad LLC is a full-featured word
        processor, enhanced memo pad and document reader/viewer.
 
     For more information on Palm handheld computers and software, visit
 www.palm.com/education.
 
     NOTE:  Palm is a trademark of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries.
 
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    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Handheld computers are the
 hottest item on many students' wish lists for graduation this year. From
 classrooms to dorm rooms, students are arming themselves with handhelds to
 help them keep track of what's important and have fun at the same time-whether
 that means knowing when a paper is due or what time the basketball game
 starts.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/NYFNSR06 )
     Featuring hot technology under cool new faceplates -- everything from
 Turbo Red to Purple Passion -- Palm(TM) handhelds are shaping the way students
 and young adults manage their lives. Even the price is right-starting at
 $129 for a Palm m100 handheld. See www.palm.com/education.
     "Students today epitomize the mobile lifestyle:  They put everything they
 need in a backpack, and they're extremely comfortable with technology," said
 Mike Lorion, vice president of Vertical Markets at Palm, Inc. "It's easy to
 understand why handheld computers, which are wearable, extremely powerful and
 cool, have such appeal."
     With thousands of software applications available, students can do
 everything from tracking grades, graphing mathematical functions and taking
 notes to reading books and playing games. Students also can instantly beam
 messages to their friends, send and receive emails and access the Internet
 wirelessly.
 
     Here are a few favorites:
 
     -- Student Assistant -- Stay on top of things with this coursework
        management, class information and grade-tracking program from
        Handmark(TM).
     -- ImagiMath(TM) -- ImagiMath from ImagiWorks, Inc., turns a Palm handheld
        into a graphing calculator, a mathematics manipulation and
        visualization tool and an environment for entering and solving
        equations.
     -- Palm eBooks -- Choose from more than 2,000 eBooks. Whether it's a
        classic by Jane Austen or a blockbuster by Stephen King, students can
        keep up with required reading and still take an eBook to bed with Palm
        Reader and Palm eBooks.
     -- Noah Lite English Dictionary/Thesaurus 1.6 -- Give new meaning to the
        word "pocket dictionary" with Noah Lite English Dictionary from
        ArsLexis. It features 122,000 comprehensive definitions. Add in
        Thesaurus 1.6 from DDH Software and never be at a loss for words.
     -- Wordsmith(TM) -- Write and edit in class, in the dorm, or at the
        laundromat. Wordsmith from Blue Nomad LLC is a full-featured word
        processor, enhanced memo pad and document reader/viewer.
 
     For more information on Palm handheld computers and software, visit
 www.palm.com/education.
 
     NOTE:  Palm is a trademark of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries.
 
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