Fossil has finally released a Palm-powered PDA on a wristwatch, two years later than planned.
The new Wrist PDA has 8MB of memory, a 160 x 160 back-lit touch screen and runs standard Palm applications. It will run for three or four days between recharges and can be synchronised with a PC via USB or infrared connections.
"We believe the Fossil Wrist PDA with Palm OS provides a powerful and intuitive tool which blends fashion and technology by providing consumers immediate personal and professional information at the flick of the wrist," said David Nagel, president and chief executive at PalmSource.
The original version of the PDA watch was due in the shops in mid-2003 but, after a series of production problems, the project appeared to be scrapped. Two versions of the watch, Fossil and Abacus, will now go on sale for between $199-$249.
PDA wristwatches are nothing new in themselves. Timex and Microsoft produced the first in the mid-1990s.
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