Palm Unveils Email App

New Palm wireless email application, VersaMail, available for Palm handhelds

November 18, 2002

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) today announced Palm(TM) VersaMail(TM) wireless email software. With VersaMail, Palm handheld users can send and receive email from up to eight different Internet service providers (ISPs) using any Internet connection from their handheld(1). VersaMail 2.0 can be used on most handhelds running Palm OS(R) 4.1 or higher and ships with the Palm Tungsten(TM) T and Palm Tungsten W handhelds. "VersaMail provides a new level of functionality for mobile professionals who need to stay on top of their email," said Steve Janiak, senior product manager at Palm, Inc. "With VersaMail 2.0, we are delivering what matters most to handheld users -- ease of use, flexibility, and support for industry standards." New Features:

  • Multiple Connection Methods -- Support includes the Palm Tungsten T handheld's built-in Bluetooth, the Palm Tungsten W handheld's built-in GSM and GPRS, the Palm Bluetooth Card, IR (infrared) or a physical cable connection to a compatible cell phone, the PalmModem(R) accessory, or an 802.11 sled.

  • Attachments -- VersaMail supports sending and receiving attachments up to 2MB per message. Users can send and receive any file stored on an SD Card or MultiMediaCard expansion card, any Date Book appointments or To Do tasks (vcal files), Address Book contacts (vcard files), Memo Pad documents (text files), Palm applications (prc files) or database files (pdb files). Basic text viewer support for Microsoft Word and HTML documents is included, and VersaMail is image viewing capable (with compatible photo viewing software).

  • HotSync(R) Mail -- VersaMail supports Windows PC HotSync mail directly with a POP or IMAP server. VersaMail also synchronizes with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Eudora. Additional desktop mail sync support includes Lotus Notes 5.0 and integration with DataViz Documents To Go, software that translates Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files into a Palm handheld format.

  • Multiple Email Accounts -- VersaMail allows users to send and receive email from up to eight email accounts, including personal email and IMAP-capable corporate email (may require use of a VPN client, sold separately).

  • Easy to use -- With a simplified, streamlined user interface, VersaMail provides support for high-resolution color, Palm's 5-way navigator and built-in or add-on keyboards

  • VersaMail offers advanced foldering and filtering capabilities, one-tap adding of message senders to the Palm Address Book, numerous deletion options, and many display and sorting preferences.

  • VersaMail supports industry standard protocols: POP, IMAP, APOP and ESMTP.

Palm Inc.

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