Handspring to Unveil Model with Greater Memory

Handspring to Unveil Model with Greater Memory


Handspring Inc. (HAND) on Friday said it will unveil next week two new handheld computers, including one that boasts double the memory of most of the devices made by its rivals.

The Mountain View, California-based company said that on Monday it would debut the Visor Pro, a rechargeable, expandable handheld with 16 megabytes of memory, at about $299.

Handspring, one of the most popular makers of personal digital assistants, or PDAs, runs on the Palm OS operating system, which is made by Palm Inc.(Nasdaq:PALM – news) Most other Palm OS devices, including those developed by Sony Corp (news – web sites). (6758.T) and Palm itself, which only come with 8 megabytes, although they can be expanded via removable memory cards.

The increased capacity will allow users to input more data, including address book entries, memos, as well as utilize third party programming such as multimedia and digital images.

Handspring said it will on Monday also unveil Visor Neo, a new entry-level, battery-powered model, with 8 megabytes of memory and priced at $199.