PalmOne's Zire 72 messaging built on Electric Pocket


Users can send multi-media and text messages with their Zire 72 handheld and a compatible Bluetooth phone

Electric Pocket Limited announces it has worked with palmOne, Inc. to develop a standards compliant multi-media messaging service solution for palmOne's new Zire 72 handheld announced yesterday. The new palmOne Messages 1.0 application, which is based upon Electric Pocket's popular Pixer MMS foundation, enables Zire 72 handheld users to create and send vibrant MMS messages via the device's built-in Bluetooth wireless capabilities. It also enables users to send and receive short message service (SMS) messages.

The MMS solution, which will be shipped with all Zire 72 handhelds, will make picture messaging easier for users as they can take advantage of the handheld's screen and stylus when composing messages. It will also enable users to leverage the 1.2-megapixel digital camera built into the Zire 72 handheld, allowing them to quickly snap and send pictures to others.

"Picture messaging has become incredibly popular as MMS is spreading around the world," said Iain Barclay, Electric Pocket's chief product officer. "We are excited that Pixer MMS brings picture messaging to the new Zire 72 platform and to palmOne customers."

About the Zire 72 Handheld from palmOne, Inc.
With the Zire 72 handheld, you can shoot photos, capture and watch video clips, or create and edit Word- and Excel-compatible files. The $299 Zire 72 handheld has a 1.2-megapixel built-in camera with digital zooming capabilities, MP3 player (requires expansion card, sold separately), and includes what users need for work and play. You can take and view photos and, with an expansion card (sold separately), record and watch video clips on the bright color screen and listen to your MP3 tunes wherever you go.

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