Palm One Tungsten T5

The T5 has a 416MHz Intel processor, 256 megs of RAM with 215 megs available, a high res + 320 x 480 display that runs in both portrait and landscape orientations, a removable flip cover and an SD slot that supports SDIO. It uses palmOne's new "multiconnector" which replaces their universal connector and supports niceties like audio out. Speaking of audio, the T5 also functions as an MP3 player. Unlike the T3, the T5 doesn't have a voice recorder or vibrating alarms.

Release:Date: November, 2004
Predecessor Model:Palm Tungsten T3
Dimensions: 78 x 121 x 15.5 millimetres
Mass: 145 grams (battery included)
Software-Environment:
Embedded-Operating+System: PalmSource Palm OS 5.4 (5.4.5)
CPU+Clock: 416 MHz
CPU: Intel XScale PXA270 
Memory,+Storage;capacity:
RAM+capacity: 32 MiB
ROM_capacity: 256 MiB (accessible: 215 MiB)
Display-Type: color transflective TFT , 65536 scales
Display-Diagonal: 3.9 "
Display+Resolution: 320 x 480

Review posted Oct. 7, 2004 by Lisa Gade, Editor in Chief. Mobile TechReview

"The Tungsten T5 is the successor to the popular Tungsten T3 and is palmOne's flagship "business" PDA. Not that you can't use the T5 for multimedia, but its fast processor, plentiful memory and lack of camera put it in the business class. While the Tungsten T, T2 and T3 featured a unique slider design, the T5 has a slate form factor and doesn't slide.

The T5 has Bluetooth wireless personal area networking, 256 megs of RAM and runs on the fastest processor available in a Palm OS PDA. While it doesn't have WiFi, you can add that on using palmOne's SD WiFi card reviewed here. While many of us were hoping that the T5 would run Palm OS 6 (Cobalt), it runs Palm OS 5.4.5 with several enhancements from palmOne including a file system browser and the ability to mount the T5's 160 meg memory partition as a USB removable drive on your computer. PalmOne told us that they'd been working on the T5 before OS 6 was finalized, and that's why we don't see it on this device."

Our Palm has a serial number of PN5BCBD4V00R with the cables and Palm III software. It was all very kindly donated by Paul Chapman.

Manufacturer: 3Com
Date: 2004

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PalmPilot Professional 3Com 1st March 1997
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Palm Vx with TDK Blue 5 Bluetooth Module 3Com October 1999
Palm m100 3COM August 2000
Palm m500 3Com 6th March 2001

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH26495. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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