Palm Inc., known for its handheld devices, has introduced the m125 pocket computer. The new device is versatile enough to suit the needs of both educators and students, according to Palm.

“From the campus to the workplace, the Palm m125 handheld is customizable and expandable to fit your lifestyle,” said Kevin Hall, the company’s senior vice president of product management.

The m125 comes with applications to handle a variety of tasks, including eMail, reading eBooks, watching movies, conducting research, and sharing a wealth of technical information with its user. The device is also built to connect with new add-ons, including a collapsible keyboard and digital camera. While some users may choose to add a wireless modem, others might opt for a 16MB backup card for storing information.

The new m125 boasts a new, faster processor—the Dragonball VZ 33 megahertz—and it can run fully on three AAA batteries while supporting eight megabytes of RAM. The m125 also carries with it the latest Palm software and the company’s signature Personal Information Management (PIM) applications.

Palm’s m125 sells for $249. The price includes $100 worth of bundled software solutions but does not encompass the cost of add-on tools.

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