Santa Clara, Calif. - Palm bolstered the low end of its handheld line with the introduction of the m125 today, which becomes the first m100 series product to offer an SD/MMC slot.
Palm is migrating some of its high-end features from the m500 series, aimed at mobile professionals, to the m100 line, for first-time users and students, including a faster Dragonball VZ33 processor.
Like the m500 line, the m125 has 8MB of RAM and ships with a USB universal cradle. It will accept all new SD cards and SD IO accessories including an SD Bluetooth Card due from Palm before the end of the year at an estimated street price of $150. The m125 has an estimated retail price of $249.
Palm will also begin shipping several new SD cards including a language translator at $39.95; an e-book mystery series card at $29.95, and e-book Sci-Fi series card at $29.95 and an e-book personal finance card at $38.95. Palm is also co-marketing a Rand McNally Atlas card for $39.95.
The m125 comes in a slightly new design. It has a rubberized flip lid and the faceplate comes in a two-tone in-mold decoration style. It ships with a Bonus Software CD with over $100 worth of software including DataViz Docs to Go, Palm Reader, AOL Mail, Palm connectivity software and AvantGo.