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Veo's logo. Click here to visit the Veo website! Veo announces digicam for Palm OS
(Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 01:58 EST)

California-based Veo, formerly known as Xirlink, has announced a new SDIO digital camera module compatible with a range of Palm OS personal digital assistants.

The Veo Photo Traveler for Palm OS works on Palm OS 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0 on the Palm m125, m130, m500, m505, m515 and i705, as well as Handspring's Treo 90. The camera has a color depth of 24-bit, and a swivel lens with manually adjustable focus. Exposure and white balance are both automatic. The press release and Veo websites don't mention image size.

The Photo Traveler for Palm OS will be available this month at a suggested retail price of $99.99, and will come with Veo Creative Studio software.

Source: Veo

Original Source Press Release:

Veo Launches Digital Camera For Palm Handhelds

Veo's Photo Traveler for Palm OS. Courtesy of Veo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins.SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2002--Veo, a leading provider of high-quality digital imaging products and services, today announced its certification by handheld leader Palm Inc. as the first digital camera vendor for Palm handhelds utilizing the Palm Expansion Card Slots, including the Palm(TM) m125, m130, m500 series, and i705 models. During November, Veo will ship the Photo Traveler for Palm(TM) handhelds, a new handheld digital camera that plugs directly into the expansion slot now common on most Palm handhelds. The new camera is part of the broader Photo Traveler line of products that Veo announced in September.

Veo is an official Palm PluggedIn member and has been working very closely with Palm in the development of the Photo Traveler to ensure compatibility with its latest handheld offerings including Palm OS® 5. Veo's Photo Traveler for Palm will carry the "Designed for Palm Handhelds" logo. A software developer's kit will also be available so custom applications can be developed for the cameras in a variety of vertical markets.

"We're excited about this new way to take advantage of our expansion slot," said Ken Wirt, senior vice president marketing and product management, Palm Solutions Group. "Veo's focus on innovatively designed, high-quality products that are easy to use and affordable is a strategic fit for us."

The addition of the Photo Traveler for Palm(TM) handhelds is an extension of Veo's mission to develop fun, affordable and innovative digital imaging products. With a simple, easy-to-use interface, the camera allows users to instantly capture, view, store and organize digital images in full color and beam these images wirelessly to other handheld devices for viewing. A swivel lens with adjustable focus ensures crisp photos from close or far away.

The small PDA camera takes 24-bit full-color photos; includes automatic exposure; white balance and color control; and comes with a rugged and stylish travel case. The Photo Traveler for Palm(TM) handhelds will be available at major national retail stores in November and will have a suggested retail price of $99.99.

Editor's Note:

Veo will be at Palm's booth (#7961) during COMDEX at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 18-22, 2002. Veo can demonstrate and discuss the new Veo Photo Traveler for Palm handhelds during the show all week long.

About Veo:

Founded in 1993, Veo is focused on creating and marketing exceptionally user-friendly digital imaging products and services that enable people around the world to instantly communicate. Veo's expansive product family includes Web, digital still, networking and PDA cameras.

Veo products are available through major retail, online and distribution channels worldwide. The company headquarters are located in San Jose, California with operational and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China. For more information, contact Veo at 2210 O'Toole Avenue, Suite 150, San Jose, CA 95131 or visit Veo's Web site at www.veo.com.

About Palm, Inc.

With 18 million Palm handheld computers in pockets, purses and briefcases around the world, Palm delivers devices that make it easy for people to use and keep track of what matters to them.

Information about Palm, Inc. is available at http://www.palm.com/aboutpalm.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although The Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and assumptions upon which forward-looking statements are based are reasonable it can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct.

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