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In-Vehicle Palm OS System Available

Revolve Design this week launched its new in-vehicle mobile device solution.

Dubbed RoadWriter, the unit consists of hardware configurations that mount Palm OS devices with a keyboard in various convenient locations in the vehicle.

RoadWriter features include an integrated touch-type keyboard and two DB9 serial pass-through ports for external peripherals such as GPS or modems. An optional Palm battery charger system is available. The company is positioning the setup as an alternative to laptops while on the road.

RoadWriter is compatible with the Palm III, IIIc, VII, Symbol SPT1500, and the TRG Pro. The company stated that it will also release Handspring Visor and Palm V versions in the first quarter of 2001. The system is available for purchase online at the company's Web site in numerous user configurations.