Facing a sagging economy and soft sales, Handspring, Inc. (Nasdaq:HAND) officially rolled out
its new Visor Pro and Visor Neo handhelds.
Of greatest interest is the $299 Visor Pro, which the company has priced directly between its
low-end Neo and its high-end Visor Edge. Palm is expected to soon release a similar mid-priced
handheld, according to a variety of sources.
The Visor Pro comes with 16MB of RAM, a 33 MHz Dragonball VZ processor and a rechargeable
lithium ion battery. It eventually should replace the existing Visor Platinum.
The Neo is Handspring’s new low-cost entry at $199. It comes with 8MB of RAM and the same
Dragonball VZ processor as higher-end Visors, making it 50 percent faster than the Visor
Deluxe it replaces, according to Handspring. The Visor Platinum and Visor Deluxe still are
available, the former retailing for $199 and the latter at $169.