The idea is that you leave the GA100 permanently attached to your Palm and to that end it has a through port which itself connects to the docking cradle so you can Hotsync in the usual way. The only telltale sign that there is a second device linked to your Palm is the increase in overall size and weight, and the presence of an antenna. The GA100 has its own battery, which charges through the HotSync cradle so you can leave it on to take incoming calls when your Palm is switched off.
The GA100 comes with software for dialling, managing your SIM, and sending and receiving SMS messages. It shares phone numbers with the Palm Contacts database. You can also use the phone in conjunction with other Palm tools, such as the excellent Web Clipping. Web Clippings are tiny applications, like mini Web sites, which sit on your Palm and get specific information from Web sites rather than downloading a whole page. Making a GSM call to a Web Clipping service can be far quicker than either using WAP or the Web. --Sandra Vogel
The UbiNetics GA100 is supplied with its own power and fits neatly on to the Palm cradle for easy synchronisation and charging.
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The GSM solution for Palm V/Vx handhelds
Welcome to the only mobile device you will ever need, the stylish UbiNetics GA100 accessory for the market leading Palm V/Vx PDA. The GA100 turns your Palm V/Vx handheld into a complete mobile phone and data terminal to use on virtually any GSM network worldwide.
The GA100 is a complete dual-band GSM phone that uses the Palm V/Vx handheld as the user interface and data storage device. The GA100 clips on to the Palm V/Vx without any modification, you just need to plug in your SIM card, load the software supplied, then connect to your chosen GSM network.
The GA100 provides voice as well as data communication. Voice remains the primary communication method for many, and is fully supported by the GA100.
The GA100 supports GSM data up to 14.4kbps. The most common, by far, transport mechanism for data today is GSM. The GA100 supports the maximum possible data rate available today on GSM networks.
The GA100 allows you to use your Palm V/Vx handheld as normal (including Hotsync and battery charging) with the added potential of using Hotsync via your chosen GSM network.
The GA100 is supplied with a removable/replaceable battery, providing up to 3 hours of talk-time between charges. The GA100 battery is charged from the Palm V/Vx cradle.
The GA100 is supplied complete with dual-band antenna, handsfree headset, user guide and installation software. Also included is a high performance application to run on your Palm V/Vx handheld offering excellent mobile office functionality.