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By: Kellie K. Speed, Travel Writer

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Palm Pilot - Click to Enlarge It is the latest craze and it couldn't be better - or could it?

By now, everyone has heard about the new Palm Pilots. But what are they exactly and why do we all need one?

Palm Computing, a 3Com company, has been producing these hand-held organizers for business travel professionals. Their recent invention, the Palm VII, is the newest addition, using a wireless connection to obtain information from the Internet and even send and receive instant messages. Even though it is only available in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey areas, it will be available nationally by the end of the year.

The Palm VII, which retails for approximately $600, offers information from 22 industry-leading Internet content providers, including http://www.USAToday.com, www.Fodors.com, Moviefone, Visa International and The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition.

Internet access for the Palm VII is provided through a new www.Palm.net service where customers pay $9.99 per month to allow direct Internet access.

I recently got a Palm V organizer, which would be the ideal product for any traveler. Its small, ultra-thin size is desirable for those not having a lot of room when traveling. Its elegant size is nearly half the thickness of the Palm III models and weighs an astonishing four ounces!

Still wondering how this all works?

Imagine having a portable organizer that allows you to input information with just a few taps of your fingers.

You can manage your schedules and contacts, create a database of addresses with contact's email addresses and fax numbers and even write a to-do list and send memos.

The unique Hot-Sync technology allows the Palm V to back up, update and even exchange information between your personal computer and connected organizer.

One of the best features of the Palm V is that it doesn't require any batteries. Just be sure each night to set it on the cradle so it can re-charge.

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Kellie K. Speed is a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been published in various publications including The Boston Globe, Cahnersí Industrial Distribution and Graphic Arts Monthly magazines and Reno Air Approach.

Kellie has reviewed numerous first-class hotels and travel destinations, including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Bermuda and Mexico, to name a few. She has also traveled internationally to Ireland, England, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Next year, she is planning a trip to Tahiti.

Since she is from Massachusetts, she will be providing reviews of local restaurants for Travel-Watch.

If you would like to email Kellie any suggestions or comments, please do so at kkspeed@aol.com.

 

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