Intel to ship wireless 802.11b module for Palm

Further leveraging their acquisition of Xircom, Intel on Tuesday introduced a wireless module for the Palm m500 series handheld computer here at TechXNY.

Based on Cisco's WLAN (wireless LAN) technology, the Xircom Wireless LAN Module for Palm gives Palm users access to 802.11b connectivity to communicate with other 802.11b enabled devices, according to Intel spokesman Scott McLaughlin.

The device snaps on to the back of the Palm unit and can be charged separately or through the Palm's charging dock.

Available in July, the Xircon Wireless LAN Module for Palm will complete Intel's wireless 802.11b offerings across Visor handhelds from HandSpring, iPAQ handhelds from Compaq, and now Palm, McLaughlin said. The system will retail for $299, according to Intel.

Intel completed its acquisition of Xircom in March 2001. Xircom operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel.

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