Wireless brings the Web to the palm

Government personnel with a Palm Inc. handheld device and a mobile phone can now use those two pieces of technology to wirelessly connect to the World Wide Web.

Palm announced at the Comdex Fall 2000 trade show that it is shipping its Mobile Internet Kit, a software product that allows most Palm handhelds to connect wirelessly to the Internet using a data-enabled mobile phone, said Dan Glessner, director of business and government marketing for Palm.

"The Mobile Internet Kit turns a Palm III or Palm V into a Palm VII with the help of a cell phone," Glessner said. "As an individual needs to access a corporate intranet or a dot-gov site to pull

information — or election results — they can now get to that information very quickly."

The Mobile Internet Kit has a retail price of $39.95 and should be available on the General Services Administration schedule shortly, Glessner said.

Featured

  • IT Modernization
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

  • global network (Pushish Images/Shutterstock.com)

    As others see us -- a few surprises

    A recent dinner with civil servants from Asia delivered some interesting insights, Steve Kelman writes.

  • FCW Perspectives
    cloud (Singkham/Shutterstock.com)

    A smarter approach to cloud

    Advances in cloud technology are shifting the focus toward choosing the right tool for the job and crafting solutions that truly modernize systems.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.