GSPDA Xplore M98 is a GSM clamshell Smartphone from a Hong Kong company GSPDA that runs Palm OS Garnet. Xplore M98 features Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900) wireless radio, TI OMAP 168 Mhz processor, 64MB of flash memory, 32MB of SDRAM memory, 260k color 2″ inch 176×220 pixel internal screen, 96×96 pixel external display, 1.3 megapixel digital camera with digital zoom and movie capture support, TransFlash memory expansion slot, supports 40 polyphonic ringtones, supports mp3 ringtones, ability to record own mp3 ringtones, mp3 audio player support, has dimensions of 95.5 x 46.8 x 25.5 mm, and weighs 109g.

Xplore M98

The Inquirer (dead link) reviews Xplore M98 and concludes that “the screen is good. It sports a good selection of PalmOS applications, including the PalmSource Web Browser 2.0 which as you can see on the picture below, allows loading any html web page, not just WAP. It allows sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages. The M98 really deserves to be enhanced and become a “M99″ with clamshell design, an optional bigger battery, and built-in Bluetooth. For those of you looking for an affordable PalmOS GSM smartphone, with the caveats mentioned, look no further. I give the Xplore M98 three and a half Fernandos in my personal one-to-five rating scale, or seven over ten if you wish.”