Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're a Palm fan, you might want to look away - or not. Chris Ziegler has written a fantastic article on the short rise and eventual demise of webOS, and with it, Palm. I'm generally not a fan of companies, but I have my exceptions - and Palm is one of them. Correction - Palm was one of them.
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by David on Wed 6th Jun 2012 02:49 UTC
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The Newton did pretty much all of those things, and also drew upon other handheld computers that came before. What Palm did, which is super-important, is 1. wrapped it in a smaller, more affordable package, and 2. developed a robust developer ecosystem.

Once Apple came back around to handheld computing, they took their lessons from what had made the Palm Pilot more usable and more popular than the Newton had been.

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