Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 22:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today, the technology world is gripped by what can only be described as a dirty war between iOS on one side, and Android on the other. While the parties in this war fight it out in the US court system, the web has latched onto this conflict like a starved leach to a nice juicy ankle, and this focus on just iOS and Android has had a rather unpleasant side effect. This effect was subtle at first, but now, it's everywhere. Yes, if you were to believe the web, iOS and/or Android invented everything when it comes to mobile operating systems. I will have none of that, and my PDA collection begs to differ too.
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RE[2]: Tandy Zoomer
by galvanash on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 02:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Tandy Zoomer"
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iirc the zoomer was the first product of palm, but they didn't manufacture and sell it, they licensed it to tandy and casio (didn't tandy own palm?)

My understanding (though I could be wrong) was that Hawkins approached Tandy with the concept for this device shortly after Tandy bought GRiD (Hawkins was originally employed by GRiD). Tandy suggested that Hawkins incorporate his own company to proceed with the project, preferring to farm out the responsibilities in the form of a partnership. Palm was created to work on the software. GRiD and/or Tandy already had a license to use GEOS so they were approached to work on the OS end of things, and Casio was brought in to work on the hardware. I don't think Tandy ever actually owned Palm though...

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