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: Not going back far enough...
by smashIt on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 18:27 UTC in reply to "Not going back far enough..."
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't think Thom's collection really goes back far enough. The first time I saw what would be the predecessor of the PDA was the Sharp PC1211
http://mycalcdb.free.fr/main.php?l=0&id=1597


at some point you have to separate PDAs from organisers and programmable calculators

but it would be nice to include another device:
i can't remember who made it and what it's called
but it was an organiser in the format of a pcmcia-card
the top was covered by a display (not sure if it was a complete touchscreen or only partial)

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Typing in "PCMCIA PDA" into Google revealed it in seconds. ;)

The Xircom Rex:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REX_6000

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