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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RE[3]: Comment by kovacm
by steve_s on Wed 6th Jun 2012 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kovacm"
steve_s
Member since:
2006-01-16

"Apple did have the Newton long before the world was really ready for it, and before the tech could be packed into a less than awkward form factor.


and palm even predates that by about a year
"

No it doesn't.

The Newton MessagePad came out in 1993.

The first Palm Pilots came out in 1996.

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RE[4]: Comment by kovacm
by smashIt on Wed 6th Jun 2012 15:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

The Newton MessagePad came out in 1993.

The first Palm Pilots came out in 1996.


thats all correct
but the first palm-pda was the zoomer (not the pilot) in '92

palm didn't manufacture it, but licensed it to tandy (it's parent-company) and (iirc) casio

http://www.8bit-micro.com/tandy-zoomer-z-pda.htm

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RE[5]: Comment by kovacm
by steve_s on Wed 6th Jun 2012 16:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kovacm"
steve_s Member since:
2006-01-16

Ah - yes - you're quite right. I stand corrected. I'd forgotten all about the Zoomer, mostly because it wasn't Palm branded.

I tend to think that Palm Computing effectively began with Graffiti. That was their first genuine success, and what paved the way for the Pilot.

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