Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 11:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You'll want to see this. "A teardown chronological history of PDA Organisers spanning 17 years: 1986 Psion II Organiser, 1996 Palm Pilot 5000, 2003 HP iPAQ 5550." Very thorough teardowns of the hardware, detailing all the chips and other on-board parts. Hardware porn, basically. Great work by David L. Jones.
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henderson101
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2006-05-30

I owned the Palmpilot pro. It was the next generation version of the Palm 5000 (the regular Palm pilot was equivalent to the Pilot 1000.) Loved it at the time. I still have it in a drawer and my eldest used it for a while when she was around 8. Good intro to mobile computing.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Every now and then, I power on any of my Palm devices (I have loads). PalmOS really was amazing in that it was both total shit, and yet still managed to work and appear elegant.

Loved it.

Edited 2012-08-15 21:39 UTC

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

If the Palm pilot pro didn't require a serial port to operate, I'd still use it. I don't think I have anything with a serial port anymore - maybe an old PowerMac. Tried a couple of USB serial interfaces, but they were unreliable. I used to own a Visor too - that was USB, but it also ran a weird PalmOS version (3.1H), so it was not really much better than my Pro. I did love PalmOS though!

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