Friday, June 26, 2015

US Robotics releases the first SDK (software developer kit) in 1996

US Robotics releases the first SDK (software developer kit) (1996), which was the start of a massive ecosystem for the Palm OS.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Have any Bhajis Loops instruments, or looking for some to use?

Well you find lots in the Palmorama Bhajis Loops instrument site and if you want to contribute (and you'd be very welcome) just contact me using the form in the about page, I'd be very happy to hear from you.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In 2003: Handspring introduces Treo 600 (OS5 smartphone)

The 600, and also the 650 were awesome devices. Early smartphones weren't nearly as easy to use as modern devices but they paved the way for what we have now.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Why not take a look in the Palmorama library

All you need to do is click above where it says library, or click here. There's lots of good stuff in there, and I'm doing my best to continue to add to it on a regular basis.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

There's even Palm stuff on Pinterest

If you're a pinterest user you can find the Palmorama pinterest board here. I add stuff to it occasionally, so it's worth checking every once in a while to see if there's anything new.

In 2003: Announcement: Palm and Handspring to merge in Fall '03!!

Whilst it sounded great it didn't work out in the end. The innovation that Handspring had brought did nothing to revive Palm at all.

Monday, June 01, 2015

A couple of Rex PDAs looking bored


I have to admit that aside from being a part of my little museum of devices I don't often do much with these now. Their fun and they are functional, but not really useful nor necessary given the other more modern tech I tend to use on a daily basis.

I'd like to have a real use for them, but for now, I don't, and I can't see a real use for them popping up in the immediate future.

You never know though!

In 2004: Sony announces suspension of Clie development for North American and European markets

This was another signal of the beginning of the end for the Palm OS world.

In 2001: Acer license announced (Chinese PalmOS)

I don't know very much about what Acer did with Palm OS, but it is a good example of how they extended their reach through licensing the Palm model.

In 1998: Palm 2MB Upgrade introduced

I bought and installed one of these for my Palm III. It was pretty easy as it goes.