Wednesday, March 23, 2016

In 1998: Symbol SPT1500 introduced (with integrated bar-code scanner)

I still see these being used in industry all over the place. It's interesting to see just how they've lasted over the years.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

In 2001: Samsung SPH-i300 announced (cell phone / Palm)

Another device I know little about, well next to nothing as it goes, but it is an interesting device nonetheless.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

In 2001: Palm m505, m500 announced (first OS4 devices; Secure Digital (SD) expansion slot; shipping May)

Dedicated OS4 devices! Wow! Of course you could update your old Palm III types to OS4 but it was a delicate procedure. Also, SD cards! That was a step forward, and made things a lot easier if you were using a lot of data.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

In 2001: Handspring Edge announced

I did like the Handspring devices, and although I never owned an Edge it was a really interesting step forward especially given how modern devices have got thinner and thinner. Handspring were really ahead of their time. It's such a shame that they didn't survive.

In 2003: Samsung introduces SGH-i500 (GSM/GPRS smartphone; OS5.2 PXA262 300MHz processor)

I have to admit to knowing very little about these devices. It interests me that Samsung never really developed their own OS and have a history of licensing other people's.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

In 1998: Palm III introduced (first InfraRed; 2MB RAM; OS3)

The Palm III was my first ever PDA. It was a revelation for me and it was also a landmark device in 1998. Thinking back to then, the idea of communication through infrared was amazing and had huge possibilities. I often think that modern devices could do with infrared now.

Monday, March 07, 2016

In 2003: Sony releases SJ22 (hi-res color at US$200)

Another of the huge line of Sony devices. Not a massively impressive device though, their later ones were better in my view.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

In 2001: Palm m105 announced

Not really a step forward in my view. I never thought that much of the M series and the 105 was unimpressive from my perspective. I did like the M515 though.

In 2001: Kyocera QCP-6035 shipping

I never had one of these, or indeed very much to do with these devices, but they're interesting to see in the context of the history of the Palm mobile world.

Friday, March 04, 2016

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 2002: Palm Inc. announces m515 and m130

I did like the 515, but the 130 was more entry level I think and not of as much interest to me personally. I think that the M series was more about iteration rather than innovation, and perhaps in some ways was more a signal that Palm was running out of steam or not being able to innovate in the same ways.

In 2003: Sony announces TG50 (OS5; integrated keyboard; Bluetooth)

Another good device from Sony but not an amazing step forward in my opinion.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Rare Eyemodule 2 on eBay

If you have a Handspring Visor then this really is the best camera that you can get for it. So finding one, if you wanted one, is not going to be easy given that they haven't been produced in years now.

This one has come up on eBay and looks ok. Doesn't seem to ship to the UK though.

Anyway, if you interested in it, click below to find it on eBay.

Eyemodule2 Digital Camera Springboard Module for Handspring Visor on eBay