Sunday, December 10, 2017

Here's something I found: PalmApple - Apple IIe Emulator for Palm

PalmApple - Apple IIe Emulator for Palm
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Here's something I found: ZSpectrum

ZSpectrum
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Here's something I found: Palm Multi-Connector - Wikipedia

Palm Multi-Connector - Wikipedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to:, Palm Multi-Connector Close view of Palm Multi-Connector. Data cable connector features a hotsync button. Type…

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Monday, December 04, 2017

Sharp ELSI MATE EL-670E on eBay





Now this is a real rarity. I'm not sure that I've ever seen one of these. It isn't really a PDA, but it is fun, and I thought it would be worth sharing with you.

Sharp ELSI MATE EL-670E Calculator/Piano Keyboard on eBay

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.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

In 2000: Kyocera QCP-6035 Smartphone announced

I don't know too much about this device or the manufacturer for that matter but it was another in the long line of third party devices to use the Palm OS, much in the same way as Google has allowed manufacturers to use Android.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

In 2002: Fossil Palm OS License announced (to make wristwatch PDA)

The Fossil watches never really took off in my view. They were simply too big for most wrists and didn't really do what you wanted them to do. They weren't user friendly and for the most part were targeted at the hard core PDA user who wanted another little screen on their wrist. The second iteration of the Fossil was a lot better and in many ways they were the precursor for the smart watches that we have today.

Monday, November 13, 2017

In 2000: Palm Mobile Internet Kit begins shipping

Connectivity for Palm devices was something that people had started talking about for a long time and before this the only thing you could do was read your email on the device and reply then sync and send the reply from your desktop. The mobile internet kit changed a lot.

Some #TRGPro #pda love this morning


Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Guess what this is, clue, it's to do with a #pda


Take a look in the Palmorama store ... (well, if you want Palm OS stuff anyway)

Have a look in the store for all your Palm OS needs! You can just click above to get to the store. The store has lots of mainly 2nd hand stuff from eBay, but often there's some quite good stuff available, so it is worth a look occasionally. You never know, you might grab a bargain.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A Rex 5001 on eBay, but fairly pricing


Rex 5001 on eBay. But at an unreasonable price in my view. I guess that as these things get more and more rare they'll get more expensive too. Even so, this is a lot. I certainly wouldn't pay it.

Up to you if you would.

Rex 5001 on eBay

Monday, October 30, 2017

I keep on coming back to this form factor


I know that the Rex was something that was very much of its time and that in many ways its technology isn't relevant anymore, but I keep coming back to the idea that its form factor is actually much more relevant today than we think.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Still waiting for NinerPaint


Was it my imagination? Didn't I say that it was coming? So what happened? I think I need to find out soon.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

In 2003: Press release: PalmSource spun-off as independant company "[PSRC]" ; merger of Palm SG and Handspring to form palmOne "[PLMO]" approved.

This was a bad move in my view. Separating the operating system from the hardware made now sense and eventually resulted in Palm developing their own operating system again called webOS, which again never really took off as I think they'd left it too late by then.

In 2002: Palm Inc. introduces Tungsten T "m550" (OS5 with TI OMAP1510 processor; first integrated Bluetooth; hi-res)

The T series were a real step forward for Palm. The T1 and T2 were ok, but the real star was the T3 which was arguably the best ever device that Palm made.

In 2002: Palm Inc. announces Tungsten W "i710" (wireless GSM/GPRS capabilities; integrated thumbboard)

Not a device that I really got on with. It was aimed very much at the business market due to the on board wifi.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

In 2004: palmOne announces treo 650 (320x320; improved camera; Bt; removable battery)

The lovely Treo 650. I can remember being very excited about this device and buying one even though they were really expensive at the time. They are still very capable little devices although I don't use mine as a phone anymore.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

In 2001: Sony announces T415 and MS Camera (PEGA-MSC1)

Sony's T415 wasn't a bad device at all although a bit of an entry level machine really. The MS Camera however was impressive in its day and was from a time when manufacturers seemed to like more modular hardware, which I've always been in favour of.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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, October 19, 2017

In 1999: TRG announces TRGpro (first with industry standard expansion Compact Flash "CF" memory)

The TRG Pro is a real favourite of mine. It was the first Palm OS PDA to have a compact flash slot in it, and although it was only an OS 3 or 4 device it still had a lot going for it as, unlike later devices it had a serial connection which was great for MIDI.

In 1999: Sony licenses PalmOS

Now this was a massive deal as it resulted in a whole series of amazing devices from simple starter devices to units that could only be called 'swiss army knives' of the handheld world. Back then anyway. Some of them are still amazing in my opinion.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In 2001: Acer announces s10 (for Chinese-language market)

Which was probably a big thing for the whole PDA world back then. I have to admit that I don't know very much about the s10 sadly.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Realistically, what can you do with a Zodiac II



This has been one of the things most on my mind for a long time. What I'd love to be able to do is something actually useful with not only this PDA but lots of them. But we'll start with the Zodiac II.

To begin with it's a great device, it really is, but it's built for gaming. That's what it was designed to do, and it's great for gaming. The only downside is that I'm not a gamer, so it's actually not that useful in its primary form.

However, one of the interesting by products of the Zodiac is that it is equipped with its own sound chip, so it can play GM sounds and also general OS5 sound too. So that in itself does yield some interesting possibilities, but it doesn't answer my main question.

What do I do with the Zodiac?

I don't have an answer. I'd love to, but I don't as yet. It would be great to find some way for this device to be a constructive and useful piece of technology for me. I'd rather it wasn't just a piece of my museum collection.

So, any suggestions would be very gratefully received!

In 2000: Visor Prism and Platinum announced (first with 33MHz Dragonball VZ processor)

The visor series was amazing, mostly because of the modular design that they used with the springboard modules. The prism was the first and only colour PDA device from Handspring and the screen is still pretty amazing.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

When things were truly upgradable











As they so are not now. Back in the day you could put an extra memory card into your PDA. Try doing that with an iPhone!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Unfinished projects: 11


This was like an XY pad affair. Very bleepy.

In 2002: Palm Inc. introduces Zire "m150" (entry-level handheld at $99)

This was an attempt by Palm to capture the budget market for handhelds, but really by 2002 the writing was well and truly starting to appear on the walls for the PDA world and it was too little and really too late.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Unfinished projects: 8


This is arguably one of the strangest things I've made to date. It made really quite aggressive sounds.

If you could have one app for Palm OS, what would it be?

To be clear, I'm not offering to build it for you! I'm just interested. In so many ways you can do almost all the basics with a PDA, but there are somethings that you can't.

So I'm interested to know. If there was an app you'd love to see on Palm OS, what would it be?

The hardware that got away ...





Windows Mobile recording hardware that worked as a CF Card device. Really nice. Very cool. I never owned one, and I suspect that I never will now either.

Of course, it's been totally made redundant, but even so, it would've been nice to have one.