Thursday, July 20, 2017

Last picture of the #visor #neo #pda Lots of memory here! Nearly 8mb!


And the #visor #neo #pda powers up first time


The #visor #neo #pda has a transparent case so you can see all the lovely #circuits inside!


Another shot of the lovely #handspring #Visor #neo #pda


In 2001: Palm announces m125 with immediate availability

The m-series Palm OS PDAs sort of passed me by in a way. I was doing other stuff and still using my 3 series so I didn't need to go there. I sort of caught up again a few years ago, but I still don't understand why they moved to the m-series. I didn't think that the hardware really warranted a new line of PDAs. Just my view.

Handspring Visor Neo added to my #pda collection


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In 1999: Palm IIIe announced (entry-level)

Which looked a lot like the other devices but came with only 2mb of RAM onboard. I mean, these days you can't really believe that you could do anything with 2mb, but you could back then and people did. I never really warmed to this device, but I guess that by the time it came out it really wasn't aimed at me.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In 2003: Sony introduces new Handheld Engine processor (variable speed ARM-based CPU)

Sony released so many devices it was almost unreal. They really did make a lot of use of the Palm OS back in those days. It's a shame that they didn't keep it up, but a lot of the devices are still worth having even now.

In 2003: Sony announces UX50 and UX40 (landscape flip&twist format, keyboard, WiFi + Bt, 16+16+16+29MB RAM, Handheld Engine processor)

Amazing when they were first announced. I was really excited, but they were so expensive that they were out of reach for a lot of Palm OS fans. Which was a shame. I only ended up owning one many years later and long after they'd been discontinued too. When I did own one it was a bit of a disappointment in the end.

Monday, July 17, 2017

But SpinPad works on the #TRGPro #pda


And MixPad isn't happy in the #TRGPro #pda


A #thumbpiano on my #TRGPro #pda


Some more #TRGPro #app stuff. ThinkBytes was a brilliant database for the #palm #pda


Some blurry music #apps on the #TRGPro #pda


In 2001: HS Visor Neo and Pro announced (first with 16MB RAM)

Also a lovely carry case for the #alphasmart #pda


Is it ok to still refer to this as a #pda ?


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Remember when this was a thing?


Thanks to Yol for this, "saw this when whsmiths was restocking recently, a blast from the past. thought i'd send it over".

Monday, July 10, 2017

Now this is a pretty amazing project for anyone with an older Palm device


I sort of stumbled over this by accident. I was aware of the PalmOrb app but hadn't see a post as comprehensive as this one in terms of using it. You can read the whole post at Rod's blog from back in 2012.

It's pretty awesome stuff although I have to say that I'd not sure I'd risk my Handera 330 on this, I'd be much more likely to try it with something far less rare!

Anyway, if you do try it, please do let me know. When I get a chance I'll be trying it out for myself.

In 1998: Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky leave 3Com and found Handspring

The start of something rather amazing in my view. Handspring could have been a true market leader if they'd had a little more vision. So many of the modular electronic devices we're seeing now were inspired by the Visor and its modular approach.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Vintage Xircom REX PC-Companion Electronic Organizer PDA on eBay













Another Rex on eBay, but much more expensive indeed. This one is up for £104, which is way too much in my view.

Vintage Xircom REX PC-Companion Electronic Organizer PDA

A Xircom Rex Pro 5000 on eBay




Well these are pretty rare it has to be said, and, even though this isn't too bad a price it's more than I'd pay myself, but then again, if you don't have one you might be prepared to pay this price, it's at £49 right now.

Xircom Rex Pro 5000 on eBay

Saturday, July 01, 2017

In 2003: Alphasmart announces Dana Wireless (WiFi)

Alphasmart was a really innovative brand and Dana with wireless was a good example of just that. An early version of an iPad with big keyboard? Sort of.