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Old 09-17-2005, 11:41 AM   #1
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And thus was born the Palm

Jeff Hawkins saw that there would be a future for handheld computing devices and so he founded Palm Computing back in 1992. Over the course of ten years, more than 38 million devices running the PalmPilot software were sold. Read more about the fascinating early days of the handheld in this article from Braeburn: The Birth of the Pilot.

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Old 09-17-2005, 01:08 PM   #2
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Nice link. Their other articles on computer history are a good read too. Added their mobile link to my Sunrise collection.
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Old 09-17-2005, 09:39 PM   #3
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Ahhh...the good ol days. When life was simpler, and we didn't ask much of our PDA's. A pity that Palm couldn't keep pace with the PDA innovations of other companies (well, they did but very, very slowly.)

Oh well. It started painfully enough, it's demise is also painful to those of us who rely on Palm OS applications and simplicity of use.
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Old 09-17-2005, 09:42 PM   #4
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Ahhh...the good ol days. When life was simpler, and we didn't ask much of our PDA's.
Nostalgic memories of better times
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Old 09-18-2005, 04:01 AM   #5
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>A pity that Palm couldn't keep pace with the PDA innovations of other companies

That was actually the whole idea behind Palm: simplicity in use, speed and battery life are the three most important things in a PDA if you want to sell to business users and other people that use PIM programs (as opposed to users who are mainly interested the leisure facilities in the PDA). The PPCs used to eat batteries and used to be very slow.

A fourth reason Palm for years were selling far better than PPCs were the many very good Palm applications. It took years before killer-applications started arriving for PPCs.

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