[vcf-midatlantic] Palm Pilot PDA: 25 years old!

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 13:53:55 UTC 2021

If you are into the PDA thing check out a nice documentary on YT about Handspring:


Springboard: The Secret History of the First Real Smartphone (2021)

I still take my T|C out and play with it every few years. Amazing device when you add wifi.


> On Dec 7, 2021, at 11:10 PM, madodel via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> From: madodel <madodel at mac.com>
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Palm Pilot PDA: 25 years old!
> Date: December 7, 2021 at 11:10:47 PM EST
> To: vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org
> I have a Garman iQue that had Palm OS with an integrated GPS. Using the GPS feature without it being plugged in I got maybe 30 minutes of use if I was lucky. It was the first and last PDA I ever had. It's been in a box in my closet for over a decade. I don't remember when it came out. It was sort of like the first iPhone without the phone calling. But the handwriting transcription was fascinating.
> Mark
> On 12/7/21 13:30, Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> According to Wikipedia, The Pilot 1000 and Pilot 5000 were the first
>> generations of PDAs
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_digital_assistant> produced by Palm
>> Computing <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_(PDA)> (then a subsidiary of U.S.
>> Robotics <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Robotics>). It was introduced
>> in March 1996.

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