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April 19, 2000: iPAQ, Cassiopeia, Jornada with Microsoft Pocket PC

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PDA

2000- Before smartphones, Personal Digital Assistants were the device to have. You could store contacts, write memos, set up, read and send email and even play a nice game of Solitaire, or the game where you eliminated color marbles. I – in my IT career – not only had a Palm III, but also ran with an iPAQ 3650, Handspring Visor and Jornada. Well, while this was not the first handheld, we would see a day where many vendors would release the new versions of their devices. It all hovered around Microsoft and their release – the Pocket PC specification: Windows CE 3.0 with mobile IE, Windows Music Player and Mobile Word. Compaq then releases the iPAQ, HP releases the Jornada 545 and Casio introduced the Cassiopeia E-115.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 19
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January 9, 1992: Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

PDA

PDA

1992 – Technically a Smartphone is a Personal Digital Assistant. You can thank John Scully, CEO of Apple on that term. He coined it in reference to Apple joining the market by years end. Older known Personal Digital Assistants included Newton (Apple), Palm III (Palm), Handspring, Jordana, iPaq and more.Wikazine – Full show notes for January 9

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August 7: Palm Debuts Palm m100 line

Palm M-100

August 7, 2000: Palm M-100 released

Palm introduced a couple new devices in 2000, They beefed up the Palm V line with the Palm Vx and Palm VIIx. The company, however, decided to retire the Palm III line and start Palm m100. They debuted the 16MHz model with Palm OS 3.5 and a 2″x2″ monochrome LCD display for $149.The Palm VIIx was $449 and the Vx was $399.

Eventually, Palm was bought out by HP where it was used and discarded. WebOS software is now Open source.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 7

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