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Encyclopedia > Palm (PDA)

Palm devices are Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) which run Palm OS. This page describes the range of Palm devices, from the first generation of Palm machines known as the Pilot through to the latest models currently produced by Palm, Inc.. User with PDA Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... User with PDA Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... Palm OS is a compact operating system developed and licensed by PalmSource, Inc. ... Palm, Inc. ...

An early model - the Pilot 5000
An early model - the Pilot 5000
A Palm IIIxe unit with Accessories.
A Palm IIIxe unit with Accessories.
The Palm IIIc was the first Palm with a color screen
The Palm IIIc was the first Palm with a color screen
The Palm m130 was one of the first Palms with a color screen
The Palm m130 was one of the first Palms with a color screen
The monochrome Palm m100
The PalmOne Tungsten T5 is a famous successor to the T3
The PalmOne Tungsten T5 is a famous successor to the T3
The Palm TX offers the ability to browse the Internet wirelessly
The Palm Treo 700p is one of many Smartphones produced that combines Palm PDA functions with a cell phone, allowing for built-in voice and data.
The Palm Treo 700p is one of many Smartphones produced that combines Palm PDA functions with a cell phone, allowing for built-in voice and data.

Contents

Palm Pilot 5000; I dug this out of a drawer and took the photo myself. ... Palm Pilot 5000; I dug this out of a drawer and took the photo myself. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1088x1632, 522 KB) Bjorn Sundin is the photographer. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1088x1632, 522 KB) Bjorn Sundin is the photographer. ... This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Hoshie. ... This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Hoshie. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1152x864, 177 KB) Summary This black and white Palm m100 was mine until December 2005, when I replaced it with the Palm TX, as I was unable to find a cable which would synchronise with my new laptop. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1152x864, 177 KB) Summary This black and white Palm m100 was mine until December 2005, when I replaced it with the Palm TX, as I was unable to find a cable which would synchronise with my new laptop. ... Image File history File links My_T5. ... Image File history File links My_T5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 383 KB) Summary This picture of my Palm TX was taken by me, Brusselsshrek, on 18th January 2006 specifically for Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 383 KB) Summary This picture of my Palm TX was taken by me, Brusselsshrek, on 18th January 2006 specifically for Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1620x1956, 4193 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Treo 700p ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1620x1956, 4193 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Treo 700p ... The Palm Treo 700p is a smartphone announced on May 15, 2006. ... A smartphone is generally considered any handheld device that integrates personal information management and mobile phone capabilities in the same device. ...

History

Pilot was the name of the first generation of personal digital assistants manufactured by Palm Computing in 1996 (then a division of U.S. Robotics). User with PDA Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... Palm, Inc. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... U.S. Robotics (popularly referred to by its acronym USR) is a company that makes computer modems and related technologies. ...


The first two generations of PDAs from Palm were referred to as "PalmPilots". Due to a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by the Pilot Pen Corporation, since 1998 [1] handheld devices from Palm have been known as Palm Connected Organizers or more commonly as "Palms". "PalmPilot" has entered the vernacular as a synonym for PDAs, regardless of the brand. Class notes taken with a 0. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... User with PDA Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ...


The inventors of the Pilot were Jeff Hawkins, Donna Dubinsky, and Ed Colligan, who founded Palm Computing. The original purpose of this company was to create handwriting recognition software for other devices, named Graffiti, but their research convinced them they could create better hardware as well. Before starting development of the Pilot, Hawkins is said to have carried a block of wood, the size of the potential pilot, in his pocket for a week. Palm was widely perceived to have benefited from the notable if ill-fated earlier attempts to create a popular handheld computing platform by Go Corporation and Apple Computer. Jeff Hawkins (born June 1, 1957 in Huntington, New York) is the founder of Palm Computing (where he invented the Palm Pilot) [1] and Handspring (where he invented the Treo). ... Donna Dubinsky (born July 4, 1955) has played an integral role in the development of personal digital assistants (PDAs) serving as CEO of Palm, Inc. ... Palm, Inc. ... A chart of the Graffiti characters (full size) Graffiti is the handwriting recognition software used in PDAs based on the Palm OS. Graffiti was originally written by Palm as an alternate recognition system for the Apple Newton MessagePad, when NewtonOS 1 couldnt recognize handwriting very well at all. ... GO Corporation was founded in 1987 to create software for mobile computers and personal digital assistants. ... // Bold textBold textItalic text It has been suggested that Apple Newton Software be merged into this article or section. ...


The first Palms, the Pilot 1000 and Pilot 5000, had no infrared port, backlight, or flash memory, but did have a serial communications port. Their RAM size was 128 kB and 512 kB respectively, and they used version 1 of Palm OS. Later, it became possible to upgrade the Pilot 1000 or 5000's internals to up to 1 MB of internal RAM. This was done with the purchase of an upgrade module sold by Palm, and the replacement of some internal hardware components. Originally, it was conceived that all Palm PDAs were to be hardware-upgradeable to an extent, but ultimately, this capability gave way to external memory slots and firmware-upgradeable flash memory after the Palm III series. The initials IRDA can refer to various things: In Information Technology and Communications, IrDA refers to Infrared Data Association, a standard for communication between devices (such as computers, PDAs and mobile phones) over short distances using infrared signals. ... A USB flash drive. ... A male DE-9 connector used for a serial port on a PC style computer. ... Look up RAM, Ram, ram in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A kilobyte (derived from the SI prefix kilo-, meaning 1000) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to the decimal 1024 bytes (2 to the 10th power, or 1,024 bytes based in the binary system). ... Palm OS is a compact operating system developed and licensed by PalmSource, Inc. ...


The next couple of Palms, called PalmPilot Personal and PalmPilot Professional, had a backlight, but still no infrared port or flash memory. Their RAM size was 512 kB and 1024 kB respectively. They used the more advanced version 2 of the Palm OS. now. ... now. ... Look up RAM, Ram, ram in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Palm III, and all the following Palms, did not have the word "Pilot" in their name due to legal disputes. (Pilot was, and still is, a registered trademark for pens.) Palm III had an IR port, backlight, and flash memory. The latter allowed to upgrade Palm OS, or, with some external applications, to store programs or data in flash memory. It ran on two standard AAA batteries. It was able to retain enough energy for 10-15 minutes to prevent data erasure during battery replacement. It had 2 Megabytes of memory, large at the time, and used Palm OS 3. (Palm also produced an upgrade card for the Pilot series, which made them functionally equivalent to a Palm III.) Palm III The Palm III was the first PDA in the Palm III lineup and is also Palm Computings first handheld to support infrared file transfer and a Flash ROM capable operating system. ...


Meanwhile, with Palm Computing now a subsidiary of 3Com, the founders felt they had insufficient control over the development of the Palm product. As a result, they left 3Com and founded Handspring in June 1998. When they left Palm, Hawkins secured a license for the Palm OS for Handspring, and the company became the first Palm OS licensee. Handspring went on to produce the Handspring Visor, a clone of the Palm handhelds that included a hardware expansion slot (early Palm devices also had a hardware expansion slot, however this was for device upgrade purposes, not peripherals) and used slightly modified software. 3Com (NASDAQ: COMS) is a manufacturer best known for its computer network infrastructure products. ... A handspring is a gymnastic feat where the gymnast leaps forward from a standing position into a handstand and then onto his feet. ... Palm OS is a compact operating system developed and licensed by PalmSource, Inc. ... A handspring is a gymnastic feat where the gymnast leaps forward from a standing position into a handstand and then onto his feet. ...


The next versions of Palm used Palm OS 3.1. These included Palm IIIx with 4 Megabytes of memory, Palm IIIe without flash memory or hardware expansion slot (and available for cheaper price), Palm V with 2 Megabytes of memory, and Palm Vx with 8 Megabytes of memory.


Palm VII had wireless connection to some Internet services, but this connection worked only within USA. It used Palm OS 3.2.


Palm IIIc was the first Palm handheld with color screen. It used Palm OS 3.5 which provided extensive tools for writing color applications.


Some of these newer handhelds, for example Palm V, used internal rechargeable batteries. Later this feature became standard for all Palms.


Palm handhelds initially ran on the popular DragonBall processors, a Motorola 68000 derivate. More recent models are using a variation of the popular ARM architecture (usually referred to by the Intel Xscale brand name). This is a class of RISC microprocessors that is widely used in mobile devices and embedded systems, and its design was influenced strongly by a popular 1970s/1980s CPU, the MOS Technology 6502. Motorola Dragonball Microprocessor Motorola/Freescale Semiconductors Dragonball is microprocessor design based on the famous 68000 core, but implemented as an all-in-one low-power solution for handheld computer use. ... The Motorola 68000 is a 32-bit CISC microprocessor core designed and marketed by Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector). ... The ARM architecture (previously, the Advanced RISC Machine, and prior to that Acorn RISC Machine) is a 32-bit RISC processor architecture developed by ARM Limited that is widely used in a number of embedded designs. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... The XScale, a microprocessor core, is Marvells (formerly Intels) implementation of the 5th generation of the ARM architecture, and consists of several distinct families: IXP, IXC, IOP, PXA and CE (see more below). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Die of an Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor (actual size: 12×6. ... The MOS Technology 6502 is an 8-bit microprocessor that was designed by Chuck Peddle for MOS Technology in 1975. ...


Palm Computing was spun off into its own company (called Palm Incorporated) in 2000. Handspring later merged with Palm to form palmOne in 2003 when Palm Inc. split into companies based upon selling hardware (palmOne) and the software (PalmSource). In 2005, palmOne acquired the full rights to the Palm name by purchasing the shared rights PalmSource owned and changed names back to Palm again. PalmSource was acquired by ACCESS Systems in 2005, which subsequently sold the Palm OS source code back to Palm, Inc. in December, 2006. PalmSources Logo PalmSource, Inc. ...


Palm handhelds continue to advance, including the ability to become hard drives on computers via USB cables, and are beginning to merge with smartphones. The "Treo 700w" is one of the latest offering that combines a Palm handheld with mobile phone, e-mail, SMS, and instant messaging. It is the first Palm device to use Windows Mobile instead of Palm OS. It is widely expected that Palm handhelds as a PDA-only device will disappear as multi-function Palm handhelds like the Treo 650 decline in price. Multi function devices include several different abilities in the same package such as: an MP3 player, a camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or several other options. The Treo 650+ series is a multi-functioning series, packing in a camera,MP3,Bluetooth,and a phone. The Zire 71 and 72 are examples of this also. Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. ... The Palm Treo 700w is a combination PDA/cell phone officially announced on September 26, 2005. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers. ...


List of PDA models

Current models

Handhelds

The Z22 is one of the first of Palm, Inc. ... A Zire 72s handheld. ... The Tungsten series was Palm, Inc. ... The TX is a personal digital assistant produced by Palm, Inc. ...

Treo Smartphones

The Treo 755p is the first CDMA Treo without an aerial antenna. ... The Palm Treo 750v is a quad-band smartphone based on Microsofts Windows Mobile 5. ... The Palm Treo 700p is a smartphone announced on May 15, 2006. ... The Palm Treo 700w is a combination PDA/cell phone officially announced on September 26, 2005. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Palm Treo 680 is a combination hybrid PDA/cellphone, or smartphone, officially announced on October 12, 2006 at DigitalLife Expo [1][2][3] as the successor to the companys Treo 650. ...

Discontinued models

The following PDAs are no longer in production.

Discontinued Model Replacement model
Pilot 1000 PalmPilot Personal
Pilot 5000 Palm Pilot Professional
PalmPilot Personal Palm III
PalmPilot Professional Palm IIIx
Palm III m100
Palm IIIe m100
Palm IIIx m500
Palm IIIxe m505
Palm IIIc m125
Handspring Visor Zire 31
Palm V Palm Vx
Palm Vx m500
Palm VII VIIx
Palm VIIx i705
Palm m100 m105
Palm m105 Zire
Palm m125 Zire 31
Palm m130 Zire 71
Palm m500 Tungsten E2
Palm m505 m515
Palm m515 Tungsten E2
Palm i705 Treo 650
Tungsten E Tungsten E2
Tungsten T Tungsten T2
Tungsten T2 Tungsten T3
Tungsten T3 Tungsten T5
Tungsten T5 TX
Tungsten W Treo 600
Tungsten C TX
Zire Zire 21
Zire 21 Zire 31
Zire 31 Z22
Zire 71 Zire 72
Zire 72 none
Handspring Treo 90 Treo 180
Handspring Treo 180 Treo 270
Handspring Treo 180g Treo 270
Handspring Treo 270 Treo 300
Handspring Treo 300 Treo 600
Treo 600 Treo 650
Treo 650 Treo 680, Treo 700p
LifeDrive none

Pilot The U.S. Robotics Pilot 1000 was a PDA produced by Palm Inc (then a subsidiary of U.S. Robotics, explaining the branding), introduced in March 1996. ... Pilot The U.S. Robotics Pilot 1000 was a PDA produced by Palm Inc (then a subsidiary of U.S. Robotics, explaining the branding), introduced in March 1996. ... now. ... now. ... Palm III The Palm III was the first PDA in the Palm III lineup and is also Palm Computings first handheld to support infrared file transfer and a Flash ROM capable operating system. ... The Palm IIIe is a PDA from Palm Computing released in 1999 briefly after the more expensive and more advanced Palm IIIx. ... The Palm IIIx was released in 1999 just breifly before the scaled down Palm IIIe was introduced into the marketplace. ... The Palm IIIxe is a discontinued Palm personal digital assistant that was designed and manufactured by Palm, Inc. ... The Palm IIIc was the first color palm handheld ever. ... A handspring is a gymnastic feat where the gymnast leaps forward from a standing position into a handstand and then onto his feet. ... Palm V is a handheld computer which features a 160 x 160 monochrome screen, 2 mb of memory, backlight, IR Beam capabilty, 16 MHZ Dragonball chip, and Palm OS 3. ... The Palm Vx was considered a professional grade PDA, and retailed for $299. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Palm m100 series consist of four Palm OS based personal digital assistants (or PDAs) titled m100, m105, m125, and m130. ... The Palm m100 series consist of four Palm OS based personal digital assistants (or PDAs) titled m100, m105, m125, and m130. ... The Palm m100 series consist of four Palm OS based personal digital assistants (or PDAs) titled m100, m105, m125, and m130. ... The Palm m100 series consist of four Palm OS based personal digital assistants (or PDAs) titled m100, m105, m125, and m130. ... The Palm m500 series of handheld personal digital assistants consisted of three devices: the Palm m500, Palm m505, and Palm m515. ... The Palm m500 series of handheld personal digital assistants consisted of three devices: the Palm m500, Palm m505, and Palm m515. ... The Palm m500 series of handheld PDAs consisted of three devices: The Palm m500, the Palm m505 and the Palm m515. ... The Palm i705 was an upgrade from the last series of Palms to use the (now discontinued) Palm. ... The palmOne Tungsten E is a handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). ... The Tungsten T (also known as M550) is a PalmOS-based PDA by palmOne in the Tungsten family. ... Tungsten T2 is a PDA and the second model of PalmOnes Tungsten T series products and uses a 320x320 LCD. It supports more RAM to 32M bytes than its previous model Tungsten T. It replaced the display of Tungsten T with a TFT to increase the display effect in... Palm, Inc. ... The Tungsten T5 is a Personal Digital Assistant made by palmOne, Inc. ... The Tungsten W is PalmOnes first color screen smartphone. ... The Tungsten C is a Personal Digital Assistant by PalmOne, inc. ... The Palm Zire series of PDAs is Palms consumer line. ... The Palm Zire series of PDAs is Palms consumer line. ... The Palm Zire series of PDAs is Palms consumer line. ... The Zire Series is Palm, Incs brand of Consumer-Grade Personal Digital Assistants // The lower-end models emphasize price — Palms original Zire model was the first PDA under $100 from a major manufacturer — and the higher-end models emphasize multimedia capacity, including features like cameras and audio playback... The Zire Series is Palm, Incs brand of Consumer-Grade Personal Digital Assistants // The lower-end models emphasize price — Palms original Zire model was the first PDA under $100 from a major manufacturer — and the higher-end models emphasize multimedia capacity, including features like cameras and audio playback... The Treo 600 is a smartphone, combining a color Palm OS PDA with a regular sized mobile phone. ... The Palm Treo 650 is a combination hybrid PDA/cellphone officially announced on October 24, 2004 as the successor to the companys Treo 600. ... The LifeDrive is a handheld device produced by Palm, Inc. ...

Security

When using Palm devices in secure environments there are three primary concerns:

  • Data on the Palm can be retrieved if the Palm is lost or stolen.
See essay by Bruce Schneier.
  • The synchronization mechanism may be used to infect the host PC and lead to data leakage.
See essay by Hagai Bar-El.
  • Password-protected private records synchronized to a PC can be stolen even when using extra security such as disk encryption.
See Security analysis by Innersafe Corporation
See Flash video demo of password bypass exposing private records on PC

See also

Wikibooks
Wikibooks has more about this subject:

Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... Palm OS is a compact operating system developed and licensed by PalmSource, Inc. ... This is a list of Palm OS devices, and companies that make, or have made, them. ... PalmSources Logo PalmSource, Inc. ... Palm, Inc. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.rctj.gov.cn/ssnews/show.asp?url=TechNews/other/2004-06-01/1005369730.shtml

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