Neither company was interested in maintaining Palm as an independently-run division, so the talks fell through. You agree to receive updates, alerts and promotions from CBS and that CBS may share information about you with our marketing partners so that they may contact you by email or otherwise about their products or services. The price and the features alone make it well worth the money. I have several nice solitaire games and a Bible program NIV , so I always have something to keep me busy when I have my Visor like this morning in the doctor’s office! One gripe is the supplied Outlook synchronisation software, Chapura’s PocketMirror. A waterproof, rugged walkie-talkie phone.

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Vevice the Palm Pilot, the Visor’s infrared port was placed on the side of the device to make room for the Springboard. Get to Know Us.

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However, due to its size, the standard Springboard slot was accessed through a slide-on sleeve rather than a built-in slot. Handspring distributed demo units to the press in the weeks following the official unveiling, and the reaction was almost universally positive.

Rumours about the Visor Prism’s poor battery life were not supported in our tests: While the PDA has been with ddevice for quite a while now, early designs didn’t appeal to the mass market.

Plus, Handspring has added features to the Palm OS like an advanced date book, calculator, world clock, and built-in floating-point math support.


No longer do I misplace names, numbers, or dates. When units started shipping, the problems proved to be bigger than first expected. See all 63 reviews.

Also shop in Also shop in. Handspring was able to leverage existing Palm designs, only adding expansion card named Springboard support and new PIM software from Pimlico Software.

That decision cost VisorPhone customers the rebates and discounts that wireless providers usually provided to customers in exchange for service contracts. We believe in the long term value of Cevice hardware.

Customers also shopped for. I have asked if they have a cradle that will fit this palm Pilot. The four app buttons on the Visor could be used to search for contacts like a T9 keypad. However, the 2 MB of memory doesn’t go far when you want to take advantage of some of the more interesting programs, such as Avantgo a free service that allows you to download publications like the New York Times, CNN, Sports Illustrated onto your Palm for free or street maps from Mapopolis.

Customers were complaining about being charged for multiple Visors, multiple cradles, no Visors at all, and sales tax when none was owed.

Exchange of information between your hand-held and PC occurs with the touch of a button. His real interest was wireless, even after the tepid response to the Palm VII onlyof the units were sold.

I wasn’t willing to spend the extravagant prices for the higher end Palm Pilots which seem to be the only ones 3Com will produce in abundance!


The highest OS upgrade is OS 3. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. All Handspring models run variations of the Palm operating system, and have all of the PALM functions people have come to know and love — calendar, addresses, to-do lists, and access to a variety of downloadable programs.

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Debugging Handbook Volume 1. The PDA still fits in my chest pocket, though. Handspring had a hit on its hands, not just in devvice eyes of reviewers like the Visor Edge and the Springboard expansion systembut also in terms of sales. Please be assured that any amount you feel able to donate will make an immediate and significant impact. The phone was too big to be a constant companion which had been a goal for the original Pilotand its software was not well integrated.

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The Visor, Deluxe and Neo are significantly larger than the Palm V, which is significantly more expensive. Dfvice truly is a great product, and I would not steer you wrong. Despite these additional enhancements, one thing remained the same: The first product of the phone group was the VisorPhone, the Springboard cell phone module. For price quotes and advertising information, please contact BackBeat Media at