Palm III/V: Special Purpose Computing


Strengths Costs
* size: shirt pocket (Vx)
* battery:  weeks
* cost *: < $50 (est. manufacturer)
* peripheral, not PC (but)
* built-in database, OS roots
* slow!
* minimalist display
* weak networking
* not a Newton (sigh)

* I suspect with mass production the manufacturing costs could drop well below $20.00. Eventually something like the Palm III will be available for three cereal box tops and shipping costs -- the first "cereal" computer.
See also my personal Palm page.


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Last revised: 01 Feb 2002
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