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Palm Pilot

This article is about second-generation Palm PDAs. For other generations, see Palm (PDA).
Palmpilot
Manufacturer Palm Inc (then a subsidiary of U.S. Robotics)
Type Bar PDA
Release date March 10, 1997
Operating system Palm OS 2.0
Power 2x AAA Batteries
CPU Motorola 68328 processor at 16 MHz
Memory 512 KB (Personal) or 1024 KB (Professional) built in
Display 160x160 pixel monochrome touchscreen LCD
Input Graffiti input zone
Camera None
Connectivity Palm Desktop software through RS-232
Dimensions 4.7 x 3.1 x .7 inches
Weight 5.6 oz (160 g)
Related articles Palm (PDA)

The PalmPilot Personal and PalmPilot Professional are the second generation of Palm PDA devices produced by Palm Inc (then a subsidiary of U.S. Robotics). These devices were launched on March 10, 1997.

Accessories and pricing

Palm also sold the 10201U modem at 14.4 kbit/s, introduced at a price of $129 (this modem is also compatible with the Palm III and Palm IIIx devices). An upgrade kit was also available, which allowed users of the earlier Pilot 1000/5000 devices to upgrade the OS, ROM, and RAM to match the PalmPilot Professional. Initially suggested retail prices upon launch were $399 for the PalmPilot Professional, $299 for the PalmPilot Personal, and $199 for the Upgrade Kit. Upgrade kits were also available to existing registered Pilot users for $99 for a limited time after the launch. These kits included IR capability, a new plastic memory door to accommodate the IR diodes, a memory card with 1 MB, the new ROM for Palm OS 2.0, and a CD-ROM with updated desktop software.

External links

  • U.S. Robotics Announces Two New Models of the Best Selling Pilot Connected Organizer - Press Release, March 10, 1997.
  • Palm support
  • Palm OS 2.05 Update
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