Registered: Jan 2000
Location: Potomac, MD
It has been AGES since I last posted.
I have moved on since my days way back when with the first generation Handspring units- I had an ice deluxe and a springboard unit with a vibrating alert and 2mb memory. I've since donated the unit to my brother and have used Pocket PCs since. However, I may start to look for a used Visor Edge for a family member's use. It has an unbelievable form factor, and this person only wants to use if for simple PIM functions.
Anyone else remember the threads dedicated to those of us who orderd the first gen systems? We tracked their distribution, by color and state, on a map. Some of us received our units in days, others in months. Memories...
Sad to hear that Handspring has pulled out of the PDA market, but I'm not too surprised. I was waiting on the sidelines for years hoping for a ground-breaking handheld to be developed and released, a'la the Sony NX line. It seems they only reused old designs (I'm thinking of the Neo line here- a bitter disappointment to me, IMHO) and we never saw the kind of state-of-the-art designs I expected. Their Treos are fine, but I use a PPC phone edition instead. I did a side-by-side demo and selected the best solution for my needs. I really, really wanted to choose the Handspring, but couldn't justify it.
What a shame. Now they are part of Palm.