PalmPilot Professional

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The PalmPilot Professional from 3COM is a personal digital assistant. It was released March 1, 1997, and was an updated version of the Pilot 5000 with a compact design, a back-lit display and the ability to quickly connect to a Microsoft Windows or Macintosh personal computer. It has the ability to synchronize via its cradle (or through a modem, which was sold separately) to a computer, making it possible to send e-mails, set appointments with others, and set contact information. Various third party applications, such as upIRC, enabled connecting to various messaging systems, including most popular instant messaging services.

  • Operating System: Palm OS 2.0, upgradeable to Palm OS 2.0.5 with 1MB or Palm OS 3.0 if 2MB memory upgrade is installed.
  • Processor: Motorola MC68328 DragonBall
  • Internal RAM: 1 MB
  • Screen Resolution: 160x160 pixels
  • Battery Type: 2 AAAs
  • Battery Life: 30 hours to
  • Size: 117 x 81 x 17 mm - 4.6 x 3.2 x 0.7 in.
  • Weight: 6.0 oz

This example in our collection is complete with box, documentation, cases, synchronisation cradle and software.

Manufacturer: 3Com
Date: 1st March 1997

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH63131. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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