The History of the Palm Pilot: What to Know

Facts About the Palm Pilot

The original Palm Pilot was manufactured by Palm Computing


The prototype PDA was named the “Palm Taxi”.


The original PDA models did not have flash memory, backlighting, or an infrared port.


The History of the Palm Pilot

The Palm Pilot was designed by Ed Colligan, Donna Dubinsky, and Jeff Hawkins. In 1992, they founded Palm Computing which manufactured the device. The PDA was released in March 1996.

Original Versions 1996

– Palm Pilot 1000 – Palm Pilot 5000

1998-2000 Versions

– Palm Pilot Personal, Palm Pilot Professional – Palm III, Palm IIIe, Palm IIIx, Palm IIIxe, Palm IIIc – Palm V, Palm Vx, Palm VII, Palm VIIx

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