Geek Facts for August 7th – A Radio and a Couple of Palms


In 1955, 
Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the forerunner of Sony, launched its first line of transistor radios.

The radio used transistor technology developed by Bell Laboratories. The transistor radio was a game changer for what would become Sony.

Learn more at http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=918&catid=24&subcatid=157#05.

In 2000, 
Palm introduced the Palm m100 handheld computer.

Priced at $149, it featured a 16MHz Intel StrongARM processor, 2MB RAM, 2MB ROM, a 2×2-inch monochrome LCD display and the Palm OS 3.5 operating system.

Learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_m100_series.

In 2000, Palm introduced the Palm VIIx handheld computer.

Priced at $449, it featured a 20MHz Motorola MC68EZ328 Dragonball processor, 8MB of RAM, 2MB of Flash memory, and could display 16 gray scales.

Learn more at http://www.pencomputing.com/palm/Pen35/palm7x.html.

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