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.