From Palm Pilot to Palm Pre: A brief history of Palm's handhelds

Will the Palm Pre be the last in a storied line of products, or will it mark the beginning of a new era for the once and former Palm, Inc.?

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<h2>Exit the Pilot, Enter the Palm III</h2><br><br>After a copyright infringement suit involving the makers of Pilot pens, Palm dropped the Pilot moniker. Still, to many people, the name PalmPilot is synonymous with "personal digital assistant").<br><br>Introduced in 1998, the $400 [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/6/overview/iii.html|Palm III|Palm III]] added an infrared port for transferring files and contact information; it also had both EDO SD-RAM memory (2MB) and flash ROM memory (2MB), so removing the batteries did not wipe out data. <br><br>Photo: Courtesy of [[xref:http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/86/Palm_III_24.jpg/200px-Palm_III_24.jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_III&usg=__jmrrXh9r5MOkexW3PYdqw_FVSlM=&h=204&w=200&sz=10&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=SeR7agKlNjcHHM:&tbnh=105&tbnw=103&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpalm%2Biii%2Bwikimedia%2Bcommons%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4DMUS_enUS304US304%26um%3D1|Wikimedia Commons|Wikimedia Commons]]

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