I was at the 2000 PC Expo, I heard Jeff
Hawkins' keynote where he spoke of the future of smart phones.
Although he told the audience that his vision wasn't necessarily Handspring's
product line, I knew inside that nobody feels that strongly about something
and doesn't follow through with their convictions. Towards the end
of September 2000, Handspring verified my gut feeling with the announcement
of the VisorPhone, the first cellular Springboard module for the Visor
and the Palm OS.
a list of the features available for the VisorPhone. Note that some
of the features like voice mail may require additional charges from your
GSM digital operation for static-free connections
Built-in software with easy access buttons for phone and messaging application
Call history (stores up to 1,000 messages)
SMS text messaging application
Slider switch for quick selection of ring type
Internal vibrating alert
Built-in jack for optional hands-free headset
Can operate as a wireless modem, for performing wireless synchronization and more
VisorPhone has many ways there are to dial. Tap any address book
entry and select which number to dial, use a customizable speed dial list
that lists entries by names instead of numbers, use a dial pad like a traditional
phone, or use the call history to redial a previously used number.