Re: [NTLK] Softening PDA Market

From: David Orriss Jr (
Date: Fri Jun 07 2002 - 21:37:11 EDT

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From: "James Witte" <>
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Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Softening PDA Market

>>> WHAT? The springboard is the whole point of going with Handspring. I
>>> don't blame people for leaving, I mean, what's the point in getting a
> Makes you wonder if thye'd be singing a different tune if they'd have
> supported PCMCIA, an industry standard with some devices out there already
> instead of a proprietary SpringBoard interface. Unless of course, thy
> thought they'd make a tidy bundle selling the *specs* for the Spingboard
> slot to device manufactures (just like Gem thinks they'll do with the
> Rocket eBook now..)

No. Actually the Springboard spec was freely available to all hardware
manufacturers. The idea behind the Springboard was to provide something
that *didn't* require the licensing fees that a PCMCIA slot would and
thereby pass the savings onto the consumer.

Didn't quite work out that way tho considering some of the Springboard
modules cost more than the Visors did...

David Orriss Jr.

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