[NTLK] Know the Competition: Tandy Z-PDA

Christoph newtonhonk at posteo.de
Fri Apr 9 09:44:21 PDT 2021

Hi Folks,

I just got a Tandy Z-PDA, also known as Zoomer. It came out in 1993, so it was a direct competitor for our beloved Newton.

The device is based on GEOS and apparently runs DOS 3 as a substructure.

Interestingly, some software is from Pilot Computing, who later developed the Palm PDA. 

The device is terribly slow and you realize what a great performance Apple already delivered with Newton OS 1. 

Attached are a few pictures:
https://newtonhonk.de/download/zoomer1.jpeg <https://newtonhonk.de/download/zoomer1.jpeg>
https://newtonhonk.de/download/zoomer2.jpeg <https://newtonhonk.de/download/zoomer2.jpeg>

Cheers Christoph

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