[NTLK] Know the Competition: Tandy Z-PDA
newtonhonk at posteo.de
Fri Apr 9 10:00:49 PDT 2021
Oh, I just read. The Zoomer was the first PDA in 1992. Therefor an year before the MessagePad. But it is still a sluggish device.
> Am 09.04.2021 um 18:44 schrieb Christoph <newtonhonk at posteo.de>:
> 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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