On the cobalt-blue Prism the only available colour , the USB-based HotSync connection and Li-ion battery recharger are combined in a neat desktop cradle. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. But overall just the Prism itself is the best. Sales of the new devices will be limited to the Handspring website until the first week of November, when they will be available in stores and at other websites. In , the company merged with Palm, Inc.

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Apart from shell color, the exterior of the devices were indistinguishable. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. Software On these two new units, both the Date Book Plus and Advanced Calculators launch by default when the corresponding prims and calculator icon are pressed, a good move that allows new users to access the full functionality and benefits of the Visor’s enhanced applications.

In earlyHandspring ceased production of the Visor line, replacing it with a line of handhelds that were to be more “communication-centric” in nature; these would be sold under the name Treo.

Handspring’s version has the land in green and the water in blue, with the nighttime plot appearing in darker shades of both colors. Something we hope you’ll especially enjoy: Slight plastic crack shown in last picture. As an organizer, the Visor Prism has an address book, enhanced date book, to do list, handspeing pad, advanced calculator and world clock. Don’t see what you’re looking for?


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Handspring Visor Prism

The Treo line met with success, attributed in large part to Handspring’s in-house VisorPhone software, which was tightly integrated with the Palm OS. You can quickly back up, update, or exchange information between the Prism and your computer with the USB charging cradle and HotSync technology.

When held steady, the images are also steady, suggesting a slightly slow refresh rate relative to the refresh rate of our senses; I think the same effect would be produced if we picked up our television and shook it. Since the beginning, no Palm screens have been centered in the unit; they’ve all been shifted to the right.

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I’m moderately satisfied, but unenthusiastic. However, at the time it was the thinnest and lightest Visor, sizing in at 4. Skip to main content. As with the Palm IIIc, the screen is better read from at least one foot away, since when it is closer, the black lines between the very bright pixels can “print” on your retina handsprinf become really distracting. It still beats the other ones. Cosmetically, the new Prism is roughly the same, with minor differences.


Because of the increased thickness and the above-mentioned flare at the bottom, priem will not snap onto the back of the unit for storage. The 8 MB memory stores approximately 12, addresses, 10 years of appointments, 6, to do items, 6, memos, and e-mails.

Visor Prism and Platinum New models: Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Technical Specification User Manual [pdf ]. Pdism Visor with original metal sty A powerful business laptop with a top-quality pfism screen. Getting back to the cradle of the Visor Prism, it is different from and incompatible with the other Visors. However, due to its size, the standard Springboard slot was accessed through a slide-on sleeve rather than a built-in slot. Likewise, the four hardware buttons and scroll buttons on the Prism are shifted left, and the power button appears on the right instead of the left, another first.

Playing SimCity in colour continuously drained the battery in 5 hours and 30 minutes — slightly less than the claimed 6 hours, but not worryingly so.