Second Generation: PalmPilot Personal, PalmPilot Professional

The 1997 PalmPilot models added several important features to the original design—in addition to the word Palm at the beginning of the name:

  • Backlighting, as described in Chapter 1. A tiny light-bulb design adorns the on/off switch to remind you of the switch’s dual function.

  • Palm OS 2.0. This improved version of the built-in software offers dozens of welcome enhancements to the built-in programs. For example, the Calendar program now offers a month-at-a-glance view; you can reschedule Calendar events by dragging them to different days of the week; you can reorder items in the Memo Pad’s table of contents; and individual Memo Pad screens now have scroll bars that let you move easily through longer documents. You’ll read about these enhancements in Chapter 4.

  • 512K of memory.

  • Expense. A program for recording your expenses while on the road, suitable for submitting to your boss for reimbursement when you return (see Chapter 5).

  • Palm Game Pack. HardBall (otherwise known as Breakout), SubHunt, Puzzle (slide the tiles back into the correct square matrix), and MineHunt. More about these games in Chapter 5.

PalmPilot Professional

The Professional model offers everything you’ve read about so far, plus:

  • Mail. An Internet email program that doesn’t actually dial into the Internet, but rather scoops up any unread mail from your desktop computer’s email program. See Chapter 13, for details.

  • TCP/IP capability. In other words, your ...

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