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Jul 24, 2023



I had a Jornada 680 when I lived & travelled in the UK in the late 90s. That is indeed an infrared port on the side. I used it to pair with an Ericsson i888 (I think) phone, a compact chunk of a phone that was mostly solid magnesium. The internet through that phone was 1 pence per minute and was sufficient for the emails & MSN chat I used to stay in touch with my friends & family back home in Australia.

I had a Psion 5 before that but the Jornada had Windows & colours so it felt far more modern.

Ralph Grabowski

In my case, I purchased the modem that worked with the PalmPilot to send and receive emails, and access the Internet.

My favorite memory is of New York in 2000, scurrying back to my hotel room every so often, to connect the Palm to the room's telephone, and then upload more of my reporting on the launch of AutoCAD 2000i.

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