The Palm IIIc was the first colour PDA made by Palm, Inc., released in February 2000 for $449USD. It ran Palm OS 3.5, the first Palm OS version to have native colour support and supported paletted 8-bit colour modes. Using the Palm OS Upgrade Install CD, the Palm IIIc could be updated to Palm OS 4.1. The machine has a TFT LCD that is bright indoors. The Palm IIIc features the classic III-series connector, 8MB of RAM and a 20MHz DragonBall EZI CPU. The unit also has a lithium ion rechargeable battery and a slightly modified version of the original Palm III chassis.
- Palm, Inc. Introduces The Palm IIIc Product Industry's Smallest, Lightest Color Handheld Computer, Palm Press Release, February 22, 2000