Palm V

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Palm V
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ManufacturerPalm Computing, a division of 3Com
TypeBar PDA
Release dateFebruary 1999
Operating systemPalm OS 3.1
CPUMotorola DragonBall EZ MC68EZ328 16 MHz
Storage2 MB RAM
Display3.2", 160x160 px backlit monochrome STN, 16-grayscale LCD touchscreen
InputTouchscreen
CameraNone
ConnectivityIrDA, RS-232
PowerBuilt-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery
Dimensions80mm x 115mm x 10mm
Weight115 g (4.1 oz)
Related articlesPalm Vx

The Palm V was a personal digital assistant made by the Palm Computing division of 3Com. While functionally similar to the predecessor Palm III series of PDAs, it distinguished itself by its sleek design, anodized aluminum finish, and built-in rechargeable battery (the first for a Palm device). The Palm V's design was created by design firm IDEO. The Palm V series was succeeded by the Palm m500 series.

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If the battery contacts at the back of the unit were short circuited, then all of the data stored at the device was erased, because the data was held in a kind of memory that required power for retaining the data. Enthusiasts were able to fix that issue by adding a diode to one of the battery contacts, so that during the charging of the device the diode was open, but during the short-circuit, the diode blocked the short circuiting current.

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