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    I love my T300 and its touchscreen and have become really used to it and rely on it, to the point that when I go back to my Sanyo 4900 (currently deactivated) I would instinctively touch the screen .

    My question is who was the first to use a touchscreen interface on a phone or PDA phone? Was it Handspring. Are there any non PDA phones that uses a touchscreen?
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    Kyrocera beat Handspring by a year with a palm os smartphone. It had a touchscreen. I can't think of any furthur back though.
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    Didn't Qualcomm come out with that brick PDQ?

    http://www.cnn.com/1999/TECH/ptech/12/03/qualcomm.pdq/
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    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    Didn't Qualcomm come out with that brick PDQ?

    http://www.cnn.com/1999/TECH/ptech/12/03/qualcomm.pdq/
    You are correct sir. The PDQ was the first ever PalmOS Smartphone. Handspring followed with the VisorPhone which was a springboard module which used the Visor as its touchscreen. A third party company also created a springboard module that could turn a Visor into a 900 MHz cordless phone shortly afterwards. Kyocera eventually bought Qualcomm's phone business and came out with with the QCP 6035 which was less brick-like more or less a year before the Treo came out.
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    Originally posted by DarthRepublican


    You are correct sir. The PDQ was the first ever PalmOS Smartphone. Handspring followed with the VisorPhone which was a springboard module which used the Visor as its touchscreen. A third party company also created a springboard module that could turn a Visor into a 900 MHz cordless phone shortly afterwards. Kyocera eventually bought Qualcomm's phone business and came out with with the QCP 6035 which was less brick-like more or less a year before the Treo came out.
    Thanks for the history! The Sony Ericson P900 sure looks a lot like the Qualcom PDQ form factor wise, just smaller.
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    The TP-3000 from LG was available for Sprint PCS sometime late in 2000. I got it the day it came out from the Sprint store for 400

    http://64.95.118.51/images/opti/72/7...resized200.jpg

    http://www.techtv.com/products/consu...319083,00.html

    it had a stylus, "PalmOS Type" functionality, and touch screen dialing.

    At the time I did some major research ...the only other PDA/phone that was available at the time was the Nokia 9000 series communicator which was very large clunky and expensive, and I don't know if it had touch screen. What I was REALLY looking for was a Handspring Treo 600, but I didn't know it back then

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