Handspring Visor handheld computer

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Acquired in 2001 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Handspring International
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
FWK
credit
Given by the manufacturer
date_end
2000-12-31
date_start
2000-01-01
date_text
2000 (Made)
descriptive_line
Handspring Visor handheld computer; made in USA.
dimensions
[Handheld computer] Height: 12.2 cm, Width: 7.7 cm, Depth: 1.8 cm [Removable plastic cover] Height: 13 cm, Width: 7.3 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm [Slipcase] Height: 13 cm, Width: 8.3 cm, Depth: 1.7 cm [Software] Height: 13.3 cm, Width: 13.4 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
brand.new (Victoria & Albert Museum 19/10/2000-11/01/2001)
gallery
National Art Library, room 76
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
53998
label
Handspring VisorTM handheld computer Handspring was set up in 1998 by the team responsible for the development of the PalmPilotTM, one of the fastest-selling computer products ever. Early in 2000 the Handspring team lanuched the VisorTM handheld computer, which uses the Palm operating system. Like the iMac, the VisorTM comes in a range of colourful plastics. The New York Times described it as the ultimate gadget, a kind of 'Swiss Army pocket computer'. The brand value of Handspring has been built very quickly and is set to compete with established names such as Sony, Nokia and Ericsson. The company now operates in the USA, Europe and Japan, and has an on-line retail partnership with Amazon.com. USA, 2000. Available world wide. Lent by Handspring
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:50:56.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:50:56.000Z
latitude
location
National Art Library, room 76, case 21
longitude
marks
materials
metal, plastic
materials_techniques
Plastics, metals, electrical and computer components
museum_number
W.663:1 to 7-2001
museum_number_token
w6632001
object_number
O59892
object_type
Handheld computer
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Small, handheld computer with a touch-sensitive LCD (liquid crystal display) screen; the body is made of orange plastic.
place
United States
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
handspring-visor-handheld-computer-handheld-computer-handspring-international
sys_updated
2013-09-20T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Handspring Visor handheld computer
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2000
year_start
2000