In October 1999, Palm, Inc. entered the wireless Internet market with the introduction
of the Palm VII organizer.Although the Palm VII wasn’t the first portable
device to feature built-in wireless networking, it was the first based on the successful
Palm OS operating system, and it had an irresistible combination of size,
battery life, throughput, and coverage area.
In designing the Palm VII, Palm, Inc. had several advantages over its competitors.
First, it was based on an established operating system with a variety of applications