Visor Edge Discontinued by Handspring
The Visor Edge appears to have been discontinued by Handspring. The company now lists it as "No Longer Available" on its company webstore.
The Edge, which debuted in March of last year, was Handspring's first attempt at making a slim handheld. However, it was never as successful as Handspring hoped it would be.
Handspring has been reducing the number of Visor models it sells in favor of the Treo line. For example, the Visor Prism was recently discontinued. However, it is slightly surprising that the Edge was discontinued because Jeff Hawkins, one of Handspring's founders, said in January that the Edge was one of the products the company was committed to.
It seems clear that the timing for the Edge was off. It had a monochrome screen but was released at about the same time Palm and Sony announced color models that sold for close to the same price.
The Edge could use Springboards but only with an attachment that greatly increased the size of the handheld. This solution was met with much criticism.
Handspring tried to boost sales of the Edge by steadily reducing its price. After intitially going on sale for $400, by February of this year it was selling for $200.
It used a 33Mhz Motorola VZ and had 8MB of memory. It had a monochrome LCD with 4-bit grayscale (16 shades of gray). The Edge used a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Thanks to Omnitron78 for the tip. -Ed
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