Qualcomm PDQ 800

Description (Brief)
In 1998 Qualcomm introduced their model PDQ-800 cellular phone. An early so-called “smart phone,” the PDQ-800 combined a cell phone with a personal digital assistant (or PDA) based on the interface used by Palm Pilots. The user simply flipped down the number pad and wrote Palm “Graffiti” characters with a stylus to interface with the unit.
Object Name
smart phone
cellular telephone
personal digital assistant
date made
1998
maker
Qualcomm
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.6 cm x 6.5 cm x 2.9 cm; 6 15/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 1 1/8 in
ID Number
2003.0095.054
catalog number
2003.0095.054
accession number
2003.0095
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from Daniel Henderson
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