SPRINGBOARD

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE FIRST REAL SMARTPHONE

A decade before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a tiny team of renegades imagined and tried to build the modern smartphone. Nearly forgotten by history, a little startup called Handspring tried to make the future before it was ready. This is the story of the Handspring, the Visor, the Treo, and the struggles to invent the modern smartphone as we know it.

A decade before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a tiny team of renegades imagined and tried to build the modern smartphone. Nearly forgotten by history, a little startup called Handspring tried to make the future before it was ready. This is the story of the Handspring, the Visor, the Treo, and the struggles to invent the modern smartphone as we know it.