Identification and Background ¶
The Zodiac 2 is a multimedia, handheld device which displays high-quality videos and pictures, plays MP3’s, and is compatible with Palm OS video games. The Zodiac 1 and Zodiac 2 were released in October 2003 by a private company named Tapwave, Inc. Combined, the Zodiac devices sold less than 200,000 units which lead to its discontinuation in July of 2005. This device was given great reviews and received dozens of awards which is why there are little to no customer complaints about this product.
The Zodiac devices can be recognized by their landscape orientation and analog stick. The analog stick feature is unusual among PDAs, but logical since the Zodiacs were designed to compete in the portable gaming market. The Zodiacs also have home and power buttons on the left, directional pad on the right, and Bluetooth button at the top. When the Zodiac came out, Tapwave released two models, the Zodiac 1, which had 32 MB of RAM and was slate gray, and the Zodiac 2, which had 128 MB of RAM and was charcoal gray.
Technical Specs ¶
- 3.8", 480 x 320 (Half VGA)
- 16-bit color backlit display
Operating System ¶
- Palm OS version 5.2T
- 128 MB of RAM
- 2 expansion slots (Both are MMC/SD capable and one is SDIO capable)