Panasonic Handhelds

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Jul 3 00:37:13 1997

I am posting this again to hopefully get more response. Right now we are
collectively committed for 46 units of the Panasonic Hand Held
Computers. I am hoping to at least double this figure. The more we
want, the merrier for all. I'll include a little more information about
these units. To those of you who have already submitted requests or have
read this message, you can skip the rest of the message after my
signature as you've seen it before.

These units are a Panasonic HandHeld Computer circa 1984. They have a
FORTH-like language in ROM called "SNAP". They have a built-in thermal
printer. They have 8K of RAM running off a 6502 CPU. The custom-designed
memory expansion tray which each comes with allows up to 10 additional 8K
EPROMS along with the 3 that the HHC itself allows for. It has a 26
character by 1 line display, and its dimensions are 9" by 3.5". It has a
full "qwerty" keyboard.

Now please read the rest of the message for instructions on how to
reserve 1, 2, 3 or more of these babies for yourself at a maximum price
of $10 each.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 1997 10:52:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Sam Ismail <>
To: Classic Computer Discussion <>
Subject: RE: Panasonic Handhelds


This is the latest message from Mike who has the hundreds of Panasonic
HandHeld computers. In case its not obvious what's going on, I put in an
offer of $10 each for 50, $9 each for 100, $8 each for 150, etc. I don't
have $2000 lying around with which to buy them all up. I have a plan,
but first read what Mike had to say:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 1997 10:39:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: EPROM Burners re: Classic Computers

Dear Sam,
    I believe the total number of HHC's available will be about 400.Based on
your offer I assume that for 150 of the units you would be willing to pay at
the rate of $10 for the first 50,$9 for the next 50, $8 for the next 50 and
$7 for the next 50 whcih would come to $1700 for 200 units.Would you be
interested in 300 units for $2000 even?To make the offer even sweeter I'll
throw in the memory expander trays with each unit.The cost for each tray
alone was well over $100 when they were purchased,as well as a quantity of
the MCM 68674 8K eprom chips that the programs were written on.
                                             As always Best Regards,


So here's my plan...anyone and everyone who is interested, reply to ME
(do not reply to classiccmp! People will hate you and want to drown your
pets!) telling me how many you want. Do this soon. I will save all of
your e-mails and then at the end of say, 10 days I will tally up the
total and make Mike an offer. So again...

Reply to ME only (
Tell me HOW MANY of the Panasonic HandHeld Computers you want.
Do it SOON.
You have about 10 days.
Price will be NO MORE THAN $10 EACH.

I'll get back to everyone in 10 days or so.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Thu Jul 03 1997 - 00:37:13 BST

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