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a small movable screen used as protection against glare from the sun, esp one attached above the windscreen of a motor vehicle



the front part of a helmet that protects the face from blows of an opponent’s silent weapons. The visor was fixed tightly to the helmet or was movable (a liftable visor).

Old Russian helmets had, instead of a visor, a narrow metal plate (a “nose”), which covered the middle part of the face. The Old Russian spiked helmets had a chain-mail net, which hung from the head onto the face and shoulders.



An electronic PDA originally from Handspring, Mountain View, CA ( that was introduced in 1999 by the people who invented and marketed the PalmPilot. Based on the Palm OS, it was the first handheld to use the USB interface. Later retired, but still supported, Visor can be expanded via its Springboard expansion slot to accommodate hardware and software modules for such applications as business software, games, GPS systems, MP3 players and digital cameras. In 2003, Handspring was acquired by Palm, Inc. and, for a time, the merged company was renamed palmOne, Inc. In 2005, it switched back to Palm, Inc. For more information, visit

The Visor
The Visor is expandable via its Springboard expansion slot, which in this case holds the Yada Yada wireless modem. (Image courtesy of Yada Yada Inc.)
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Audible has high hopes for the reception we will receive from people who use Visor handhelds.
In addition to the quarterly cash grants, the Handspring Foundation is launching its Product Donation Program, whereby qualified nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for Handspring Visor Deluxe handheld computers.
The Portsmith Ethernet Cradle is the only Ethernet Cradle solution designed for the Handspring(TM) Visor(TM), Visor Deluxe, and Visor Platinum models.
The handheld computer will be a central device for all mobile communications in the future and Handspring Visors combined with the Springboard platform are the most versatile and flexible mobile computing products available today," said Nick Park, country manager for GrandTech Korea Inc.
People attending TECHXNY, June 26 -- 28 at Jacob Javits Convention Center can take advantage of this program at the Handspring store located in the main hall lobby, where Handspring will also be offering its full line of Visor products and select Springboard modules including VisorPhone.
A live demonstration of the SB3000-equipped Handspring Visor will be on display at the AirPrime booth (No.
Visor ships with the core Palm Computing platform applications for organizing personal and business information: Address Book, Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad and software for expense tracking and managing email.
MARGI, a leading provider of multimedia products for mobile computing, introduced Presenter-to-Go, which allows people to transfer PowerPoint presentations so that they can be projected through the use of a Handspring Visor handheld computer.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those relating to degree to which Handspring's new testing program will ensure high standards for Springboard module compatibility and performance and streamline the development process; the number of high quality and innovative Springboard modules that will be introduced in the future and the new opportunities that they will offer Visor owners; and the timing of the introduction of the new testing program and test suite to be made available for download on the Web.
Nasdaq:HAND) today announced that the one millionth Visor handheld computer and first VisorPhone Springboard expansion module to be shipped are up for sale on eBay, (Nasdaq:EBAY) - www.
Handspring has presented itself as one of the most compelling consumer-focused computer companies in the past year with the launch of its Visor product line," said Bill Sell, vice president and general manager of COMDEX.
The BlueConnect module will allow Visor users to wirelessly access the Internet using a Bluetooth cell phone, PC or access point connected to another network (Ethernet, ISDN, or PSTN); synchronize data between a Bluetooth PC or laptop; remote-dial a telephone using the PDA contact database; or play interactive games with other Bluetooth PDAs.