Friday, March 13, 2009
Anyone remember the Motorola Timeport P935 2way pager?
Anyone remember the Motorola Timeport P935 2way pager? Man these were hot about 10 years ago. This is one of my favorite gadgets of all time. All the celebrities and entertainers had one. I remember seeing Jermaine Dupri in Orlando and he had two. Retailing at $399.99 (if I remember correctly) you were considered the shit if you had one of these. They came in black and silver and I dropped the $400 to get me a silver one. Pretty much anyone you saw with one was related to some kind of business. To my observation they weren't very popular in the consumer crowd. Though it was bulky, it had a nice design and definitely turned heads while it was on your hip. It was perfect back then for what text messaging is now. The pager had its own email address similar to blackberries, and you could text mobile phones from it. Loaded with calendar, contacts, and a few games, this pager was your organizer on the go. Along with your pager number you could get a 1-800 number with the pager that will allow the caller to leave a message, and a operator would send your 2way the message in a text. Its like having a secretary take your calls for you 24 hours a day. I used this for my company Throneholder Productions while I had the 2way because I don't like to talk on the phone all day. With the 1-800 number I called clients back when I had time rather than having my phone ring all day. My favorite feature on the P935 was the beam feature. With the infa-red ports of two 2ways near each other you could beam your contact info by simply holding the enter button on both devices for a few seconds. Other info such as calendar events and ringtones could be beamed as well. I really would love to see mobile phones pick up this feature. Sure you can send contact info by bluetooth, but how long does that take to get set up? With the P935 you hold enter for 3 seconds and your contact info is on the way. Think how quickly you could add a new person's contact into your phone. No asking how do you spell your name again? Or how is that email address spelled? Sad to say the P935 only lasted a few years, but while it was hot it definitely made its presence in the gadget world. RIP Motorola Timeport P935. Oh yeh, who could forget Memphis own Three Six Mafia 2way Freak of the Choices soundtrack? If you had a 2way you had 2way freaks! I did