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 video

9 comments:

  1. Lol, I remember paging people with codes like 911, 411, 143 (I ♥ U).
    XoXo

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  2. i had one of these. i worked for a company that wrote email software to synch with this thing.. i got one for free for attending a motorola developer conference. i thought i was the coolest thing when i had it. i used to play with this thing and the old T900.. funny how fast technology advanced beyond these things.

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  3. I loved my timeport. Wish I knew where mine was now

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  4. YOU COULDN'T MAKE A CALL
    SPENDING ALL THAT MONEY FOR A TWO WAY SMH SMH AKA TIMEPORT

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  5. I had the black and the silver--I also had the timeport razr. Dope shit--! I also had the Motorola "Pocket Talk", lol!

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  6. Man...they got service for them right now for hella cheap... You gotta find one with a legit battery...These are my all time favorite device of all time, I just bought 2 of them, a black one and a brand new silver one off of Ebay...Im getting service with USAMobility.com for like 40.00 a month for 250,000 characters or whatever and custom email address....Im just getting it for backup/business purposes and to bring the 2way back because these were the things that started text messaging...Period...I remember if you had a 2way in the club bitches would be on you...I remember niggas would shoot the club up after getting a beamed message from the homie...LMAO!!!!

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  7. USAMobility.com For Service or PagePlusAZ.com to buy a new one...I got my joint, bringing these son of a bitches back!

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  8. I still have my timeport but I need a battery...anyone have a battery for one...

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  9. Let me tell u guyz 1 thing that these motorola pagers are really very useful...i have one and feels very gallant to say that they have really helped in my day to day life...though more advanced pagers have arrived but this 1..had its own charisma...just loved it..if u wanna get 1..u can also see. Motorola Pager

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