In 1996, you could get a Palm Pilot 1000 with a 16MHz processor, 128KB storage, and a 100-name address book for $300. Times sure have changed! Like, what about a TI graphing calculator?
When the news broke that HP was buying Palm, discussion gravitated to the jewel of the Palm collection: WebOS. But of course HP's haul doesn't end there—there's a whole slew of bizarre PalmPilot patents they'll soon own, too.
Amazon's Kindle might pull in $750 million by 2010, growing from an estimated 189,000 units this year to 2.2 million in the next couple, according Citi analyst Mark Mahaney. But how does that stack up against other important gadgets in their first year of life? Silicon Alley Insider has done the hard work for us.…