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    PalmOne Tungsten T5 Handheld
    by PalmOne
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $359.99 -- our price: Too Low To Display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Editorial Review

    PalmOne stretches the possibilities with the Tungsten T5, the first handheld from PalmOne to utilize flash memory. In addition to a groundbreaking 256 MB of memory, the sleek, slim Tungsten T5 features a high-resolution 320 x 480-pixel screen, a fast 416 MHz Intel Xscale processor, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a Secure Digital memory card expansion slot. And, of course, the Tungsten T5 features PalmOne's suite of information management applications, the ability to edit Word- and Excel-compatible files, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook (Windows only).

    See a detailed diagram of the PalmOne Tungsten T5's features

    Internal Flash Memory
    Built for today's mobile professional, the Tungsten T5's 256 MB of memory actually provides 215 MB of user-available memory (55 MB for built-in applications and 160 MB of internal flash drive memory). Connect it to your PC or Mac and use it as you would a USB flash memory drive to transfer data and multimedia files from work to home. To access files stored on the handheld, simply select Drive Mode on the handheld and plug the included HotSync cable into a USB port.

    To add files, just drag and drop them from your PC desktop to the new File Transfer application (installed with Palm Desktop; Windows only). A live desktop window gives you instant access to data and information stored on the handheld's internal drive--without the need for synchronizing the handheld to move files.

    Multimedia
    The included RealPlayer for Palm OS enables you to listen to MP3s stored on optional expansion cards via the built-in speaker on the Tungsten T5 or, for stereo sound, on optional stereo headphones or ear buds. The updated Media application lets you view (and show off) transferred photos and videos.

    Display
    Unlike the Tungsten T3, which required you to slide the handheld's bottom open to activate the screen's landscape mode, the Tungsten T5's screen offers widescreen viewing at all times. The bright 320 x 480 transreflective TFT color display supports more than 65,000 colors. You can easily switch between portrait and landscape view, as well as open an active input area at the bottom of the screen.

    Connectivity and Expansion
    With built-in wireless Bluetooth connectivity, you can synchronize the Tungsten T5 with a Bluetooth-enabled computer from across the room (within a range of 10 meters, or approximately 30 feet). But that's just the start. Using a compatible Bluetooth-enabled phone, you can send and receive e-mail and connect to the Web, send multimedia (MMS) or text (SMS) messages, and even automatically dial any number in your handheld's Contact's application. You can also synchronize data the "old-fashioned" way via the USB connection at the base of the handheld.

    The Tungsten T5 uses MultiMedia Card and Secure Digital expansion cards, which instantly add software applications, additional memory, large databases, and more without taking up built-in memory space.

    Operating System and Software
    Veteran Palm OS handheld users will immediately notice the new Favorites view, which provides easy access to applications, files, and folders. The installed Palm OS 5.4 also introduces the Files application, which enables easy navigation among folders and files. It uses the intuitive and easy-to-learn Graffiti 2 writing software to input data into the handheld (as well as an on-screen keyboard). Windows users can synchronize their calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes with Microsoft Outlook. The Palm OS features the following organizer applications:

    • Contacts: Lets you store several addresses for each contact, and with new fields for more phone numbers, multiple e-mail addresses, instant messenger IDs, and Web sites.
    • Calendar: Use the new Agenda view to see upcoming calendar events, tasks due, and important e-mail, and color-code your events to provide an easy way to reference your calendar in the Agenda, Day, Week, and Month views. Take more notes, or synchronize more details from your desktop, in the larger Memos and Notes fields.
    • Tasks: Use tasks with alarms and repeating tasks to set reminders for important commients.
    Additional Software
    The Tungsten T5 includes Documents to Go 7.0, which provides the ability to create and edit Word- and Excel-compatible files and view and carry PowerPoint files (in native format) with no desktop conversion required. The included Software Essentials CD-ROM also contains eReader, Acrobat Reader, Solitaire, and Audible Player for palmOne handhelds (Windows only).

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the Tungsten T5 handheld, a built-in rechargeable battery, a carrying case, a USB HotSync cable, a power cable, a stylus, a CD-ROM with Palm Desktop 4.1 software for Windows and Mac (as well as bonus software), and a printed Getting Started guide.

    Tech Talk: Flash Memory
    Flash memory, a form of electronic memory, is used for easy and safe information storage. Its low power consumption and light weight make flash memory ideal for mobile devices. In addition, flash memory holds information without a charge or power, just like a memory card saves pictures when not connected to a digital camera. The flash memory in the Tungsten T5 handheld will maintain its data even when power is exhausted. Simply charge the handheld again and the data is there.

    Tech Talk: Macintosh Users
    While the Tungsten T5's new File Transfer application is a Windows-only feature, Mac users can simply mount the handheld as an external drive, and then proceed to drag and drop files from the Finder to the handheld. Note, however, that the Tungsten T5's Palm OS environment is unavailable when connected in this mode. ... Read more

    Features

    • Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac and Software Essentials CD included
    • Bluetooth enabled
    • Sleek, stylish handheld with groundbreaking 256 MB internal flash memory
    • Doubles as a flash drive--quickly drag and drop files from your PC to handheld
    • Expansion slot that supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards
    Reviews (60)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Utter Garbage
    I recently went from an iPaq to the T5, recalling fondly how much more stable the OS was on my older Vx compared to Windows CE.How things have changed.The reset pin has turned out to be the most valuable accessory provided, and it gets a regular workout.No Wi-Fi?Really? Whose enlightened decision was that?This is a classic example of a product designed in a vaccuum, with little or no regard for the needs and expectations of the customers who keep palmOne in business.I live overseas and the tech support one gets from Singapore is, while courteous, wholly ineffective.I have been walked through unnecessary processes that border on comedy, and find myself running a mini-tutorial for them (on my dime) each time I call.The T5 is a paperweight.It will mean nothing to them, but palm has lost another customer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Palm OS device I've ever owned
    I've had the T5 for a month now and can honestly say it's the best Palm OS device I've ever owned. I've owned 2 color hi-res Clies before this. What I really like about the T5:

    *Great color screen. The clarity and brightness is better than the ones on my Clies. I've yet to see a PDA with a better color screen than this. Go to a retail store and check it out for yourself in person. It's fantastic.

    *Large internal drive. It's great to have the extra internal memory in addition to the ability to use an external card. It's live having two card slots. This way I can still keep a lot of apps on the handheld while swapping out the external card for movies or playing MP3s.

    *Plays movies beautifully. There is a free player for Palm OS devices on the net called TCPMP. It does a great job of playing movies on my T5. I just love it. To convert regular DVD movies for my T5, I use Pocket DVD Studio.

    *Non-volatile memory. I just hated losing all my data with my Clies whenever the battery drained or I had to do a hard reset. And this used to happed with regularity. With the T5's flash memory, data is retained on battery drains, though not on a hard reset. The good news is that in over a month of use, I've never had to do a single hard reset. Soft resets, yes. But not one single hard reset. So this is the most stable my data has ever been on a handheld.

    I like the T5 much better than the clunky slider design of the T3 which annoys me. Some complain about the design and finish on the T5, but to me the design is sleek and stylish. And I can't see anything cheap or flimsy with the finish. It feels solid and well-made in my hands.

    The T5 is not perfect. There is a slight hiss in the audio, which is otherwise of excellent quality (loud, clear etc.). The hiss is most noticeable when you wear the in-ear bud type headphones. So I simply use my external type compact headphones with my T5 and all is good. Still, this is something that PalmOne shouldn't have overlooked.

    Another thing to be careful about is the new file system the T5 uses, which is a little more finicky than older Palm OS systems. Some apps simply won't work well with it. However, I put well over 50 apps on my T5, and only about 3 or 4 I had to remove because of incompatibility. If you get a T5, make sure you do a clean install of all your apps, one by one, testing each as you go along. That's the only way you can weed out the apps that won't play well the T5. This is what I did and while I may have to do a soft reset now and then, I never have the need for hard resets.

    If you have the patience to do a clean install like this, you should end up with a T5 like mine -- a relatively stable device that handles MP3s, movies, and graphics beautifully,in addition to doing all the traditional things a Palm device should!

    1-0 out of 5 stars new features negated by functionality
    I agree with all of the other 1 and 2 star reviews, with the exception of battery life.The battery on the T5 is much better than previous builds.

    The T5 is truly a promising machine with many new features and memory improvements.Beautiful screen, navigation, etc etc.

    HOWEVER

    Let the buyer beware.Any of those new features advertised for the T5 (and they're all there) are completely negated by the functionality of the PDA itself.For instance, I have always used my palm products as an alarm clock.It's anybody's guess if the T5 is going to wake you from one morning to the next.The alarm volume is fine, but that's only when it decides to go off.The "snooze" feature is as hit-or-miss.And this is not error on the part of the user.More...

    - The clock, when it decides to go off, and other alerts such as meeting notifications will keep the T5 energized if you are not there to acknowledge the alerts, thus completely draining the battery.

    - The data entry interface regularly misprints your stylus inputs, and is very slow to update once you've written a character.

    - The T5 is not a sturdy device.Very cheap case and buttons, which sometimes need to be pressed twice.

    - Many soft and hard resets, never for any apparent reason.

    The list could go on to include the new plug device that doesn't interface with any other accessories, or the lack of voice recorder, wifi, etc.

    The important thing for the buyer to note is that he/she is likely to spend $300 on a device that is going to frustrate to no end on usability alone. ... Read more

    Asin: B0002Y7DO0
    Subjects:  1. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA, Electronic Organizer)    2. Palm Connected    3. Handheld (Hand Held)   


    Too Low To Display

    PalmOne Tungsten T3 Handheld
    by PalmOne
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics

    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Editorial Review

    Kicking the technology advances up another notch, the Palm Tungsten T3 delivers a professional, sleek alternative to bulkier Pocket PCs that's chock-full of productivity enhancing and information sharing applications. Improvements over the T2 include a full-screen mode when the bottom casing is slid open, a bevy of enhanced display options, compatibility with Java applets, larger internal memory, and an easier to access status bar.

    First, just the technical facts:

    • Palm OS 5.2.1
    • 32-bit, 400 MHz Intel XScale processor
    • 64 MB internal RAM, with 52 MB usable for applications and file storage (an improvement over the T2's 29 MB usable RAM)
    • Bluetooth wireless connectivity
    • Secure Digital memory card expansion slot
    • 4.3 (closed) x 3.0 x 0.66 inches, 5.5 ounces

    The T3's Stretch Display
    Overall, the Tungsten T3 isn't that much smaller than the Zire 71, but it does feel nicely compact in the hand and its larger navigation button is easier to manipulate with just your thumb. However, the "wow factor" comes into full force when you slide down the bottom of the T3's case to reveal the full screen mode. And it gets even better. The standard "silkscreened" Graffiti input area (so-called because its icons and borders are printed onto the screen's glass) is now replaced by a digital version, which can be hidden to reveal an even larger screen. We found this useful when writing long notes in Memos and viewing an expanded daily calendar view. You don't actually need the Graffiti writing area to input data into notes or Calendar items. With the Full-Screen Writing preference turned on, you can write Graffiti characters anywhere on the screen (you'll even see an outline traced on the screen as you write). But the crowning display enhancement is the ability to rotate the screen to landscape view, which was especially handy when viewing downloaded movie trailers (using the included Kinoma video player). If you're left-handed, you can change the orientation in landscape view so that the status bar and Graffiti input area are more accessible to your own orientation.

    The T3 includes the familiar suite of Palm applications (Calendar, Contacts, Memos, and Tasks) as well as a number of third-party software title (ranging from Acrobat Reader to RealOne Player for listening to digital audio). Calendar has been given an Outlook-friendly makeover, adding an Agenda view that consolidates all of today's appointments, tasks, and new e-mails. With full-screen mode on, Calendar's month view now displays smaller calendars for the previous and next months.

    Bluetooth wireless functionality is built in, and the Tungsten T3 still includes the BlueBoard and BlueChat for sharing information with other Tungsten users. For Web communication, Palm includes VersaMail and WebBrowser Pro, both of which can be used along with a Bluetooth phone. Additionally, VersaMail can access a corporate e-mail account, including Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino servers.

    Java has also now entered the Palm OS arena, expanding the application development opportunities. The T3 comes with a few sample applets (including a periodic table that would be handy at our local pub's trivia night), but we'll have to wait for more development before Java becomes a full Palm OS tool.

    Our only complaint, design-wise, is the placement of the Voice Memo button, which as been placed toward the top of the left side of the case, below the on/off button on the top panel. When turning on the device, our left hand's thumb continually triggered the Voice Memo app when attempting to turn on the T3. Note that you can also turn the T3 on by pressing one of the application buttons surrounding the Navigator, or by sliding the bottom case open. Overall, the Tungsten T3 is a Palm powerhouse, blending its traditional information management strength with new multimedia and connectivity functionality (both wired and wireless). It's about as perfect a personal productivity agent for professional settings as it gets. --Agen G.N. Schmitz

    Pros:

    • Crisp, bright color screen
    • Fast processor, ample internal memory, and expansion slot to boot
    • Digital Graffiti input area can be hidden for full screen display
    • Screen can be rotated to landscape view
    • Access to corporate e-mail and Bluetooth wireless connectivity

    Con:

    • Voice Memo button gets in the way of turning on and off
    ... Read more

    Features

    • What's in the box: Handheld device; Palm Desktop software, including Documents To Go and Adobe Acrobat for Palm OS; all basic utilities such as Calendar, Contacts, Tasks., etc.
    • Palm’s new breakthrough Stretch Display
    • Device slides open to reveal a 320x480 display with 50% more viewing area
    • Ultra-fast 400MHz Intel XScale processor and 64MB of internal memory
    • Wirelessly access email, dial phone numbers, send text messages and connect to the Internet
    Reviews (94)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Why a T|T3 is still a great PDA as of May 2005.
    As every product review arises from the unique preferences and tastes of a particular individual, I begin with the following disclosures. (a) I'm a medical professional and I think that the volume of medical references and tools available for PDAs, and especially palms, is transforming the medical professions for the better. (b) I do research and I use Windows laptops, and UNIX workstations, regularly, almost all day. (c) Scheduling and reminder notices are a key part of my work and
    personal life.

    More on (a): It follows that I'm partial to the Palm platform and the medical software for PalmOS that I've accumulated over the years. The medical software available for Palms makes continuing medical education a pleasure for me. In a few free moments, or even as a break from the work routine, I like to read up on medical subjects from 5MCC or Harrisons' or epocrates. In casual interactions with other medical professionals, or while reading the newspaper, or looking over
    content.nejm.org, sometimes I want to look up some quick information to refresh my memory.Medical information on a Palm is often at the perfect level of detail. It's key, however, that the Palm be accessible, that it be in my pocket with my wallet or in my labcoat. If it takes me more
    than 20 seconds to find the information I am wondering about, often, the information may not be worth tracking down. The T|T3 has a near ideal size, the size of a wallet. I would think that the T|T5, the T|Es and the Sony TH55 would be very comparable, but the T|T3 is still smaller. The upcoming LifeDrive looks too large and heavy. Many of my medical programs want to reside in
    volatile RAM; that argues against the 16MB limit of the TH55 and, perhaps, the 32MB limits of the T|Es. The T|C appears to be an important contender, but I prefer the security of short-range Bluetooth to 802.11b WiFi without WPA-PSK/AES. Also, it is likely that unencrypted 802.11b violates HIPAA.

    More on (b): For research work, there is a clear separation from the heavy-weight computing tasks for which I need a workstation, the medium-weight tasks for which I need a luggable laptop, and light-weight scheduling, quick notes, reminders, etc. that a PDA does well. I don't want my PDA to
    be a database or have the feature sets of office productivity suites. Still, adding research info. management to medical info. management increases demand on volatile and non-volatile storage.This argues for the T|Ts, the T|C and the LifeDrive.

    More on (c): I want my PDA apps to be useful day-to-day, quick to launch and nimble to use.Keeping this in mind, I was disappointed that PalmOne did away with voice recording on the T|T5.I like the idea of using voice recordings for quick memos while driving or just before going to bed or adding voice-over notes on calendar and to-do apps. The T|C will do voice recording, but with the hassle of an external mic.Unfortunately, that little hassle could be too large a barrier to my using a voice-memo feature regularly. That takes me back to the T|T3.

    The Treo 650 would be a reasonable contender. But I like my PDA to be available for scheduling and note-taking while I am talking on a cell-phone. So for me, the two should be separated.Besides, I've recently signed up for another two years with Nextel. That excludes the Treos. In the back of my mind is also the fact that cell phones aren't compatible/safe with many hospital wards.Unfortunately, as of today, there precious few sources of new, warrantied T|T3 available in the US.Amazon & associates just sold the last of the warrantied OEMs; I squeaked by and managed to get one of these. Ebay may be the only remaining source. I bought a spare T|T3 and some spare parts from ebay last week and I've been happy with this route.

    To conclude, I assert the T|T3 is still a great PDA as of May 2005.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great product, except for the screws!
    Great product! My wife works in real estate, so the Tungsten T3 is invaluable to her. Easy to use and durable EXCEPT for the 4 little screws on the side of the slide part. They are NOTORIOUS for coming loose and falling out.They are so tiny that you do not even notice them come loose untill they have fallen out and are gone. However, I have contacted PalmOne and they graciously sent me 4 new screws for no charge. Great customer support!

    4-0 out of 5 stars To "tommy mike" and the White Screen of Death
    Caveat emptor: I, too, had the same problem when attempting to run the Universal Wireless Keyboard (UWK) with my T3.Apparently, you have to download an updated version of the Keyboard.prc (located on Palm's website) and install that along with two other prc's that came bundled with the UWK installation CD.In my case, my T3 actually froze and would not even respond to a hard reset.But I called Palm's tech support, got it exchanged, uploaded the other prc's, and it's been working brilliantly ever since.

    This problem is actually really common among T3 users.Anyone experiencing the same problem, might find this post from the palmOne Help Forums useful:http://forums.palmone.com/pe/action/forums/displaysinglethread?rootPostID=20140203&returnExpertiseCode=__Accessories__USCA

    Aside from that little hitch, I highly reccommend the T3.The expandable view screen and landscape mode definitely evoke that "Wow" factor.And functionally, it's great.I'm a student, so I've started taking all of my notes on my T3.Here's where the landscape mode really comes in handy.And now that my UWK is working, it's easy as pie.

    I should add that warnings about a low battery life are right.It does seem to run down pretty quickly.I got a travel charger to add some juice in between classes, which seems to work fine and doesn't take up a lot of room.So I reccommend getting either that or an attachable battery if you plan to be using your T3 extensively during the day.I believe the average battery life is 4 hours without a recharge (less if you plan to be browsing online or using the high media apps like the Kinoma player).

    Hope that helps! ... Read more

    Asin: B0000DBJJT
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player    3. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA, Electronic Organizer)    4. Palm Connected    5. Handheld (Hand Held)   


    PalmOne Tungsten E Handheld
    by PalmOne
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $199.99 -- our price: Too Low To Display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Features

    • Easy-to-read, high resolution, 320x320 transflective color screen
    • What's in the box: Handheld device; Palm Desktop software, including Documents To Go; all basic utilities such as Calendar, Contacts, Tasks., etc.
    • Packed for business and priced for value
    • Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint-compatible files on the run
    • Listen to MP3s, watch video clips and view photos wherever you go
    Reviews (277)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Good for a while, and then...
    This was a fun little device, until all at once it all fell apart.The PDA itself started shutting down and not responding to the power on button, even when fully-charged, unless it was subjected to a "hard reset" (which erases its memory).Then, to make matters much, much worse, the software on the PC (Palm Desktop) started crashing every time it was launched.So now I have no way to get at my databases, and no PDA.If you go to the Palm support website, you find many, many threads making these exact complaints, and furthermore bemoaning the lack of good customer service from Palm.I am walking away from this device, and never ever looking back.I urge you to do the same.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not built to last
    Even after investing in two different protective cases, the headphone jack developed problems within 4 months of purchase. Since this was beyond the warranty period, it would have cost over $155 to repair. When I ordered two separate replacement motherboards from a repair vendor, each had the same problem. Palm itself has been no help with any technical problems leading up to this defect and has not responded to any emails regarding the the problem itself. Since Sony's pulled it's clie series, I would recommend investing in a Pocket PC. Palm lost a loyal customer on this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good product
    I have had one for 1 year. I do not find any problem with that PDA .You can pay each dollar with satisfaction.Everything in that appliance works perfect.Although I would have liked to find any voice recorder feature.The screen is beautiful and the performence is excellent (I installed everything that I could and all worked without problems).Although the Tungsten E does not have all possible feature (voice recorder and Camera), the best value that you can get in a PDA is in this product. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000DB4D1
    Sales Rank: 219
    Subjects:  1. Palm Connected    2. Handheld (Hand Held)    3. Portable Audio    4. MP3 MP 3 Player    5. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA, Electronic Organizer)   


    Too Low To Display

    PalmOne Tungsten T2 Handheld
    by PalmOne
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $299.99
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Features

    • What's in the box: Palm Tungsten T2 handheld, Stylus, Premium Screen Protector, USB HotSync Cradle, Power Supply, Software Essentials CD, Palm Desktop, Palm Photos, Documents To Go 5 by DataViz, Phone Link Updater
    • Compact and powerful Palm device with advanced wireless functionality
    • Bluetooth-ready, for wireless email and Internet access
    • 32 MB of memory
    • MP3 and video playback
    Reviews (36)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Erratic behaviour solved
    My palm T2 experienced erratic behaviour after 6 months of operation. This kind of "bug" is also described by other persons in the T2 amazon reviews. The displacement bar moved without control and in the main window, the focus jumped from one application to another. Well, I did the soft reset and finally the hard reset, nothing happened. The incredible thing was that the problem was solved taking out the window plastic protector! I do not know why, but now my palm works fine. So, do not throw away you palm ! just change the protector and see what happen.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Tungsten T2, simply disappointing
    My Tungsten T2, which I purchased new, revealed its defects only following 4 months of active usage. A soft and hard reset, and a call to Palm support did nothing to resolve the problem. Anyways, here it goes: The unit incessantly moves, without prompting, between screens. For example, it'll move to Brown, Joe while I'm still looking at the details of Alfa, Romeo. I've resorted to using the find feature to access telephone numbers, which I'll jot down quickly enough because tapping for details simply repeat jumping between screens and contacts. This erratic behavior is not unique to the Address book application. It's the same in datebook, photos, etc. I've only used about 7mb of my 29.7M, so it can't be because of memory.
    Palm's 90 days warranty, which I find suspicious, meant I was already outside warranty before I realized the defects. This will definitely be my last Palm PDA.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great product w/ great bonus uses!
    I absolubtely love my Tungsten T2. I've had no problems and, unlike a reviewer below, I've never had a 'fatal error' or had to do a hard restart and lose any data. I'v also never run out of batteries or had any other sort annoyance. This is just an all around great palm, and makes life a heck of a lot more organized. Two great uses: 1. I cook a lot and when I find a recipe I want to ty online, I just immediately type in the ingredients onto my desktop software's to do list, do a hotsync, and go to the grocery store w/ everything on a neat checklist. 2. I also travel a lot. When I am preparing for a trip, I can search for restaurant reviews, store locations, museum exhibit details, and then just copy them and paste them onto my memo pad on my desktop software, hotsync, and then I have full articles and reviews at my fingertips. Those are some awesome bonuses to an already highly useful little device. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000AH5N1
    Sales Rank: 11517
    Subjects:  1. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA, Electronic Organizer)    2. Palm Connected    3. Handheld (Hand Held)    4. Portable Audio    5. MP3 MP 3 Player   


    PalmOne Tungsten C Handheld
    by PalmOne
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (23 April, 2003)
    list price: $399.00
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Editorial Review

    Palm’s latest PDA offering delivers wireless networking, lots of RAM and a faster processor--a PDA for the professional.Palm has embraced wireless networking with the Tungsten C, which has built in 802.11b capability. This is definitely a PDA for power users, as along with wireless networking comes 64MB of RAM, 51MB of which is available for your applications and data. The Tungsten C runs on the new Intel PXA 255 processor, an update of the PXA 250 which has more speed and better power management than its predecessor.

    Compact and powerful
    The hardware looks very much like that of the Tungsten W. There is no antenna like the W has, but there is a keypad where the Graffiti area traditionally sits on a Palm. A new version of Graffiti, called rather unimaginatively Graffiti2, is provided, and you can use this to write text direct to the screen should you desire to.

    Palm provides a whole slew of applications including Documents To Go, for working with Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. This is in ROM along with email software VersaMail and software to set up the wireless networking features and run VPN (Virtual Private Networking) sessions. Connecting to an existing 802.11b network is easy as pie -- and a separate manual walks you though the process if required. Once connected, you can use another ROM-based application, Web, to browse the Web using your wireless modem.

    Though designed with professional users in mind Palm has not lost sight of the fact that the Tungsten C will appeal to a wider audience. They provide the Kinoma player for watching movies and Photos for looking at digital images. A key notable absence is any kind of MP3 player.

    Palm’s addition to the range of PDAs with built in 802.11b is a very impressive one. It has the processing power to cope with wireless activity and the memory to deal with the data you’ll download and share while using wireless.--Sandra Vogel ... Read more

    Features

    • Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard Expansion Slot
    • What's in the box: Tungsten C Handheld, Stylus, Flip Cover, USB HotSync Cradle, Power Supply, Desktop Installation CD, Software Essentials CD
    • Bright 320x320 transflective color screen
    • Fast, 400 MHz Intel PXA255 processor with Intel XScale technology
    • Built-in Wi-Fi and keyboard
    Reviews (86)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A PDA worth your while
    When I aquired this PDA two years ago, I was a total newbie
    where gadgets are concerned and this is my experience in all
    this time that I've had it.

    First, the fact that you have 802.11 connectivity is a real
    plus. You usually don't want to carry around a laptop or
    a similar item, some specific websites (not all because of
    the browser's incapability to show popups and other typical
    web features) can be seen, and all of the infrared goods are
    a plus when used with your favorite IRDA enabled cellphone.

    Second you have a color and a more decent resolution than of
    the usual PDA's. This gives the Tungsten C a display that can
    help pictures show in a more proper fashion. You get an email
    program that has its limitations, but useful otherwise.

    Finally, the only two drawbacks I found is that you need to '
    upgrade to a more recent version of the PalmOS and the battery
    after some time does not give all the time advertised. Overall,
    the product is good and will be of great use once you have it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Tungsten C Support!
    Tungsten C is a great product when it is working but when you need support forget about it. The support number you call is not a toll-free number and they keep you on hold so long that you don't even want to bother. When you finally get a hold of someone they can hardly speak the english language. PALM SUPPORT is the worst and the next time I think about buying a new PDA I will probably get another brand. It is too bad that this company can't back the great product that they sell!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best Palm I've ever owned
    I've had my Tungsten C for 6 months now and it is the best Palm I have ever owned (and I've been through quite a few).At first I thought I wouldn't like the thumb keyboard, boy was I wrong - it is one of the features I like the best.You can enter text so quickly, compared to using grafitti.And the Wifi access.Another great feature.All-in-all I highly recommend it.If only the screen was bigger. ... Read more

    Asin: B00008ZOYE
    Subjects:  1. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA, Electronic Organizer)    2. Palm Connected    3. Handheld (Hand Held)   


    Palm Tungsten W PDA Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
    by AT&T Wireless
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Wireless Phone
    list price: $299.99
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Editorial Review

    Designed for mobile business use, the Palm Tungsten W combines the features of a cell phone, a personal information manager (PIM), and a laptop in one device. The wireless Web browser provides access to the Internet from any location and uses class 10 GPRS radio for fast downloading. The useful Web clipping service lets users cut out important data--such as stock quotes or flight times--quickly and save it to the desktop. The Tungsten W also lets users keep in touch with corporate e-mail, allowing access to up to eight different POP and IMAP accounts. For faster correspondence, this handheld is equipped with SMS for sending instant messages to those with compatible wireless devices.

    Familiar Palm applications--Excel, Word, and PowerPoint--make it easy to create or open documents on this handheld. This Palm device also features the standard PIM features: an address book, date book, calculator, memo pad, notepad, and to-do list. The Tungsten W has a built-in keyboard, making it faster and easier to type documents, e-mails, or instant messages. An additional five-way navigational button allows for one-handed or stylus-free navigation. A high-resolution color screen offers a crisp display for documents or Web pages.

    For phone use, the Tungsten W offers more advanced call-management features, such as five-way conference calling and the ability to make notes for each caller and set redials and reminders. The phone's hands-free headset lets you send e-mail or view or edit a document while taking a call.

    This device has a Palm Universal Connector for attaching peripherals, and a Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard-compatible expansion slot for adding more memory. The rechargeable battery offers 10 hours of talk time plus additional standby time on one charge. A HotSync cradle is included for recharging the battery or for synchronizing the Palm's data with a desktop PC. ... Read more

    Features

    • E-mail delivered on a handheld capable of the fastest GSM/GPRS data speeds available
    • Advanced phone features include 5-way conferencing, callback reminders, Quick Connect, hands-free headset
    • Thumb keyboard to type e-mails and messages
    • Ultra sharp color display high resolution 320 x 320 display
    • Add applications, memory, and functionality in a snap with SD/MultiMediaCard slot
    Reviews (24)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Becky (in Atlanta)
    I wanted a PDA Phone w/Palm OS.I did lots of research and finally I purchased my "like new" Tungsten W from Amazon's market place for its "relatively" attractive price.Within a month, the phone failed (Palm OS was OK).I have to send it in to for repair.Somehow, my serial number was associated to a different model of Palm.So they sent me a wrong one and I have to do the exchange again.I was very unhappy about the mix up and delay.

    Because it did not come with a headphone, so it took some time for me to research and finally picked "Ternary Flip Cover", which allow me to use the PDA more like a regular cell phone.However, the answer button stop working after 4 or 5 months.It is getting very cracklely when I use the phone.I just ordered a Nokia head phone from Amazon a few weeks ago but it won't ship until May.

    It only came with a USB cable rather than a cradle. (Not sure if a new one comes with a cradle?)The little plastic parts are broken off.I once tried a charger from Belkin but I was disappointed that it did not fit the Tungsten W very well.

    My Tungsten W frustrates me increasingly.It is locking up a lot when I try to use the phone.In turn, it drops my calls.It even reset itself quite often.I am tempted to switch back to my old Motorola but I love the Palm OS.I am torned.

    In a nut shell, I would give the Palm OS on Tungsten W 5 stars, but I only give 1 star to the phone.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Reply to feedback's
    leesea...
    AT&T and Cingular in merge, it work great. the speed is fancy on Web Pro 2.1. If complain about Palm 4 OS, simple get Tungsten W 1.0 update to get 4.1.1, it improve much better and less problem and fair speed.

    A wireless customer....
    Your "MINUSES" are some wrong.... There is pop-up notification of SMS messages. There is graffiti area, if install Jot which allow you to do graffiti on screen, keep practice and it getting much comfortable. I still like use keypad than rather graffiti. :)

    "You have to delete the SMS outbox and inbox messages one by one"
    It's pretty normal for almost every mobile, stop whine about it, you should be happen if you accident delete whole thing.

    Only thing I complain about these Tungsten W... the software from website at PalmOne offer Update Tungsten W 1.0 which avaiable only on Mac OS 9.x, not OS X support, so, I had to go to my friend's PC (Windows XP) in order to get whole Palm OS update on W.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Worked, but not Durable
    I bought this device because I wanted to have a PDA and phone in one single unit. It worked well for a while, then the ear jack slot would not work. So I was constrained to use only the PDA function. Within about 6 months of use, I observed the battery would run down quickly. Presently, I cannot get it to come on; and I bought it early 2004. During the time it worked, it was cool, but it appears it cannot take the kind of rigors expected of such a device. Believe me, I am not a careless person. ... Read more

    Asin: B00008KV56


    PalmOne Zire 72 Handheld
    by PalmOne
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics

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    Editorial Review

    Building on the success of PalmOne's Zire 71, the Zire 72 is the first Palm-based handheld that can capture digital video with sound and shoot digital still photos. This multimedia PDA also features bright 320 x 320-pixel color screen for optimal playback of video and photos as well as voice recording capability and an MP3 player for listening to your own soundtrack. Other features include Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a 32 MB memory, Secure Digital card expansion, and a fast 312 Mhz Intel PXA270 processor. And, of course, the Zire 72 features Palm's suite of information management applications and the ability to edit Word- and Excel-compatible files and synchronize with Microsoft Outlook (Windows only).

    Upgrade Features
    The Zire 72 offers the following improvements to the Zire 71:

    • 1-megapixel image resolution (1280 x 960 pixels); the Zire 71 had a maximum 640 x 480 resolution.
    • 32 MB of memory (24.7 MB user available); the Zire 71 had only a 16 MB memory
    • Video capture with sound; the Zire 71 only shot still images.
    • Digital zoom for closer image capture and in-handheld editing.
    • Voice recording capability.
    • Wireless Bluetooth connectivity (the Zire 71 connected to your PC only via the HotSync cable)
    • At 4.8 ounces, it's 10-percent less weighty than the 5.3-ounce Zire 71.
    • Palm OS 5.2.8 (versus 5.2.1 for the Zire 71).


    The Zire 72 can easily capture and manage your most important digital files.

    Built-in Camera
    The back of the Zire 72 holds the built-in still and video camera, which does not require you to slide the back of the PDA to activate it (like the Zire 71 did). You can shoot video with sound turned on or off at 320 x 240 pixel resolution and 15 frames per second. Just use the handheld screen to frame the video, tap the "record" button on the display, then save your video to an optional expansion card after tapping the "stop" button.

    For still photography, it features a 1.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with a fixed focus range of about five feet and a 2x digital zoom. It captures up to 1280 x 960 pixel images, as well as 640 x 480, 320 x 240, and 160 x 120 resolution modes. The camera also offers such customized image setting controls as white balance, brightness, saturation, contrast, and sharpness. You can also add date stamp or effects like sepia, black and white, and blue.


    Audio
    The included RealPlayer for Palm OS enables you to listen to MP3 music files stored on optional expansion cards via the built-in speaker on the Zire 72 or, for stereo sound, using optional stereo headphones or ear buds.

    With the built-in digital voice recorder, you can create voice memos, then synchronize them to your desktop PC and email them to friends and colleagues.

    Display
    The Palm Zire 72 features a 16-bit, 320 x 320 bright transflective TFT color display, which supports more than 65,000 colors.



    Listen to MP3 music files stored on expansion cards via the built-in speaker on the Zire 72

    Connectivity and Expansion
    With the built-in wireless Bluetooth connectivity, you can synchronize the Zire 72 with Bluetooth-enabled computer from across the room (within a range of 10 meters, or approximately 30 feet). But that's just the start. Using a compatible Bluetooth-enabled phone, you can send and receive email and connect to the web, send multimedia (MMS) or text (SMS) messages, and even automatically dial any number in your handheld's Contact's application. You can also synchronize data the "old-fashioned" way via the mini-USB connection at the base of the handheld.

    The Zire 72 uses Multimedia Card and Secure Digital expansion cards, which instantly add software applications, additional memory, large databases, and more without taking up built-in memory space.



    VersaMail software enables you to access and manageyour personal and corporate emai1 while on the go.

    OperatingSystem and Software
    The Zire 72 is powered by Palm OS 5.2.8, which provides higher performance,enhanced multimedia features, support for Bluetooth connectivity and networking,and enterprise-class security. It useses the intuitive and easy-to-learnGraffiti 2 writing software to input data into the handheld (as well asan on-screen keyboard). Windows users can synchronize calendar, contacts,tasks and notes with Microsoft Outlook. The Palm OS features the followingorganizer applications:

    • Contacts: Lets you store several addresses for each contact, and itadds new contact fields for more phone numbers, multiple email addresses,instant messenger IDs, and a website for your contacts.
    • Calendar: Use the new Agenda view to see upcoming calendar events,tasks due and important email, and color-code your events to providean easy way to reference your Calendar in the
    • Agenda, Day, Week, and Month views. Take more notes, or synchronizemore details from your desktop, into the larger Memos and Notes fieldson the handheld.
      Tasks: Use tasks with alarms and repeating tasks to set reminders forimportant commients.
     

    Graffiti 2 allowsyou to enter data quickly into your Palm handheld but it's even more intuitiveand easier to learn

    Along with the standard Palm software, you'll receive a Software EssentialsCD-ROM containing PalmOne's VersaMail, Web Pro, Messages (SMS/MMS), PalmReader, Documents To Go Standard Edition, Acrobat Reader, Solitaire, powerOnePersonal Calculator, and Audible Player for palmOne handhelds (Windowsonly).

    Compatibility
    The Palm Zire 72 is compatible with PCs running Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000,Me, and XP, and with Macs running Mac OS 9, version 9.1 or higher, orMac OS X, version 10.2 or 10.3.

     


    Messagessoftware allows you to send and receive text and multimedia messages andinclude photos taken with the built-in camera.
    What's in the Box
    This package contains the Zire 72 handheld, built-in rechargeable battery, carrying case, mini-USB HotSync cable, power cable, stylus, CD-ROM with Palm Desktop 4.1 software for Windows and Macs (as well as bonus software), and printed Getting Started guide. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery that has a battery life of between 3 and 4.5 hours depending on screen brightness settings and usage. ... Read more

    Features

    • Expansion slot that supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards
    • Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac and Software Essentials CD included
    • Bright, 320x320 transflective TFT color display supports more than 65,000 colors
    • 312 MHz Intel PXA270 processor, Palm OS v5.2.8, 32 MB RAM (24 MB actual storage)
    • Integrated 1.2 MP digital camera that also shoots video
    Reviews (72)

    4-0 out of 5 stars palmOne Zire72
    This was my first PDA purchase and I've been very satisfied. I have used this to arrange my complicated schedule and find it easy to use. I've read reviews given here at Amazon.com and haven't experienced any of the complaints others have. One of the most gratifying aspects is that the Zire72 retains its value. I've owned mine for about six months and I still find the price has remained the same. In a world where technology is always changing and electronics are becoming obselete in a few months, this is very reassuring.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade
    I had a Zire 71, and I think this is a great upgrade. It has more memory, and I like the camera much better. The 71 camera was used by pushing the body up to snap pictures -- a feature I didn't care for much. This one is always ready to snap pictures. Plus, it takes movies with sound. I love capturing the moments of my four-year-old as he grows up. I don't care for the zoom feature -- the picture is closer, but very grainy. Otherwise, the camera is great for on-the-go. The additional memory card feature allows you to store as many photos as you might want to view; however, more photos stored means more of a time-lag in accessing them. Even so, it's only a few seconds, even if it seems longer.

    It also comes with Real Player, for playing MP3s. I don't use it a lot, but sometimes it's nice to have. Usually, if I listen to something on the Palm, I use Audible.com files, as they take up less filespace. But if you're so inclined, additional memory cards help out in accessing your MP3s whenever you feel like listening. The battery isn't extremely long-lasting, although it does fairly well. Be sure to set the display to go off while you're listening, however, or you'll burn through the rechargeable battery a lot more quickly!

    Documents-To-Go is also part of the package, making it easy to synchronize with Excel and Word documents on your PC.

    It also comes with Versa-Mail so that you can synchronize with your Outlook Mail. I tried it and found it merely annoying, but if you're using it for work purposes and need your mail at your fingertips, it might be of more use to you.

    One problem that I did have was in my initial synchronization, I could no longer access my memory cards. After messing around with it for a bit, I found information that this can happen with certain 3rd-party programs installed on the 72. I then did a hard reset and reinstalled 3rd party programs one at a time. Once I had the programs installed that I use most frequently while still maintaining access to my memory card, I stopped reinstalling. I'm not sure which program it was that gave me the problem, but I can tell you it wasn't HandBase or Moon Phases or Solitaire or any of the packaged programs.

    All-in-all, I would recommend this product. It has a beautiful color screen, runs fast, does fairly well with battery power, has lots of memory, and takes great photos and movies. You can also set wallpaper on your calendar and palm desktop. Pretty cool.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Palmtop!!!!
    Wow what a great Palmtop!Bought it on Ebay a week ago and received it this week.Am just upgrading from my VIIx, so this is huge for me.Some advantages over the VIIx.

    1.Color screen
    2.Fast CPU
    3.Docs to go
    4.MP3 player
    5.Camera
    6.Built in audio recorder
    7.Smoother more powerful OS
    8.USB sync which is many times faster than serial
    and Much more!!

    Some disadvantages vs the Palm VIIx

    Stylus-The VIIx had a nice stylus.Why then does the Zire 72 a unit made 3 years later have a plastic stylus?

    Battery-A replaceable battery would have been better.This unit needs charging like once a week.The VIIx would last a month on 2 AAA batteries.

    Cradle-I really miss the cradle.This is very handy for desktop users.Laptop users I can understand why they would not need one, but I am a desktop user.

    Lack of Wifi and wireless WAN capabilities-I miss the old Palm VIIx WAN wireless capabilities.Personally thus business of having to be near a internet hotspot is a major downgrade vs. the Palm VIIx's wireless WAN capabilties.With the VIIx I could access the internet from a taxicab, a train, inside a building, or out in the woods.The old Palm VIIx could access the net from anywhere a cell phone could.personally I think it was a shame that palm.net had to close.


    Overall this is a very good Palm.I am enjoying the unit, but bare in mind that I've only had it for two days.Perhaps after a month I might want my VIIx back, but I hope not.This unit is very nice!!


    John ... Read more

    Asin: B0001KWGP6


    PalmOne Zire 31 Handheld
    by PalmOne
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $149.95 -- our price: Too Low To Display
    (price subject to change: see help)
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    Editorial Review

    The Zire 31, the successor to Palm's Zire 21, is designed for value-conscious students, parents, and anyone who wants to keep their most important day-to-day schedule and contact information close at hand. The bright color screen lets you show off your favorite snapshots (stored on optional expansion cards) to friends, family, and coworkers. The Zire 31 also offers a built-in MP3 player and Secure Digital card expansion for storing digital audio files and photos. The 16 MB memory (14 MB user available) can store thousands of phone numbers, addresses, lunch dates, meetings, birthdays, doctors' appoinents and shopping lists.

     



    UpgradeFeatures
    The Zire 31 offers the following improvements to the Zire 21:

    • Color display (versus the Zire 21's monochrome screen)
    • 16 MB of Memory (versus the Zire 21's 8 MB)
    • MP3 digital audio capability
    • Palm OS 5.2.8 (versus 5.2.1 for the Zire 21).

    Display
    The Palm Zire 31 features a 160 x 160 color STN screen that displays thousandsof colors and features contrast and brightness controls.

    Audio
    The included RealPlayer for Palm OS enables you to listen to MP3 musicfiles stored on optional expansion cards via the built-in speaker or optionalheadphones/ear buds. RealPlayer for Palm OS makes it easy to transferyour personal MP3 music collection to expansion cards and organize yoursongs by creating and editing playlists right on your handheld. It alsooffers an auto-dimming capability to help conserve battery power.

    The Zire31 features a 160 x 160 color STN display with contrast and brightness controls.

    Connectivity and Expansion
    The Zire 31 uses Multimedia Card and Secure Digital expansion cards, which instantly add software applications, additional memory, large databases, and more without taking up built-in memory space. You can synchronize to your desktop PC via the mini-USB connection on the side of the handheld.

    Operating System and Software
    The Zire 31 is powered by Palm OS 5.2.8, which provides higher performance, enhanced multimedia features, and enterprise-class security. It useses the intuitive and easy-to-learn Graffiti 2 writing software to input data into the handheld (as well as an on-screen keyboard). Windows users can synchronize calendar, contacts, tasks and notes with Microsoft Outlook.





    Track expenses on the go with Splash Money

    The Palm OS features the following organizer applications:

    • Contacts: Lets you store several addresses for each contact, and it adds new contact fields for more phone numbers, multiple email addresses, instant messenger IDs, and a website for your contacts.
    • Calendar: Use the new Agenda view to see upcoming calendar events, tasks due and important email, and color-code your events to provide an easy way to reference your Calendar in the Agenda, Day, Week, and Month views. Take more notes, or synchronize more details from your desktop, into the larger Memos and Notes fields on the handheld.
    • Tasks: Use tasks with alarms and repeating tasks to set reminders for important comments.
    Along with the standard Palm software, you'll receive a Software Essentials CD-ROM containing RealOne Mobile Player (Windows only desktop application), PalmOne Photos, Solitaire, powerOne Personal Calculator, Handmark Splash Money, Handmark Mobile DB (keep track of birthdays, auto maintenance, and more), and Audible Player for palmOne handhelds (Windows only).

    Compatibility
    The Palm Zire 31 is compatible with PCs running Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Me, and XP, and with Macs running Mac OS 9, version 9.1 or higher, or Mac OS X, version 10.2 or 10.3.

    What's in the Box
    This package contains the Zire 31 handheld, built-in rechargeable battery, protective flip lid, mini-USB HotSync cable, power cable, stylus, CD-ROM with Palm Desktop 4.1 software for Windows and Macs (as well as bonus software), and printed Getting Started guide. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a battery life of up to a week under normal usage or around 6 hours with continuous digital audio playback. ... Read more

    Features

    • Standard mini-USB connector
    • Comes with Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac and Software Essencials CD
    • 160x160 color display with contrast and brightness controls supports thousands of colors
    • 200 MHz Intel ARM-based processor, Palm OS v5.2.8, 16 MB RAM (14 MB actual storage)
    • Expansion slot supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards
    Reviews (80)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good if you never have to use it outside.
    I liked my Zire 31 until I tried to use it outside.Outdoor light totally washes out the screen.My old Cassiopeia may be plain but at least I can use where ever I am.The Zire should be labeled "For Indoor Use Only".This puppy is going back to the store.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Palm OS better than Pocket PC
    Trust me, I have owned quite a few handhelds from all walks of life including the mini mini laptop known as a pocket pc and I must say that for my money I got a bargain.First of all the price is reasonable and the vendor from Amazon mailed it to me within two days.Complete with the Zire 31 was the CD Rom, guidebook and a free leather case too.The Zire took less than most to upload on my desktop and get it running.It has everything I need such as contacts, calendar, alarm etc... It also has mini databases that I can use to track everything from household expenses or use to view a list of hotels or find a specific area codes, etc...The color resolution is not as sharp as some of the other expensive models but as one reviewer said, "I am not looking to watch a movie or play a high tech game".If I want to do that, I can use my laptop.This is not to say that the color is bad, it's not, its just not as clear as say my Apple laptop.

    The sleek design of the Zire is easy on eyes and light on the hand.For having so much capabilities, this Zire is slim and very light.

    All in all, for the money you pay, you will get you money's worth.Also, downloading stuff from my desktop onto my Zire is a breeze compared to others.I have downloaded Weight Watchers and tons of game on my Zire and it still runs great.I think the only downside to this product is the battery life.It is not as long as I would like it to be but that is ok because I just have to charge it like my phone and I am ready to go.

    I really like this product and I think you will to.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Lated 3 weeks, then went dead.
    Mine worked for about 3 weeks and then it wouldn't turn on. From reading the other reviews it looks like maybe 7 out of 8 have a serious manufacturing defect. ... Read more

    Asin: B0001KWGOW


    Too Low To Display

    PalmOne Zire 21 Handheld
    by PalmOne
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $89.99 -- our price: Too Low To Display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Features

    • Synchronizes with Outlook
    • What’s in the box: Handheld device; Palm Desktop software including Note Pad and Expense; Software Essentials CD with Handmark Mobile DB and PDA Money; pre-installed basic applications such as Address Book, Date Book, etc.
    • Keep all your important information--from appointments to addresses to notes--at your fingertips
    • 8 MB of memory, bonus software, and a fast processor
    • Play games on the go or read an eBook
    Reviews (69)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Total junk
    I had the same bad experience as others- was looking for a simple PDA and got the Zire but after using it less than a dozen times it just broke. Poof. Nothing.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Same problems!
    My palm just died, for the second time in less than a month! I've had mine for nearly 2 years, had never hot sync'ed it, and threw my organizer out when I got my palm. It was good for the first 2 years, and then phht! I wasn't looking for anything flashy, I wanted something very basic. All I needed was a basic organizer and phone book. Now I don't have either, and with no help from support. My problems seem like the same ones everyone else seems to be having, but I do agree--I'm very wary of buying anything from palm again.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Worthless junk: died after a few months of light use.
    It was ok when it's working. The display is a little dim and can be hard to read. It died after a few months (just out of warranty). Now I have a DELL Axim X50, but still like the Palm
    operating system better. Just wish Palm could make more reliable
    hardware. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000CBJ8J
    Sales Rank: 1520
    Subjects:  1. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA, Electronic Organizer)    2. Palm Connected    3. Handheld (Hand Held)   


    Too Low To Display

    Sony CLIE PEG-TH55/U Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics

    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Features

    • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)
    • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery
    • Palm OS version 5.2, Sony Handheld Engine processor, 32 MB RAM
    • Built-in 310K Pixels CMOS Camera with 2x Digital Zoom (JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution), audio player, and video player
    • High resolution TFT Color Display (480 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
    Reviews (39)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Swansong for sony PDA's
    The TH55 was/is a great PDA, no doubt about it.

    The battery life has to be the best around and that includes the multitude of PDA's that have been launched since it came to market.

    Great display, Best implementation of PALM/OS I've seen.
    (I've never been a fan of the stunted implementations of Windows on the IPAQ and similar. You may as well use your laptop!)

    Slightly quirky buttons and an average camera but so what!

    Show me another PDA that can run for 7 days plus ,despite what you throw at it!

    It ranks as a classic along with the Palm V and Palm Vx for its compact size and stylish design.


    5-0 out of 5 stars It's a Shame, Really...
    that Sony decided to drop out of the PDA market (at least in the USA), because the PEG-TH55 would be my choice for PDA of year. It does absolutely everything except make phone calls, and does it with great style and ease of use. The display is simply breathtaking, and while the processing speed could be faster given the price tag, it's hard to pitt an additional 5-sec load time (when displaying thumbnails of 150+ graphics) against the clarity of the images. A good set of ear buds will deliver beautiful sound, and the camera is more than adequate for the type of spur-of-the-moment pictures one would take with such a device. I also love the ability to play videos in widescreen mode.I favor the standard Palm OS datebook, address book and memo pad just because I'm used to it, but the Clie Organizer adds a nice touch of wimsy for those who lean in that direction. I'm also a big fan of the Free Notes utility. Nothing beats the ability to write directly on the screen like a tablet when you're in a hurry.

    I want to add that the documentation states .wma and .wmv formats are not supported, but there is an updated Image Converter download on Sony's support site that will take care of it, so you can drag and drop files in Windows Media format as well as Mp3 and Quicktime.

    I suggest you purchase an aluminum hard case made for this model for extra protection.

    5-0 out of 5 stars perfect for school
    Some things I find it very useful at school for:
    Zap notes off whiteboards with the built-in camera.
    Record lectures in high-quality digital with built-in recorder.
    (I have dedicated recorder for this, but have used my clie as backup once and it worked very well).
    I like the built-in wireless especially, so I can hang around outside at the edge of the library hotspot and check email and radar weather without having to go in, dig out my laptop, etc.
    The camera is good for copying office hours from professor's doors, and also library hours.
    The basic PDA functionality is simply palm OS, so rock solid. I like the IRda hotsync so don't have to mess with messy cables.
    The high resolution screen makes reading ebooks very easy, and displays photos and web images with near laptop clarity.
    Internal memory is big enough for a major bookshelf of ebooks. I have about a dozen books in mine. Great for while waiting in lines. Memory stick pro capability means 512K and 1gb capacity for MP3 tunes. Easy to switch out MP3 sticks for my lecture sticks. Lately I heard Sony stopped making clies. Thats too bad! They really are nice. I suppose I will get a pocket pc or something similar next. What I really would like is built-in GPS with moving map display...and perhaps walkie talkie or cell phone capability to boot. Aloha!
    ... Read more

    Asin: B0001D09XY
    Sales Rank: 14905


    Sony Clie PEG-UX50 Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (12 September, 2003)
    list price: $649.99
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    Features

    • Built-in QWERTY-layout wide-pitch keyboard with backlight
    • What's in the box: Clie handheld, Charger Cradle, USB HotSync Cable, Retractable Stylus, AC Adapter,Hand Strap, Installation CD-ROM, Instruction manuals
    • A new concept in handhelds: an extremely portable personal entertainment communicator
    • 6 oz. with stylus
    • Integrated wireless LAN (802.11b) and Bluetooth interface
    Reviews (30)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice and beautiful clamshell look but some cons
    PROS
    1. It is a very nice look .
    2. has very good features like a camera and can also rotate.
    3. It also has both bluetooth and WIFI that is a good for people on the
    go.
    4. It now has a low price than 2 years ago.
    5. will atract and impress many people

    CONS
    1. bad battery life (can buy extra battery . 3X longer also sold at amazon
    very cheap.
    2. limited applications

    I think this is a very good p.e.o. and you shoud buy it if you like attention or really need it

    4-0 out of 5 stars Love mine, but there are some problems
    I bought my UX-50 off eBay for about half the going rate of a refurbished new unit. Since I paid so little, I really don't have much to complain about. However, if I had paid $500 for a new-refurbished unit - or $800 for a brand-new unit when the UX-50s were first released - I probably would not have given a 4-star review.

    Here are the positives:
    - I don't understand why so many people complain about the UX-50 only having a "landscape" screen option. I got used to using the landscape screen in no time. There are third-party programs you can download to convert some applications to portrait mode if you want, but I really didn't feel the need. Granted, the landscape screen means there's a lot of wasted space on the touchscreen, but I didn't have any problems using the screen as-is. I also think the screen size is AWESOME considering the features packed into this little gadget.
    - The functionality is, without a doubt, amazing. The UX-50 can replace your keychain digital camera, digital voice recorder, PDA, MP3 player AND you can check your e-mail with it! They managed to pack a lot of features into this little PDA.
    - Sound on the MP3 player is great. I have a Sony VAIO laptop that has a built-in Memory Stick port so it's really easy for me to put a ton of music onto my 512 MB stick and have music wherever I go. I have a Nomad MP3 player but I rarely use it because the UX-50's MP3 player is so easy to use.
    - The camera is great and takes good pictures in enough light. The zoom feature is neat.
    - The PDA functionality is exactly what you'd expect - it works well. The UX-50 has enough internal memory for you to load lots of programs into it.

    Negatives:
    - It took me a lot of tinkering and research to get the 802.11B wireless feature to work. Apparently there was some kind of problem with the wireless connection software in most UX-50s, and if yours has the problem you have to download a special program, called Mobile Manager, to get it to work correctly. Not that Sony tells you this - I had to research it for myself on user bulletin boards. After a LOT of tweaking my wireless works - sometimes. The mobile browser, NetFront, won't load graphics-heavy pages and is quick to give "insufficient memory" and timeout errors. Unfortunately there's no way to upgrade NetFront 3.0, which came with the UX-50, to NetFront 3.1.
    - Battery life truly does suck. I solved this by purchasing a third-party manufactured case and car kit off of eBay - the case has a USB port integrated, so now I can plug the USB sync cable into the case's port and charge my Clie. The car kit consists of a USB cable and an adapter that fits my car's cigarette lighter. Now I can charge wherever I go, which helps greatly with the battery life issue. And I don't have to use the stupid "charging sled" to do it. Which brings me to my next point...
    - I would really like to know why Sony made a PDA that you can't charge with a USB cable. It seems ridiculous to me. Before I found the USB-port case I had to lug the stupid charger and sled around with me. The charger is bulky and the sled makes the UX-50 too thick to fit in a pocket or small purse. As it is, now I can't plug the UX-50 in and let it charge while I sync it throughout my workday, which is always what I've done with other PDAs. This was a really dumb design idea.
    - The only other negative thing is that some parts of the UX-50 feel flimsy - I often feel like I am going to break the screen off rotating it back and forth, and the USB sync port has a small cover that feels like it could rip off at any time.

    Overall, though, this is a great productivity tool and very nifty to carry around. It has a considerable "cool factor" and there's great functionality to boot. The negatives are bummers, but this thing is basically a mini laptop computer with a camera built in, so I don't expect everything to be perfect. I'm just bummed Sony's no longer going to be selling PDAs in the U.S. - hopefully they will change their minds before my UX-50 dies or becomes obsolete.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Attack of the Chimera PDA
    Wow, what a device. I was impressed with this PDA on steriods from the moment I pulled it out of the box. Normally I am dissapointed when I purchase a new gadget. It either doesn't work as advertised or it is so convoluted that I excile it to the land of misfit toys. This PDA though comes through on all of its promised features. With a respectable digital photo, video and audio capability combined with 802.11 wireless, bluetooth, Infra Red as well as USB data interface capability, what more could a PDA require. To be fair and balanced, The UX-50 does have a few issues that detract from its status as PDA nirvana. One is its fragility. I feel like I am holding a delicate piece of bone china everytime I use it. Additionally, I am very dissapointed in Sony and their decision to get out of the PDA business, and just when they seemed to get it. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000AQFZ9
    Sales Rank: 8284
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player   


    Sony CLIE PEG-UX40/U Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (21 September, 2003)
    list price: $549.99
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    Features

    • What's in the box: CLIE handheld, Charger Cradle, USB HotSync Cable, Retractable Stylus, AC Adapter, Hand Strap, Installation CD-ROM, Instruction manuals
    • A new concept in handhelds: an extremely portable personal entertainment communicator
    • 6 onces, including stylus
    • Integrated Bluetooth interface
    • High-resolution TFT Color Display (480 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best PDA I've Owned
    I've owned way too many PDAs, and have come to several conclusions:

    1 Palm OS excells,
    2. HP iPaqs are a disaster,and
    3. SONY exceeded my expectations.

    Unless you need Wi-Fi, it's not worth it.

    This is by far the most feature filled unit that is on the market. It's size and features will address just about any need you may have.

    Keyboard is comfortable, and bundled software is great to show off the features.You'll be hard pressed to get over the novelty of this wonderful machine.You won't be sorry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best PDA out there (not including UX50)
    I have had several PDAs, and this is by far the best.I got it mainly for the built-in keyboard and high-res screen, but it is the total package.I sold my Dell Axim which was quite good to get the UX40 and I don't miss it at all.

    Pros:
    - Super compact
    - Loaded with features
    - Bluetooth built-in
    - Great screen
    - Keyboard is very convenient
    - Multimedia
    - Fast
    - Super cool and well made

    Cons:
    - Battery life not great, but OK
    - Kind of pricey
    - Camera good only for low res pics

    - Landscape screen only (not a big deal to me)

    Buy it - you know you want it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it if you have the money!
    Size, WiFi and Bluetooth, video playback, design. This unit is amazing. It arrived monday (one week early) and exceeded expectations. It is smaller than I expected. Set-up was simple...within minutes of taking it out of the box I was surfing the web via Bluetooth. The screen looks great, though a bit too small. Web browsing is very cool, but you dont want to spend alot of time online as the screen is very small. Email app works great. MP3 player is stereo which is awesome. You can listen to MP3's while browsing the web and transfering MP3s to a memory stick is a breeze. I transfered over 50 MP3s in a few minutes to a 256MB Pro stick. The design is great, looks very sexy as is very small. Smaller than most PDA's on the market. The onboard camera is descent, but should have been better. In movie mode it records 15fps not 30fps. The video player though, plays back awesome 30fps MP4 video....looks GREAT!!! This is one of the UX40's best features. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000AQH4Y
    Sales Rank: 23922
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player   


    Sony Clie PEG-TJ37/U Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $299.99
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    Features

    • Palm OS version 5.2, i.MXL application processor, 32 MB RAM
    • Built-in 310K Pixels CMOS Camera with 2x Digital Zoom (JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution), audio player, and video player
    • High resolution TFT Color Display (320 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
    • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)
    • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery
    Reviews (25)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA for PDA functions
    People are asking too much for a PDA to be a PDA. If you want to get an all-in-one device, then get a smartphone/black-berry kind of thing. This is a PDA and it worked well for me. The only thing that doesn't come with it is the voice recorder (but you can alway make some notes). I got it for about $155 brand new in the box, and I think it's worth for the price.
    Sony screen resolution is alway the best. Internet connection is great. Yes, you need an extra memory stick (but it's cheaper now with 512MB MS-Pro for about $55 online). Sony stops making PDAs. Therefore, these PDA will be "collectable" Sony brand PDAs soon.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Clie is the palm to go with
    I read through many reviews on amazon before buying so I thought I would give my opinion on some of the issues.The two biggest complaints I saw were about the stylus being too small and the battery being too delicate.I was a little worries about the stylus because I write a lot (actually wore out my last palm's writing surface), but I figured I would carry my own stylus.This was not necessary because the Clie stylus is great!I have no idea what the complaints were based on.It is a retractable stylus, meaning it is small when you remove it but it extends to the length of a normal, comfortable stylus.In fact, the design is very smart :)As for the battery, mine works great -- although I've only had the Clie a few weeks.however, I imagine that some people who were complaining about battery failure did not take care of the battery.Every lithium battery is delicate.The best way to preserve the life of your batter is to calibrate it once every 3 months.This means completely draining the battery down to 0 before charging it up again.if you don't do this your battery life will become less and less over time.In conclusion, this is the best Palm I've ever used.It is snappy, runs 3rd party apps very well, has an easy to use launcher, nice graphics, camera takes nice pictures, wireless works great (although it supports limited encryption types), all in all a great purchase :)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Extended Warranty is worthless on this unit
    I purchased the Sony Clie PEG-TJ37 because it had the features I was looking for at a reasonable price. I did't want to learn a new operating system. The unit worked perfect for the first six months. I did experince some problems with the built-in software but was able to upload patches to fix the wireless connectivity problems. The camera was excellent. Being able to take digital pictures and then send them via the internet wirelessly was such a comfort. I never used the mp3 player. All other funtions as for as hot sync's of software was a snap. The problems I had were due tothe flimsy cover to protect the screen. It lost one of the rubber hinges and didn't offer much protection. I purchased the 2 year extended warranty from Sony. That also was a big mistake. My unit would not cut off and the screen was cracked due to an accidental drop. The warranty was to have covered this, but I found out later that it didn't cover the cracked screen. I am very hesitant about buying another PDA from Sony for this reason. I will never pay for an extended warranty again. I have been asked to pay 147.00 to repair the unit even after purchasing the extended coverage which i refuse to pay. Hopefully I can find another unit and if I do pay for any insurance I wll make sure that what is told me by the salesman is also written and underlined in the contract before buying. ... Read more

    Asin: B0001D09YI
    Sales Rank: 2865


    Sony Clie PEG-NX80V (Silver) Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (11 July, 2003)
    list price: $549.99
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    Features

    • High-powered handheld running Palm OS 5 and packed with multimedia features
    • Built-in 1.3 mega pixel camera
    • Video recording and playback
    • Expansion slots for integrated CompactFlash and Memory Stick cards
    • What's in the box: CLIÉ Handheld, USB HotSync Cradle, AC adapter, Stereo headphones and remote controller, AC plug adapter (with attachment), Hand strap, Retractable Stylus
    Reviews (18)

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best PDAs in the market
    I've been using my Sony Clie NX80V since a year, and is still impressive the performance of this palm... the swivel screen allows you to use this like a normal PDA or like a laptop, an even better with its small keyboard, convenient for thumb fingers or small hands. I also found amazing the dual (CF and MemoryStick) card reader, and if you buy the WiFi CF card for Clie, you can do everything with this handheld. Besides, it has a lot of convenient software, like the Picsel viewer and NetFront browser. The only software I added is DocumentsToGo, and I can edit my .doc and .xls files (even simple PowerPoint presentations), and still view it in my PC when I plug my Clie to it. The screen is huge, brillant with its wonderful shrinkable Graffiti area, that allows you to add direct access to many applications you use often. Finally the camera is really great (I haven't seen any PDA with a 1.3M pixels built-in camera... and fast), and Sony knows how to make it look beautiful, including the cradle, and the MP3 player sound great, and much better with the hand controller.

    It's one of the best products I've ever used

    5-0 out of 5 stars Say Goodbye To Sony's US and European PDA Market
    I love my Sony Clie, PEG NX80V.I bought it less than a year ago, and the resolution, screensize and vivid display still astound my associates.The performance is quick for PDAs made in 2003, and the product is still superior in technology when compared to most of todays sales.I have to complain that Sony stopped offering online updates (drivers, patches, etc) for this product less than 7 months after releasing it. Now, after current stocks run out, Sony will retreat to ASIA, where they are selling the latest PDA, it's really going to blow you away.
    Compare Sony to Palm, and Sony comes in about equal. I recommend buying this product new or used, it has never let me down.

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's All About Accessories - The Good and the Bad
    In today's world of electronic gadgets, there are two things that really are frustrating:1) Once you buy an electronic gadget - it often is obsolete the next day; 2) You often need to get lots of accessories to get the most use of your gadget.On top of that, when you are ready to buy a replacement gadget to replace the one you want - all of the accessories you bought are suddenly no good. Thus, the dilemma I faced when my old Palm IIIc finally showed signs it was nearing the end of its life was what to buy.I had used my IIIc for 3 1/2 years. During this time, I had such accessories as a Leather Case,A Keyboard, and a Travel Charger.Now as I was viewing what Palm (today) had to offer, I discovered that those nice accessories I owned were suddenly no good because none of the new models that Palm offered were compatible with them. Not a happy camper. As I mention above, this isn't a Palm-specific problem, but a problem with consumer electronics - and something companies in the consumer electronics industry have completely taken advantage of the consumers.

    Enter Sony's Clie PEG-NX80V - this is known as Sony's Personal Electronics Organizer. In addition to being a very impressive unit, it did seem to solve some of my immediate problems around accessories, but of-course introduced a new set of accessory problems I did not imagine.

    First up the unit itself. It is a beautiful unit that will immediately make a great first impression.It is silver and basically looks like a mini tablet computer. For starters, the unit folds down into its own hard case - so I didn't need to buy any extra cases because this protected the screen (I keep mine in a Day Planner binder, but you still may want a leather cover to prevent case scratches).When you open the unit, you will see a screen and a keyboard - now it looks like a mini laptop. The Keyboard solved my dilemma of having to buy a keyboard (I use mine to enter sales data and really depend on a keyboard - this one works great). Now the cool feature is you can swivel the screen around and fold it back down on top of the keyboard into the traditional PDA view - now its just like a regular PDA. The PEG-NX80V package also comes with a beautiful looking USB cradle in which the back of the cradle is translucent. In addition, the AC Charger unplugs from the cradle and can be plugged into an plug adapter that connects to the unit - now you have your travel charger.Yes, the plug adapter is included.That solved my travel adapter problem (I take it on the road a lot).The unit also has a slot for expanding memory with a Sony Memory Stick or Compact Flash Card as well as connecting a wireless lan card.

    There are some other impressive features with this unit. First up the stuff you get out of the box.The unit comes loaded with Palm OS 5.Sony also packages their own version of the Launcher Program - which looks very attractive.The Sony Launcher does get some getting used to, but I like it because it looks good.If you can't get used to it, you can switch to the traditional Palm OS launcher.There is a jog dial on the unit for making scrolling lists very easy. To write, the unit comes with Palm's Graffiti 2, but there is something better - the Decuma Input Handwriting Recognition Software.Decuma Input has a utility where you enter your handwriting and then the unit will recognize your writing.I found the change from standard Graffiti to Graffiti 2 a bit annoying.But Decuma Input is terrific and once you get used to it, you won't go back.The unit will allow you to switch between Decuma Input and Graffiti.The unit comes with an application that will turn your PDA into a Universal Remote Control to use with such devices as a TV, DVD, VCR, etc.Finally the unit comes with a built in voice memo recorder for recording quick voice memos, storing them in the unit and playing them back.Only thing disappointing is a very cheap styled stylus.

    As for this being a Personal Electronics Organizer, it has some terrific features - but also some warnings. For starters it has a Built in 1.3 Megapixel Camera with a flash - its only 1.3 Megapixels, so it won't replace your digital camera.It's a nice feature and you can store pictures and do some cool things like put photos in your address book.Be warned - snapping a picture will consume a lot of power from your battery (especially with the flash) - more than you expect.Be also warned, you MUST have a Memory Stick to export/import pictures with your PC and Clie - thus another accessory. There also is a built in MP3 Player (the unit does come with headphones) and a Movie Camera as well.Using the MP3 unit and Movie Camera does require the Use of a Memory Stick - thus this becomes another "required" accessory.The Data Backup Program does also require the Memory Stick.From looking at the specs, it isn't intuitive you need the Memory Stick for these features.

    While this is a great unit and it did solve my accessory problems, it created a whole new set of others (namely with the Memory Stick).It is also worth noting to get the Wireless LAN for internet access is a costly accessory as well.However the unit is still very impressive looking and works terrific.Price out what accessories you want and need - then shop carefully.Your bet is to try to get it on sale or for a rebate though to get the most for your money. ... Read more

    Asin: B00009TSJZ
    Sales Rank: 21449
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player   


    Sony Clie PEG-NX73V Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (24 June, 2003)
    list price: $459.99
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    Editorial Review

    Sony’s Clié range has included flip-and-swivel PDAs for some time, but NX73V is the sleekest yet. With its magnesium slate black case, Sony has managed to bring together a huge range of features, in a PDA that while on the large side, is still quite pocketable.

    Running Palm OS 5, on an Intel PXA263 processor running at 200MHz, the NX73V has 16MB or RAM and a 300K pixel camera that supports up to 640 x 480 resolution. However, it is the screen that is the biggest attention-grabber as its capable of 320 pixels of width and 480 of length if you shrink the Graffiti area.Viewing diary dates, or reading files using the supplied Picsel Viewer, which can cope with document types including HTML, PDF and Microsoft Word, is a positive experience because the display format is closer to the ‘portrait’ orientation of standard paper, and therefore somehow feels better than more usual squarer Palm PDA screens.

    There is plenty of other software provided by Sony, pre-installed so you don’t need to take up any of the RAM to use it. The range runs from an MP3 and ATRAC3 player to an infra red remote control, world alarm clock, handwriting recognition software, digital video and stills viewers, email and SMS applications, and software for taking still and moving images with the built-in camera. There is no flash, but you can make settings for indoor and outdoor shots which should help you get the most out of your images.

    There are both Compact Flash and Memory Stick card slots, and as is usual with this range from Sony, there is a tiny thumb-tappable keyboard which, if your fingers are small enough, you can use pretty effectively.

    This is an expensive, top of the range Clié, which has plenty of multimedia capability but could also be used to good effect at work.--Sandra Vogel ... Read more

    Features

    • Built-in voice recorder with adjustable recording sensitivity
    • What's in the box: CLIÉ Handheld, USB HotSync Cradle, AC adapter, Stereo headphones and remote controller, AC plug adapter, Hand strap, Retractable Stylus, Installation CD-ROM, Instructions Manual, Graffiti Card
    • High-powered handheld running Palm OS 5 and packed with multimedia features
    • Built-in CMOS camera offering 640 x 480 resolution
    • Video recording and playback capability
    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent option for palm lovers
    I came from using TRGpro & Handera 330. Difficult to find a new PalmOS machine with the high usability of extinguished models.
    I bought this unit recently, and love it. The screen is sharp (screen protector is a must before any use) and colourful. The dual card option (memory stick & CF) is scarse in PalmOS PDAs. I am a pediatrician an use both 1GB CF & 512MB MSPro cards.If you need to store a lot of data for reference or database needs, then NX-73V or NX-80V is for you. The difference: 5MB more (real) RAM and 1.3MP camera for NX80V. But NX73V is comparable in use and has a beautiful black case.
    JackFlash is a must to take use of 15MB aditional FlashROM memory available inside the NX73V, so you take many files off RAM (to cards or FlashROM) to make space available.
    Hope Palm & others will offer dual card capability in the future for PalmOS, but it would be unlikely.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I like it!
    I gotta say, I bought this thing thinking that I would probably just use it to store numbers and play MP3's.I've owned the old Palm Pilot Original, the Palm V, and now this Clie.I must say that the Clie simply blows everything else out of the water.It's like a mini computer! I can view pictures, PDF's, XLS, DOC with the bundled software. The screen resolution is really awesome.

    I've found myself taking it wherever I'm going (which is the point of a PDA!!!). This never happened before with my older PDA's because they were simply calendars and phonebooks... I enjoy having the camera on me at random times.Taking a little picture of my favorite dish at a restaurant or capturing a great picture of my dog at the park.Those are times you always wished you had brought your digicam but never had it on you!

    The DECUMA input sucks... you need to write really neatly and separate e a c hl e t t e rso that it knows what you're talking about.I much prefer Graffiti 2.Graffiti 2 is soooo much cooler than Graffiti 1 that I have been using previously.BUT best of all, this thing has a QWERTY keyboard. I cannot stress how much nicer it is to use the QWERTY.I haven't used the stylus much at all. Most of my inputs are now a process of using my fingertip and then using the keyboard.It REALLY is much faster.

    I also enjoy the fact that the thing doesn't have to boot up to get to the digicam or the voice recorder. One click of either button and the unit automatically snaps to the application you are requesting.I am enjoying taking oral notes with the voice record feature when I'm on the go and don't have time to type.

    Overall, I'd suggest that you also check out the NX80 due to the better camera.I think I'll buy an NX80 eventually, but right now, for the price, the 73V does exactly what I need without costing TOO much.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Glad I Upgraded
    Previous happy owner of a Clie NR60 but had to upgrade when I dropped it and broke the screen.The NX73 has everything I liked about my previous machine and in addition is Faster, has better screen resolution, and the Upgraded Palm OS.The Decuma handwriting recognition is great.The more I use it the more I like the ablity to take notes in my writing.The camara is lame and not a reason to buy this machine.The option for using CF cards is great plus in flexibility and cost.If you like to type your notes into your PDA, then this machine is not for you.The touch of the keyboard gives barely enough feedback.The Tungsten C has much better keyboard feel if you feel this is important.Bottom Line, if you like the big screen of the CLIE clamshell models (which to me makes a big difference), this is definitely the machine to buy. ... Read more

    Asin: B00009TT2W
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player   


    Sony Clie PEG-NZ90 Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (16 February, 2003)
    list price: $749.99
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    Editorial Review

    The new Palm-powered PEG-NZ90 Clié handheld pushes the envelope of handheld computing, featuring the new Palm OS 5.0 as well as an ARM-compliant 200 MHz CPU for enhanced overall performance and exceptional multimedia experience.

    The built-in 2-megapixel camera supports UXGA resolution (1,600 x 1,200) for high-quality still photos, and includes several enhancements, such as 2x digital zoom, strobe flash, auto focus, and manual exposure adjustment, to help make your photos look their best. You can also record and play back video (MPEG-4) and store it on Memory Stick media.

    Built-in Bluetooth technology allows you to pair your Clié handheld with other Bluetooth-compatible peripheral devices. HotSync your Clié handheld with a Bluetooth-enabled Vaio PC, exchange data or play games between Clié handhelds using Bluetooth, or connect to the Internet via a mobile phone with built-in Bluetooth--all wirelessly (Bluetooth-compatible peripherals sold separately and Internet service provider required).

    The PEG-NZ90 is also equipped with a wireless communication slot for adding an optional wireless LAN (802.11b) card. Browse the Web, check e-mail, and synchronize data wirelessly with your PC via wireless local area network (LAN access point sold separately and Internet service provider required).

    This new Clié also incorporates a voice recorder feature to record and play back voice memos. A 128 MB Memory Stick can hold approximately 535 minutes of voice recording in LP mode. The PEG-NZ90 also includes a slim and stylish multifunction USB cradle, with folding mechanism for portability. It is USB compatible for HotSync operations and printing JPEG still images directly to a printer. You can also display JPEG pictures on a monitor using the AV output.

    Another new feature is the removable lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. The "Smart" lithium battery pack indicates the remaining battery life in minutes. Additional battery packs (PEGA-BP500) sold separately.

    Note: Compatible with Sony's wireless LAN card (PEGA-WL100) only. PEGA-WL100 sold separately.

    What's in the box

    • Clie handheld
    • USB cradle (for HotSync operation and printer connection)
    • USB cable (for HotSync operation)
    • USB cable (for printer connection)
    • Stylus
    • AC Adapter
    • AC Cable
    • Stereo headphones
    • Remote controller
    • Hand strap
    • Installation CD-ROM
    • Read This First
    • Troubleshooting Q&A
    • End User License Agreement
    • Graffiti sticker
    • Limited Warranty Statement
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Built-in MP3 audio player
    • What's in the box: Clie handheld, USB cradle, USB cable, USB cable, Stylus, AC Adapter, AC Cable, Stereo headphones, Remote controller, Hand strap, Installation CD-ROM
    • Built-in 2 Mega-Pixel Camera with flash and 2X digital zoom
    • Built-in Bluetooth for wireless connectivity with peripherals
    • Video recording (MPEG-4) and playback (MPEG-1, MPEG-4)
    Reviews (19)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect gadget for enthusiasts
    I had this PDA for almost two years now and it still works properly except that it's internal memory falls short compared to other PDAs. Most of it's people seems to complain it's battery usage especially when operating cameras but if you make your backlit screen minimal as possible, then the camera will last longer even with the flash. I do that all the time and usually gets me 50 shots with flash if used continuosly without quitting; quitting so would make results for your battery life different. MP3 works great but you'll need to format your mp3s to atrac3 using sony's software since all it playback is atrac3. I also recommand that you get at least 256mb of merory stick pro for this one; that way you can backup lots of data in case your pda screws up and also to store some video clips, games, works, etc. If you want to playback mp3s, buy the standard magicgate merory stick fot it; only those can playback atrac3s. This pda can access most of webpages too as long as it doesn't eat away too much of merory space. I hope this review helps some of those who wish to use it's built-in camera very efficiently because I know I did.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A small PC
    It's very hard to rate this handheld because it's not really a PDA.I've owned it for 2 years and hardly use it.Everything has been pretty much said and fairly accurate.It's a great handheld for those who travel and want instant internet access on a great screen, without carrying a laptop.My previous PDA was a palm (which promptly died at the 1 year mark), and it was with me all the time because it was so portable.My low rating is really from my annoyance that it's too bulky and heavy (yes, it is like a brick) to be "worn" in that way.The best thing is definately the screen, it's very bright and everything that you tap on responds instantly.Big minuses include the lack of memory, terrible battery life (one picture with the flash is all I got before it drained), and the expensive sony peripherals.The stylus is situated in a horrible place that it slides out easily and I've lost one every few months (and I hardly use it).The camera lens cover slides open easily.There aren't any good form fitting covers for this thing other than ones that look like a pocket book. The camera and built in mic aren't bad.It has a nice set of utilities.It's great for someone on the road all the time and lives out of a briefcase or bag.

    1-0 out of 5 stars a piece of junk
    Dont ever buy this product. It comes with a packet of junk softwares. Take for example audio player. It can only play files which has a frequency of 44.1KHz and data rate of 96kbps to 128kbps. However there are some awesome products out there, but since sony doesnt provide their API, these products dont work for nz90.
    Battery life is terrible. Even when your battery is %80 percent charged, you cannot use flash to take a picture. I think with fully charged battery you can only take 5 ( yes it is 5) pictures. Then your battery is totally gone.
    There are so many negatives for this products that I can write 5 paged on that!!!!
    Exteremely disappointed user of nz90.
    Luckily I saved so many friends of mine to do the same mistake!!! ... Read more

    Asin: B000087L74
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player   


    Sony Clie PEG-TJ35 Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (28 October, 2004)
    list price: $249.99
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    Features

    • Listen to tunes on the road with the integrated MP3 audio player and optional Memory Stick PRO media
    • View native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and PDF documents
    • Write letters naturally with Decuma handwriting recognition software
    • High resolution color display produces over 65,000 colors for amazing clarity
    • Stay organized and entertained--at home or on the road
    Reviews (20)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Sony CLIE PEG-TJ35/U from Tech for Less
    I recently returned my reboxed Sony CLIE PEG-TJ35/U from Tech for Less.PalmOS 5.1 caused some of my repair tracking programs to not work so I returned it within four days.Tech for Less charges a 20% restocking fee; fair enough but I asked to defer that until I can research which older Palm OS will work.

    It seems that PalmOS 4.1 works with my program but now Tech For Less says that I had to take store credit at the time so no deal on credit the $19 that they charged for restocking fee towards a older Sony Clie PEG-T665C.

    Oh well, they loose and another seller on Amazon .com got my business.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I wish this could be a better review...
    I bought my TJ35 about 6 months ago.As others here have said, I am a true Sony fanatic.I researched carefully before choosing this item, and felt as though I got the best PDA for my money.Considering I use my PDA about 4 hours a day, that is saying a lot!

    Let me say that I love the screen of this unit.It hardly scratches, is crystal clear, and the picture is very sharp.The software bundle is very robust.The flip cover is cheesy and the telescope stylus drove me nuts, however!

    IMPORTANT: The batter will last a long time for any PDA if you do this one important thing: in the Prefs general section, look for the item labled "beam receive" and turn it off.I think it is under the general section, but I'm not positive.This will vastly improve your battery life!!!

    All worked well until about 45 days later when the unit suddenly stopped hot synching and charging.I mean, I literally hot synched the unit, installed another program 10 minutes later, and nothing would work.I tried everything I knew, but couldn't get it to work.As I built the three computers in my house and have an IT degree, I feel that I did an extensive amount of troubleshooting.I called the company and had to go though the "Did you reboot your computer" steps with the person for 45 minutes just to get a ticket to send the product back.Then I had to wait 17 days for Sony to send the item back to me.

    This is where it gets interesting.They determined that they couldn't fix my brand new device and sent me a refurbished model.I called up the company to complain, stating that I didn't want someone else's rejected model, I wanted a new one like I sent them.Especially with all the backlight problems the model has had.I was assured that the model sent to me had no backlight issues.

    Wrong.Less than 30 days later, the backlight goes out.I call up customer service again, demanding that I receive a new model, since this is the second defective one I've received.No go.I told them I didn't want to go without a PDA for three weeks every two months.I was told by a supervisor that he didn't care how long I had to go without my device.

    After more than 25 phone calls to Sony Customer support, I finally received a service return box in the mail.And then another.And then another.With three different return authorization numbers.These boxes came the week I moved, so of course I didn't have time to send the item off then.And after that, I became seriously ill and was diagnosed with a significant long-term condition that has left me barely able to leave the house.So now I will send the PDA and the three authorization forms to Sony and see what they will do.Probably nothing, because it's obvious that the company cares little for the insignificant hard-working customers who shell out two week's worth of grocery money for their product.

    Who knows, maybe next Christmas one of my family members will buy me a Tungsten!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Backlight Hell
    The old saying "misery likes compay" has never been more true.I'm somewhat comforted by reading about others who have also expressed extreme frustration over the backlight issue with this PDA.Frankly, I loved it.It is smaller than my first PDA (a Handspring Visor) and had an awesome screen.It works like a charm with Outlook at work.A real nice machine. Then the backlight went out.And they fixed it.Then it went out again. And they fixed it.Then the light went out.And they aren't returning my e-mails.I'm officially done with Sony.I should have gone wth my gut that said up front, "don't buy a Sony product" but the guy at Best Buy assured me that my past bad experiences with Sony products were history.Live and learn.Go with your gut.Don't buy Sony. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000DBJRF
    Sales Rank: 25574
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player   


    Sony Clie PEG-TJ25 Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $199.99
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    Features

    • High resolution color display produces over 65,000 colors for amazing clarity
    • Super-slim aluminum body discreetly slides into your pocket or purse
    • Center Jog Dial Navigator wheel and arrows enable four-way directional movements for easy access to your applications and information
    • Store and transfer digital files with optional Memory Stick PRO media
    • Stay organized and entertained--at home or on the road
    Reviews (12)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA if the backlight doesn't burn out
    I've had my PDA for about a year and never had a major problem however one month after the extended warantee expired my backlight burned out.The color screen is useless without it.This is a chronic problem with the sony Clie's.They offer very little support for this problem if your expensive pda burns out.A know design flaw that cost as much as the pda to fix.Don't buy a sony Clie if you can't afford to replace the unit after a year.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Unreliable junk
    This is one of the worst products of any kind that I have ever bought in my entire life. My first one lost power after a month, even though it was charged and never came back on. They tried a new battery, but the gizmo was dead. So, I got the replacement. Heck, there can be a bad apple in every barrel.

    The new one had a great deal of difficulty keeping the backlight on. For no apparent reason, it would just not be on when the unit was turned on. Usually holding the power on switch up would start it up. That was until the final day, when it wouldn't come on, dumped all my data and died. This was when it was only three months old. The only thing that restrained me from driving my car over it so that it would be really dead, was the thought that I needed to return it.

    In addition, if you should be so foolish as to buy this thing, if it happens inadvertently turn on in your purse or if it rings an alarm for a meeting and you don't hear it, it will stay on until the battery dies.

    You've been warned..................

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nasriah
    It is one of the best out of sony products that you can get. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000DBJRS
    Sales Rank: 13995


    Sony Clie PEG-NX70V (Silver) Handheld
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $499.99
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    Editorial Review

    The Palm-powered PEG-NX70V Clié handheld comes equipped with a built-in digital camera (310,000 effective pixels) for taking digital pictures and video. The camera resolution has been improved to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) with an option to save the images on Memory Stick media in JPEG format. Furthermore, the PEG-NX70V will record and play back video (MPEG-4) and store it on Memory Stick media.

    The PEG-NX70V is equipped with a wireless communication slot for adding an optional wireless LAN (802.11b) card. Browse the Web, check e-mails, and synchronize data wirelessly with your PC via wireless local area network (LAN access point sold separately and Internet service provider required).

    Display
    The PEG-NX70V features high resolution on its 320 x 480 pixel backlit color display, which can display over 65,000 colors.

    Operating System
    The Sony Clié PEG-NX70V is powered by Palm OS 5.0 for more processing power, multimedia features, wireless connectivity, and higher security than OS 4.1.

    Extra Software
    The PEG-NX70V comes with the following Sony software: Audio Player, Clié Album, Clié Camera, Clié Mail, Clié Memo, Clié Remote Commander, Clié Viewer, Flash Player 5, Image Converter 2 1.0 (for PC), Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Export 1.1 (for PC), Memory Stick Files, Memory Stick Import, Movie Player, Movie Recorder, PictureGear Studio (for PC), PhotoStand, Photo Editor, SonicStage LE 1.5 (for PC), Sound Converter 1.0 (for PC), Sound Utility, Voice Recorder, and World Alarm Clock

    Compatibility
    The Sony Clié PEG-NX70V is compatible with Windows 98 SE, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home, and XP Professional editions.

    In the Box
    The Sony Clié PEG-NX70V comes with a USB HotSync cradle, stylus, AC Adapter, stereo headphones, remote controller, plug adapter, plug adapter attachment, hand strap, installation CD-ROM, beginner's guide, add-on application guide, End User License Agreement, Graffiti sticker, and limited-warranty statement. ... Read more

    Features

    • High-resolution TFT color display (320 x 480 pixels)
    • 16 MB of RAM, 16 MB of ROM, Memory Stick expansion slot
    • What's in the box: PEG-NX70V, USB HotSync cradle, stylus, AC Adapter, stereo headphones, remote controller, plug adapter, plug adapter attachment, hand strap, installation CD-ROM, beginner's guide
    • Built-in digital camera (310,000 effective pixels)
    • Integrated wireless communication slot
    Reviews (42)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good not Great
    I think it's pointless to go on and on when writing a review so I'm gonna keep this short:
    The Sony clie peg-nx70v is one wonderful piece of equipment.
    I found that I extremely liked some of it's features like the compact design with the rotating screen, the thumb keyboard, the icon lay out, the camera/video recorder, and the voice recorder.
    However, I rate it only good not great because of the annoying weight, how prone it is to being damaged, it's batery which tends to die rather quickly, and it's price.

    Overall, I recomend the Sony clie peg-nx70v to most anybody!

    5-0 out of 5 stars me and my Clie
    This thing has more buttons & bells than I'll ever use!I'm glad I bought a book "How to use Your Clie".The included paperwork doesn't begin to explain everything you can do.Screen display is sharp & clear.I like using Graffiti to enter data rather than the keyboard. (You have three entry methods to choose from.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
    Unbelievable technology!!!Great sony software to improve the useability and increase the features available.Incredible leadership by Sony, very innovative.I purchased mine for $299 a display model at a local retailer, I had a 32 mb memory stick from a video camera I had,I have only had the CLIE for a few days but its wonderful,I have not tried to sync it yet, for mac you need the program the Missing Sync for 30$ you can download it I haven't yet, but I have read good reviews and it seems like a solid program.

    No complaints, it seems that something like this should costat least$1500.The software that Sony provides for it is excellent Bravo Sony!!!I purchased the Zire 71 which is also an excellent product at a great price around $249, but if you can get the Sony for anywhere close to $369 or more its still a great deal. ... Read more

    Asin: B00006RSJ1
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player   


    Garmin iQue 3600 PDA/GPS Handheld System with Americas Detailed Street Mapping
    by Garmin
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $589.99 -- our price: $437.74
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    Editorial Review

    Early Adopters Pick: August 2003. The first PDA to include integrated GPS technology.

    With the power of Palm OS 5 and the dependability of Garmin GPS technology, this super PDA redefines multitasking. Its integrated software not only allows you to look up appointments and contacts, it also locates and routes you to them with voice-guidance commands. Feature highlights include: GPS receiver, MP3 player, voice recorder, infrared communication, and vibrating alarm.

    GPS
    The differentiating feature of the iQue 3600 is its integrated GPS capabilities. Garmin's innovative Que technology delivers location awareness, electronic mapping, automatic route calculation, turn-by-turn voice guidance, and map data interface to the iQue 3600. Que technology enables users to see where they are, find a street address, know where the next turn is via visual and voice guidance, get back on track when they’ve strayed off course, and navigate efficiently to their desired destination.

    Detailed Mapping
    Users can choose a configurable basemap of North America, South America, Europe, or regions in the Pacific Rim, with generalized information on highways, major city streets, highway exit services, railways, rivers, lakes, and state, provincial, and national borders. The iQue also has the added benefit of detailed street information on the included MapSource® CD-ROM, giving users the capability of looking up restaurant addresses, hotels, local attractions, transportation hubs, emergency services, and much more. Once a desired point of interest is chosen, you have the capability to view more info or even show it on the map screen. The mapping capability of the iQue 3600 makes it a versatile companion for the international frequent flyer who travels, for instance, between New York and London or San Francisco and Hong Kong.

    Customizable maps mean never getting lost again

    Powerful Organization
    The iQue 3600 is built around the Palm OS 5 platform and offers standard Palm applications, such as Address Book, Calculator, Date Book, Memo Pad, and To Do List. And there’s enough processing power to search large databases of stored information and to enhance display graphics with easy-to-read fonts and crisp electronic maps. There's also a voice recorder for making memos, quick notes, and messages. With 32 MB of built-in memory and an expansion slot, you can even store your favorite MP3s.

    The flip-up GPS antenna
    High-Tech Integration
    One of the key benefits of technology integration on the iQue 3600 is its patent-pending contact-locator feature. Enabled by Garmin's Que technology, this feature connects the Palm Address Book and Date Book to the GPS electronic map to give the user the ability to navigate directly to a specific address within the user’s contact database.

    System
    The Garmin iQue 3600 features the new Motorola DragonBall MXL ARM9 microprocessor, and boasts 32 MB DRAM. This handheld is powered by Palm OS 5, which offers the processing power to take on the most demanding mobile computing tasks, together with advanced multimedia and the wireless connectivity and security that enterprises require.

    Display
    The iQue 3600 delivers brilliant images with its 2.16-by-3.24-inch display. It has a 16-bit color display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution.

    Expansion
    Expand your iQue 3600 via its Secure Digital slot.

    Software
    The iQue 3600 comes with the following Garmin Que applications: MP3, GPS Clock, Address Lookup, Electronic Mapping, Track Log, Trip Computer, Automatic Route Generation, and Turn-by-Turn Voice Guidance, as well as these Palm OS 5 applications: Address Book, Calculator, Date Book, Expense, Mail, Memo Pad, Palm Reader, and To Do List. In addition, it includes these third-party applications: Astraware Game Pack, Documents to Go, powerOne Personal Calculator, StarCaddy, SplashPhoto, and Vindigo.

    The Nuts and Bolts

     

    Included in the box
    iQue 3600, protective display cover, metal stylus, USB HotSync cradle, A/C power/charging adapter, quick start guide, installation/application, CD-ROM with manual, and choice of MapSource configuration with full unlock certificate: either 1) North America City Select CD or Atlantic European City Select CD.

    ... Read more

    Features

    • ARM processor powered by Palm OS 5
    • Integrated Que technology, with GARMIN GPS and mapping software
    • Speaker for voice-guidance commands, MP3 player, and message playback
    • Voice recorder for making memos, quick notes, and messages on the fly
    • What's in the box: iQue 3600, protective display cover, metal stylus, USB HotSync cradle, A/C power/charging adapter, quick start guide, CD-ROM with manual, and choice of MapSource configuration
    Reviews (159)

    2-0 out of 5 stars It is hard to deal with curstomer service
    If you want to buy it, just hope it won't show "route calculation error".Here is the email I sent to them last year and I am still waiting for reply.

    "Howdy!
    I called two times hoping to find answers of "route calculation error".Unfortunately the problem still exists.
    For the first time I used my new iQue 3600 during my trip to San Antonio, TX on August 6 to August 8, 2004.I was amazed at the functions the small one offered.It helped me a lot, especially in the downtown area.On my way back to home, the iQue stopped working and the "route calculation error" appeared on the screen.I had big trouble to find home back.
    After I got home, I called tech support and after several attempts I was told to reload the map.After reloading the map, the route calculation error disappeared temporarily.
    Today, August 24, I received my friend's new address and I couldn't route to her address and "route calculation error" appeared again.
    Today's customer specialist, Doug, after several attempts, still suggested to reload the map.To me it is not an option anymore to solve the problem.I can not reload the map all the time, especially when I am away on road without my computer.If I knew that I would need to reload the map so often, I would not buy it in the first place.
    Anyway you know your products better than me.I hope the problem can be solved quickly, otherwise I have to request the return of the product either to the store or to Garmin.
    Thank you.
    Feng Qin"

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good Product, but does have some faults.
    I bought this unit several months ago in anticipation of trip to Italy because of the detailed maps available through Garman. Well, the street detail was breathtaking! Venice is a very complex city with alleys & tiny streets that are bunched together in an impossible maze. As long a I got a clear signal (a drawback of any GPS unit)I knew EXACTLY where I was. Walking directions were right on.
    But, back stateside I started seeing some limitations with the unit: 1) Driving directions were not that great, taking you on round about routes in spite of requesting the least # of turns and/or highways (not side streets), 2) the battery life is terribly short and needs to be put back onto the cradle for re-charging, 3) it's a rather fragile unit - I'm somewhat of a klutz from time to time and have dropped the unit which then needed to be reset.
    The PDA part of this unit was a welcome bonus. I purchased a 1GB memory card which gave me the maps I needed plus plenty of extra memory. I loaded Pocket Quicken on it which enables me to keep track of my personal finances away from my desktop. Overall - worth the investment.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product
    Really nice product and worth every cent.I own a Garmin StreetPilot and have used a Palm PDA so I found this really easy to use.The ability to drag maps around to find places is amazing.

    The integrated PDA functionality really adds value.A must for anyone in sales that travels (you could actually know where your taxi is going and where to find dinner in any city).

    If you are just doing navigation for your car you could just go with a StreetPilot - a bit easier to use.My third great GPS from Garmin.

    PS. Some of my kids first words in the car "turn right daddy" - copying my nav systems audio - Dad's car talks! ... Read more

    Asin: B000087BXU
    Subjects:  1. Portable Audio    2. MP3 MP 3 Player   


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