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$29.88 list($99.99)
61. Royal 10MB PDA 160X200 Backlit
$42.74 $32.49 list($69.99)
62. Sharp 0Z-590A Personal Organizer
$150.00 list($199.99)
63. PalmOne m130 Handheld
$249.99 list($399.99)
64. Toshiba e335 Pocket PC
Too low to display $409.99 list($749.99)
65. Navman PiN 100 Portable GPS Pocket
Too low to display list($199.99)
66. Suunto n3 Smart Watch
list($499.99)
67. Compaq iPAQ 3955 Color Pocket
68. Sony Clie PEG-SJ30 Color Handheld
list($699.99)
69. HP iPAQ 5455 Pocket PC
$479.99 $422.99 list($429.99)
70. Mio 136 Mobile 32 MB GPS System
$349.99 list($299.99)
71. HP iPAQ 1910 Pocket PC
$289.99 list($599.99)
72. Toshiba e740 Pocket PC
$139.99 list($79.99)
73. PalmOne Zire Handheld
74. Dell Axim X5 300 MHz Pocket PC
list($199.99)
75. PalmOne IIIxe Personal Handheld
$329.99 list($349.00)
76. PalmOne m505 Color Handheld
77. iPAQ 3970 Pocket PC
$59.94
78. PalmOne m105 Handheld
$174.95 list($199.99)
79. Sony Clie PEG-TJ25 Handheld
$45.00 list($99.99)
80. PalmOne Ultra Thin Keyboard for

61. Royal 10MB PDA 160X200 Backlit Display
by Royal Consumer Bus. Products
list price: $99.99
our price: $29.88
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Asin: B0000YBASM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Royal Consumer Bus. Products
Sales Rank: 3741
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Features

  • 10MB of Memory
  • 160X200 Backlit Display
  • Handwriting Recognition/ Full Touch Screen Imput
  • Downloadable 50,000 Word English Spellchecker
  • Royal PC Desktop PIM Software or Synchronizes with Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express

62. Sharp 0Z-590A Personal Organizer
by Sharp
list price: $69.99
our price: $42.74
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Asin: B00008WEHZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sharp
Sales Rank: 6561
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Sharp OZ-590 organizer has 8MB of memory in a sleek new full-size PDA style with a metallic finish and protective flip cover. Nine built-in PIM functions include: telephone/address books, calendar, scheduler, date reminder, memo, to do, expense, world clock, calculator and conversions. Touch screen navigation-stylus stows conveniently inside the unit and the 14 x 5-line display has a backlight for easy viewing. Includes an English/Spanish word translator with approximately 20,000 words, and Slots and Brick Attack games for hours of fun. The CD-ROM software and a PC-link cable is included for sync with Outlook. ... Read more

Features

  • Outlook Email Download
  • 80 x 111 dot display with Backlight
  • Enchanced English/Spanish Transulator and spell checker
  • 8 MB Memory
  • "Zero Touch" Sychronize with Mircosoft Outlook

Reviews (12)

3-0 out of 5 stars Average PDA
This PDA is good for people with a lot of phone numbers to store.
It has good memory for the money and has a good scheduler, phonebook, and expense function.
Overall, I loved it when I got it, and to tell you the truth, it gets boring after a few weeks.
Compare this to the Sharp OZ290H, which costs near $30, that's pretty good compared to this.(This pda costs near $50)
Although that pda has less memory, it has dieatary functions like carb and fat counters, it also has a bulit in pedometer. I think that's pretty cool.
This is an average pda, good for a first-time pda buyer.
The pc sync is very compicated, but can be done.

1-0 out of 5 stars Display, what display?
Backlight, contrast? These don't help at all. If the font could be changed that might help. $$ isn't saved by going cheap ($21.50). I got this an hour ago and it's in the trash already. I'm getting a Palm like I got my wife for Christmas.

3-0 out of 5 stars Finally got outlook synchronization working.
After I got the product, I struggled couple of hours to get it synchronized with MS Outlook. Everything seems fine but it would say communication time out and nothing get transferred. Then I noticed that my computer time does not match with the one on organizer. After setting the organizer time to the same minute as the computer (I could not set the seconds), it is able to synchronize. I think every one has to go through some learning curve to get used to this. Once you got used to it, it may become easy to operate. Ignore my star rating as I did not compared it with any thing else. I could not update this review without selecting my star rating.

1-0 out of 5 stars Reasonable hardware, junk software.
Maybe it's a bargain if your time is free...

Do NOT buy this item if 1) you don't already use Outlook for addresses (not Outlook Express, not Windows Address book, or any other third party software), 2) don't always follow the instructions letter by letter, or 3) aren't willing to battle finicky, very poorly programmed sync software.

The unit itself is nice.It's got a good display, and navigation is OK, and the unit's built in functionality is sufficient.I personally think that a refurb Zire is a better bargain, but if you're not willing to learn graffiti, this is a reasonable unit to get.

The sync software, however, is something to be reckoned with.It's a total, complete disaster, and there isn't yet an update available that fixes what I would consider show-stopping problems.First, the xxxA unit isn't really USB, but comes with one of those super-cheesy USB-serial conversion cables that works if the phase of the moon is right and you've done no system software fiddling whatsoever.Worse than that, the sync software doesn't manage buffer overflow at all - if the very slow processor in the unit gets behind, the sync sofware aborts the sync.Given the very slow processor in the unit, it can take upwards of 11 syncs (wonder why the sync resume works so well?Must've been the only part of the software that was tested extensively...) to get a reasonably sized address book over.

Almost anything out of the ordinary will cause the sync software to freak out.This was done by junior-grade programmers who couldn't think outside of the instructions.An odd setting, anti-virus software (!), or some other difference between your system and what the programmers expected will cause you to waste hours trying to get things working again.

So, really consider if the small amount of extra money for a refurb Zire unit and the need to learn graffiti balances out sync software that promises to be a constant thorn in your side.There are apparently people for whom this thing works - just let this be a warning about what you may be getting into.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple Useful Personal Organizer
I am a busy pastor who constantly changes hats and needed a better system to stay organized.The Sharp OZ-590A did the job.

The calendar allows you to schedule appointments. By writing the appointment time for 15 mintues before the acutal appointment and setting the alarm beeper, it is a great reminder.It has a clock, and lets you write "to do" lists.The enclosed softward makes it easy to synchronize Sharp OZ-590A with Microsoft Outlook.You can write a list of addresses and phone numbers with the mini-keyboard on the Sharp OZ-590A or using your computer with Microsoft Outlook.By connecting the Sharp OZ with the enclosed cable to your computer, the two will synchronize one another.If you have a Mac, I do not think this would work.

The only drawback is that sometimes after synchronizing it freezes up; this is remedied by removing and then replacing the battery.It takes a second.Then you have to check to the clock. If you do not do this quickly, you might have to reset it.

This really does the job for me.It is smaller than palm pilots.
It's great to have all the addresses and phone numbers you want on your person, to be able to schedule appointments and set reminders.This is a good deal.The used, reconditioned version is even a better deal if they are still available. ... Read more


63. PalmOne m130 Handheld
by PalmOne
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00005Y1Z6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 2827
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Palm m130 handheld is a stylish, affordable tool that will keep you organized at work, school and even during your (few) spare moments. You'll be ready to go right out of the box - in no time at all you'll be loading your address book and checking off items on your to-do list.Flip open the cover, and you'll find a backlit, easy-to-read display with support for thousands of colors. Games and photos never looked so good. A built-in lithium-ion battery automatically recharges in your HotSync cradle. With normal use, it will last for up to a week between charges. Add games, applications, eBooks and more on MultiMediaCard and SD expansion cards. Snap an MP3 player, portable keyboard or GPS receiver to the Palm Universal Connector. It couldn't be easier to extend the capabilities of your handheld. ... Read more

Features

  • Bright and easy-to-read color screen with support for 58,621 colors
  • Built-in 8 MB memory stores thousands of contacts, appointments, to-do items, and notes
  • Expandable via Secure Digital and MultiMedia cards--add memory, applications, and content
  • Windows and Macintosh compatible--includes desktop software for both platforms
  • What's in the box: Palm OS 4.1, USB cradle, rechargeable battery, and add-on applications including Documents to Go, powerone Personal Calculator, MultiMail, and Palm Reader

Reviews (126)

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst customer service for a bad product
I would have given this -10 stars if I could.I had mine for less than 90 days when it just wouldn't turn on.This happened around Christmas, so I couldn't contact them until after the 90 days was up.When I contacted them, they wanted to charge me to talk to them on the phone and wanted me to pay $100 to have it repaired.It took me 2 1/2 months to get them to finally fix it for free.1 month later, I finally got a refurbished one mailed back to me.(They also kept my cover that noone told me to remove)Then about 3 months later, the one that they sent to me died.When I contacted the company again, they said it would cost $100 to fix it.When I complained, the man that I spoke with told me he could give me 1/2 off another one.I then gave their customer service a bad review.No one ever contacted me.This is the worst piece of junk and the company that makes it is even worse.They don't care about making a product that is good, and they don't care about making the customer happy.Also when you call customer service, you can't get anyone in America.I would steer clear of this product.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mine died!
I bought my Palm M130 less than a year ago and it was great.Then one day it wouldn't turn on.I hit the reset button and it was fine for a few months.Then recently it wouldn't turn on again.I tried resetting it in different ways and no luck.Now i have a dead palm and all my phone numbers and calender info are stuck in my work computer!i wouldn't bother buying this product as i am sure it will die on you too :(

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent PDA with all basic features
I bought this Palm back in December 2002, and so far it has never let me down. Okay, the PDAs standards have developed a lot, but the basic features of this device remain useful: calendar, address book, and the Docs to go.
I am now giving thoughts to get an state-of-the-art PDA, but the bad reviews I've read here at Amazon regarding the Tungsten Chave make me think about moving to a smartphone, perhaps Sony Eriksson P900...

5-0 out of 5 stars Does everything I needed!
I did a lot of research before purchasing my first palm pilot (my m130 for myself as a mother's day gift) and I am so glad I moved from a paper calendar to this.I originally hoped to get a phone and pda in one but to be honest w/a laptop at work and a computer at home w/internet access, I don't need wireless connectivity and I have found that anything with any phone feature gets so ridiculously expensive in addition to wanting you to pay for wireless service in addition to phone... well... I decided the option to add wireless later if I need it does exist on the m130, so I got it and a cell phone separately.

I have never had any trouble, have had it over a year and I really maximize the calendar and contacts features using outlook at work and transferring everything to my palm daily.I used the documents to go feature frequently before I got a laptop, so that was really handy as a storage unit so I could work on documents between home and work.I have for the most part, given up on taking notes most of the time more because of our work culture, then the pda, when it is appropriate I certainly use the note pad feature the most of the "extras".But for everything I hoped it would do... it has been perfect.

I did have to get some help from IT at work to get my outlook to synchronize properly w/the palm software, but once it was all set up it has never crashed or done anything wrong for me.There are a lot of people at my office who use this model and say the same.Slowly the whole organization is switching to outlook calendars and this really makes it easier.

3-0 out of 5 stars Be Sure A Palm is Right For You
A Palm Pilot can either be one's best friend or one's biggest burdon.This review is designed for a first time Palm buyer to give you the strengths and weaknesses of this model(the M130) and Palm Pilots in general, so that YOU can decide whether you need another useless peice of plastic in your life or not.

The Draw and the Drawbacks of Palms in General---
Palm Tops are a very nice way to write notes to yourself (if you like learning to write in grafiti), keep a neat calender and hold on to important names and numbers.It is clean-- self contained and much more proffessional looking that a paper and pen. But is it More efficient?If you are out of room in your day planner and find yourself so busy and overbooked that you are constantly forgetting dates, this is a nice alternative-- if you think it would be fun and useful, try somethiung else.Overall I found that a Palm Pilot takes so much time to set up and operate that it seemed more efficent to go back to pen and paper.I found, for example, that it took me much much longer to write detailed notes, as I was so frustraed that I abbraviated and shortened until my note was useless and illegable jargon.Soon I ran into a guilt complex, "should I just give up?OH NO, but I payed so much money..."So I kept using it.Finally I gave up, and as part of the healing process I wrote this review.

"Special" Features---This Model
-Color Screen: If you want a few extra bucks to look like you payed a few hundred this is for you.Very Mid range color screen, but it gets the job done.

-Internet: There are much better ways to connect to the internet, a computer for example (or even a cell phone).This feature seemed pretty useless to me.

-Picture Viewing: Great, you can upload pictures and look at them... maybe even send them to other people.My only question is- how often wil this be more convienient that a computer?

-Games:Oh Goody!

-Read uploaded Text Documents: If you like reading things on a screen go for it-- I got lots of headaches.

-"Scribble" Pad:This is the best thing ever-- I wrote lots of illegable notes and drew funny pictures, woo hoo!

Last Words--
Palm Pilots are a great way to organize a busy schedule, nothing more, nothing less.If you feel that paper and pen aren't cutting it-- make the switch, but know that it will most likely be a bit of a headache at the start, and the headache may continue until you go back to your day planner.Best of Luck ... Read more


64. Toshiba e335 Pocket PC
by Toshiba
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B00006RU4L
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 8013
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Value-priced, the Toshiba Pocket PC e330 Series is ready to use right out of the box! Powered by the Intel PXA250 processor with Intel XScale technology at 300MHz and up to 64MB of RAM, the pocket PC e330 Series delivers a powerful feature-set to keep you productive at all times. The Pocket PC e330 Series features a familiar user interface and tools from Microsoft such as Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Outlook and Microsoft Windows Media Player for Pocket PC 2002 Packaged in an attractive, sleek design, the Pocket PC e330 Series delivers brilliant images through its 3.5" TFT display offering 64K colors and an 240 x 320 resolution Play audio and video files, organize and view your favorite pictures, all with the Toshiba Pocket PC e330 Series' incredible expansion capabilities ... Read more

Features

  • Lightweight, thin Pocket PC with 64 MB RAM and 32 MB ROM and 300 MHz XScale processor
  • Secure Digital memory card slot for transferring and storing music, picture and more
  • 240 x 320 pixel, 3.5-inch TFT LCD screen displays more than 65,000 colors
  • Features the Pocket PC 2002 operating system, with improved handwriting recognition and versions of Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • What's in the box: Toshiba e335, USB cradle, AC adapter, Stylus, Soft slip case, Quick-start card, User manual, Warranty card

Reviews (64)

2-0 out of 5 stars Thinking of buying a used one?Look again
Toshiba is known for their excellent notebook/laptop, but not for their PDA. My first PDA was the Apple Newton and Toshiba e335 is my current and last one (currently looking at the IPAQ 6315/6365).

My overall experience with the e335 is not too good. Hardware quality is very poor (cracked adaptor socket, creaking case). I am not at all a "heavy" user, but I still find this e335 to be inadequate and below average in everything. Battery life is average; plus it cannot be replaced when the battery is at the end of its lifetime. The processor is so slow and buggy, it requires "soft" reset several times a day.

The worst of all is the poor support from Toshiba itself as the maker of this PDA. The last rumor I heard was, Toshiba stops making and selling PDA (its a reality by now in 2005). So my suggestion is: don't even consider buying a used one or new ones advertised as clearance model, because you'll be stuck with less than average PDA that you can only use as a shiny toy to impress a 4 year old....

1-0 out of 5 stars poor choice, don't buy
Expensive toy but not useful at all.
If you don't recharge it, you lose your memory??? What kind of a deal is that for $400, as I paid? Do yourself a favor and buy something better.

4-0 out of 5 stars I like it, but don't buy it.
It's late August 2004. You shouldn't be considering this PDA, even as a bargain.

It's a great little device. Slim, strong, powerful. Great display. Long battery, by my standards (if I forget where it is for 3 or 4 days, it's still alive when I find it).

If you can get it for 20 bucks, ok, buy it.

Otherwise, the problem is: Toshiba won't support it anymore. By 'not supporting' the e-335, I mean they won't upgrade the OS. You're stuck with what it comes with.

That's neat and all - but Microsoft has had an upgrade out to Windows CE (or whatever they're calling it now) for almost a year. Toshiba told me in an e-mail that, like Compaq iPaq users, or Dell Axim's, or Jornada's....... e-335 won't get an upgrade. Six months between purchase of the device and the new OS and I can't get an upgrade. Not even one I can purchase.

That's annoying. It's 2004. Go shop for a different one.

Not to mention, the thing has an Intel 'X-Scale' processor. It's not a successful standard for a processor and I'm starting to run into compatibility problems.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good PDA
Got it around my birthday Sept of 2003, Great buy, 2 problems shipping took almost 2 weeks instead of 2 days from NJ to MA, 2nd Battery problems almost 2 months later Toshiba was able to replace but battery problem continued so I gave up. All in all 8 months later and other than battery still loving it. Would buy from seller again. Still the shipping was a bit delayed but it was still a reliable PDA

1-0 out of 5 stars Great PC, Don't buy from Amazon
On December 2, 2003 I ordered the Toshiba E335 from Amazon.com because it showed a great price and a 20 dollar mail-in-rebate.I was so excited to find a Pocket PC with 300 MHZ, MS Pocket PC 2003, and 64 MB of ram for under 200 dollars that I purchased one for my dad and one for my brother-in-law as Christmas Gifts.I was certain I would receive my package any day when I received an email from Amazon.com Customer Service saying that they had oversold the pocket pc and I would receive neither of the items I ordered.Needless to say, I am very discouraged. ... Read more


65. Navman PiN 100 Portable GPS Pocket PC Navigation System
by Navman
list price: $749.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B000299RYY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Navman
Sales Rank: 3319
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Navman PiN combines the latest GPS technology with elegant design to deliver the ultimate cable-free navigation solution. The compact and stylish NEW Navman PiN, sets a new standard for handheld GPS technology. Navman PiN enables you to accurately navigate from door-to-door using the latest Map data with full turn-by-turn voice guidance. Navman's SmartST™ mapping software means you can effortlessly enter your destination, set your route and begin your journey with confidence whether in a car or walking city streets. ... Read more

Features

  • 3.5" Color Transflective LCD display delivers a bright, crystal clear 3D street level view of each map
  • Operates with Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003 operating system
  • If you leave your programmed route, PiN's intelligent SmartST software will automatically recalculate the best path to take you to your destination
  • Portable GPS Pocket PC navigation system with SmartST V2 3D View
  • Voice Navigation/Mapping and Route Guidance software

Reviews (15)

1-0 out of 5 stars How could anyone give this thing more than 2 stars??
Yes, free mp3 player... You can get it along with tonns of free soft on internet... Exciting...
Fun started from setting up desktop soft and applying patch.
But it is nothing comparing to fun of day to day use.
I have used Garmin aviation GPSes and Garmin iQue for more than a year before got this PiN thing (which i thought was cool since it had more built-in memory, faster CPU, runs pocket windows, and had no bad reviews at the time).
Ok, next day, my first trip from NJ to Long Island, I hit Rt.95, crossing GW bridge and screen goes gray saying no map data... I exit software, start it again, hit recent trips, wait for 5 minutes until it recalls the ONLY trip in memory and hey, it's working but i missed the exit and have to make a u-turn (with 20 min of traffic).
Next day, i still have lots of faith in this PiN in a butt, and rely on it for trip to Briarcliffs, NY for meeting. Passing this dead spot on Rt.95 again, restart, it's ok, maybe there is en update i can get later... I am almost there, driving on some road, then my PiN happily reports "DESTINATION!!!". You should see this destination, one line road and trees around... Destination was actually close, only about mile away, thanks to local police officer.
Another story when i was testing my patience. Was driving home and suddenly had suggested by PiN to take immediate exit right. It puts me on same highway in opposite direction, then suggests a u-turn in few miles. Leads me to same spot where i was fooled first time and suggests immediate exit right... I knew it's in the mood for a long joke, but i really wasn't, and actually wanted to get home ASAP, so since i knew the direction relatively well - simply turned the damn thing off.
Actually once it was trying to save my life. In MA with few fellow colleagues we were looking for place to eat. I got my magic PiN and found a seafood place in Westboro using point's of interest feature. Cool! But i know my PiN well enough to sit and relax, so I am lookin around carefully while we are driving and searching for the place. Here it is, and right after i see restaurant sign - PiN suggests continue 2 miles and something. We laugh, pull off the road. And only 2 hours later a realized that it was actually saving us from this food trying to drive us away...
Anyways. Now my windshield holder is broken and i can't find place to order it. That's actually what brought me here on Amazon... Remember, i was hoping to get update for map soft? Only $99 to get SmartST v3... Nah, what i need is update to another GPS...
As of now! I am using my wife's Garmin iQue every time it's critical to get to places ontime. I use mappoint for all other cases. I don't even know if i really need a windshield holder at this point, since i don't even remember where my charger is... And I will never spend more than $20 on any NAVMAN product in my life.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unreadable and unworkable.
I thought I'd bought a slick little GPS. Unfortunately, it would not lock onto a satellite. Tech support had me "reset" the unit and it worked briefly before making uncommanded switches to Comm 1, disabling navigation. While it was working, it was unable to compute simple nav problems. "Roads do not appear to connect" was the mantra. I also could see that the comprehensive nav data base did not reflect changes to a major local highway, several years old. To top it off, the screen is totally unreadable in sunlight and barely readable in a car. I'm an experienced lover of GPS(auto & jet aircraft), but had to return this box for a refund.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Combo Device
I purchased this item as an affordable GPS, yet it offers so much more.I've checked out other GPS systems, and this preforms as well as higher end GPS only systems.A previous review commented on the couple minute delay to connect, but this is common with all GPS as they connect with 3-4 satellites to get coordinates.

The bonus comes in with the MP3 player for me.I won't be using GPS all the time, but to be able to use MP3 player instead of an IPod was a nice feature.I recommend purchasing a 1 Gig card or larger (when available).I'm able to load almost the entire Eastern U.S. Seaboard and have room for a couple hundred songs.

The Navman is also a full blown pocket PC.You can synchronize it to your computer for your appointments and contacts (Outlook is included if you don't already have it).In addition you can bring Word, Excel etc. documents with you on the road.Not a big feature for me, but I'm certain for others.

As with any new technical device, you will have questions.I called tech support 2-3 times.Each time I had to leave a message for them to call me back.It was a pleasant surprise that they called me right back, answered any questions I had, and offered other important need to know info.Tech support was really great!

There were only 1 or 2 other items similar to the Navman.I selected the Navman because it had the highest battery life, a very secure car mounting device (no bean bag) and all the items needed from car, portable and home use.An onscreen keyboard for data entry was the final selling point for me (I have a cell phone with "Grafitti" input which is frustrating).

The final clincher was if I wasn't happy with the purchase I had a 30 day return policy with Amazon.Amazon won't be finding this returned by me!A great product, single use or multi use!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Compact Nav system with lots of room for improvement
I finally bought this after looking at Navman and Garmin IQ.The pocket PC really looks amazing but the Navman map software really sucks.Some of the key features missing
1. Cannot search for a nearest restaurent or a pizza shop.You need to enter your current address to get near by places.
2. Cannot add a stop over which is really nice feature.
3. Cannot locate the rest areas on the freeways which is crucial when driving long distance.

Also, it takes an aweful long time to load each map even though they are pretty small.
Was showing longest road when trying to navigate from San Jose to LA. It would have been very nice if it had a stop over feature.

Over all, it is nice to have gadget but is not dependable completely.

1-0 out of 5 stars How Can Anyone Recommend This Product?
I am so mad that I read these reviews and bought this product! Imagine if you set up your computer or laptop with the programs you wanted, the setting you wanted, and the addresses and contact information you wanted. BUT, because you went longer than 8 hours without connecting it to a power outlet, you lost all your data and setting. Well, that is what this does! You have to start all over again as if you have just taken it out of the box...... You even have to re-install the navigational software! If you can guarantee yourself that you will keep this PDA on electrical charge without a battery-only period lasting more then 8 hours at a time, then by all means buy this product because it has all the great features mentioned by the others -- beautiful screen, light weight, etc. Otherwise, if this is how all PDAs operate, I think I will stick with pencil and paper -- they do not erase themselves after a period of time. It is totally unacceptable for a device as expensive as this to not have some form of internal memory that retains your profiles and settings! Even a simple cell phone can remember a name and number -- but not this device!

I gave one to a friend as a gift. I set it up for him, added a few games, put in addresses that he would be visiting on a trip to California, had the maps he needed loaded on a 512 memory card. By the time he went to use it, it had been longer than 8 hours, and everything was gone. The maps were still on the memory card -- but the program to read the maps was no longer in this "Pocket PC"!

Please do not make the same mistake that I did. The company calls it a "Pocket PC", and the software that loads from its ROM makes it look like a mini PC, but it is not. It is more like a "Digital Chalkboard" -- and the battery is the eraser! ... Read more


66. Suunto n3 Smart Watch
by Suunto USA, Inc.
list price: $199.99
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00016LAEI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 26729
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Suunto N3 Smart Computer Watch. The Suunto N3 Wristop computer Smart Watch will change the way you interpret your world by bringing internet content to your wrist. The N3 makes useful items like weather, stock quotes, news, and sports instantly accessible. It keeps you connected to friends, coworkers, and family through instant messenger (MSN Messenger) and calendar (Microsoft Outlook) programs. The N3 only receives informationso you won't be able to immediately reply to messages. It is, quite simply, a revolutionary step forward in mobile internet technology. So how does it work? The Suunto N3 is a MSN Direct device, so youll need a paid subscription to the service (www.msndirect.com). MSN Direct has service areas throughout the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and Canada. It currently reaches close to 120 metropolitan areas. Simply plug the N3 into your computers USB port, log on to MSN Direct, and customize the data that is continually sent to your new watch. The watch is simple to set up, learn, and easy to use. Of course, the N3 has all your favorite sports watch features as well: a stopwatch, lap and split times, an interval timer, programmable alarms, time, and date. ... Read more

Features

  • Rugged body, water resistant to 100m
  • Stocks, news, personal messages, and more--delivered wirelessly to your watch
  • One of the first devices to use MSN Direct, a wireless subscription service
  • Automatically updates to the correct local time when you travel
  • Customizable data channels and watch faces

Reviews (12)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good product. - Thick
Pros:
humongous, clear face - stunning
pretty watch
easy user interface
waterproof, bangproof, everything proof
many timer features
MSN Direct - like nothing else

Cons:
$60 per year, unless you just want to keep time for $300
$300 for the watch
THICK - I thought there was a mistake on the amazon review. This seriously is half an inch thick.
No hourly weather

Great product. It is still amazing to me. The backlight is strong, and I get the sports scores while riding my bike! It is easy to use for a "gadget". Note: this is much better than the Fossil/Fossil-Abacus watches. It can take a beating, and recieve messages. Graphics are clear and common. It is a great watch (I believe, because this is my first watch). Just note: this thing is really thick. Every picture seems to hide it, but not this one: shermans.gotdns.com/SuuntoN3.jpg. Think this watch over - it is different. However, it is very good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Watch
This is an awesome watch.Forget the naysayers.Just buy it.

2-0 out of 5 stars overrated, again microsoft in over it's head
I feel gyped after having used this a few months. It has a few neat features and keeps perfect time but it's ugly, heavy and has no two way anything and to have to pay MSN on top of this is obscene

4-0 out of 5 stars Great but...
I've had my Suunto for about 2 months, and I really like it.

Pros:
-Battery lasts a long time, probably can go 7-10 days without a recharge.When traveling, can recharge from your laptop with a USB port as long as you have the cable.
-Love having Outlook pushed to my watch, don't have to whip out the PDA to see where I need to be next.The watch will count down the amount of time to your next appointment (or how late you are!).
-Correct time as long as you're in the MSN direct service area.
-Sports content is betting better, given the late start time for NBA playoffs, I can pop out of bed in the AM and check out the scores and the box scores.
-Excellent customer support from MSNdirect.I've e-mailed tech support and always gotten a response - one that works - within a couple of hours.

Cons:
-Will MSN direct survive or will you be left with a $300 watch that functions like a $20 watch?
-Some features a little buggy - I've had to reset the watch to receive content and correct time information when traveling.
-The only watch that will cost you $60 every year that you own it.You could buy a lot of watches for that money.

Bottom line: great for gadget-freaks, the obsessive compulsive (always have the correct atomic-clock time), those with busy calendars.For me, taking a stealth peak at my watch versus pulling out a PDA or cell phone is less disruptive/obtrusive in many meeting settings.

3-0 out of 5 stars Cool product which might not survive
Really a neat, smart product, especially if you love new electronic toys. What I am concerned about is not the watch but Microsoft, which with its notorious arrogance might kill it before it has the chance to grow and glow
Their customer support is everything but support. The "first line" technician is very polite, but cannot help beyond taking your info and refering you to a "specialist", which if you are lucky, will call you in 4-5 (business) days.
Microsoft is not very good in keeping their promises either; they say the sport channal is"around the corner" and even use it in their ads, but it has been just around the corner for the last three months. They also promise "new watch face every month", well I own the watch for 3 month now and got just one new face when I subscribed.
So it's in Microsoft power to keep this watch ticking... ... Read more


67. Compaq iPAQ 3955 Color Pocket PC
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $499.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000069AT6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 20568
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The HP iPAQ H3955 Pocket PC comes with a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor, 64 MB RAM, 32 MB flash ROM, and a Secure Digital memory slot for additional memory.

The H3955's display is a color transflective TFT LCD, 3.78-inch, low power, 16-bit color touch screen, capable of displaying more than 65,000 colors with 240 x 320 resolution and .24 mm dot pitch.

The H3955 comes with a docking cradle (USB or serial with AC power and charging), a 400 mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, a touch-sensitive display, a soft keyboard, character recognition, handwriting recognition, inking, and a voice recorder.

Programs installed on the Pocket PC include: Microsoft Windows CE, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Voice Recorder, Notes, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player (MP3), Calculator, Solitaire, Inbox (for e-mail), Microsoft Reader (eBooks), File Explorer, MSN Messenger, Terminal Services Client, VPN Client, Infrared Beaming, Clock, Align Screen, Memory, Volume Control iPAQ Task Manager, iPAQ File Store, iPAQ Backup, and iPAQ Image Viewer.

Software included on an accompanying CD-ROM includes: Microsoft ActiveSync 3.5, Pocket Outlook 2002 (e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks), Microsoft Reader (eBooks), and Conduits Peacemaker Professional.

What's in the box

  • iPaQ H3955
  • Docking cradle (USB or serial with AC power and charging)
  • 400 mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable battery
  • Touch-sensitive display
  • Soft keyboard
  • Character recognition
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Inking
  • Voice recorder
  • Software
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Features

  • Play MP3 music or audio programs from the Web, and record and play back voice or meeting notes
  • What's in the box: H3955, docking cradle, lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, touch-sensitive display, soft keyboard, character recognition, handwriting recognition, inking, voice recorder, software
  • 3.78-inch, low-power, 16-bit color TFT LCD with white backlight, 240x320 resolution
  • 400 MHz Intel X-Scale processor, 64 MB SDRAM
  • Secure Digital Card expansion slot

Reviews (41)

2-0 out of 5 stars Power issues
I have had my 3955 for only 16 months of relatively light usage (I do not even use it every day, as I quickly learned how rapidly the unit burns through a charge).Now, for no apparent reason, the internal battery will not hold a charge . . . fully charged off the docking station, the unit is fully discharged (and all my data and settings gone!) less than 24 hours later after the unit has not been used at all!For this kind of money, I would expect better battery life and the ability to self-install a new battery, rather than having to send the unit in for service.I will probably not purchase another iPaq unless these issues are addressed by HP.

1-0 out of 5 stars Attractive but abysmally frustrating
Got this refurbished from Costco.Good screen etc.BUT, the power runs out every time you turn your back on it and there IS NO BACKUP (watch-type) battery.When the power runs out, you LOSE every program you ever installed, and the software walks you through an insultingly stupid nano-tutorial before you can use it again.Stupid design of the decade.Bought a stowaway keyboard for it and whenever the keyboard got near it, the Ipaq got flaky.Tonight the thing died again and I destroyed it (dead, it makes a better work of art than it ever did a PDA).Reason:I had to spend more time and effort reviving it than using it.A great concept with severely crappy reliability.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great and awesome HandHeld PC
Words cannot even begin to describe this handheld pc.Well, I'm over exagerating a little.If you wanted to get a pocket pc, I suggest you get an Ipaq.It has the most amazing backlight and it's amazingly easy to use.There's hardly nothing that can't be done with it since it can be expanded with different kinds of expansion slots.Buy an Ipaq.

My main reason for writing this review was to actually thank the merchant that provided me her great service.Since it was too late for me to rate her using rate seller, I'll just rate her service here.I give yong2_wen2 a 5.Although I recieved the incorrect item at first, I was able to return the Ipaq and get the correct model with all shipping paid.yong2_wen2 was very responsive to every email I sent providing me with great customer service.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a great piece of equipment.i would recommend it for any working person with a full schedule.you can use it for anything! i've even used it for sound testing for churches and such. Buy this product! its worth the money!

4-0 out of 5 stars COMPAQ IPAQ GOOD TILL IT LAST
i have had my share of POCKET PCs, PDA and even the CE devices. My very first PDA is the Casio Pocket Viewer, next is the Casio BE-300, after that i had my very first COMPAQ 3850 and now its the COMPAQ 3970.

I kinda like my COMPAQ 3970, it has all the good features youre looking for a pocket PC, bluetooth, picture viewer, calendar, notes, contacts, tasks... but maybe thats all there is.

I enjoyed it for almost a year, im just weary about how COMPAQ will adress this issue, "WHAT IF MY COMPAQ WOULD BE DEAD AFTER A YEAR", this problem keeps buggin me, any problems with my compaq would be a disater, its a timebomb waiting to explode and shatter all your informations into dirt. THe problem is the battery it works well now, but what will happen in the future.

Its expensive the time i bought it, but now newer models are coming in with more features. SO if i were you, buy the newer models, they're more reliable. ... Read more


68. Sony Clie PEG-SJ30 Color Handheld
by Sony

Asin: B00006JNCM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 11230
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Palm-powered PEG-SJ30 Clié handheld provides everything you need to stay organized and entertained. Compact and lightweight, you can take your Clié handheld wherever you go. The high-resolution color screen shows images and documents in fine detail. In addition to the 16 MB internal memory, the Memory Stick expansion slot offers unlimited storage capability for all your favorite applications. Need to get some work done on the road? You can view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files on the handheld with Documents to Go Standard Edition by DataViz. Plus, the unique Jog Dial navigator provides easy access to most of your stored information.

Display
The PEG-SJ30 features high resolution on its 320 x 320 pixel backlit color display, which can display over 65,000 colors.

Expansion
With this Sony Clié's Memory Stick expansion slot, you can get virtually unlimited data storage with Memory Stick removable media. You can transfer digital content between your Clié handheld and other Memory Stick-compatible products, including digital cameras, digital camcorders, and PCs.

Operating System
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ30 is powered by Palm OS 4.1, which means it comes complete with all the standard Palm OS applications you need for organizing your life, including Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, Mail, Expense, and Address Book. HotSync software is also included.

Extra Software
In addition to the built-in applications that come with Palm OS 4.1, the PEG-SJ30 comes with the following Sony software: Clié Paint, Clié Photo Stand, Memory Stick Autorun, Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Export (for PCs), Memory Stick Gate, Memory Stick Import, PictureGear Lite (for PCs), PictureGear Pocket, and World Alarm Clock. Value-added software includes: AcidSolitaire, Amy Reiley's Pocket Gourmet, Amy Reiley's Pocket Vineyard, BalanceLog, Bejeweled, Bump Attack Pinball, ContactsPro, Documents to Go Standard Edition, gMovie, Mobipocket Reader, powerOne Personal, Presenter-to-Go, Race Fever, simpliWrite, StreetFinder Express, Vindigo, WorldMate, and Zap!2016.

Synchronization
Connect to your PC and synchronize your contacts and date book using the included USB cable. You can also beam information to other Palm OS handheld owners using the IrDA infrared port.

Compatibility
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ30 is compatible with Windows 98 SE, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home, and XP Professional editions. PCs must have a minimum 133 MHz or faster processor, 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended), and at least 128 MB of available hard drive space. A USB port is also required.

In the Box
The Sony Clié PEG-SJ30 comes with a USB HotSync cradle, AC adapter, stylus, protective cover, installation CD-ROM, application manual, Graffiti sticker, and registration materials. The Sony Clié PEG-SJ30 is covered by a one-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • What's in the box: PEG-SJ30, USB HotSync cable, AC adapter, stylus, protective cover, installation CD-ROM, application manual, Graffiti sticker, and registration materials
  • Palm OS software version 4.1. Includes a hotsync cable.
  • TFT color display with backlight, 320 x 320 pixels, 16-bit color, over 65,000 colors
  • 16 MB internal memory, 33 MHz CPU
  • Memory Stick expansion slot

Reviews (43)

4-0 out of 5 stars A good product with a few grievances
I own this PDA and love it.I work as a nurse and this PDA allows me to carry several reference books and nursing "tools" even without an extra memory chip.I also have several games for downtime fun.The screen is capable of displaying high quality graphics.However, sometimes the super sharp graphic version of a game/program might run slower than I would like.The personal organization software that comes with the unit is my favorite part of the whole deal.It turned my laptop into my personal organizer and you can download your whole schedule to your PDA for later reference.Most software runs without problems on the unit.I've only had difficulty with some of the oldest palm programs (most of which you would not want to use anyhow).Once you are ready to expand your memory you can use Sony's generic memory chips....up to 128 megs I believe.So long as Sony keeps using those for their cameras and other products those chips will remain available.

The battery lasts a good long time.Long enough to use the unit productively without the worry of running out of batteries halfway through the day.You may run out if you play games a lot on the unit.The good news is the unit charges quite quickly (especially if you buy a better cradle than what comes with the unit).So, its managable if you have some place to charge the PDA if you are a big game player.

There are two downsides to this product.The biggest is that Sony had abandoned the PDA market.This means that sooner or later it might become difficult to find spare parts and software upgrades to keep up with newer operating systems.Currently they do not offer hardware support from Sony's stores.You'll have to order everything online/over the phone.There is some consolation because the unit can use palm software, so you will be able to get new software (just not sony specific programs/upgrades).The second problem is that the cradle that comes with the unit is downright lousy.The cradle is easy to lose and easy to break.The good news is there is a wide variety of people who make much better charging/linking cables than what comes with this PDA.I'm so happy with my new cradle (not made by Sony) that I would suggest you purchase another cradle when you buy the unit.The cradles sell quite cheaply.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good PDA - shame about the connectivity
I have used PDAs for a few years, starting with a basic Palm 100. I received my Sony Clie as a gift for Christmas 2002. During the first year, the cable started to fail to charge up the device and I sent it away to the Sony workshop. It was fixed on the second attempt under warranty (apparently it needed welding and I was not impressed with the service). However, the same fault has recurred and I gave up and bought another PDA, chancing another Sony with a 2-year guarantee. Guess what? The new cable charges up the old PDA no problem. Also, I wonder if anyone else has a problem with displaying pictures from a Sony memory stick - my PDA shows a pixillated mess!

4-0 out of 5 stars faulty cord?
I love my Clie, but I had exactly the same problems with the power hovering around 50% to 60% after leaving it to charge overnight.

Turns out it's not the battery (at least, not for my machine), it's the Sony cable. I got a new USB cable from someone on eBay, and it fixed all of my battery woes. The new cable fits tightly into the connector, and now the Clie takes a full charge again.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great product, but the battery may do it in...
I really enjoy my clie.I use it everyday, all of the time.I have had it for a little over a year now.The great display is what really got me at first, the visibility is great even in daylight.I have used this product for everything and have stored about 15 third party software programs on it already.Although, it is a very slow to open the ones saved on the memory stick.Also, my battery quit working on me about a month ago.It would say it had 50% memory and go to 100% and back down to 20%, and was jumping around everywhere before it wouldn't turn on again.I was unable to use it and was trying to get some customer support (which was impossible) they wanted me to send it in for a diagnostic test; which would be $25 whether or not they could fix it, $75 for labor for anything, and they wouldn't even tell me what the possible price was for a new battery.No one knew anything (I talked to 5 different people), so I just figured it would be the same price or cheaper to get a new one.I had begun looking for a new PDA after my clie wouldn't power on for the past two weeks (even when plugged into the charger), and just when I was about to purchase another one I tried it and all of the sudden it started working again.So weird.I back it up all of the time now, expecting for the battery to fail.Other than the issue with the battery and slow processor this would be a five star.

3-0 out of 5 stars good looking ... but bad quality
You should assume the battery is the last to give up on a PDA, right? NO! My SJ30 works in just over 1 year, and the battery has some problem. Initially, it seems it can never charged up, always stuck with 70%, then 50%. Well, one day it gives 100% again. So I keep on using it until suddenly it collapse without any warning. Strange thing is, even with power plug in, the Clie can't be turned on! Either the cable connection is not right or the battery has charging problem. However, the light is on showing power IS pluged in!

I heard about same bad story about the touch screen on another one year old clie.

What the heck is happening to Sony?! ... Read more


69. HP iPAQ 5455 Pocket PC
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $699.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00007B6RX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 8549
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Early Adopters Pick: December 2002. The first and only Pocket PC handheld PDA with integrated wireless LAN (802.11b), Bluetooth technology, and biometric fingerprint security.

The powerful HP iPAQ H5455 Pocket PC features a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor, 64 MB RAM, 48 MB flash ROM, and a Secure Digital memory slot for additional memory. Its display is a color transflective TFT LCD, 3.78-inch, low-power, 16-bit touch screen, capable of displaying more than 65,000 colors with 240 x 320 resolution and .24 mm dot pitch.

The H5455 is a ready-to-go wireless solution with universal remote control and Bluetooth technology capability, along with cool applications such as WEB, instant messaging, MP3, and online games. It's also compatible with popular Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Programs installed on the Pocket PC include: Microsoft Windows CE, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Voice Recorder, Notes, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player 8 (for playing MP3 files), Calculator, Solitaire, Inbox (for e-mail), Microsoft Reader (for reading eBooks), File Explorer, MSN Messenger, Terminal Services Client, VPN Client, Infrared Beaming, Clock, Align Screen, Infrared Beaming Memory, Volume Control, iPAQ Task Manager, iPAQ File Store, iPAQ Backup, and iPAQ Image Viewer.

The iPAQ H5455 comes with a slim removable battery, a USB synchronization cable, an AC adapter, a charging adapter (tethered to the AC adapter), a quick-start user's guide, and an HP iPAQ Pocket PC companion CD-ROM (with Microsoft Outlook 2000, ActiveSync 3.5, add-on applications, and reference guide).

The H5455 comes with a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the box

  • HP iPAQ Pocket PC
  • Slim Removable Battery
  • Protective Cover Pack
  • Universal Cradle for either Universal Serial Bus (USB) or serial connection
  • Extra Stylus
  • AC Adapter
  • Charging Adapter (tethered to the AC Adapter)
  • USB synchronization cable
  • Quick-start user's guide
  • HP iPAQ Pocket PC companion CD-ROM (with Microsoft Outlook 2000, ActiveSync 3.5, add-on applications, and reference guide)
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Features

  • What's in the box: HP iPAQ Pocket PC, Slim Removable Battery, Protective Cover Pack, Universal Cradle, Extra Stylus, AC and Charging Adapter, USB cable, user's guide, HP iPAQ Pocket PC companion CD-ROM
  • Dazzling Transflective TFT color liquid crystal display
  • Removable/rechargeable 1250 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
  • Secure Digital memory card slot for transferring and storing music, picture and more
  • Integrated Wireless LAN 802.11b, Bluetooth, biometric fingerprint reader

Reviews (40)

2-0 out of 5 stars sounds like good features but lots of problems
I bought this product 2 years back. But frankly speaking I haven't used all of its features. within a few days of buying the battery was losing power for no reason at all and the customer support replaced a new battery. But later the unit started resetting on its own. during this process none of the other buttons are functional and it is a forced reset losing all the information. Now since i am out of warranty i am expected to get it repaired for a fee. we will end up spending more than its original price for the maintenance. i never even had the chance to use all of its features till now because of all the reasons. i don't think its worth spending more on the unit.

3-0 out of 5 stars iPAQ 5455 Review - cool features but poor battery life
The iPAQ 5455 seemlessly integrates with MS Outlook on one computer but has issues with syncing up to a second PC.User selection for data overwrite is limited (handheld overwrite PC or PC overwrite handheld data).Overall features are really neat, some stuff included is kinda useless for the average electronics gizmo but the battery life is horrible.If you're planning to go out of town for a couple of days, you'll need a charger (get 2 - one for the rental car and one for the hotel room).Extended life battery is recommended as is an extended service plan if one is offered to you at time of purchase.I had to have mine sent back and 2 other people in my office also had to during their first few weeks of use.The convenience offered by the available features outweighs the annoyances of losing data due to the battery dying.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Value/Powerful Pocket PC
These guys who are palm lovers just have a hard time switching to the Pocket PC!I am a switcher.The transition was tough at first back a couple of years ago.The Palm OS is surely faster and more user friendly but has much less to offer.This IPAQ is a powerful one and the screen quality, handwritting recognition and wifi options are unmatched by any Palm device.I have not found much use yet for the Bluetooth and the security features are good but I don't know that I need them.Still, what a great tool for word processing, spreadsheets, web surfing and more.Lighten up Palm boy!

2-0 out of 5 stars Big problems for the $$ - otherwise it could be great.
I purchased the iPaq 5455 one year ago, directly from HP when it first hit the market, paying $649 plus $200 for a 3 year top of the line warranty. I have had several problems with the unit. Starting with the display on the unit going out only after a month or two of receiving it. The next problem was with the battery loosing its charge. Most recently, I have been having the recurring problem of the unit locking up not powering on. And like others, I have never been able to sync my info wirelessly.

I have placed several calls to tech support. I have troubleshooted the unit while on the phone with them and even sent the unit in for repair a month ago, in which I did not get a replacement unit, although my extended warranty states that I should. I received the unit back from repair and the documentation stated that no parts were replaced. Knowing that I definitely had a problem with the unit, I called tech support to see what was repaired. I was told a big lie that the battery was changed and the ENC part was replaced. Looking at my unit now, I see that it is the same battery that I had when I sent it in for repair.

Thinking that all was fixed with my unit, I downloaded all of my information. The next day I experienced the same problem with the unit not powering on with the power button. I placed another call to tech support in which the tech and myself troubleshooted the unit. The tech told me to hard boot my unit which erased all of my data. I was told not to install the one 3rd party software that I had installed to monitor the situation. I once again reinstalled my information without the 3rd party software. Again, my unit would not power on. Again, I called tech support and angrily described my situation.

Finally, the tech tells me that I will be sent a REFURBISHED unit. I received the refurbished unit two days ago and encountered the same problem once I loaded all of my data on to it. HP tech support has you to hard reset the unit to erase all data, which appears to make the unit work properly, but once the data is loaded, the problems begin. Today I called tech support and told them I am returning the refurbished replacement unit and keeping my original to see what their customer care department does to satisfy me.

I purchased the unit because I felt it would be an asset to my busy professional life, but it has been nothing but a hassle. I have sent several email complaints to HP customer support and finally to the CEO Carly Fiorina. I got a reply email from her address stating that someone would be in contact with me.

Each call and every email, I have gotten the same script of "we apologize for your inconvenience". The tech support department located in India is very unhelpful and they speak to you as if you were an idiot.

The unit has some slick features, but right now I am very dissatisfied and frustrated.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not good
I got the HP5455 2 months ago.The battery life is horrible, interface is awkward, and form-factor too large....After dealing with the thing for 2 months, I've spent another $500 to replace it with a new palm (which I love).Stay away from the HP5455. ... Read more


70. Mio 136 Mobile 32 MB GPS System with Visual and Voice Guidance
by Mio
list price: $429.99
our price: $479.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0007SO0CE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Mio
Sales Rank: 40988
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Amazon.com Product Description

Navigate your way through city streets and rural paths with the Mio 136, an easy-to-use, reasonably priced GPS system that offers both visual and voice guidance. Housed in a sleek, palm-sized chassis and equipped with an extensive street atlas of the North American continent and Hawaii, the Mio 136 makes it easy to tour unfamiliar areas whether on foot or in the car. To operate, the user merely removes the device from the box and flips the "instant-on" switch, with no installation, setup fees, or monthly dues required. Once activated, the Mio 136's powerful Intel 300 MHz CPU uses its built-in antenna to deliver on-the-spot GPS access and intuitive navigation, with millions of points of interest from which to choose.

The Mio 136's comprehensive route planning is reliable and easy to follow, with point-by-point driving directions conveyed both verbally and visually in real time. Users can view maps in landscape mode on the 3.5-inch TFT touch-screen LCD in either 2D or 3D. Alternately, they can let the audible navigator guide them to their destination. Should they take a wrong turn or experience an unplanned detour, the Mio 136 automatically recalculates the route and delivers new directions in real time. In 3D mode, users will enjoy a safer and better grasp of what lies ahead, including landmarks, road conditions, and points of interest (which include airports, bus/train stations, hospitals, restaurants, and tourist attractions). Additional features include route and trip planning and an easy-to-use interface with large onscreen icons and hot keys/buttons. The Mio 136 also offers an added bonus by doubling as an MP3 media player when not functioning as a GPS receiver.

The North American maps come on an included CD-ROM, but easily transfer to the 256 MB SD/MMC storage card via the USB card reader. The user then inserts the card and map into the Mio 136's memory slot. By using a larger storage card, users can add maps for other countries and regions. In addition to the memory card and USB card reader, the Mio 136 also comes with an AC charger, a cigarette lighter charger, USB cables, a protective case, headphones, and a mounting bracket and arm. The device measures 4.72 by 2.79 by 0.65 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 0.35 pounds.

What's in the Box
Mio 136 GPS navigator, 256 MB SC/MMC memory card, USB card reader, AC charger, cigarette lighter charger, USB cables, protective case, headphones, mounting bracket, arm, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Comes with North America and Hawaii maps on CD-ROM; no installation or setup required
  • Millions of points of interest; includes AC and car chargers; 4.72 by 2.79 by 0.65 inches (W x H x D)
  • Palm-sized GPS navigator with 32 MB of built-in memory and integrated MP3 player
  • 3.5-inch color TFT touch-screen LCD with 2D and 3D modes; includes 256 MB SD/MMC memory card
  • Turn-by-turn visual and voice guidance; automatically reroutes driver after wrong turn

71. HP iPAQ 1910 Pocket PC
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00007B6L5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 16213
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

It's thin (only .50" wide). It's light (only 4.23 ounces) and it's bright with a clear and dazzling transreflective color display. The iPAQ h1910 Pocket PC offers a great combination of features and distinctive design that fits your lifestyle. It allows you the freedom to access essential personal information and entertainment at your convenience.Stay productive with Pocket versions of familiar applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Listen to your favorite MP3 or WMA music files, watch Windows Media videos and play games at your convenience. A removable battery provides capability for extended use while away from a power source. A SD memory card slot as standard is provided for transferring and storing music, pictures and more. ... Read more

Features

  • Dazzling Transflective TFT color (over 65,000 colors) with LED backlight display
  • Removable/rechargeable 900 mAh Lithium-lon battery
  • Secure Digital memory card slot for transferring and storing music, picture and more
  • 200 MHz Intel PXA 250 processor
  • What's in the box: iPAQ H1910, slim removable battery, USB synchronization cable, AC and charging adapter, quick-start user's guide, HP iPAQ Pocket PC Companion CD-ROM

Reviews (80)

1-0 out of 5 stars Hardware Problems
At first this worked great.Then I started experiencing image problems on the screen.Finally after a little more than a year, the iPAQ stopped working.I was in the middle of updating something when the screen went black and wouldn't change.I charged it although it was fully charged, and then it wouldn't turn off.Still, nothing on screen.Overall, I'm very disappointed.My next handheld will not be an HP.

5-0 out of 5 stars One should try this
I received iPaq as a birthday gift from my fiance.I know quite well about electronics.
My initial impression was Wow..
The Display/Graphics is extremely pleasing.Navigation is very simple..so any starter who is not very techno savvy can operate this PC with ease.Since the operating system is Windows CE,its very simple to browse thru(as many are familiar with Windows GUI).The best feature ofcourse is Outlook Syncup (must for all Pocket PCs ofcourse) but its easy and quick.The software installation is not too difficult either.The sound quality is good and works great with a Secure Digital card as well.

Now for a few Cons,
The conventional "CROSS" at Top,right hand corner doesnot stand for "Closing" of the program but it means "Minimising" the screen.That leaves your program still running in Backgroud.So even if the display shows your "desktop" (Today screen) there are functions running in backgroud...This will make your PC freeze often if many programs are running.
This PC freezes very often and I have to reset it then.
If it freezes real bad then you will have to Hard reset it which means your data is lost.
So I would suggest that "Stop" all the running programs at certain intervals..You have that option in "Settings".

But overall I am very happy with the performance...
I would advise one to buy it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sync problems keep cropping up/no support
I've had mine for 1.5 years, and it's very useful, except for one problem. I can't sync. At all.

At first it synced fine, but after a while, I had occasional problems and would have to spend hours getting it to work, because my comp would not be able to find the device (I've found many reasons for this, and trust me - they are a pain to chase down - even fluff in the connector and an iffy signal to the interface will do the trick). This time, I've spent a week of evenings searching for the solution. When I checked the HP Web site, this item was totally lacking in help, I believe because it is no longer sold. My comp is fine, the device is fine, and the Activesync is there - they just are not speaking. I call this the "family feud PDA" - they are close, they are family - they won't talk.

I've given up on it - bought a Palm-based product for a bit higher cost. So easy, plus it has a camera, an MP3 player, and it syncs!

2-0 out of 5 stars hp1910 - Nice size, lousy hardware, would not buy again
I've used PDAs for 10+ years and this unit does not compare favorably.Best features: Screen is great, software on the PDA works great.Three biggest drawbacks: 1)Unprotected buttons on front and side lead to inadvertent activation of software and battery drain whenever the unit is touched (think pocket, purse or briefcase), 2) this unit communicates only through synchronization, there is no way to communicate with any other hardware (no GPS, no serial port connection, etc.), and 3) the Microsoft ActiveSync software and/or the interface with this device is buggy (I've had lots of problems that were only recoverable by finding and deleting folders and files on my PC and then starting the connection process from scratch).I would not buy this product again and was very disappointed to uncover the missing serial port capability (not obvious until I got the unit home).

4-0 out of 5 stars Very useful for the price.
I recieved an HP iPAQ 1915 as a gift at the end of last year, and it's great. The only difference between my 1915 and the 1910 is that the 1915 supports SDIO. But the 1915 is very hard to find, so this is the closet thing to it. If you need Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, this does not have it and a card for that feature will not work without the SDIO slot. So if you need those features, look at higher end models.

I am a big computer person, and this is MY first PDA, although other people in my family have had them, and it's great. One of the things I use mine for is basic organization using the included calander, tasks, contacts, etc. The programs are done very well, the files take up little memory, and it takes little effort to record the info you need. But if you all you need is an organizer, there are much cheaper alternatives. If you use it for more, like me, then read on.

Those tasks don't show this PDA's true cababilities. So what does? Well, games of corse. And I don't mean tetris and solitare. Can you say Nintendo and Gameboy? Yes. If you get one of these, you can get an emulator for it, and it'll play your favorite Nintendo and Gameboy games flawlessly. Of course, to download ROMS, you need to legally own the actal game. But the picture is rich, and there is no lag unless you're multi-tasking or trying to run a more intensive emulator, such as Super Nintendo or Gameboy Advanced, neither of which I have tried. There are many games writen specificly for Windows CE as well, which should run well on it. The display shows all of these beautifully.

It can also play music! Download Windows Media Player from the included CD, and you can listen to WMAs or MP3s on it. Other progams can be downloaded or purchased that can play other formats. I use WinamPAQ to paly 80kbs ogg vorbis files, which maintain CD quality while being smaller than an MP3 file. The sound quality is superb, and under settings and audio, you can adjust the bass and treble. It goes pretty loud, but as any portable music player, heavy bass and high volumes will distort some. But my main complaint comes in here. A 2.5MM HEADPONE JACK. WHY HP!?!?!? This is smaller than most headphone jacks, which are 3.5mm. This means you'll have to use their bad included headpones, or buy and carry around a bulky converter.

An SD chip can be purchased if you plan on putting large programs, music, etc. on your iPAQ. They come in many sizes between 16MB and 4GB. 128MB-512MB should be sufficent for most people.

As far as specs, they are fairly good for the price. The 200Mhz XScale processor can run basic tasks very well, as well as some more complex tasks. But listening to music while doing other stuff can stress out this CPU, and performance will suffer. If you plan on multi-tasking, get a version with a better processor. The 1900 series come with 64MB of RAM, but only 46MB is available for the user because there is only 16MB of Flash ROM. So it requires some essential programs be loaded to RAM. The available 46MB is storage and temporary memory. If you want good performance try to leave at least 1/3 of the memory empty for programs to use temporarily. A slider in the memory setting allows the user to adjust this. But this ammount of memory can store thousands of word and excel documents, tasks, contacts, appoinments, etc.

All-in-all, it should be fast and versitile enough for most people. It is a good comprimise between price and features. And it is one of the smallest PDAs available with a 320x240 display. Those who need to run more intensive programs, have more features, etc. should upgrade to a higher end iPAQ. Those who only need basic organization features can get a low end Palm or dedicated elecronic organizer for a lower price. ... Read more


72. Toshiba e740 Pocket PC
by Toshiba
list price: $599.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000658CE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 10110
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Packaged in an attractive, sleek design, the Toshiba e740 Pocket PC features a familiar user interface and tools powered by Microsoft Windows Pocket PC 2002. It's the first Pocket PC to be equipped with a blindingly fast 400 MHz Intel XScale processor, vastly improving application switching and multimedia playback. The Toshiba e740 is equipped with built-in slots for both Secure Digital (SD) and CompactFlash (CF) memory and module cards. It also features integrated wireless Bluetooth and WLAN capabilities, and is Wi-Fi-ready.

The Toshiba e740 is loaded with 32 MB SDRAM memory and 32 MB of flash ROM (for future upgrading). It's powered by a built-in lithium rechargeable battery that recharges via the included USB cradle.

Operating System
Microsoft's Pocket PC 2002 operating system, released in late 2001, offers many enhancements over the previous OS. You'll get improved handwriting recognition, more reliable synchronization, increased security, and the ability to chat using MSN Messenger. It also features new Pocket versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer.

Display
The Toshiba e740 delivers brilliant images with its 3.5-inch TFT display. It supports over 64,000 colors and has 240 x 320 resolution. Active matrix, also called "thin film transistor" (TFT), is the brightest, sharpest, clearest, and most expensive type of LCD flat-panel display that is practical for handhelds.

Expansion
Expanding your expansion possibilities, the Toshiba e740 features integrated slots for both Secure Digital and CompactFlash cards.

With Secure Digital (SD) and CompactFlash (CF) memory cards, you can easily store and play your multimedia files and carry your important documents wherever you go. You can add functionality with optional CF cards, including wireless and land-line connectivity, Ethernet networking, bar-code scanning, and much more. You'll also be able to add more functionality using optional SD cards, which will become available soon.

Multimedia
Play digital audio (both MP3 and WMA) and video (MPEG-4) files using the Windows Media Player software. The Toshiba e740 is also compatible with audible.com files, for listening to audiobooks, radio broadcasts, and more. Record your thoughts with the built-in microphone and voice-recording software. You can play back using the small speaker on the front or via the stereo headphone jack. You also get Microsoft Reader e-book software.

In the Box
The Toshiba e740 comes with a USB cradle, AC adapter, stylus, soft slipcase, quick-start card, and warranty card. It is backed by a one-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • What's in the box: e740, USB cradle, AC adapter, stylus, soft slipcase, quick-start card, warranty card, software
  • Lightweight, thin Pocket PC with 64 MB RAM and 32 MB ROM and blazing fast 400 MHz XScale processor
  • Dual expansion capabilties: built-in CompactFlash and Secure Digital (SD) slots
  • 240 x 320 pixel TFT LCD screen displays more than 64,000 colors
  • Integrated Wi-Fi capability

Reviews (174)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent PDA
I don't know why this pda has such a bad review, I recently purchased one and its been great! I haven't had one problem with it. And for the people that are complaining about the record button, it can be disabled!

3-0 out of 5 stars E 740 problems
This is a a great PDA execpt for one thing. It is has NO built-in memory to save stored data. The E 750 took care of this problem and Toshiba essentially stifed the owner of the orignal -including my letter to them which was written before one year warrantee. They never even answered my letter.

Their answer was to give you a $40 credit towards their old defective E740. Good customer relations -Toshiba

1-0 out of 5 stars No Upgrade
I was pleased with its performance until I realized that Toshiba doesn't offer the upgrade to Pocket PC 2003.Seems like just a ploy for me to sell it and buy the 755, which is the same machine.Needless to say I'm not happy with Toshiba's support of this product.

3-0 out of 5 stars So-so, but mine still works!
I bought this shortly after the recall (November 2002).It's been over a year and a half, and I still use mine daily!I've only had the 1% battery problem once because I usually sit mine to recharge overnight.Is it a hassle?Not if I need to update information on it daily (e-mails, appointments, etc).

All in all, it's been frustrating to see poor reviews and then see Toshiba not support the e740 any more.However, with proper management, you can get a WiFi enabled PDA with SD/CF slots for cheap and be pretty satisfied with yourself!

3-0 out of 5 stars Get it if you can find it for a good price.
I brought the E740 1 month ago for a very good price. If you are looking for a wi-fi enabled PDA, but don't want to spend too much on it, take a look at the E740. I read most of the reviews on Amazon and other opinions site, most people have negative opinions on the E740. Their opinions are understandable, since they got it for a very high price, and the performance does not match its price tag. After I using it for over a month, here are some of the pros and cons in my opinion on the E740.

Pros:
Wi-Fi!!! You can't find a PDA with integrated Wi-Fi in this price range.

CF(compatible with both type I/II) and SD slot. It really offers you a lot of upgrade options with both the CF and SD slot. I personally use a 512 SD card and leave the CF slot for a 56K cf modem.

User replaceable battery

Cons:
Windows Mobile 2002, and Toshiba does not offer upgrade to the WM2003. THis is a big deal, since Microsoft change the database for WM2003, which means new programs will not be compatible with WM2002. Also, Windows 2003 is written to take advantage of the XScale processor in the E740, which supposingly will boost up system performance and increase battery life.

It crashes, but in my opinion is is acceptable. It doens't crash all the time, but occasionally.

THis is pretty much it. In term of battery life, I think most other Windows based PDA offer identical battery life. (Well, except some big PDAs like Dell X5, it offer better life, but it's very bulky) I think the PDA deserve anywhere from 50%-60%, since it does offer a lot of features, and at a relatively low price. So if you can find a E740 for a reasonable price, it will be a great gaget to have. ... Read more


73. PalmOne Zire Handheld
by PalmOne
list price: $79.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006JKXN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 4413
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Palm Zire handheld is designed from the ground up for everyday personal use. On the move, at school or at work, it makes the dream of paperless life a reality. Feel like you don't have enough time to catch up with everything? The chances are you're not in control of your schedule. Unlike a paper organizer, the Zire handheld gives you the whole picture: appointments and people, tasks and notes, and ties them all together. Nothing could be more natural than entering information into the Zire handheld. Unlike a PC, which forces you to use a keyboard, or a mobile phone, which demands dexterous thumbs, the Zire handheld is much more civilized. If you know how to write in capital letters, you know how to use the Zire handheld. In just a few minutes, you will have mastered Graffiti, Palm's unique - and very intuitive - handwriting language. How easy is it? Well, like A-B-C. What's more, what would happen if you lost your paper agenda? With a Zire handheld, you can keep a copy of all your information on your PC. ... Read more

Features

  • What's in the box: Zire Handheld w/ Rechargeable Battery, Charging Cable, USB HotSync Cable, Getting Started Manual, CD-ROM with Palm Desktop Software, Stylus, Protective Flip Cover
  • Palm organization and style at an affordable price
  • Easy to learn and use--even if you've never used a handheld before
  • Mini-USB connector allows easy transfer and backup to computer
  • Keeps addresses, appointments, and important information safe and secure

Reviews (153)

1-0 out of 5 stars Unreliable
I need a palm to have my calander and address book on hand at all times. This model proved to be extremely inefficient. The lack of backlighting meant that often I could not see what was on the screen and it's memory would empty from one moment to the next. I would be stuck with no calander or address book. I contacted the company by email and the only advice they had was to keep the Palm seperate from my cell phone. This I did, to no avail, the Palm continues to discharge it's memory.
I have now discharged the Palm into the rubbish bin and will not purchase another!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Item
I don't know what people expect when they buy this item, but for me, it was to keep addresses, phone numbers and download my outlook calendar.If that is all you expect, then this is perfect.For those people who live and die by the palm gadgets, then get yourself one of those expensive palms. Zire is cheap and convenient enough to take it anywhere you want and you don't get upset when you bang it around a bit.I had it for about a year and zero complaints.Also, the battery lasts extremely long for my purpose.So, if you are a simple guy like me, then this is perfect for you.If you are expecting a small computer, then you need to spend some money.Hope this helps.

2-0 out of 5 stars Decent product - horrible support!
I bought this Palm as a cheap contact manager - that's what I got - I knew what I was getting into. However, a word regarding Palm support...

After a couple months - the screen went completely black and I needed to call tech support. What a nightmare. It's obvious to anyone that Palm has exported its help desk overseas (India most likely). The five different support engineers I talked to ALL had very thick accents, could not understand simple English sentences, could not make logical decisions (they follow a very formal script) and made the whole experience VERY frustrating, time consuming and expensive (they don't have a toll-free number anymore). The point is simple - sooner or later you're probably going to call tech support for help - and in my opinion, the "help" desk at Palm is horrible!

5-0 out of 5 stars great entry level PDA
the Palm Zire is probably the best entry level PDA available. i've had mine for a while and its great, holds my schedule, contacts, my notes, a few small games, and is my alarm clock and it has great battery life. since its not realy fancy you don't get a big back lit color screen, or voice recording, or a gaming machine. But its great. the only thing i didn't like was the flip cover it comes with. but guess what... spend like 12$ to get a nicer one and its realy the best thing you can have.

at work I regulalry use a PocketPC with a barcode scanner and I hate it, its slow, bulky, won't recognize my writing well, and is prone to porblems

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, for some.
Ok people, consider this phrase, ENTRY LEVEL PDA. The Palm Zire is an entry level PDA. I'm still in highschool, and it works great for what I need. It has all the basic features I need, an address book, datebook, and a calculator, plus a lot of other features. Plus I can download additional programs from the Palm website for free! Some other reviews on this site complain about the amount of memory. Sure, if your going to store five hundred addresses and tasks and put a million programs on it, its gonna be to little. But if you only need it for school or for light use, then its perfect. Also, the fact that it is cheap helps too. (I got mine used for under thirty bucks.) I currently have Pong, Battleship, a school planner, a joke book, an animation program, a sketch program, an Asteroids game, a database program, a diary, a Merlin game, a miniature version of Word, and a solitare game on my Zire, and that only used two thirds of the memory (with all the included programs on the Zire too). The included cover isn't that great, but it is better than nothing, and what do you expect for something that was included for free? All in all, this is a great product for anyone who just needs a decent, affordable PDA.

Update: I've now had this handheld for a couple of months and still no problems. And I'm the second owner, and still no problems. I'm currently looking to upgrade to something with color and a backlight, possibly the Zire 31, but I'll definetly be keeping my good buddy the Zire. ... Read more


74. Dell Axim X5 300 MHz Pocket PC
by Dell

Asin: B00007GPHR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Dell
Sales Rank: 8400
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Dell Axim X5 is the ultimate handheld device, delivering style and outstanding features at an affordable price. It's powered by the Intel XScale processor at 300 MHz to help you keep up with the tasks of everyday life, and is equipped with 32 MB SDRAM and 32 MB Intel StrataFlash ROM.

The Axim X5 is equipped with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Premium and pre-installed with familiar applications like Pocket Word and Pocket Excel, along with a calendar, contacts database, voice recorder, and a number of other built-in features.

With an integrated Type II CompactFlash card slot and a Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard slot, the expansion capabilities seem endless. And with its removable, rechargeable battery, the Axim X5 is never tied to its cradle--simply leave a spare battery charging in the cradle, and swap your battery when it's low.

The Dell Axim X5 features a backlit, 3.5-inch, 16-bit, touch-sensitive, transflective TFT color LCD display capable of displaying 65,536 colors at 240 x 320 resolution.

The Axim X5's audio capabilities include 16-bit stereo, full duplex record and playback, and an integrated microphone and speaker. The Axim also features a headphone jack.

The Axim X5 comes with a rechargeable, removable 1440 mAh lithium-ion battery. A rechargeable, removable 3400 mAh lithium-ion battery is optional.

What's in the box

  • Axim X5
  • Stylus
  • Sync cradle
  • AC Adapter
  • 1440 mAh Lithium-Ion Removable, Rechargeable battery
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Features

  • 300 MHz InteláXScale Processor, 32 MB RAM, and 32 MB ROM
  • Brilliant 3.5" high-resolution transflective 65,000 color display
  • Integrated CompactFlash Type II and Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard slots to add storage or wireless communication cards
  • Built-in microphone, speaker, and stereo headphone connector
  • What's in the box: Axim X5, Stylus, Sync cradle, AC Adapter, 1440 mAh Lithium-Ion Removable Rechargeable battery

Reviews (24)

1-0 out of 5 stars biggest piece of junk
My Dell Axim is the stupidest $500 I ever spent.It locks up, won't recharge, needs constant tending and the battery life is like that of an insect.If you need this kind of useless equipment, buy another brand.Sure, they ship quickly, but using the Microsoft platform just adds to the problems.

1-0 out of 5 stars Save your money for something else...
Dell does not make a reliable PDA.I am on my third one and it is now a paperweight.Dell does not support their PDA's so if you do buy one, spend the money for the extended service.In my case, therepair cost was stated at $199 and they would send a factory reconditioned unit.You can buy there bottom end PDA, brand new for $199.

1-0 out of 5 stars Axim X5 is the worst that could happen with you
I ll be short. I am really tired of explaining in details what i HATE about Axim X5, and how I regret that I was on a cheap side and bought this monster. I noticed that some of the happy Dell customers are happy for the first couple of months. Wait till your warranty expires!!! This axim x5 is good only for 6-7 months then its good for hammering nails. I am sure that nobody is happy about an idea of buying a new Pda from Dell every 8-10 months, except for Michael Dell.
So quality is bad, and I am really surprised as they do pretty good laptops and desk tops.
Customer service: God!! Send some mercy!!! Listen, I speak with an accent, I live in New York, I got used to dozens of accents. But I refuse to understand this ridiculous mumbling, robot's phrases,like "Or Mister Smith, I understand your frustration". Yeah right... But what kills me the most is the fact thaty they LIE to you. "Did you sent my axim 5 back???""Yes we did!!" 3 weeks later no results!!!

I am tired of dell,

1-0 out of 5 stars Dell doesn't care about you or your data.
I bought one of the Dell Handhelds and found that the SD slot did not work after buying three cards to try.I ended up calling Dell Support to help troubleshoot my problem and they told me to perform a "hard boot".They failed to tell me that this would wipe all my data on the device and I lost two days worth of information on it.When I found that this was the case and the representative didn't mention that it would wipe it all, I was very frustrated.Worst of all, it didn't fix the problem.When I asked to speak to a supervisor, I was informed that they didn't have one because "they've all gone home".As a result, it's been sent back and I'm very happy with my iPaq--and its support.Buy a Compaq, they know that data is important and my calls to support don't get treated as a casualty of doing business.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty amazing for its price!
INTRO:
Hey, if you're reading this review, you are thinking whether to buy this or not. If I were you, I would buy it. This is because this little handheld is pretty amazing (with some attachments).

CAPABILITIES:
Well, first thing first. This is my first Pocket PC. I bought DELL because my computer is DELL and it's pretty good. With the optional SD and CF card (if you're going to get one of these, i recommend to buy a large SD card. This is because if you buy a CF card, your CF slot is full, forcing you not to put in additional attachments such as GPS, camera, ect.), you can add music, MOVIES, books, maps, and virtually anything digital memory. Without the optional SD and CF card, you can still add these, but the Dell Axim does not really have the memory. If you happen to buy the GPS from Pharos (recommended by DELL), you cannot fit the headphones because its right next to the CF slot.

PROS:
This DELL Axim is pretty slim, and pretty fast. It also features BLUETOOTH technology for wireless stuff. It has a CF slot and a SD slot. Also has a "Hard Reset" which is basically like "reformatting" except it takes less then a minute. You can watch movies, listen to songs, never get lost (GPS), take photos, and virtually anything with the optional attachments.
SIMPLIFIED:
*Slim
*Fast
*Bluetooth
*CF and SD Slot
*Hard Reset
*Play movies/music
*Never get lost (GPS) OPTIONAL
*You can do virtually anything (digital) with the optional attachments

CONS:
A cradle for fifty dollars? I don't think so. The customer support can be better, if you know what I'm talking about. I tried to call them for something simple, asking for the foldable keyboard, and they put me on hold for 30 minutes! Small memory (32 MB).
SIMPLIFIED:
*Cradle for fifty dollars?!
*Customer Support sucks
*Small Default Memory (32 MB)

BOTTOM LINE:
If this is your first handheld to buy, buy it. It is the best you can ever get in the price range. But before you go off and buy it, read the recommendation below.

ADDITION TO THIS PRODUCT:
256mb Lexar SD Card
128mb SanDisk CF Card
Screen Protector
Pharos GPS
Pharos GPS Car Kit
VEO Camera

CONCLUSION:
All the above products are optional. But I do recommend you get the first 3. Go get this product. It's well worth the money! ... Read more


75. PalmOne IIIxe Personal Handheld Organizer
by PalmOne
list price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004RC2D
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 6228
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Palm IIIxe handheld builds on earlier Palm III models by offering more memory and more options. Its 8 MB of RAM (four times the memory of the popular Palm IIIe) and 2 MB of flash ROM keep track of all your appointments, memos, to-do items, expense items, and e-mail, plus you can add thousands of third-party applications. Although the Palm IIIe and IIIx models have ample memory for many users, the Palm IIIxe better supports users who rely upon their organizer for data-heavy operations.

The Palm IIIxe is more powerful than its predecessors, but it retains all of the Palm IIIx's and IIIe's convenience features. It measures a mere 4.7 by 3.2 by 0.7 inches and weighs 6 ounces. Backing up and exchanging information with desktop PCs and popular PIMs requires just a touch of a button on the included HotSync cradle. The infrared port allows you to instantly beam business card information, phone lists, data, and applications to other infrared-equipped devices. It also features a sharp backlit LCD screen, legible in both dim and bright light.

The contents of the Palm IIIxe box include the Palm IIIxe handheld, a CD-ROM with an extensive assortment of Palm Desktop software applications, two AAA batteries, a DB-25 adapter, a HotSync cradle, a manual, and a Getting Started quick guide. You may further customize your Palm IIIxe organizer with third-party add-on peripherals such as modems or voice recorders. This device runs for approximately two months on just two AAA batteries and comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

What's in the box

  • Palm IIIxe
  • Protective flip cover
  • Stylus
  • Palm Desktop software
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • DB-25 adapter
  • HotSync cradle
  • Manual
  • Getting Started guide
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Features

  • Same size and weight as earlier Palm III models
  • 8 MB RAM (4 times that of the popular Palm IIIe connected organizer)
  • Upgradable features and operating system; PC and Mac compatible
  • Now with Pocket Quicken financial management software
  • Easy-to-read LCD screen, even in dim light or sunshine

Reviews (232)

5-0 out of 5 stars long time user..
I still use my palm IIIxe.. bought it in 2001 from Amazon.Actually this is my second one, my first one bit the dust, so I bought a refurb for $39.00 and it synced up with the 4.1 OS... it is great for addresses and calendar + todos... I also type memos with a keyboard when I'm in the field.Also this is used daily from am to pm... at night I dl avantgo and read news from the otherside of the world before bed...

I'm a broadcast engineer with high end editing systems that I built myself and I keep watching for something that I can replace this workhorse with, but no go so far!The long battery life and using nimh AAAs is the clincher, just can't beat the little rascle.

The HP jornada line with the instant on and long battery life have caught me eye, but I don't care for windows CE.

4-0 out of 5 stars Quality But No Frills PDA
I just bought this PDA used from Amazon and I'm pretty pleased with it.It's not color which I don't care about, but I am having a bit of a hard time seeing the screen well.I have had a terrible time getting it to synch correctly with Outlook and I couldn't get it to synch at all with Palm Desktop 3.5.3.No clue what the problem is, but after 2 hours trying to figure it out, I just gave up.I use Outlook Express, not Outlook and it took a lot of trial and error, but I can get it to synch names and addresses, but I can NOT get email to work since i don't use Outlook as my default mail handler.So..if that fits your situation and you want to synch for email and download from AVantgo, then do not buy this.However, I just want it for names and addresses to replace an old trusty Sharp Wizard that they don't make anymore.I really loved my Sharp though.What i like about the Palm IIIxe is that it's battery-operated (2 AAAs)- i honestly don't even fathom why people complain about this feature - they're nuts.The battery operated PDAs are the way to go because they can last forever in your purse and you don't have to remember to charge it.If the battery is dead while you're on the go - just run to a convenience store and buy AAAs.That simple.The Palm IIIxe seems pretty sturdy, but we'll see in the long run.Either with Palm or Sharp, this beats carrying around a paper and pencil organizer.The person I bought from on Amazon was great and honest too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Probably the most perfect PDA
I bought this item from eBay a couple of months ago for just £25 (under $50 USD) inc. postage and packaging. The device was in mint condition, with the exception of the missing flip cover (which I would later purchase from eBay)...and it came with OS 4.1.

I have to say: I love this device! I have experienced no problems with it whatsoever, and finding software for it is a breeze.

Graffiti was very easy to learn, and I can now write on my Palm as fast as I can on paper. But, if writing a lot...you can always purchase a pull-out keyboard for the device. I got one brand-new and shrink-wrapped for an amazing price, from eBay.

The Killer Ap has to be AvantGo. Almost everyday I'll sync my Palm to download the latest from The Times and CNET News.

I would most definitely consider the IIIxe a 'trusty' device...and from reading reviews about other devices from Palm...this is the most perfect.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very reliable palm at a affordable price.
I have enjoyed the benefits of the PalmIIIxe. It took the place of my huge day timer and note pad I carried around with me. So it's not color, the information is still the same. I have my camera cell phone w/web brouser, so I have it all in my purse. Recommend this item if you are just getting started. I dropped my last one and broke it and have missed it tremendously. It works great with my AOL calendar and email addresses. Type information into AOL and then sync them to the PalmIIIxe or vice versa.! It's so easy! I even include in my AOL calendar when my bills are due and they come up on my Palm calendar and I set timers for my bills payments and Doctor, etc appointments. I just can't imagine being without the PalmIIIxe. I also like it cause it is slim and fits into my small purse. The fact that all the informationis backed up on my home PC is great. When new one arrives I will be able to sync information to it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Every thing I wanted in a PDA
I may be a 21st century man still living in the 1990's, but I believe that newer PDA models have only added costly features that add no real value.The Palm IIIxe is rugged with an integrated flip case, has more than enough storage space with 8 mb, allows you to upgrade the OS, and offers exemplary battery life.Very nice examples of this model are available now for next to nothing either used or refurbished (some even new in box).Ask yourself why do I need a color screen to keep track of my appointments and address book?Why do I need a rechargeable battery that will give up on me in 3 years, when I can run my IIIxe for over a month with cheap disposable batteries?Why would I want to try to surf the Internet on such a tiny screen?Why would I want a wireless phone, PDA, and camera all built into the same expensive unit when I already have a phone and camera that work so well?For me, the answer was that the IIIxe is every thing I want in a PDA, and nothing more. ... Read more


76. PalmOne m505 Color Handheld
by PalmOne
list price: $349.00
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Asin: B00005AWCL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 14440
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Palm's simple yet elegant operating system has long been a shining light in the world of PDAs. The good news on the Palm m505 is that the Palm OS still offers a wide array of tools to gather yourpersonal and business data in a great computing environment. Unfortunately, the most touted aspectof the Palm m505--its color screen--is a disappointment.

Turning it on for the first time, we wondered if we had received the monochrome version Palm m500handheld--the screen was dark and barely visible in our moderately lit office. We fumbledaround for the contrast preference, but couldn't find it. In fact, the Palm m505 has no way toadjust contrast other than to turn on the backlight. Only with the backlight activated could weactually discern the icon and screen colors, and even then the LCD screen seemed muted.

On side-by-side tests with the Handspring Visor Prism, its main color competition, the Palm m505was lacking in brightness and crispness--despite both handhelds' having 16-bit displaysupport that can show up to 65,000 colors.

The reason for this seems to be that Palm hassacrificed brilliance for energy efficiency. The Palm m505's rechargeable battery does, indeed, keep its charge with "normal" usage (estimatedby Palm at 40 minutes per day) for about three weeks. However, with the mandatory useof the m505's backlight, we found the battery needed more frequent charging. Luckily, charge timein the included HotSync cradle/recharger is quite short.

The basic Palm applications in OS version 4.0--Address, Date Book, Memo Pad, and To DoList--remain largely unchanged, with a few tweaks here and there. For instance, the Date Book applicationnow includes a screen view with a list of the appointments and to-do items for a particular date.And like the m100 series, the Note Pad has been added for doodling and scribbling handwrittennotes (instead of writing longer tomes in the Memo Pad using the Palm's Graffiti alphabet).

Palm has collected a number of bonus software titles that you can easily add to the m505 withoutdenting much of the 8 MB of memory, including AvantGo, which downloads Web news and content from avariety of sources (enabling us to keep up with Aussie Rules Football scores). The biggest testfor the color screen came with PhotoSuite, an image viewing app that displays a range of image-file formats downloaded from your PC. We found the color depth to be quite good, but the screen'slack of brightness made the images look rather muddy.

Additionally, several connectivity applications from Palm's Mobile Internet Kit are provided,including the Web Clipping app for viewing Web content built specifically for Palm viewing andMultiMail SE for accessing e-mail. And, of course, there's the highly touted expansion slot forSecureDigital cards and MultiMediaCards, allowing you to add memory, content, and functionality.Unfortunately, at the time of this review, we were unable to test any of the cards offered byPalm.

With its curved angles, thin design, and light weight, the Palm m505 closely resembles itspredecessor, the Palm V series handheld. And like that model, the m505 feels very comfortable bothin the palm of your hand and resting in your pocket. Also, with the Palm m505's new 33 MHzDragonball VZ processor, switching applications seemed much more immediate.

The siren song of the new m500 series is indeed seductive, and Palm has done well to streamlineits basic repertoire and add some tasty new notes to the mix. However, the Palm m505 is ultimatelya disappointment due to its underwhelming color display. If you're having trouble getting thissong out of your head, the Palm m500 handheld (with all the functions of the Palm m505 but with a monochromescreen) should keep your toes tapping just fine. --Agen G.N. Schmitz

Pros:

  • Faster processor
  • Classic Palm styling--contoured design is comfortable to hold
  • Good range of additional software, from Internet connectivity to e-book reader
  • New expansion slot takes industry standard SecureDigital cards and MultiMediaCards

Cons:

  • Color screen is rather dim and ultimately disappointing
  • Backlighting must be turned on to see the color screen, wearing down the rechargeablebattery
  • Expandability via SecureDigital and MMC cards limited by current offerings
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Features

  • Built-in 8 MB memory stores thousands of contacts, appointments, to-do items, and notes
  • Displays over 65,000 colors--view photos, video clips, and more
  • SecureDigital/MultiMediaCard expansion slot for additional memory and functionality such as a dictionary/thesaurus, games, and more
  • USB cradle allows faster HotSync operations
  • Windows and Macintosh compatible--includes desktop software for both platforms

Reviews (229)

4-0 out of 5 stars 2nd Palm, 2.75 Years w/m505
I've owned this since late 2001. It replaced a 4-year-old Palm Pilot Professional (1MB mono, AAA batts). It has been very solid for me. I am hooked on the simplicity of the Palm OS. I don't need a notebook computer in my pocket. I need an all-in-one-place-and-go-anywhere life organizer--calendar, address book, Scrabble (extra!), with ability to sync to desktop @ home and @ work; beam entries between this and my wife's m130. I also have add-on of SplashID for password-protected storage of PINs, passwords, web-logins, and other sensitive/private info. As a result, every piece of critical info (13+ categories of addresses, work/personal appointments, etc.) is always at my fingertips, and always safely backed-up on the Palm Desktop.

Battery life has been fine for my usage levels. Backlight is dimmer than newer models, but it does the job (I'm not playing DVD movies, for cryin' out loud).

Only problem I'm currently having is that a small section of the screen (approximately a .5"x.5" square) has "died" within the past 6 months--losing all touch sensitivity....so I have to work around that.

My office IT guy says PalmOne will come out with next generation of models this fall, so I'll wait for that selection before replacing this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for almost anybody!
The Palm M505 is a neat little PDA. It's features are perfect for students to business people. There are many positive elements to this little Palm.

The Palm M505 is the perfect companion for a student. It's small size and low price makes it perfect for somebody on the run and someone in need of a durable, compact Palm Pilot. In it's life, my Palm has been dropped numerous times, gotten soaked in water, and gotten thrown into the bottom of a backpack countless times. Again, it is perfect for anyone in need of durable database.

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME CHRISTMAS PRESENT!!
I got this awesome palm piolot with a keyboard and it is great!I bought games and put a cool "Documents to Go" program on it.I write stories a lot so I can use it for that, and I can also write school things on it if I'm in the car and my handwriting won't be sloppy!This is very cool.I am 12 1/2 and this is one of the best palms I have ever used.You should buy it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Time Bomb
I got this model for myself because at the time, it was the best model available. It worked really well for quite a while, and I even told my dad to get it for my mom for Christmas. So far, she has had no problems (knock on wood). Mine bit the dust earlier this year after over a year of problem-free functioning. It just quit syncing. Nothing changed at all. It just stopped syncing one day. I went through numerous attempts to solve the issue through email technical support with Palm. Nothing worked. I didn't want to call them because I didn't want to spend money on tech support. Turns out they won't charge you because they know there is a problem with the unit! They sent me a reset card which didn't help. I called them again and they were going to make me jump through more hoops. I pulled out the attitude and said NO WAY. They finally agreed to take the unit back for repair. They turned around the unit quickly and it was fine for a couple months, and it just quit on me again. They are obviously having VERY serious issues with this model, and I feel as if I have suggested a time bomb for my mother. It's not worth the hassle to get this Palm. I don't know if all Palms are this problematic, but I would avoid any Palm model that begins with a "5." I'm sure they are all duds, and once you begin to rely on a PDA there is nothing, and I mean NOTHING more bothersome than having to go through these issues. You are left without a PDA for who-knows-how-long and you feel vulnerable. It's just not worth it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Aweful! Don't buy it!
I own this thing for a year. After first 3 mo of usage it stopped hotsynching. Well, my Palm had a warranty, so I received a new "refurbished" unit. It worked for about 10 months, then I had this problem again. Had to change USB to a different cradle. It worked for a month, and then my PDA died all together. It will not start no matter what! Needless to say, I lost all the data, and as a small business owner, it was a major problem for me. STAY AWAY FROM THIS THING! ... Read more


77. iPAQ 3970 Pocket PC
by Hewlett Packard

Asin: B00006HYC1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 36423
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC H3970 is designed to ride along on the voyage of life - in your pocket or mounted to your mountain bike. It is not much bigger than a calculator and comes standard with applications like Microsoft Pocket Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player. Its dazzling display delivers high contrast and optimal color saturation for crisper images and clearer text. 400MHz Intel XScale processor accelerates multimedia and security applications. Also, it has the integrated universal remote control for entertainment systems. ... Read more

Features

  • Wireless enabled!
  • Pocket PC 2002
  • 48MB ROM/400MHz processor
  • What's in the box: iPaQ 3970, Rechargeable battery, Stylus, Protective cover pack, Universal cradle for both USB and serial connections, AC adapter, DC adapter plug, User Manual

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Things Do Come in Small Packages
The new iPAQ 3970 is simply awesome. (It is the same device which is sold in some markets as the 3975.) I recently upgraded from my trusted old Palm Vx to an iPAQ 3970 -- and -- I am so glad that I did. I did consider the new Palm Tungsten; but overall, the 3970 blows the Tungsten away.

I bought my iPAQ with a Panasonic 256 MB SD card. (Bought the iPAQ + SD card for US$ 750 in Singapore).

First the +ve's. Great screen - nothing like what you get to see on the Tungsten or the other reflective TFT screens (the trans-reflective screen is simply awesome). Second, great memory expandibility. I have over 4 hrs of high quality (112 bitrate) MP3 music on the SD card. User interface is much better than the Palm. Sync with Outlook/PC is effortless. Ability to manage files & folders on the iPAQ using the Windows Explorer on my laptop. Legendary Compaq quality. Good audio.

The -ve's. Form factor: I guess I have been spoiled by the Palm Vx lying unnoticed in my pocket. The Tungsten is even smaller. The iPAQ is noticeably bulkier. Tons of freeware awailable for the Palm; only a few kilograms available for the Pocket PC. ... Read more


78. PalmOne m105 Handheld
by PalmOne

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Asin: B000059MSI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 3234
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Palm handhelds have succeeded because they're small and lightweight but hold a surprisingly large amount of personal data. The Palm m105 handheld expands on those essential features by offering an organizer that's smaller and lighter (4.4 ounces) than most others while remaining packed with 8 MB of memory, so it can do much more than just store your calendar or addresses. The m105 is also one of the most comfortable Palm devices we've held--its distinctive curved bottom rests comfortably in the palm.

Like other Palm devices, the m105 includes an infrared port for beaming data to other handhelds, and it features a high-contrast screen with optional backlighting for low-light situations. At 2 inches square, the screen is slightly smaller than those on most Palm organizers. We noticed the difference since we've been using Palm handhelds for some time, but the m105 retains the same 160-by-160-pixel resolution, so this probably won't be a distraction for most users.

However, unlike other Palm handhelds, the m100 series includes two special applications. The Clock displays the date and time if you simply push the top scroll button on the front, even when the device is off. (It can also be viewed through a window in the cover.) And with the Note Pad, we could write notes or draw pictures directly on the screen without having to write in Graffiti, Palm's character-recognition language.

With more memory, the m105 can now hold more software--and Palm has provided a range of possibilities on the accompanying CD-ROM. Palm's Mobile Internet Kit, normally sold separately, is a software collection that allows the m105 to communicate via infrared link with a GSM cellular phone (such as the Nokia 8290). The kit includes MultiMail Pro software for managing e-mail, programs for SMS text messaging and WAP (Wireless Access Protocol) browsing, and software for accessing Web Clipping data over the Palm.net network (the same service used for the wireless Palm VIIx). Also included on the CD-ROM is the AvantGo Web browser and a client for connecting to AOL.

The Palm m105 includes a HotSync cradle (the m100 handheld shipped with just a cable) for synchronizing data between the handheld and a desktop or laptop computer. Macintosh owners (like ourselves) or anyone wishing to use a USB port on a Windows system will need to purchase the USB serial adapter, though the Mac version of the Palm Desktop software is included in the box.

We were disappointed to find that the Windows version of Palm Desktop included on the CD-ROM is one generation behind the latest release. However, you can download Palm Desktop 4.0 for free from Palm's Web site, making this only a one-time nuisance. Additionally, the m105 is not flash upgradable, so you won't be able to update to a newer version of the operating system later on (the m105 comes with Palm OS 3.5).

With the addition of more memory and Internet access software, plus its comfortable, lightweight design, the Palm m105 is an entry-level handheld that doesn't feel like the new kid on the block. --Jeff Carlson

Pros:

  • Smaller and lighter than most handhelds, fitting comfortably in hand
  • 8 MB memory stores more data
  • Includes Palm Mobile Internet Kit and other software for online access

Cons:

  • Slightly smaller screen
  • Operating system not upgradable
  • Doesn't ship with latest Palm Desktop software for Windows
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Features

  • 8 MB memory--stores thousands of addresses, phone numbers, appointments, and to-do items
  • Includes HotSync serial cradle to back up data to your PC or Macintosh
  • Comes with e-mail and Mobile Internet Kit software and desktop software for both PC and Mac
  • Link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only)
  • Customizable with optional snap-on faceplates

Reviews (114)

3-0 out of 5 stars Support or lack of
The M 105 does what it was designed to do, howerver the apparent lack of interest by the Palm people when trying to sort a problem sours the experience.

This unit uses a 3.3 volt cell as a power backup when batteries are being changed and once it is flat there appears to be no replacement available. When approached the Palm people in Australia couldn't have been less interested in providing access to a new cell or offering a solution. I have carried out extensive searches with all the battery suppliers I know of and none make a cell of the required specifications.

So to conclude, it is a good product providing you don't want any backup in the way of spares.

5-0 out of 5 stars Palm M105, a wonderful planner for someone short of cash
When I bought the palm m105 I was surprised at how much memory was installed despite the immensely low price. I immediately started loading programs onto it and was, overall, pleased. If you are someone short of cash and in need of a planner this is your ticket.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent PDA!
This was my first PDA ever. In fact, I still use it! The price is very affordable and worth way over the price! The size is compact and you can put it anywhere. Buy a case holder with this item and use it as a wallet! The instuctions (manual) explains everything accurately...and the techology is very simple!

If you look at some other reviews you will notice :

1) One person said that they lost their info
and
2) Someone said that when they restarted all they kept getting was touch the screen

Anwser to 1) : You needed to use the cradle...and transfer all of the info from the pda into the computer. When you need to change your batteries, change them and then Snyc (all of the info from the comp will go back onto the pda.) All of your info should be completely restored.

Anwser to 2): You had to touch the screen with your stylus exactly in the given circles. If you clicked anywhere else, it will keep going and going.

I have not had any problem's with my m105 and I have had it for 4 years. In fact, I was (and still am) so in love with it, when my first one got stolen, I bought a new one!

I would definetly recommend this item for someone or as a gift

Recap :

Affordable
Compact
Easy to Use
and a great gift!

1-0 out of 5 stars Do NOT Buy a Palm Product... Palm m105 is Junk
After two weeks of use the Graffiti feature no longer works and the pen will not align with the screen icons.Customer support is worthless and when I asked to speak with a manager my support rep said that he was in a meeting.No doubt.I will look for a different brand.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a good starter PDA...
I've had my m105 for two years before experiencing loss of data, which is a result of an internal capacitor not holding a charge on the motherboard.So why the five stars then?Because it's a GREAT starter PDA.

It served my initial purpose--which was eliminate lugging around my bulky Franklin planner.From there, I kept track of various budgets, i.e., weekly expenses and saving for vacations, as well as tracked time I spent writing.I even *wrote* chunks of various novels-in-progress on the m105 with folding keyboard (keyboard sold separately.)I also enjoyed ebooks, which I wasn't interested in reading pre-PDA because I didn't want to read the books at my computer or waste paper printing them out.

If you're looking for a great starter PDA, or if you're aren't too sure about whether or not a PDA would be of use to you, I HIGHLY recommend the m105.Even the battery situation isn't a problem:I've used rechargeable AAA batteries for my entire two years of use. ... Read more


79. Sony Clie PEG-TJ25 Handheld
by Sony
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B0000DBJRS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 16815
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The PEG-TJ25 CLIE handheld provides everything you need to stay organized and entertained. The high-resolution color screen shows images in full details and color with amazing clarity. The super-slim aluminum body is less than 1/2" thick and discreetly slides into your pocket or purse. Expand the memory capacity with the optional Memory Stick PRO media to store and transfer digital files. Plus, the unique Center Jog Dial Navigator Wheel and arrows enable four-way directional movements for easy access to your applications and information. The PEG-TJ25 comes bundled with a variety of entertainment and productivity applications to fit both your needs and your lifestyle. ... Read more

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.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful addition to my life
I had to retire a palm zire 21 after 2 months because it would reset itself almost every other day. I sent it to the palm guys and it came back in worse condition that before. After reading the reviews on Amazon...I decided to call it quits while I was ahead and search for another PDA. (I had a palm Vx prior to that for 2 years).

WOW! What a jewel the Sony Clie is! It has much more memory than my other two models and for a work at home mom that's using her PDA to keep track of life, recipes, and wants all names and addresses at her fingertips, IN COLOR, this was a WONDERFUL purchase!

For the price (mine was $139), I cannot complain. It is much faster than my other palm pilots, the battery life is great, I don't really care that much about included applications, although the outlook "handler" does a great job (or seems to), and I think Sony really thought out the organization of the main screen on this PDA. A+

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Solid PDA
I picked up my TJ25 a few weeks ago, and I was immediately impressed with the clarity of the screen, the snappiness of the interface, and the connectiblity with Outlook 2k3.

After using it for these few weeks, I have had no problems yet.The battery life is excellent, although i never let it get below half-drained, and it is nice and small, so it can fit in my coat pocket easily.

Very good product from Sony, and, as always, great service from Amazon. ... Read more


80. PalmOne Ultra Thin Keyboard for Palm m130, Tungsten, m515, and i705 series
by PalmOne
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00007BI0H
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 3615
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

This sleek, ultra-compact keyboard for your Palm handheld provides the comfort and feel you expect from a standard keyboard at nearly half the size and weight of other foldable keyboards. The keyboard's smaller size enables you to use it in tight, cramped spaces such as an airline food tray table, crowded conference rooms, or even on your lap. ... Read more

Features

  • Sleek and ultra-compact design
  • Offers comfort and feel of a standard keyboard at nearly half the size and weight of other foldable keyboards
  • Small size allows for use in tight, cramped spaces
  • Palm Universal Connector
  • Compatible with Palm m series, Tungsten series, i705 and Zire 71

Reviews (28)

2-0 out of 5 stars Works great, dead technology
This is just about the coolest little keyboard you can find. It is light, portable, and it responds as well as a normal keyboard. The one downside, which I recently discovered, is that it won't work with the newer class of Palm Devices, explaining why it is so inexpensive now. When I first purchased a keyboard, it was to go along with a Zire 71 handheld. That handheld died, forcing me to upgrade to the newer Zire 72. Much to my surprise, Palm changed the connection for their PDA's, rendering the wonderful little typing device useless.
So, if you are using one of the older models that it can work with, I would certainly say that it is a good buy. But, I would not count on it to last you for generations of Palm devices to come.

1-0 out of 5 stars Will Fall Apart
The piece that holds the palm to the keyboard fell apart - little metal and plastic bits everywhere. It's impossible to put back together. I hadn't mistreated or mishandled it, it is just very fragile. (In fact, I wish I had done something bad to it - I'd feel better.) I do not recommend that you buy this keyboard.

4-0 out of 5 stars Utilitarian
I've just bought the keyboard, and it seems versatile and useable. I would have liked another row of keys; however, it is incredibly small which is nice.

One thing I ran into was that after the first time that I used it, I couldn't hot sync to my PC. I found that if I go into the keboard icon on my Palm and uncheck "Enable keyboard" that I could hot sync again. That was a little scary at first, but now that I have discovered the fix, it's just an inconvenience.

5-0 out of 5 stars Slick Board
I bought my "ultra-thin" keyboard a couple o days ago, and i really do have to say that this is very nice, very clean, slick, and small. I had bought mine from Fry's electronics and the only one they had was an "open box," it didn't come with a cd, but i just found the .prc file with little trouble fro mthe palmone website. Anyway the Keyboard itself is very easy to open and close, the back support is decent though i am somewhat afraid i may bend the wire, but then again i'll always have it on some flat surface...whcih brings up another thing, the board itself is not very lap friendly, for a seventeen year old guy taking notes in church anyway...i would suggest placing like a book or compostion book on your lap, something that's hardback so that 1) you can type at your lap and 2) it won't slip around with the rubber "feat" things, though it kinda needs some support on the right "wing of the keyboard, i kinda "hit" the keys and the other side of the board comes up.
it does take a couple of hours getting used to the keys, especially with craftsman hands, but i'm still typing nonstop throughout the day. I do tend to mess up fro time to time, sometimes the space key along with backspace and enter don't respond like they ought to and i have to use the arrow keys, and the fact that right right arrow key is placed to the left of the delete key doesn't help out with my typing errors.
The board does have other language capabilities i guess you coud lsay, by pressing alt and some other letter on the keyboard, you can type in the language of your choice although you don't know which key changes the accent on the letter etc. but it'd still help out in my last couple of french classes im going to be taking.
and the board is relatively silent too, which is pretty dag.
All in all this Ultra-Thin Keyboard is really a must buy for those who want a good quality keyboard for their palm.

1-0 out of 5 stars Elegant design ruined with shoddy construction
BY ALL MEANS AVOID THIS OVERPRICED MARVEL OF MODERN ENGINEERING.

I wish I could give this item 0 stars, it's that bad. I've used my keyboard very little, never dropped it, not mishandled it, and to my horror it just now fell apart. I pulled out the backstop against which the Palm rests upright and it literally came to pieces in my hands. There wasn't even that feeling of resistance that lets you better slow down and see what's going on. Just pieces of plastic and screws falling all over the place.

It's pushed me another step closer to the inevitable transition to PocketPC, even though I've been a fanatic Palm user ever since the very first Palm Pilots came out. Another once great product dies an ugly death at the hands of production "efficiency." ... Read more


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