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What PDA to buy?


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PuffGussy36

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I long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I had a 3com Palm Pilot - like the original or close to it. After many years of reliable service (through countless abuse) it finally died. I wanted to replace it with a PalmOne Tungsten E2 but after doing a little research, I'm not sure that is the right way to go. People seem generally bummed (and even pissed off) with Palm these days. I thought about getting a Handspring Visor Prizm (I'd kind of like a color screen) but those seem to be only marginally more reliable and liked. Most people had problems inside a year of using them (both models). I don't get it. Isn't technology supposed to improve over time? My original Palm with it's dismal little black on muddy green display lasted what seemed like forever (even after serveral drops to the ground).

Is there ANY PDA under $200 with a nice, clear, bright, reliable screen (and OS, hardware, etc.) out there?

Remember I'm coming from being pretty happy with a 3com Palm Pilot so anything will be an upgrade. I should mention the screen on the Zire Z22 was WAY too small. 160 x 160 or larger is a must.

Thanks.
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Well really the palm is dying these days, for two reasons the utra mobile pcs basically big palmtops but can do everything a pc can, and mobile phones most new ones would technically qualify for a plamtop and many have windows mobile or a version of palm or linux. Ive still got my clie which i occasionally use and is still good its a palm but its got good quality being sony, i dont know if they still make clie they used it for some of the phone range for a while. But what i think you are after is more a really good phone that is also a palm rather than a true palm which are getting hard to find.
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One of the other things I forgot to mention is that I still have a ton of data on Palm Desktop 4.1.4 so I am hoping to buy a new handheld device, sync it up and go. This is sort of like buying a BMW. Not every model year is a winner for BMW. You have to know when they hit their stride. I'm looking for the Palm equivelant of a 1996, 1997 M3 here or any reliable/good quality PDA that will sync with that version of Palm Desktop.

Edited by PuffGussy36, 22 May 2006 - 12:24 PM.

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I recomend the Palm T/X. I am very pleased with mine, it has survived the Iraqi heast and dust and getting beat up in my pockets. Its applications are also very good, lots of great third party software.
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The how does the T/X compare with the Tungsten?
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