I retired my faithful (and rather powerful) HP200LX palmtop
for a (at the time) spanking new 3ComPalmPilot Professional.
The HP was just at the hairy edge of being small enough to carry around
to make the thing useful. The Palmpilot really does fit in a shirt pocket.
This is a major feature. If it's small enough to carry around, then
you will use it. It's also around $400 less expensive. So far, I'm
happy. I like the desktop software, and the hot synch feature is a major
Since then, I've upgraded my Pro with the 2meg & Infra-red upgrade
then broke down for a
My third Palm was a Palm IIIc. It's way cool! I was pushing the memory
on my Palm V, so I've gone nuts loading new stuff on my 8Meg IIIc. The
screen is very sharp too.
Since then I decided wireless is cooler than color and picked up an
i705. Then I geeked heavily for a Tungsten C. The first
I've been happy with that one, but after 4 years it's showing some wear
tear. The WiFi stopped working after a Firmware upgrade and the
just doesn't hold a charge like it used to.
To replace it, I picked up Lifedrive
model, which is being end of lifed.
It does however have several nice features
4 Gig microdrive
plays mp3 files
Functions a USB drive
320 x 480 HiRes color screen
Palm is has been dead for a while now (March 2013). Shame.
Ground breaking technology, but couldn't standup to more modern mobile
Operating Systems that were designed for Smart Phones from the git go.
I switched to the iPhone (yes, the original iPhone) and have stuck with
it. I've used Android phones, which are cool, but I haven't seen one
that is sooo great it would make me want to go through the hassle of
switching iPhone ecosystems.
The old palm models are:
Local E-Text: These are in
AportisDoc format. I'll
convert thsese to EPub and Mobi (unencrypted) and update this page with
those docs as well.
The Palm Pilot
isn't just a sales success. It's reaching cult status. At the Feb. 18
Clinton's high-tech Advisory Committee in Santa Clara, Calif., 15 of
the 22 members whipped out the Palm to schedule future meetings. --