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21. HP iPAQ hx2755 Pocket PC
22. PalmOne Zire 21 Handheld
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23. Sony CLIE PEG-TJ27 Handheld
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24. Sharp Electronics PW-E550 Electronic
25. HP iPAQ 1945 Pocket PC
26. HP iPAQ H4350 Pocket PC
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27. NEC America MOBILEPRO 900C ( MP900C
28. Sony CLIE PEG-TH55/U Handheld
29. HP iPAQ 4355 Pocket PC
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30. Sony Clie PEG-TJ37/U Handheld
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31. PalmOne Tungsten T Handheld
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32. PalmOne Zire 72 GPS Bundle
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34. HP iPAQ 4155 Pocket PC
35. PalmOne m515 Color Handheld
36. Dell Axim X5 400 MHz Pocket PC
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37. Sharp 0Z-590A Personal Organizer
38. HP iPAQ 5555 Pocket PC
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39. Navman PiN 100 Portable GPS Pocket
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21. HP iPAQ hx2755 Pocket PC
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B0006HPCLE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 5474
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

624MHz Processor, 185MB user memory, Bluetooth and 802.11b WLAN , CompactFlash and SDIO slot ... Read more


  • Integrated Compact Flash type II (CF) and Secure Digital (SDIO) slots
  • 3.5” transflective TFT QVGA with 64K color LED backlight display, landscape and portrait display modes
  • Intel PXA270 Processor 624 MHz
  • Integrated Biometric fingerprint reader
  • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth wireless technology

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Much Better Than The HP iPaq 2215
On April 4th of 2005 our house was flooded and a cleaning crew came in to clean it up. One day my HP iPAQ 2215 was on my desk, the next it was gone. So, I knew two things, someone had my handheld, and I needed a new one, so two weeks of searching turned up the HP iPAQ hx2755. I got the hx2755 a few days ago and I really like it. The biometric fingerprint reader is a nice addition and the wraparound rubber grip is an added touch. I like the size of it and the VGA screen.

There are some things I am troubled with, though. It has no Nevo! I loved Nevo on my 2215. HP should really have added that. But that's really all the problem I have with it.

The HP iPAQ hx2755 is great for business or oriented people. . . Or 9th graders, like me, who have $550 and would rather spend it on technology than whatever their classmates are spending it on.

5-0 out of 5 stars calligrapher 7.4 on hx2755
The issue mentioned in the previous review regarding the conflict between calligrapher 7.4 and windows mobile 2003 SE appears not to be an issue on my machine, which I have had for about 10 days now.The system is completely stable.The crash experienced by the previous reviewer could only be due to other software conflicts.

And yes the machine rocks!Very happy right now.

5-0 out of 5 stars One secure powerhouse!
I just got the hx2755 a couple of days ago.Overall, I really like the PDA.It fits in your hand better than the 2200 that is replaces thanks to the wraparound rubber grip.The buttons are all in the same place that they were on the 2200 but look better on this model.The screen is big, bright and clear for a QVGA.As for performance, it rocks!I can surf the net faster via wi-fi faster than my old pentium II laptop can on the LAN.I have placed all the installed programs I have in the extra 128meg nonvolatile storage, so I don't have to worry about resetting the thing up if it crashes (more on crashes latter.) It's great for previewing images on a compact flash or SD card and I've even watched a couple of movie clips on it.The bluetooth and wi-fi have great range for a unit this size and were easy to set up.And of course, there's the security features.I set it up to lock when turned off. To unlock, all I have to do is swipe a finger. The fingerprint recognition is great on this unit and far more secure than the 4 digit "pin" I was forced to use to save time on my old 2200.Additionally, for the true PDA paranoid like myself, it has a automatic backup that can be configured to back up the entire devise if the battery gets too low.I can't count the number of times I lost all my data on the 2200 when I forgot to bring a spare battery on a weekend trip.

Now for the down side.It did crash several times and I had to do a complete reset.I finally traced it down to the new Windows Mobile 2003 SE and Calligrapher 7.4, they just won't play nice!Pity, Calligrapher is a great program, but once I removed it, the unit stopped freezing up.Additionally, you have to remember to turn the wi-fi off when you turn the hx2755 off or it will "wake" periodically and run down the battery.The included Microsoft Internet Explorer is better in the SE version but still isn't compatible with many secure sites like Wells Fargo and does sometimes close unexpectedly.Once again, Microsoft has given us a beta version as a "final" product.And last, the hx2755 is so new there are few dedicated accessories available.

Overall, if you don't need aVGA screen the HP hx2755 has more than enough features built in with room to grow.It's speedy and compact with plenty of security features designed for people who need their information to stay private. ... Read more

22. PalmOne Zire 21 Handheld

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Asin: B0000CBJ8J
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 121
Average Customer Review: 2.35 out of 5 stars
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  • Keep all your important information--from appointments to addresses to notes--at your fingertips
  • 8 MB of memory, bonus software, and a fast processor
  • Play games on the go or read an eBook
  • Synchronizes with Outlook
  • What’s in the box: Handheld device; Palm Desktop software including Note Pad and Expense; Software Essentials CD with Handmark Mobile DB and PDA Money; pre-installed basic applications such as Address Book, Date Book, etc.

Reviews (49)

3-0 out of 5 stars get what you pay for
I actually thought it would have more options then it did. There is nothing to do with finances on the zire 21. It has never reset itself on me and really keeps a charge for a long time. I have had mine for a few months. Hard to see in dim light. Once again, lack of options. If you want a daily planner, mini organizer, and somewhere to keep phone numbers, and email addresses it is great.

1-0 out of 5 stars The Zire 21 resets when placed near your cell phone !
This is outrageous - my Zire 21 was frequently doing spontaneous hard resets, losing all the data. I finally figured out why - it can't be kept near a cell phone. Huh ???? What do they think we're all carrying around with us all the time ? Someone should file a class action lawsuit and make them do a recall on all these units ... Meanwhile, don't buy one unless you want to be constantly backing up your data, since Palm is apparently doing nothing about this.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
It will constantly lose data! I still like Palm Zires but get a different model. I love my Zire 71.

2-0 out of 5 stars Erases Data Near Cell Phones
I also had the problem of my data erasing when near my cell phone. I plan to buy the Tungsten E instead. Palm support says the data erasing near cell phones only occurs with the Palm Zire 21 model. If you want an inexpensive model, look at the Palm Zire. Its functionality is almost identical to the Zire 21, it just has 1/4 of the storage space.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the basics are the best
Zire 21 is a terrific device for those of us who need a notepad, calendar and our address book... but not much else. After three years or so with a fancy VIIx, I stepped back to the Zire 21. Oh Joy. Simplicity and functionality again.

My Palm Zire 21 is used in conjunction with an iBook and a DotMac account. Everything works together without incident.

By analogy: I am a yacht captain and see the notebook as the "yacht" and the Palm as the "dinghy." Without a good dinghy, one cannot get ashore to play. ... Read more

23. Sony CLIE PEG-TJ27 Handheld
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B0001E75LC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 716
Average Customer Review: 3.92 out of 5 stars
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  • Palm OS version 5.2, i.MXL application processor, 32 MB RAM
  • Built-in 310K Pixels CMOS Camera with 2x Digital Zoom (JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution)
  • High resolution TFT Color Display (320 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
  • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)
  • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Delighted first time PDA user
I researched PDAs fairly extensively before I settled on my Sony Clie TJ27. Well it has been about a month, and I am delighted with it so far. Originally I was interested in a Palm but was frightened away by all the negative reviews everywhere. My Clie came with free Dataviz software (upon registration of the product on the Sony website), including word, excel and "Slides to Go" (similar to Powerpoint) and I have had no trouble transferring data from files on my PC to my Clie and performing hot sync operations.

I've taken pictures (okay, you need to get fairly close to your subject with the 2x zoom limitation, but if you want topnotch photography, buy a digital camera). The only area needing improvement is the battery power. When you use the camera, it eats batteries faster than if you were just working with data. All in all, I love it and would highly recommend, especially to first time users who don't expect it to be their morning alarm clock (honestly, who would rely on a handheld for this); a top-notch digital camera or their desktop. It is what it is - a great value for the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for the Price
I had a Handspring Visor Edge and the battery died on me, so, I thought it was about time to upgrade my PDA. I purchased the Sony PEG TJ27. I was shocked on how easy it was to convert all of my calendar and addresses information from my old PDA to my new one. The jog dial is very nice and the camera is a nice perk. The camera does not compare to a real digital camera, but it is fun to have. I do think that I should have paid the extra $100 to get the PEG TJ37 with the sound and wireless capabilities, but overall I enjoy my new PDA and I am very happy with my decision. As far as battery life, I have not yet tested, but it does require a lot more charging than the Handspring Visor Edge.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid, Reliable
The TJ27 isn't a terribly exciting PDA-it has no sound capabilities so it can't play MP3s or video (with audio)-even though the rest of the hardware is more than up to the task. What it does have is Sony's typically high build quality and reliability. The screen is excellent (and unlike most PalmOne models, it doesn't hum loudly, and the backlight can be toggled on and off).
The button layout is questionable. A jog dial sits between two left/right buttons in the location that most PDAs have either up/down buttons or a 5-way navigator. Depending on the program, the left/right buttons sometimes function the same as up/down buttons on older PalmOS models, and sometimes the jog dial and left/right buttons function the same as a 5-way navigator. The 4 application buttons are a bit too small, too close to the left/right buttons, and are connected together. (The calendar and address book buttons are connected, and the to-do and memo buttons are connected). So the layout isn't the greatest, but it does work okay.
The camera, as with all integrated cameras, is almost completely worthless, but since it doesn't really raise the price any, it's not a big deal.
System speed is excellent. The TJ27's 200Mhz i.MXL CPU (Motorola's ARM chip) benchmarks only 27% slower than Intel's 400Mhz xScale. Of course that power is basically complete overkill, especially since the TJ27 can't really play video, but programs like Documents to Go, and the basic PIM apps respond very quickly.

All in all, this is possibly the best "basic" PDA on the market right now. No audio, a somewhat strange button layout, but far better reliability than you'll get from other companies.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Value
I replaced my Palm 105m with the TJ27 shortly after the first of the year. It's a good value for the $200 price tag. Of course, it has the usual fearures such as addreess book, calendar, etc.
I also like the built-in digital camera (the picture may lack some quality, but it's quite good for everyday use). I also can give the back light screens high marks. The only two negatives are the battery has to be recharged frequently and unlike the plam there's no free built-in games. For your everyday use this is a great little unit. One last thing - their customer support: once you finally get through Sony's stupid phone menu and speak to a real live person, they are friendly and helpful. I had a small problem with the Hot Sinc and they fixed it right away.

3-0 out of 5 stars SONY CLIE TJ27 vs. Tungsten E
The TJ-27 is SONY's response to the $200 Tungsten E. Since the TJ-27's price is slipping to below $170 it's easy to see who's winning in the marketplace.

The TJ-27's great strength is that it DOESN'T have PalmOne's hacked up extensions to the PalmSource OS. That's why I sold my T/E and bought the TJ-27. That's not to say it's a great product; there are no great pocketable PDAs available today.

(...) ... Read more

24. Sharp Electronics PW-E550 Electronic Dictionary
list price: $119.99
our price: $92.85
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Asin: B00028DM96
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sharp HO
Sales Rank: 2093
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  • Full Contents from Best Selling Books
  • Calculator and Spell Checker
  • Metric/ Currency Converter
  • Enchanced Search Function- Quick View
  • Enchanced Search Function -Super Jump

25. HP iPAQ 1945 Pocket PC

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Asin: B00009RL1W
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 3749
Average Customer Review: 3.12 out of 5 stars
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  • A thin, light, and affordable Pocket PC
  • Includes mobile versions of Microsoft Office: Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices
  • Great multimedia features
  • What's in the box: iPaQ 1945, USB synchronization cable, AC Adapter, battery, charger adapter, audio adapter, iPAQ Pocket PC companion CD

Reviews (59)

5-0 out of 5 stars The iPAQ 1945 - A Pocket PC Approaching Perfection
The iPAQ 1945, also sold as the iPAQ 1940, is the first in a line of planned successors to the iPAQ 1910. HP has addressed many of the concerns that 1910 users had, namely that the 1910 was too slow and lacked hardware expansion options. The 1945 is powered by a new 266MHz processor from Samsung which rivals, and sometimes surpasses, the usable speed of many XScale chips from Intel. Other features of the iPAQ 1945 include 64MB of RAM (56MB of which are user accessible), a crisp, bright transflective color screen, onboard Bluetooth wireless, and a Secure Digital slot which can use SD flash memory cards and SDIO peripherals such as 802.11b WLAN cards.

Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC replaced Pocket PC 2002 as the most current Pocket PC OS in June 2003 and comes installed on the 1945. While the version of Windows Mobile 2003 pre-installed on the iPAQ lacks a few minor applications (such as Microsoft Reader), each can be downloaded for free. Because HP left the choice to the end-user, the iPAQ File Store - unused space on the ROM - has over 13MB free for software, files, etc.

As I mentioned before, the Samsung processor keeps the 1945 moving along very well. Having recently used an iPAQ 5450 (400Mhz PXA250 XScale), a Toshiba e755 (400MHz PXA255 XScale) and a Toshiba e355 (300MHz PXA255 XScale), I can say that, from a casual use point-of-view, the iPAQ 1945 surpasses the speed of the iPAQ 5450 and Toshiba e355 and feels basically on level with the Toshiba e755. One of the touted benefits of the Samsung processor is long battery life, and while I didn't get the eight hours that HP suggested I might, I got almost seven hours use out of the 1945 with the backlight on its lowest setting before I had to recharge; a very good result.

There is only one real drawback to the iPAQ 1945, as I see it, and it's relatively minor and completely fixable: the 1945 ships with only a USB Sync cable, not a cradle. While some might actually prefer this, I miss not having a cradle to rest the iPAQ in while it's not in use. The good news here is that there is a cradle available (the same cradle that works with the iPAQ 1910), and you can purchase if you want it.

All-in-all, the iPAQ 1945 is an amazing addition to the Pocket PC family. If you like small, light PDAs with oomph, the 1945 might be right up your alley.

5-0 out of 5 stars First time PPC user
I bought the HP Ipaq 1945 2 weeks ago and think it's an excellent product. No problem syncronising with Outlook, Word, and Excel, pretty fast. The bluetooth feature is a little bit tricky when setting up, but once you find out how, the bluetooth synchronisations are excellent.
The only drawbacks are: it does not bring a protective case, you have to get your own covers for the lcd screen and the battery lasts about 4 hours in continuos operation.
If you are looking for a simple to use device and use your standard outlook features this device is for you. It's thin and light, simple to carry around and all the info you need is right in your hand.

2-0 out of 5 stars More drawbacks than advantages
The iPaq 1945, with "Mobile Windows 2003," is an updated version of the landmark 1910 model. The 1910 model was significant in the history of Pocket PCs because it was small and stylish, a first in the PPC world. Unfortunately, the cool factor of the 1910 wore off pretty quickly; I initially loved my 1910 and gave it 5 stars. After two weeks I started getting frequent crashes, and the unit was very slippery and quite uncomfortable to hold, and HP didn't even both to include a case!
The 1945 introduced some new additions, but has one big huge drawback: it uses a Korean-made Sumsung CPU, which implements the ARM architecture at a low speed and also a low cost (to HP, that is). The CPU is reported to generate more heat than Intel offerings, and personally I don't trust a company that makes DVD players that don't last more than 6 months. Anyway, the 1945 is not even that cheap. A faster and better built Zire 71 with more features is cheaper, and since Palm can do videos and music these days, the incentive to get such a half-baked product like the 1945 is pretty small.

Also, even though 64MB of RAM is included, you can still only access about 46MB of it. In my 1910 experience this is actually adequate, unless you want to install Microsoft Reader, Pocket Streets, Money, and other software. PPC software titles tend to be huge (think "bloatware"), so I think going forward if you are buying a PPC, be sure to get at least 64MB of *useable* RAM. Check out Toshiba's e750/e755 offering, which as 96MB of RAM, 32 of which is non-versatile, meaning the content stays on even when the battery completely dies. (The e75x also has wi-fi.)

In terms of additions, the 1945 offers Bluetooth -- but nobody I know uses BT so most of you potential buyers would be paying for something you'll never use (kinda like the mic feature on all the PPCs I've owned...) -- and also SDIO compatibility, something sorely missing in the 1910. A few manufacturers including Toshiba, Sandisk, Lexar, etc. are coming out with SD wi-fi cards (finally), so at least the 1945 can potentially use them. BUT... wi-fi is a battery killer, and the 1945 uses a small-capacity battery. My prediction is on a full charge and at level 2 brightness (out of 5), if you have the wi-fi on, the 1945 won't last for more than 30 minutes. Also note that you cannot use a wi-fi card and SD memory expansion at the same time as the 1945 only has one slot. So a few extra bucks, you'd be much, much better off with a Toshiba e75x model, which has both SD and CompactFlash expansion slots (and built-in 802.11b wi-fi).

While the 1945 is still stylish and kind of "cool," you must keep in mind that its slippery metal surface makes it hard to hold or take out of the case. The application buttons are also stiff. I test-drove a 1945 in a local computer store and was totally unimpressed since none of the complaints I had was addressed at all, including the small and awkward stylus.

Even though I still use my 1910 as my primary PDA, I'm looking to replace it completely (maybe with a Palm, after all these years?), both as a result of disatisfaction with the hardware and some frustrations over the software (no "tap-and-write" calendar appointments, all-too-frequent problems with ActiveSync, constant soft resets, etc, etc.). So my finally thought is, get a Palm if you want something simple and reliable, and if you want a PPC, stay away from this underpowered, ergonomically incorrect 1945 and get a Toshiba e755 instead.

1-0 out of 5 stars $300 paper weight!
My husband bought this for me for my birthday in January. I am a pharmacy student and it comes in so handy when I work in a pharmacy. I call it my other brain. The other day while I was working at a pharmacy, it fell from the counter to the floor. It hit a rubber matted floor. The LCM (I think that is what it is called)is now broke. It looks as though liquid is oozing from the top corner. Ever store I have taken it to says it is cheaper to replace the whole unit. I called HP they said it will be 199.99 to replace plus shipping a labor. What a joke. I will buying a new one, just not an HP. If one little fall from a counter can cause such damage, it is not worth it. I am very disappointed in this product. Buyer Beware!

4-0 out of 5 stars Satisfied But Confused
Beautiful little machine. In the first two weeks of use, have had one synchronization glitch -- couldn't delete a web page because of a supposed file-sharing error -- but it was resolved with a soft reset. Biggest concern so far: I have dozens of questions (just one example: what is "automatic gain control"?) that aren't answered either in user's manual or on-board Help files. Guess I'll have to get them answered through a Google search. You'll need to buy a case and one thought on this: Think twice before you buy (or better yet, try it out somewhere) the Rhinoskin aluminum case. It's VERY difficult to use the PDA while it is in this case with the front open. There's simply no way to comfortably and securely get a grip on the case because the front doesn't fold back. I sent mine back and bought Rhinoskin's leather case for IPAQ 1900 Series PDAs(00366; it's hard to find on Amazon because there are few links from the IPAQ PDA pages). This case -- because the front folds back behind the PDA -- solved the problem. I originally bought the aluminum case because my PDA goes in a bike bag, but this case seems to provide protection that is almost as good. ... Read more

26. HP iPAQ H4350 Pocket PC
list price: $522.95
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Asin: B0000TFCF4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 18247
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Slim, sleek, and affordable
  • Dazzling Transflective TFT color with LED backlight display
  • Pocket versions of familiar applications like Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Removable/rechargeable battery and integrated keyboard
  • Integrated Bluetooth

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars What a GREAT product! Made me switch to PocketPC
I was nervous about switching over to PocketPC from palm, and that I would lose my information,programs, capabilities... But boy was I wrong! The transition was as easy as pie!

This unit blows away the competition with features.

Of course it has WiFi and Bluetooth, is fully multimedia compatible. What really blew me away was the amount of software that it came with. While Palm boasts a large software library, it is also expensive to buy. Palm comes with the bare minimums installed - to sync with outlook you have to purchase software, for example. This PDA acts exactly like your Windows Based PC. It really is foolproof.

The store that I tested this out in had wireless internet running through it. This device was FAST, and had no problems connecting to every website that I tested it out on.

I have not been able to find a more comfortable PDA device with more features, or a better value than this one! If you're in the market for a new PDA, I'd buy this if I were you! ... Read more

27. NEC America MOBILEPRO 900C ( MP900C )
list price: $999.99
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Asin: B000270BBO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: NEC Technologies
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  • Compact size: 1.8 pounds
  • Microsoft Windows H/PC 2000 operating system
  • 32MB Flash ROM
  • Touch panel function
  • What's in the box: Mobile Pro 900, Backup CR2032 battery, AC Adapter, Rechargeable 2-cell Lithium-Ion battery, PC Connect USB cable, RJ-11 Telephone cable, Stylus pen, User manual

28. Sony CLIE PEG-TH55/U Handheld

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Asin: B0001D09XY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 3084
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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  • Palm OS version 5.2, Sony Handheld Engine processor, 32 MB RAM
  • Built-in 310K Pixels CMOS Camera with 2x Digital Zoom (JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution), audio player, and video player
  • High resolution TFT Color Display (480 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
  • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)
  • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery

Reviews (27)

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW...all I can say is WOW...
Sony has done it again. Seriously. I'm not kidding. I've gone through a handful of PDA's in the past few years, and I've found flaws in almost all of them to date, but not the Sony Clie TH-55!!

First and foremost, it's just a sleek modern (...) design, that certainly draws attention. It's very light, fits in the hand very well, and is very comfortable to use. Sony positioned the scroll wheel/jog dial on the back of the palm, conveniently where one's pointer finger might lie when holding the PDA. Just below this scroll wheel is the built-in digital camera, which, when in well-lit rooms, takes rather nice pictures! This is perfect for just capturing cameos or friends acting silly when out and about.

The power switch is in a somewhat odd location, it's in the form of a slide switch on the left hand side of the palm. This takes a little getting used to, since my other PDA's had buttons on the top or bottom, but having the sony's power switch here makes it more difficult to have the PDA accidentally turn on and waste battery power while in your pocket. Another interesting (odd at first) concept is the stylus for this Clie - it lives on the back of the pda, just like other models, but it telescopes when you remove it. This felt a little odd at first, but it becomes natural within the first day you use it. It's an interesting idea, but I'm guessing they had to do that to accomodate the electronics for the camera.

There is a concealed memory stick port on this PDA as well, which I'm told can accomodate a 512MB memory stick? Either way, I just have a 32 MB stick that, in addition to the spacious 32 MB of memory built-in, suits me just fine for taking a few pictures here and there and saving them directly to the mem stick.

If all the stuff I just said wasn't cool enough, check THIS out! YUP, there's more! All those little cameos you take of your friends actin silly, or headshots of your co-workers, you can assign a picture to each entry in your address book!! Gone are the days of looking at a list of names, now you can look at a list of faces too!!

I could rave more about this, but the best thing I could say is get it!! You'll see how much fun it is, and possibly discover more fun items to rave about when it comes time for YOU to review this clie right here on Thanks for taking the time to read my review, and happy Clie-ing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bringing the Tablet PC to the PDA
PROS: I love the design, very solid build quality and great mat black finish. Superb software from Palm and Sony come bundled with the unit. Love the huge screen and the virtual graffiti pad. Excellent MP3 playback, movie playback. Love the ability to create free notes, drag-n-drop, images, sound recordings, memos and add an alarm so that you remember. Tinted cover looks great and allows you to see the screen when closed; excellent when you wish to distinguish which alarm has alerted you. The jog dial on the back is cool and the camera delivers OK pictures. Also comes with Documents to Go, a software that allows you to read, edit and create Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents. Why did choose this over the PalmOne Tungsten T3? Battery Life. This baby goes on and on for days.

CONS: Processor speed is sometimes slow. The flip cover will eventually get broken as it only opens to a 40 degree angle (although it is removeable). Retractable Stylus collapses every now and then. Does not come with a cradle, and US version does not have bluetooth capabilities. buttons on the side of the unit could be better placed and it does not come with a carry case.

All in all, I'm glad I bought mine. its helped me to stay organised and allows me to save and share some great media with friends and family. My advice, "try b4 u Buy"

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Machine
All in all, the TH55 is a great little machine. The flip lid is a little klutzy, the on/off switch is a bit awkward to manipulate, and there is no native landscape support. Still, these are minor inconveniences for a PDA that comes with lots of features in a well-engineered little package.

5-0 out of 5 stars best value/dollar going.
had palms and handspring and more palms. vx finally became impractical (was to synch thru serial port) but never had a big beef with it.

when shopping for replacement, thought if i was just going organizer, get another palm... prolly zire. thought if i wanted a palmtop computer, go WindowsCE.

i decided for power, and started research.

WindowsCE is NOT WindowsXP. No one seems to like CE much, even those (like me) who are pretty fond of WinXP.

WindowsCE devices were pricey, even cheap ones. The whole securedigital thing and the expense and clunkiness of addons was a big turnoff. i had tried the handspring visor and wireless packs and junk. ugh.

turns out windowsCE doesn't work as well with ms office docs as docs to go on a palm. go figger.

palm 5.0 getting good reviews.

palm-branded devices getting mixed reviews.

Palm gets dissed a lot for
*materials of construction
*premium prices
*strange holes in feature sets

Palm feature sets weren't aligned with what i wanted, and i didn't like the prices much. I had never ever thought about a clie, they looked like pricey toys.

i read about some in reviews of other systems. more about them. got interested. looked deeper.

hey. clie! what the hell, DON'T LEAVE NOW SONY!!

I loved what i found in research - powerful, light, strong, compact, durable, good software, sharp screens, great battery life, good feature packages...

I now own this model and am utterly delighted. logging on to LAN at local bistro and home and bosses house is cake. apps that aren't standard palm ARE really better. screen is INCREDIBLE.

you don't know this, but i normally don't rave about junk.

i'm raving.

this is the best darn handheld i found by every metric i can think of.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sony Th55
Access to the internet with WiFi "AWESOME" especially with the way battery consumption is conserved 2.480x320 color screen improves internet browsing experience 3..Decent camera 4.Reasonable processor speed styling and nice form factor. ... Read more

29. HP iPAQ 4355 Pocket PC

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Asin: B0000DBJV5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 1647
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Product Description

The iPAQ h4355 Pocket PC features an integrated keyboard and built-in Bluetooth and 802.11b wireless capabilities so you can access the Internet, e-mail and corporate data at home, at work, or on the go - a stylishly productive communications tool for the mobile professional. ... Read more


  • Slim, sleek, and affordable
  • Dazzling Transflective TFT color with LED backlight display
  • Pocket versions of familiar applications like Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Removable/rechargeable batterand integrated keyboard
  • Integrated Bluetooth

30. Sony Clie PEG-TJ37/U Handheld
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B0001D09YI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1938
Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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  • Palm OS version 5.2, i.MXL application processor, 32 MB RAM
  • Built-in 310K Pixels CMOS Camera with 2x Digital Zoom (JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution), audio player, and video player
  • High resolution TFT Color Display (320 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
  • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)
  • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery

Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars Theres nothing better for the price!
Only those who have not any intuition with technology can rate thi PDA low.

The WiFi is just as powerful, stable and fast that makes this Clie work even better than many laptop computers with integrated antennas.

Configuration was as easy as my old Zire 71 and the camera quality noticeable superior!

Fip cover is useful and discret, you wont have problems being ready to use your PDA to enter some text, take a picture being protected all the time.

Tho Palm OS5 works great under Sony's hardware plus the Clie Navigation Bar that makes it even better.

Light weight, elegant, compact, powerful and affordable! Tell me where you can find such a perfect combination?

4-0 out of 5 stars First week with the TJ37
I bought this pda to replace an clie sj-20, which I liked quite a bit.

I bought it primarily for the wireless connection, since I have access to wireless and home and work. Rather than run off to my computer to check email, I hoped to be able to pull out the pda, check email, and sync later.

So far my plan is working very well. As others have noted, the wireless connection settings are very easy. Setup of software was also easy. Unlike another reviewer, I like installing components one by one to avoid having things I don't want.

Palm OS v5.0 is somewhat of an improvement, although it isn't clear to me exactly what is palm and what is Sony. I do like the 'desktop,' which seems vaguely MacOS X-like.

I very much like that the TJ37 works with previous clie peripherals - I have a terrific fold up keyboard that is a marvel of engineering (the newer stowaway) which works much better with the 200mhz processor of the TJ37 than the 33mhz in the sj20.

And as others have noted, the camera is a great addition. Used closeup and without zoom the camera takes very serviceable pictures. And they are quick, without the annoying lag we experience no our 4megapixel Canon. Since I always have my palm with me, I'm taking many more pictures of the kids etc.

A couple of notes:
The TJ37 comes with a cover that opens like a book. It is the same material (which defies description) as my sj20. It opens like a book, I'm assuming, to facilitate the use of the camera. The sj20 has a flip up cover, which is more convenient. The TJ55 has a translucent plastic cover, which looks a lot better.

The version of intellisync included has less functionality than the version that came with my sj20, so I uninstalled the latest and reinstalled the sj20 one. In particular, the new version does not allow you to set date parameters for calendar annoyance.

The size of the stylus does not bother me in the least.

Netfront web browser is quite good.

I bought it for wireless and the unit really delivers. Highly recommend at this price point.

2-0 out of 5 stars A thorough look at a weak product
After much research, reading, thinking and more reading I was torn between 2 PDA models, the Clie TJ37 and another model (whom I shall not mention here because I don't want to come off as shilling for a competitor).

Since I was a return Clie customer I thought it a good move at the time to lean toward the Clie line. Once I waded through the nay-sayers and detracters of the Clie line, I arrived at the store with money in pocket. Spending a few minutes alone with the stylus-less floor model & the runner-up, I finally decided to purchase the TJ37. I and ran home with it tucked under my arm. (after paying of course)

The out-of-box experience was excellent, everything you need packaged neatly in a sturdy, green, cardboard box. Ahhh, just like the first time, I thought as I opened it up. After patiently charging it for four hours, I was ready to rock & roll with my new Clie. This is the first color-PDA I have ever owned, oh how I looked forward to this moment.

I picked it up and pulled out the stylus. And that's where the disenchantment began, that cruddy little telescoping stylus. Here are the bad points of the TJ37 as I see them (and each one made me madder)

Cover - at least Sony included a cover with the Clie, one of the few things they are good enough to throw in. The old Clie's had the cover attach to the top of the unit. That was a good, ambidextrous orientation and was easy to flip up and out of your way to use the unit. The TJ37 however, has one clipped to the left side of the Clie, like a small book. Making it harder & less comfortable to hold out of the way.

Stylus - there's no excuse for a stylus this small and this bad. Uncomfortable, hard to hold, cheap, difficult to use and you cannot even replace it with a normal sized stylus because the holder won't accept it. I have average sized hands and this stylus was way too small. Hard to use and easy to loose!

Lack of base - I am also quite tired of paying good money for a PDA and then have to shell out MORE money for a deskcharger base when it should come standard with the unit! This goes for ALL makers of PDAs. But, I especially ding Sony here b/c they squandered their development money on frivolity (integrated weak-camera, their own cruddy software) instead of being pragmatic or even innovative they chose the route of often made mistakes. Next time include a deskcharger base with the product.

Sony's proprietary s/w - I am sick of companies overwriting standard software with their own interpretation. It wastes system resources and you cannot delete it! The money it took Sony to develop that crappy Clie Manager software, which no one will use, could have been saved and help deliver a more affordable unit to market. I buy Palm PDA's for PALM o/s not to use your idea of what PALM should look like!

Chinsy cameras - and chinsy is a nice way of saying cheap-a** garbage!! Cameras have been integrated into phones to such an extent that you cannot purchase a decent cellphone without an integrated camera, a camera you probably won't ever use btw. And Sony follows suite with a cheap, weak performing 310k pixel camera - why bother? A third of a mega-pixel camera? You have to be within 5 feet of a really well lit subject to get a blurry, washed out image. Wow - what a feature! Again, waste of development time and construction materials to deliver something no one will use, and few wanted. Again, that money could have been saved to offer a more affordable unit on the market. Why not include a Swiss Army knife next time at least that would be a useful feature!

Connection adapter - the IO/power adapter used to plug into the bottom of the Clie gave me my first, real "what the H! were they thinking" moment with Sony! A cheap little piece of plastic less than 1 inch square needed as a go-between for the USB & power cord. So, what happens if I loose it? Or if it breaks? Guess I'll have to stuff more money into their pockets to buy one - and while I wait, I won't be able to use my PDA...another great idea from the cheap marketing-driven minds at Sony! Clearly Japanese traditions of quality are being replaced at Sony with marketing delusions, when they could benefit by marrying pragmatism.

By the time I was done, I threw it back in the box (none too happy), went back and returned the TJ37. I read someplace that this is one of the last Clie releases Sony plans for the US. GOOD, I say, because I do not plan to purchase another Clie (unless my demands, above, are met). What a waste of time, effort and money ... steer clear of this Clie.

The upshot, I learned some new things on PDA's and I purchased the runner-up, which is excellent!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great PDA
My husband used to support the Microsoft Pocket PC products and they were buggy as heck. As part of his job he got them free. After all the aggrivation he had with his, he spent the money on his TJ37 and loves it.
His HP product had to be hard reset every two weeks. He had several MS approved apps on the Pocket PC that had to be reinstalled, a 30-40 minute ordeal. A hard reset on a Pocket PC is similar to reformatting your hard drive. Hard resets also caused him to run out of validations on his ebooks. Contrast that to the TJ37. He's never had to do a hard or soft reset on the Clie. Like a Timex watch, it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin. He did try a hard reset on the Clie once, but everything returned when he synchronized the newly reset Clie with the PC.
My husband's associates at his firm asked advise on which palm device to purchase. He enthustically recommended the Clie, but his associates purchased Compaq's at 50% off. Consequently, they're having to perform hard resets, the alarms quit working, etc., yet my husband's Clie just keeps plugging along.

5-0 out of 5 stars My first PDA
I've held off for a few years before going to a PDA..basically because I was so used to paper day planners. I am glad I finally got a PDA. I guess I got tired of going to meetings and watching everyone deep into their Palms while I looked out of place with my paper notes. But aside from image, I can honestly say that I am very impressed with this device. I did some reasearch and found that Palm OS is better than the other MS devices because there is much more software. Palm OS is also more user friendly. I really like all of the enterainment options on the TJ37. I haven't been able to figure out how to connect the mobile internet and the MP3 stuff yet but I'll make that a careful study. But I did download tons of cool software and this thing has more than enough memory to handle all of the software up-grades, e-books, games, etc. The graffiti works pretty good didn't take me long to get the hang of it. I recommend this to those of you who are contemplating taking the big leap to a PDA. The TJ37 is the perfect little mobile office and coupled with a nice leather case (you have to kinda search for one that'll fit on the internet becasue they don't supply one to you) you'll have a nice little executive mobile office. I can tell you that the stylus is pretty annoying. It is a thin piece of metal that is retractable. It is too flimsly and contracts in your hand sometimes as you using the device and does not pull smoothly from the kind of tugs a bit. Also the battery life kind of drains pretty quickly. But the bottomline is that for the price and what you get it's a very good deal..highly recommended. This thing has everything and the Sony brand is about the best you can get from a electronic device..the quality is very good. ... Read more

31. PalmOne Tungsten T Handheld
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B000071A7U
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 3818
Average Customer Review: 4.16 out of 5 stars
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The Tungsten T is Palm's most compact device yet. But don't be fooled by its diminutive size. Inside, the new Texas Instruments OMAP1510 processor (an enhanced ARM-based processor) gives you the performance you need to organize your work and your life. Stay productive when you're on the go with access to your essential Word, Excel, and PowerPoint-compatible files. Built-in Bluetooth technology allows you to access e-mail and connect to the Internet with the use of a Bluetooth-compatible mobile phone. On top of all this, the Tungsten T handheld has a new color screen, a built-in voice recorder, a five-way navigator button for one-hand operation, plus dual expansion for adding functionality so your Tungsten T handheld grows with you.

The Palm Tungsten T features high resolution on its 320 x 320 pixel backlit color display, which can display more than 65,000 colors.

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

Operating System
The Tungsten is powered by Palm OS 5, which provides higher performance, enhanced multimedia features, support for Bluetooth connectivity, and enterprise-class security.

Extra Software
Along with the standard Palm software, you'll receive a Software Essentials CD-ROM containing Acrobat Reader, ArcSoft PhotoBase Palm Edition, BlueBoard, BlueChat, Copytalk, Dialer, DataViz Documents to Go 5.0 Professional Edition, Handmark, Palm Reader, Palm WAP Browser, Palm Web Browser Pro, Phone Link Updater, powerOne Personal, SMS, and VersaMail 2.0.

The Palm Tungsten T is compatible with PCs running Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Me, and XP, and with Macs running Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X 10.1.2 or later.

In the Box
Palm Tungsten T handheld, stylus, protective cover, USB HotSync cradle, power supply, installation CD-ROM with PDF user's manuals, Software Essentials CD-ROM, and Read this First document. ... Read more


  • Reflective TFT color screen with brightness control and support for more than 65,000 colors
  • ARM-based Texas Instrument OMAP1510 processor
  • Integrated Bluetooth Radio and Antenna
  • Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard Expansion Slot
  • What's in the box: Palm Tungsten T handheld, stylus, protective cover, USB HotSync cradle, power supply (120 VAC), installation CD with user manuals, Software Essentials CD

Reviews (81)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Hardware, Software Doesn't Pass Muster
The Palm Tungsten T is a great piece of hardware, but having switched from the Pocket PC platform, the software doesn't quite pass muster. While the new Palm OS 5 is not great, neither is the Pocket PC. The Palm OS keeps it simple, whereas the Pocket PC suffers from an over zealous interface (all it's missing is a wallpaper with palm trees and a pina colada). The Tungsten T also seems to operates faster than many Pocket PC, even given the more powerful processors that are standard in Pocket PCs. It's worth pointing out here that standard entertainment software for the Pocket PC (and Sony Clie Palm) is noticeably missing in the Tungsten T bundle, such as an MP3 player and video playback (MP3 player is now available for download on the RealNetworks website). Many competing PDAs now include either Bluetooth or WiFi (but not both). It seems like Palm is entrenched in Bluetooth for mobile computing, whereas more Pocket PCs now include WiFi, such as the new HP IPAQ, and the Toshiba e740 and e755. In April 2003, SanDisk is coming out with an innovative combination WiFi/128MB SD card that should solve this deficiency; a combination WiFi/256 MB SD card will also be released (both at reasonable prices). They are said to work with Palm OS 5.

Overall, the Tungsten T is worth the price (especially after the price drop) because the hardware is very well designed and has only one minor software flaw. The hardware's great design beats out the software's many setbacks. If you're not a demanding user, but want a small PDA for a reasonable price, then this is the PDA for you. For advanced users, you'll have to evaluate competing Palm and Pocket PC PDAs on price, features, design and portability.

The points I allocate are given in staples [points]

Hardware "Excellent," Total of +9.5 points
Here's a breakdown of the hardware, by importance:
+ The smallest PDA on the market, elegant and slim [3]
+ Sharp screen, bright colors [2]
+ Great design and slider concept (albeit borrowed from the Sharp Zaurus) [2]
+ Fast processor [2]
+ Bluetooth [2]
+ Recorder microphone is built in. Record your classroom lectures or boardroom meetings [2]
+ One of the lightest PDAs on market [1]
+ Finally, a Palm with a headphone jack. The volume with headphones connected is not very loud and audio quality is average. Headphone jacks come standard on Pocket PC PDAs as well as Sony Clie PDAs. PDAs such as the HP IPaqs are significantly louder and more clear. [1]
+ SD card reader [1]
+ 2 groves on sides are used to dock Palm Tungsten T into leather cases, etc. This innovation eliminates the need to use Velcro or to use bulkier cases that hug your PDA. [1]
+ 5 way navigator is neat, haven't found a use for it yet though. [0.5]
~ Speakers are loud, but not all that clear [neutral]
- Short battery life, clocks about 3 hours [3]
- Only 16 MB of RAM included. You can install most of the bundles programs, but you'll run into space constraints. [2]
- No 802.11b capabilities (WiFi) [1.5]
- Same tired cradle design. It has 2 cables, 1 for USB connection to your computer, 1 for power. This cumbersome layout prevents you from charging your Palm without the cradle. Big disadvantage when you're traveling, etc. [1.5]

Software "Mediocre," Total of -1.5 points
Pros & Cons of OS 5 Software, by importance:
+ All the basics are included, including Documents to Go (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), a few games, web browser, Bluetooth software, Acrobat Reader, Arcsoft Photobase, Voice recording, and Email software [3]
+ Graffiti is fantastic [2]
+ Simple to operate [2]
+ Clean design [1]
~ Unparalleled 3rd party software support for Palm; but Palm OS 5 is not backward compatible with Palm OS 4 software. [neutral]
- No MP3 software bundled with player. The RealOne Palm Tungsten T MP3 media player was released late March, 2003 on RealNetwork's website. Average player without the bells and whistles. No powersaving feature or other extra features. Can't play other file formats [1.5]
- Design flaw: "Home" button is on graffiti area, and you can't assign a button to "home". This means that when the slider is up, you can't change tasks (unless task is assigned to 1 of 4 buttons). For example, you can't switch from a game you're playing to the web browser when slider is up and graffiti area is hidden. [2]
- Web browser is mediocre. You can surf the Web using Bluetooth to connect to a GPRS (2.5 G) phone, but setup for each session takes a few minutes. I tested Yahoo! Mail, ESPN, Cnet and Washington Post. Graphics are crisp, but web pages are not formatted for Palm. For example, while you can reduce the font size, I couldn't find a way to uniformly reduce the graphics on a Web page, or uniformly scale down a page that is wider than the 320x320 pixel screen, and you have to scroll sideways on many pages. You also can't open multiple browser windows to surf the Web (which would have been useful when I was trying to add email address in Yahoo! mail). [2]
- Bundled organizer software has fewer features than Pocket PC (can't assign multiple categories to a contact; can't choose how long to snooze a reminder). [2]
- No bundled video software (MPEG2 or AVI/MPEG 4). [1]
- Email lacks SSL support. I managed to set up my main email account, but couldn't find the Secure Socket Layer options necessary for one of my email accounts. [1]


5-0 out of 5 stars I gave up my Palm V for this one.
Finally, a PDA worthy to replace my old Palm V!

The color screen is so sharp and bright, and the processor is so fast -- I'm delighted. It's noticeably heavier and slightly thicker than my Palm V, but shorter (when closed) and less wide. It took me a couple days to get used to using it with the slider closed.

If you have a Bluetooth phone, this is definitely the Palm you want. Surf the web during boring meetings! I can sync with my Mac over Bluetooth too, so I didn't need a second cradle for my office. I don't care about having mp3's on my Palm, unlike some other reviewers.

I still think that the V has the best design of any Palm ever. But this is certainly beautiful and I love the display and Bluetooth. When the new Ultra-thin keyboard is available, I'll have a complete mobile web and email solution that weighs under a pound (including cell phone).

2-0 out of 5 stars Good features but serious hardware bug
Background information first: I'm a health care provider, so I use the tungsten for inputting and modifying appointments several times per hour, 40+ hours a week. For me, the ease of inputting and accessing the address book, date book, and to-do's is the make it or break it factor. I upgraded from the Palm IIIC because even though it always served me without any problems, it was getting slow in searching for patients' names after 3 years of appointments built up in my datebook.

Good news second: The display is pretty and easily readable; the form factor is nice and small so I can just keep it in my pants pocket; it plays mp3's very nicely with a free download of the RealPlayer; the voice recorder activates at the press of a hardware button and comes in handy while driving; this PDA can sort through 3+ years of my appointments in no time flat.

Bad news third: Under serious usage, the digitizer becomes erratic and terribly frustrating. Where you place the stylus can be off by as much as several characters, first one way, then another, then back again, with no predictability. Unfortunately, you usually spot the error after writing in the wrong area, or worse, pasting instead of copying. It requires almost continual recalibration. It's clearly a hardware problem since tapping it on the side causes it to happen, but it's random and unpredictable. The result is a much slower inputting of data (and ample swearing).

Perhaps worse is that the support I have gotten from Palm has been very, very frustrating. They have replaced the tungsten with another return a couple different times, and the exact same bug was present in each machine. While the tech people adamantly deny a hardware problem, one of their engineers was upfront with me. He acknowledged the hardware problem, but unfortunately couldn't do anything beyond sending me another or advising me to briskly smack it open and shut several times.

Conclusion: If you don't demand too much of the digitizer, you'll probably be happy. If you get in any trouble and need tech support, you may be very unhappy with the company. Personally, since I like the Palm OS so much, I am about to purchase a Sony Clie.

3-0 out of 5 stars This is an "OEM" product !
I received a PDA Tungten T that is in a repackaged box, no manuals and software CD. I wrote an e-mail to the seller, they replied to me: "If you read the ad specific to KM Electronics, you will see that our item is sold OEM (meaning without manual, software, CD or box)...., and You are quoting from Amazon's site which is different from ours and different from where you purchased. We are a "sub-store" of Amazon with our own product description. We do not offer the software, etc. However, feel free to return your item according to our policy below.......,
As stated in our Amazon return policy, if you must return a product we charge a $15 restocking fee...."

2-0 out of 5 stars Updated Review
To anyone I led astray w/my original review - I apologize. When I wrote it I loved the Tungsten T. There are better quality PDAs out now that are comparable in price to Tungsten T.

It still has good qualities: a good screen, good maneuverability and good processing speed.

What it doesn't have is good support. Around month 10, I started having issues with a shift in the keyboard. Type 'k' and you get a 'j'. First it was only w/the right side of the keyboard....then the left. Then it switched: Type 'j' and you'd get a 'k'. Completely screwed up.

The odd thing is - I ended up getting used to typing that way.

Redigitizing helped for short periods of time. Maybe 1/2 a day. But always it would go back to being f***ed up. The Palm site had a patch that worked for about 10 minutes. Reading on-line, this was not just my problem - but fairly wide-spread.

Palm was of NO HELP. I had no 3rd party software loaded onto my Tungsten - so that wasn't the issue. To have Palm "fix" it - I'd have to send it in, which was a difficult option. Try to fix it yourself and you violate the warranty.

I ended up buying a new PDA (which I'll review after a sufficient amount of time in using) and giving my Tungsten way to someone whom was going to attempt troubleshooting. ... Read more

32. PalmOne Zire 72 GPS Bundle

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Asin: B00067AWJG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 3991
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Building on its strong multimedia foundation, PalmOne's Zire 72 GPS Bundle provides all the navigation equipment and software you need to easily get you to new destinations. This GPS Bundle includes TomTom Navigator mapping software for the U.S. and Canada, Bluetooth GPS receiver, vehicle mounting cradle, and a 64 MB Secure Digital card for map storage. The first Palm OS-based PDA that can capture both digital video with sound and shoot digital still photos, the Zire 72 also features a bright 320 x 320-pixel color screen, voice recording capability, an MP3 player, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a 32 MB memory, and a fast 312 Mhz Intel PXA270 processor. And, of course, the Zire 72 features Palm's suite of information management applications and the ability to edit Word- and Excel-compatible files and synchronize with Microsoft Outlook (Windows only). It's also available without the GPS Bundle in the original blue version and silver special edition.

GPS Bundle Features
This GPS Bundle provides you with reliable and easy-to-follow maps voice-guided turn-by-turn instructions that enable you to focus on driving to your destination without stopping to study and refold a map. It includes a Bluetooth-enabled GPS receiver, which sits on your car's dash and triangulates your position using at least three satellites. This real-time location data is transferred to the Zire 72 via a wireless Bluetooth connection and is displayedin either a 2D or 3D map.

The maps are provided by TomTom Software, and this GPS Bundle includes 8 CD-ROMs with complete road maps of the U.S. and Canada. Special features include a wide array of street-level and highway maps, customized door-to-door navigation and voice-guided turn-by-turn instructions.

Also included with this GPS Bundle is a charging adapter/cable for both the Zire 72 and the GPS receiver that fits in your car's cigarette lighter, a vehicle mounting cradle that can attach to your windshield via a suction cup, and 64 MB Secure Digital card for storing maps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Contacts: Lets you store several addresses for each contact, and it adds new contact fields for more phone numbers, multiple email addresses, instant messenger IDs, and a website for your contacts.
  • Calendar: Use the new Agenda view to see upcoming calendar events, tasks due and important email, and color-code your events to provide an easy way to reference your Calendar in the Agenda, Day, Week, and Month views. Take more notes, or synchronize more details from your desktop, into the larger Memos and Notes fields on the handheld.
  • Tasks: Use tasks with alarms and repeating tasks to set reminders for important commitments.
You'll useGraffiti 2 allows you to enter data quickly into your Palmª handheldÑbut it's even more intuitive and easier to learn

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

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

What's in the Box
This package contains the Zire 72 handheld, built-in rechargeable battery, carrying case, mini-USB HotSync cable, power cable, stylus, CD-ROM with Palm Desktop 4.1 software for Windows and Macs (as well as bonus software), and printed Getting Started guide. The GPS Bundle contents include Bluetooth GPS receiver, vehicle mounting cradle, cigarette lighter adapter/cable, 8 TomTom Navigator CD-ROMs with U.S./Canada road maps, and a 64 MB Secure Digital memory card.

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery that has a battery life of between 3 and 4.5 hours depending on screen brightness settings and usage. ... Read more


  • Bright, 320x320 transflective TFT color display supports more than 65,000 colors
  • GPS Bundle includes Bluetooth receiver, complete 3D road maps of U.S. and Canada, vehicle mounting cradle
  • Integrated 1.2 MP digital camera that also shoots video; Palm OS v5.2.8; 32 MB RAM (24 MB actual storage)
  • Expansion slot that supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards
  • Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac and Software Essentials CD included

33. Hewlett Packard Jornada 720 Handheld PC
list price: $899.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004ZEPB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 12555
Average Customer Review: 3.85 out of 5 stars
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One of the nice things about Windows CE devices is that manufacturers don't have to stick to a specific design. They can make large screens or small screens, add keyboards or rely solely on the touch screen for input, and basically do whatever they want. Hewlett-Packard decided to make a do-anything device when they designed the Jornada 720, and on most counts they have succeeded.

The device sports a keyboard just large enough for comfortable touch typing anda large 640 x 240 screen that makes Web browsing and document editing mucheasier than is the case with a smaller device. This useful combination meansthat most people will be able to use the Jornada 720 as a notebook computerreplacement. However, if you're looking for the ultimate in portable handheldcomputing, you'll have to look elsewhere.

The 720 is about as loaded as a Windows CE device can get; it comes with anintegrated 56 Kbps V.90 modem, docking station for easy connection to a PC, ACadapter, and rechargeable battery. It's outfitted with 32 MB of RAM and a 206 MHz StrongARM processor that really makes applications fly. On themultimedia side you get an integrated speaker and stereo headphone jack foraudio playback, and one of the most beautiful TFT active matrix displays we'veseen. It can mix and match more than 65,000 colors at once, renders very crisptext, and never had trouble keeping up with our input like inferior passivematrix screens do.

The very thing that makes the Jornada 720 so useful--itsrelatively large size--is also its biggest drawback. Its weight can make itunwieldy, and there's no good way to get a grip on it when there isn't a flatsurface to use it with. We ended up accidentally pressing keys far too oftenwhen holding the unit with one hand, though with a little practice jugglingbecomes much easier.

If you are graduating to the Jornada from a smaller handheld (such as a Palm)instead of slimming down from a notebook, prepare to be underwhelmed by itsportability. Expect to be impressed, however, by its zippy performance, generousdisplay, and expansion possibilities. --T. Byrl Baker


  • Large, colorful display makes working with large documents practical
  • Keyboard is large enough for touch-typing, albeit at a slower rate than a full-sized keyboard allows
  • Comes standard with so many features that you likely won't have to buy upgrades for some time


  • It's heavy and too big for most pockets
  • Difficult to use without sitting it down on a flat surface
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  • Get fast performance with 206 MHz processor, 32 MB SDRAM, and 2-D graphics acceleration
  • Features 640 x 240 screen and 3/4-size keyboard
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Includes pocket versions of familiar Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as Internet Explorer for Handheld PC
  • What's in the box: Jornada 720, Stylus, AC adapter, Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, USB Docking cradle, Sync cable, User Manual

Reviews (33)

5-0 out of 5 stars It's perfect for me. Is it for you?
If you want a put-in-a-shirt-pocket PDA, this isn't for you. If you want or need a keyboarded device, this is the only choice without adding external keyboard. For me, that means it's the only choice. Contrary to the review, it is really difficult to touch type on it. It's got a large form factor, but I can carry it in a pocket (but I'm a size 56;)

You can find the Jornada external keyboard on eBay once in a while (part F1275A.) If you find one, snap it up! It works with an additional free driver from HP, and it adds six times the functionality.

The bad news: The product is discontinued. Additional NiMH batteries (proprietary design) aren't available on HP shopping. HP Parts told me they're backordered, but I did get mine in 24 hours.

The worse news: WinCE/Pocket PC devices are not supported by the software manufacturer after a new revision comes out. As another reviewer mentions, much "Windows CE 2.0" software will NOT run on Windows CE for Handheld PC (H/PC.) Don't expect much additional software to come out; companies just won't have a profit motive to support an obsolete platform.

The good news: There is a LOT of software out there now that works. You just need to find a good forum like Raul Lucky's web pages to help know what works and what doesn't.

The better news: With my Jornada 720 I can just take the unit along and have great functionality as a PDA. Between the add-on keyboard, Accurite 20 GB hard drive which slots into card slot 1, a 64 MB Compact Flash Card, Ansyr's Primer PDF reader, and other goodies which aren't necessary (1 extended batt, 1 reg batt, docking cradle, external charger, etc. - it seems like a lot but really isn't) I have no need of a laptop. I've even got most of my CD library burned to the external HD. I don't need an MP3 player, either. In short, this is much more than just a PDA with lots of flexibility and expansion capability.

The best news: With the flexibility of the system I've always got it with me, in the configuration for whatever I'm doing. It takes a little learning, but far less than the MessagePads did, and I suspect less than your average first-timer using a PDA. This is really more than a PDA, though it is less than a laptop. And with the lower price points, it's even sweeter. If I had the ready cash, there wouldn't be any of them for sale here, because I'd have them as backup units. :)

I'm expecting (batteries willing,) to be using it until Pocket PC 2010 comes out - at least. :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast, compact, light weight and full of features!
The HP Jornada 720 does everything I need to do for on-the-road computing. Checking and responding to e-mail, surfing the net, taking meeting notes, drafting memos and other documents, and accessing all those usual organizer functions. I now leave my heavy and bulky laptop brick at the office and take the 720 instead when traveling for business or pleasure. Lots of bundled software tools are included making the Jornada 720 a versatile machine. It's flexible allowing for expansion and scalability. I especially like adding PCMCIA Type II, compact flash and smart cards. The audio recorder and built-in speakers are also nice. The standard 32 MB of memory is an improvement over the older 600 series models. The improved Windows for HPC OS will be very familiar to Windows NT/95/98 users and the sync capability makes the 720 a logical extension of my desktop machine. Some minor drawbacks: it is somewhat pricey compared to the Jornada 548 and other Pocket PC handhelds; the keyboard (although nice) is a bit tiny. I use a two-finger or two-eraser heads poking technique to minimize keyboard errors. Great battery - 9 hours! I do love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I wrote an entire novel on this trusty machine - and was able to throw it in a backpack, bike to the library, pull it out and work. Loved being able to sit in my living room and write, also. ActiveSync works perfectly. Infrared works perfectly - sends documents directly to my printer AND I am able to use it to store data from my Quicklink pen.

I LOVE THIS COMPUTER! I am upset that HP discontinued this line...If you're looking for a TRULY portable computer (and don't require all the extra bells and whistles of a laptop) that syncs up beautifully with your desktop - THIS IS THE COMPUTER FOR YOU!

5-0 out of 5 stars Jornada 720 the perfect PDA!
For more than 3 years, IÕve owned HPC Palmtop PCÕs. My first unit was a 360LX, which was black and white, ran on 2 AA alkalines, offered a 60mhz SH3 CPU (fast for the time) no built in modem or Ethernet ports, and only 8MB of Internal memory. Back when the 360LX was released many people did not use their palmtops to connect to the Internet, and most people did not store music on their computers, so 8MB of Internal RAM was perfect for data purposes. My next Palmtop was the J680, which was a HUGE jump from the 360LX. The J680 offered twice the RAM, a color screen, a built in modem and a CPU twice as fast.

Well a couple weeks ago I purchased a J720 which is also a HUGE leap from my former HPC PDA. The J720 features a 206MHZ ARM RISC CPU, a 51mhz Bus, a much improved CF/PCMCIA slot design, a far superior and less buggy OS, better battery life, a headphone jack, and a whopping 32MB of RAM! With the CF slot, users have the option of adding more memory by installing a CF card, which are cheap these days.

I am very impressed with my new HPC Palmtop. As a student, I need a device to accominidate by bulky battery hogger laptop; well the J720 does it for me! No Palm/PocketPC can fully replace my J720 device. Students need device for fast data entry, and adding an external keyboard to a Palm/PPC would be bulkier to carry around than a HPC.
I recommend HPCÕs to all those in education, wanting a device many times smaller and lighter than a laptop.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great little machine
For me, this has been a great little machine. It has everything I need, including Pocket Access (which you can't get anymore). With a keyboard that works well once you get used to it, a modem, a windows platform, this little pc keeps me functioning while on the road... Much better than a PDA - this is a computer! ... Read more

34. HP iPAQ 4155 Pocket PC

(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000DBJTZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 3156
Average Customer Review: 3.84 out of 5 stars
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  • Slim, sleek, and affordable
  • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices
  • Secure Digital slot for greater storage and expansion
  • VPN software provides enhanced security for wireless connection
  • Removable/rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for continuous power

Reviews (37)

4-0 out of 5 stars Smallest full featured iPAQ yet!
If you've been looking for a thin and compact iPAQ with all the essentials including wi-fi and bluetooth, and you don't need a compactflash slot, then this is it. I was online thru my wifi network at home within seconds, almost configures itself. I have a Netgear 802.11g/b system and have easily gone anywhere inside my home as well as outside, approx 50' with no problem at all. I thought this model was the "ultimate" iPAQ until I tried my son's 4355, exactly the same plus integrated "thumb keyboard", and I was surprised by this because I have large fingers. The 4355 is slightly thicker, .1", and less than 1" longer with the keyboard and it's a better design than a Sony Clie because the keys are both larger and better spaced. However if your bottom line is smaller is better then you can't go wrong with the 4155. The only reason it doesn't rate 5 stars is battery life, if hp had used the same battery as used in the 4355 I would have given it 5! Buy an in car charger, problem solved.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Pocket PC that finally works
I've tried older Palm products and Pocket PC's in the past but nothing was worth it for me to carry around. But I've finally found something that works. The HP Ipaq 4155 is great. I really needed a PDA/pocket PC but didn't know what to get. I wanted wireless and like the windows interface. I liked the idea pocket word and excel and don't like graffiti. This was a bit pricey but I took a gamble and am happy I did!!!

It has been super easy to use and understand. Syncing is a cinch with Outlook. The software that is included is quite handy and there is a lot of other auto-syncing software that is available for free that gives you daily news, movie reviews, maps etc. It's almost like being online.

I have had no stalls or any problems that I can list. The wireless networking connected to my Linksys router without a single complication. And surfing the web works about as well as I expected. Pages load but you have to scroll around to see everything so I can find what I want but it's not as easy as a realy computer obviously. I have yet to try bluetooth. The screen and interface are great. It includes an extra stylus which is nice. All in all this has been everything I hoped for so far. If you're in the market for a Pocket PC and want features such as bluetooth and wireless networking then don't hesitate to get this one!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars The LCD cracks by itself!
The LCD cracked while in my pocket with no drop or hit!
Sent the unit to HP and after bouncing around their customer service, I was charged $190 for the repair. Browsing the internet (unsuccessfully trying to find a cheaper repair option) I found several similar complains. It seems like the IPAQ4155 has a serious quality problem that costs 50% of the value of a new unit to fix. I am selling my unit as soon as it comes back from repair and will never by an IPAQ anymore!

1-0 out of 5 stars The problem isn't the PDA, it's Hewlett-Packard warranty!
I bought a pocket pc ipaq and it was very nice, but just for one year...two months after the warranty ended, the product failed to never work again. I sent it to the service, but after one month! they gave it back to me and told me that it is not possible to repair it, or the cost will be more expensive than buying a new one. So I spoke with Hewlett-Packard, and they assigned my case to a "customer advocate", but that person is a real HP advocate who told me "HP products doesn't fail.."??
So I have a nice US$700 pocket pc that doesn't work. Next time I will find a minimum 3-years warranty.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's packed with features, but packed with bugs
I've been on the PDA scene for a while now, and bought a Palm IIIe. It was great; reliable, long battery life, and stylish.

I then moved to the iPaq 3870. It was brilliant; the bluetooth let me connect to my phone to get Internet and Email on the move. It was great, again; reliable, long(ish) battery life, and stylish.

Then, I decided to upgrade to the h4150, to take advantage of the built-in wireless and its clear, crisp screen. As I use satellite navigation a lot, I needed a screen I could see in my car at all times.

This, I got, and the navigation works a treat. Also, the wireless is intuitive (compared to PPC 2002's offering), but not perfect. Synchronisation is frought with problems; sometimes I end up synchronising my PDA's contents entirely, even though I've only changed someone's phone number, or adjusted a calendar date.

Sometimes the unit won't synchronise without a reset.

On the note of reliability, this unit seems to require rebooting a lot more often than its predecessor. If bluetooth doesn't work ... reset. If wireless doesn't work ... reset. If synchronising doesn't work ... reset. See a pattern emerging?

If you buy this unit, and you want to keep this unit, you MUST buy a protective case with it. The one that comes with it is alright, but it's not very protective. I've since cracked the screen and the touch-screen is basically useless now, and it'll apparently cost me £70-£100 ($120-$180) to repair, which I'm not too happy about.

The unit is great, but buggy. If you want a feature-packed, thin, stylish PDA, then get this. If you want a reliable PDA with long battery life, look elsewhere. ... Read more

35. PalmOne m515 Color Handheld

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Asin: B00005Y1Z7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 3108
Average Customer Review: 3.53 out of 5 stars
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The release of the Palm m515 handheld proves that Palm listens to customers and is willing to make changes. Thanks to the indifferent customer response to the lackluster color screen of the Palm m505 (released in 2001), the Palm m515 boasts a much brighter display and contrast controls that were missing in its predecessor.

We were among the many who voiced disappointment with the Palm m505, and while the m515's color screen still isn't at the top of the class, it's an obvious and welcome improvement. With display support for over 65,000 colors, icons and images (viewed in the included PhotoSuite application) have a nice richness and depth of color. However, as the screen resolution is only 160 by 160 pixels, the m515 doesn't achieve the crispness found in the Sony T615 (which has a 320 by 320 pixel resolution). But ultimately, unless you need a high-end multimedia viewer integrated into your handheld, you should be suitably happy with the m515's display.

There are only three levels of brightness contrast control--high, low, and off. At first we were taken aback by the "off" setting, as it rendered the screen almost invisible in our office, but it's fine for outdoor usage and will help conserve battery power.

With its curved angles, thin design, and light weight, the Palm m515 feels very comfortable, both in the palm of your hand and resting in your pocket. Also, with the m515's 33 MHz DragonBall VZ processor, we found switching applications to be very fast.

The applications and desktop software (version 4.01 for Windows and version 2.6.3 for Mac) haven't changed, and that's just fine with us. (Note that a beta version of Palm Desktop 4 for Mac OS X is available for download.) The Palm interface is one of the most elegant and simple to understand--yet powerful--operating systems around.

But Palm adds more power with a variety of add-on applications that you can choose to install, ranging from Documents To Go for viewing and editing Word and Excel documents, to Palm's collection of mobile connectivity apps, to the aforementioned PhotoSuite for viewing images and short movies. Our favorite is AvantGo, an app that downloads Web content to the m515 whenever you synchronize, which enables us to keep up with the latest world news as well as Aussie Rules Football scores. You can add even more content and applications via the expansion slot, using optional Secure Digital or MultiMediaCard memory cards.

You can choose to synchronize the Palm m515 with the Palm Desktop application or link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only). Palm Desktop is more than adequate, but if you are in a corporate environment and Outlook is your scheduling/e-mailing/tasking brain center (which it is for us), the synchronization is seamless.

Overall, we're very happy with the Palm m515--it's quick on its feet, has a nice color display, and is loaded with great software additions that can enhance both your productivity and your fun. --Agen G.N. Schmitz


  • Improved color screen--brighter, with contrast controls
  • Good range of additional software, from Internet connectivity to e-book reader
  • Expansion slot enables you to add even more content and applications to customize the m515 to your needs
  • Easy synchronization with Palm Desktop or Microsoft Outlook
  • Continued use of high brightness level can wear on batteries
  • Palm Desktop for Mac still behind the times, but new software on the way
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  • 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
  • What's in the box: Palm m515 handheld, USB HotSync cradle with built-in battery charger, Getting started manual, Palm Desktop software and bonus software, Complete documentation, Protective flip cover

Reviews (103)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Colour Palm For It's Time
The Palm m515, in my words, was the saviour for Palm's goof: m505.

Compared to the m505, the m515 came with 8MB more memory (a total of 16MB), and a brightness control, which help made it the best of all Palms. It has the look of the old V series, 16MB, hi-res colour, and expandability (uses Multimedia and Secure Digital cards), this Palm is the best idea since the first one.

(My wife uses my old m515, which replaced her m130. My parents also still uses their m515.)

The rechargeable battery, which isn't replaceable, stays charge for about two weeks. I suggest you get a cigarette charger if you're on the road a lot.

There are many third-party software, hardware, and accessories still available for the m515--more than what's available for it's replacement model the Tungsten E.

If you want a professional, slick, and/or versatile PDA that is inexpensive and fairly new, then I would suggest the m515.

Don't waste you money on the m505. And, I wouldn't suggest the m500--why spend the money for all the technology and get no colour screen?

If you want a new model and want hardware attachments (utilizing the universal connector), I suggest getting a Tungsten T2/T3 or the Zire 71.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect
I owned a Palm III for four plus years and was very happy with it. Then my purse was stollen with the Palm in it and I was forced to update. I read the reviews on the Palm M130 and decided it was for me. I ordered it without visiting a store to check out the real thing and I found that it was much thicker and heavier than my Palm III. I keep my Palm in a wallet organzier and I could barely close the wallet with the M130 in it. Therefore, I returned it and I am awaiting my refund. In its place, I purchased the M515 instead. SO far, I am very happy with the 515, especially its width. The only annoying thing about the product is that they have an attractive slip on leather cover but the cover will not stay on the Palm. Otherwise, the software was very easy to install and the Palm is meeting all of my needs. The color screen is nice and the battery has not worn out yet after one week of use. Why can't they make the cover work though? I never had a single complaint about my Palm III.

3-0 out of 5 stars Worked great for about a year
I absolutely loved this handheld until it stopped syncing.

When I started having this issue I contacted Palm immediately. They said it was a problem with static electricity - or something like that - and promised to send me a card to reset the thing. Well they took months to send it and it still didn't work. Now my warranty is over and they won't honor my claim although it started during the warranty period. I am not going to pay $125.00. It just isn't worth it.

Now it is nothing more than a play toy for my children.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great Palm until it dies an early death.
Let me start by saying that the only reason I did not give this Palm only 1 star is because while it was working, I absolutely loved it. This was a great Palm pilot and I used it for pretty much everything. I loaded it up with third party software, filled my expansion card with e-books and played games with very few problems. I cannot highly recommend this unit and give it a 5 star rating due to the short life span compared to the price of $300 - $400 when I bought it a little over a year ago.

I started with a Palm xe, then a Palm IIIc, and ended up with a Palm m515. The Palm xe literally fell apart - the buttons snapped apart making it useless. When the Palm IIIc stopped working, I gave Palm the $125 to refurbish my unit which they did. Then about a year later it was accidentally put into the laundry while I was in the hospital after giving birth to my daughter, which is how I ended up with the m515. Now, just over a year later my Palm m515 just stopped working.

As much as I miss my Palm, I can't justify giving Palm another $125 to "refurbish" my unit or go out and purchase another brand new unit for $200 or more. I have spent SO much money on Palm PDA's and related items over the last three or four years that I feel like a junkie. I've been doing my research here at Amazon trying to find out if Sony is any better and it seems they are pretty much the same.

The irony is that Palm is selling products that do so much, but if you use all of the functionality, you drastically limit the life of the unit. So until these guys can make a sturdier product that has a longer life, they have lost me as a customer. And COME ON, give us a replaceable freaking battery already!

1-0 out of 5 stars Hot Sync Problems
I really really liked my palm until one day it stopped syncing. I didn't do anything to it, it just no longer made a connection with the USB on my computer. My warranty was up so I had to pay if I wanted to talk to the Palm tech support people. I did some searching on the internet and discovered that many others had the same problem--funny Palm made no mention of that as I went through all the trouble shooting wizards on their website. Also really irritating that they do not have a way to solve the problem. Palm does have a program that will drain the battery which apparantly makes the palm sync again, but many Internet posts have said that this makes the battery fritzy thereafter. I have purchased a serial cradle which apparently is free of the syncing problem to hopefully allow me to use my palm again. No matter how good the product is, if it doesn't sync with my computer it is WORTHLESS. ... Read more

36. Dell Axim X5 400 MHz Pocket PC

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Asin: B00007GPI1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Dell
Sales Rank: 9338
Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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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 400 MHz to help you keep up with the tasks of everyday life, and is equipped with 64 MB SDRAM and 48 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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  • 400 MHz Intel XScale Processor, 64 MB of RAM, and 48 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 battery

Reviews (50)

5-0 out of 5 stars Deliberated and compared forever-finally committed!
I forever shopped for a pocket PC. Never owned a palm, all I knew was that I wanted a color pocket PC. The price originally won me over compared against the IPAQ. However, with the advent of the HP IPAQ 1910 at [amount], the same price of the AXIM after rebate, I was torn. The IPAQ is incredibly small and light and has a slightly larger screen. However the process is half of the Dell and the battery life is not great from what I have read. I realize the Dell in larger in size, but I really had nothing to compare it to. The HP is so small that I am sure I would drop it. The HP also has less with it. For roughly the same price, the Dell is fully loaded with software, comes with a case, and includes a very slick and modern docking station. I even bought the extra battery just in case but that ended up being a waste money since battery life is so good!

I am very happy with this product as a new user. Overall design, price and performance cannot be beat. Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Pocket PC so far
I've owned iPaqs (3670, 3850) and Jornadas (690, 720 and 2 568) and I've never been as satisfied with a device as I am with my Axim, and for it's price, you can't find a better deal, it doesn't have the Wireless system integrated as the new iPaqs but it's got 2 slots so you can buy a wireless CF card for $... dollars and still have the MMC/SD slot for memory, and still save more than $... against the new Ipaq. The screen is great, with the other devices dust din't take more that 2 days to get into the display and that was annoying because you can't remove it, with this device that doesn't happen. The only problem I see it, is the missing of a cover to protect the screen, anyway you can buy a Aluminum case instead of leather and keep it 100% safe. So overall it's the best Pocket PC in the market, it's a Dell.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best pocket PC for the price
This is a great pocket PC. I am not a hard core techie like my husband and I find it easy to use. It synches with outlook, which was key for me. Also, there is plenty of good software to download for it. I like Avant-go and e-wallet. The buttons are programmable so you can use your downloaded software with ease. For example, my home button now simply brings me the news. I do reccommend getting more memory if you want to store photos or video clips, etc...

2-0 out of 5 stars Buggy
The Axim has a bug that even Dell customer support will grudgingly confirm. Sometimes the unit will stay on after you power it off and slowly drain down the battery. After a few times of this, the reserve battery drains as well, and POOF! no more data.

happens to me on my Axim. No software fix yet.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Dell
The Handheld worked well while I had it on the charger (not the cradle) every day but I have had numerous problems with battery life. The back-up batteries have also run down rapidly and I am really sick of having to re-enter my data. Also the cradle charger doesn't work! I wrote to Dell Australia via their web site but have had no response, and I was out of warranty when these problems started appearing. I would recommend you consider a more well-established brand over the Axim. ... Read more

37. Sharp 0Z-590A Personal Organizer
list price: $69.99
our price: $38.94
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00008WEHZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sharp
Sales Rank: 957
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 8 MB Memory
  • "Zero Touch" Sychronize with Mircosoft Outlook
  • Outlook Email Download
  • 80 x 111 dot display with Backlight
  • Enchanced English/Spanish Transulator and spell checker

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST!!!
Hello everyone! This prodect is the best thing I have ever used!
This GREAT prodect fetures a PDA witch is helping me in school,games like blackjack ETC.
The rest of all the info. I am leaving the rest for me to be glad when you buy this prodect. HAVE FUN!


1-0 out of 5 stars Synchronization Doesn't Work
This product proved to WASTE more time than provide a friendly time-saving fix. I realized that the device synchronized some of my appointments, but not all-day events like birthdates and anniversaries. I also realized that none of my Outlook address book contacts were synchronized. This device is a waste of money, for any customer. I received this item as a christmas gift. After realizing that a PDA was a great idea, I chose to purchase a HP iPAQ h1935 Pocket PC. It sells for 200.00 and is worth every penny. If you are a mobile phone user, I would recommend purchasing a Samsung i700 which combines a Pocket PC with digital camera and cellphone.

1-0 out of 5 stars Keep looking!!
I guess there's are reasons that other electronic organizers are twice the price as this one...FUNCTIONALITY and QUALITY! Two things this organizer is dreadfully lacking! I'll probably end up giving mine away as soon as I get a new one. The features are so cumbersome, it'll take you forever just to create an appt entry...and forget about trying to repeat the such option! The display is extremely difficult to see in normal romm light, but at least the backlight option is good in the dark. Next time, I'm not going to buy one of these without TRYING it first!

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Synchonization
I actually really like the way this unit looks and operates. It had great potential to be exactly what I wanted and needed.
My main reason for purchasing this is that I have lots of meetings and appointments, and I'm not always in front of my computer with outlook running. I really need something that would synch up with outlook and give me reminders of all my appointments.
I could not believe this shortcoming when I began using the unit. The majority of my meetings are recurring. I would have to go into outlook and change all my recurring appointmenst to one time events, and then copy them over and over....
The worst part of this is that Sharp has the knowledge needed. A freind of mine has a cheaper model with far less memory, and fewer features (Sharp YO-290 I think), but it synchs up with ALL the outlook shcedule events.
If Sharp had some sort of patch to fix this I would keep it.
But since they say in the ReadMe.txt file (which you only see after you've purchased and installed the software) that this unit will not display repeated schedule events, it sounds like they don't intend on providing a fix. So, my 590 is going back.

2-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Display
This product has terrible display quality. It is hard to view in a bright room and the resolution is disappointing at best. ... Read more

38. HP iPAQ 5555 Pocket PC

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Asin: B00009RL1Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 2925
Average Customer Review: 3.68 out of 5 stars
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  • A powerful and flexible Pocket PC with enhanced security and wireless features
  • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless connectivity both in and out of the office
  • All the benefits of the Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 Premium operating system
  • Biometric fingerprint reader for serious security
  • What's in the box: iPAQ Pocket PC, USB Desktop cradle/charger, AC Adapter, holster with belt clip, lithium-ion battery, getting started poster; charger adapter, hp iPAQ Pocket PC Companion CD

Reviews (37)

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty nice unit if you're willing to pay.
If price was a factor, this might be a 3-star review. I'm reviewing it assuming price is not an issue and you are willing to pay for the model.


* Comes with Pocket PC 2003 (Windows Mobile 2003), which has worked out some of the bugs of PPC2002, so I understand. Seems a pretty stable OS.
* 128 MB is just the best (for now!). This is great if you love to install tons of stuff on the unit.
* With the 48MB of ROM and the OS, there is about 17MB left over for Ipaq file store. Another bonus in space.
* Wifi is nearly perfect. Picks up access points without a hitch. Only minor problem might be that it's "too" excited sometimes and forgets that a certain access point is no longer around, so you have to manually remove it from the list.
* Internet apps pretty good: Pocket IE, Messenger, W Media
* Also easily used 3rd party software to browse my network and play tunes off another computer.
* Syncs over wifi. This is so great!
* Easy syncing with outlook, of course. Syncs IE favorites, too.
* Unit ships with a higher capacity battery than the others (1250 vs. 900 mAh)
* Fingerprint reader is faster than entering a PIN or a password. Also many security possibilities (i.e. fingerprint OR pin, fingerprint AND pin, etc.)
* Voice recorder is handy.


* Price / Value ratio is fairly high. It seems that you could have a comparable unit with the 2215, a wireless card and some extra ram for about $100 cheaper.
* The microphone/headphone jack is not flush with the bottom of the unit, but inset (see angle pic). Some of my headphone jacks sleeves are too fat to push the plug in all the way. This is a big design flaw.
* With all the stuff it's got, it is on the heavier side of the PDA weight spectrum.
* Big processor and battery means it gets very warm!
* It'd be nice if printing over a network was a possibility. Can't seem to be able to do this.
* IE is somewhat boiled down. No easy way to save a picture on a webpage like the desktop version of IE.
* Charging with USB is possible, however the unit seems to wake up and want to sync even though I set syncing to manual. Doesn't go back asleep and won't USB charge while on.

No comment:

* Haven't been able to test bluetooth for lack of other devices carrying this technology.
* Haven't used SD slot yet.
* Haven't used the ipaq expansion pack, but this apparently allows it do do oh so much more! :)

-- Buzz

5-0 out of 5 stars Always by my side.
EDIT Start -

I would like to comment on reviewers who claim that the technical support is junk along with the device's reliability. May I point out that it is Microsoft's operating system, which is to be expected as no operating system is perfect. The iPAQ's hardware has nothing to do with how many times a reset is needed, since it has not only more ram, but a faster processor than most other pda's currently on the market. As for the technical support, I have had two iPAQ's and always received the same friendly and careless help needed to fix my problems straight away. Here's a recent example of how HP's support works.

1. Problem occurs.
2. Call to HP, they check warranty (lasts a year).
3. They send you an empty box, shipping and parts replacement, 100% free.
4. Ship it out next day.
5. Repair begins and ends in under an hour.
6. You receive an email confirming depature and repair success.
7. You receive the iPAQ back, only having it leave your side for less than 3 days.

If that's not service, then I don't know what is. I believe that many people are rude, arrogant, and are ignorant to their mistakes. I told the support technicians that I had dropped it and they said no problem, and replaced the screen, usb host connector, and battery all free of charge. Hope this helps your buying decision.

EDIT Finish -

In comparison to newer-age pda's including the Toshiba e805, the Asus MyPal, and the new Dell Axim, I hope you will regard my post only within HP and Compaq's products. This particular iPAQ is a giant leap from my Compaq iPAQ 3835, gone are the days of cradle synchronizing and wired connections. With Bluetooth and wi-fi I can synchronize and receiving data virtually anywhere.

A few reasons to avoid buying this:
- it is not a good first pda, as some features require proficient computer knowledge
- it is not worth buying unless you plan on using all features, including the finger print scan, otherwise go with the cheaper 4100 series iPAQs.

A few reasons to avoid buying another:
- is an 'upgradable' iPAQ, which means all previous software, cords/connections, sleeves (jackets), styli, and cases will work with this iPAQ.
- has wi-fi and bluetooth built in, along with 128megs sd ram, and 48 megs rom, gives you extra storage space.
- speedy processor and an sdio slot.

I believe this is the current best option for anyone wanting a powerful handheld machine. With the largest array of expansion abilities and wireless capabilities, it is the smartest choice you can make.

3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Great while it works. Mine died after 9 months of casual use. I'm not looking forward to dealing with warranty repairs.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great Pocket PC if you can afford it.
I really like this Ipaq. I've had a 3835,3955,2215 and now this. This Ipaq really rocks.The integrated wifi and bluetooth makes surfing the net very easy. Even with the zippy 2215, I had trouble getting wifi due to a very obstinate wifi sd card. There's something to be said for having integrated wifi. Not just that but the 128 mb really makes a difference. I no longer find myself checking the memory setting to see which program needs to go on sd storage. Speed is nice and the color display is beautiful. Battery life could be better and of course it would be nice to have a compact flash but I'm pretty happy with the product.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great features, HORRIBLE reliability
I am currently waiting for my second ipaq to be repaired, I just sent it in to HP. THe first was DOA, this one died within 6 months of getting it. When it works, and dosent need to be reset it is a great product, but generally I have to reset the device at least once a day and I am curious how often I will have to replace the unit all together. ... Read more

39. Navman PiN 100 Portable GPS Pocket PC Navigation System
list price: $749.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B000299RYY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Navman
Sales Rank: 2023
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Portable GPS Pocket PC navigation system with SmartST V2 3D View
  • Voice Navigation/Mapping and Route Guidance software

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4-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly useful device
I've wanted an in-car navigation system for a long time, but was put off by their high cost and non-portability. I was pretty excited to see this Navman unit - at last a totally portable driving navigation gps, that I could use hiking, driving or boating at a reasonable price.

The unit is well constructed and does not 'feel cheap'. It is very small/thin, but has a beautiful bright display. The screen really is nice. The maps (Australia in my case) come pre-loaded on a 128mb SD Card. They also come on CD if you want to use the SD Card for other things. It comes with a sturdy windscreen suction attachment, car charger, wall charger, slip cover and USB cable.

The small flip-out antenna can lock onto satellites when I'm inside my house! I was concerned I would need an external antenna for the car, but I've yet to encounter any difficulty with getting sattelite locks.

The Navman unit is actually a rebadged Mitac Mio 168 (first Pocket PC to include a built-in GPS receiver), which has received very good reviews. The primary difference is that the Navman comes with SmartST mapping software. Unfortunately, this may not be a such good thing. The SmartST software is great to use - the 3D street maps are fabulous, and it's very easy & intuitive to enter in addresses or search for location 'types'. However, it is *NOT* possible to enter waypoints or GPS coordinates, so it is not suitable for geocaching out-of-the-box (what a shame). There are 3rd party PocketPC programs that you can use for geocaching.

The voice prompting is loud and clear, and location accuracy seems to be quite good. I've been driving around the city of Brisbane for the last few days, and only had one 'error' with the directions (I was on a service road a few metres away from a highway - it thought I was on the highway). Roundabouts are handled well (ie. it will say "On the roundabout, take the second exit"). If you make a wrong turn, it auto-calculates a new route very quickly.

As it is a PocketPC, it comes with "Office" type software, such as PocketExcel, PocketWord, an MP3 player, games etc. Since I've never used a PDA before, I didn't realise how versatile they were. It's amazing how many 3rd party software packages are available. It now seems crazy to buy a dedicated GPS or car navigator when integrated gps PDA's like the Navman are available. If you've put off buying a GPS, take a look at the Navman PiN - highly recommended. ... Read more

40. Navman GPS 3450 for iPAQ H5400, H3600, H3700 & H3800 series pocket PCs
list price: $249.99
our price: $170.99
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Asin: B00009KP31
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Navman
Sales Rank: 3530
Average Customer Review: 2.91 out of 5 stars
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  • Complete Navigational Mapping Solution for your iPAQ H5400, H3600, H3700 & H3800 series pocket PC
  • Type II Compact Flash expansion slot use formaps or any other data or applications
  • Navtech US maps for contiguous 48 states and Hawaii
  • Ready for use with optional external antenna

Reviews (32)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great accessory for the Ipaq
Works quite well. Comes with a suction cup for your windshield, power cable to work with car lighter, map software. Easy to install. You can set up favorite destinations or go to the map, click on map and select any spot as destination. Can include or exclude restaurants, hotels, etc. Turn on/off the verbal instructions. Tracks dead-on on the map. Can scale map up or down for details or big picture of where you are going. Pretty fast, usually only has to think 5 to 10 seconds to figure out new route. Will auto reroute if you don't follow directions exactly. Only downside is that the screen is a little on the small side, and not quite bright enough in sunlight. Takes about 15-20 seconds to acquire satellite signals. Sometimes I have to soft reboot to get it to work. Better than buying a new car to get navigation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Navman GPS 3450 Comments
I have wanted a color GPS handheld for a while. I saw a special on the Navman GPS 3450 and bought. I updated the sleeve's firmware and installed the provided software. I was unable to copy the maps to my 3670 Ipaq directly (the provided software would not see it), so I copied them directly to a flash card. I am impressed with the location finding (usually at least five satellites in about 45 seconds). The direction finding has been good and the voice directions are great, but finding a location entering the address has failed several times leading me to manually find it on the map. The GPS sleeve also works with Microsoft Streets and Trip for PocketPC, but with a slower update speed. Both map programs don't work at the same time, but it is nice to have a confirming map. I use the suction cup to hold a 3670 Ipaq and GPS sleeve on the car window with no problem. I was first afraid that the suction cup and with the weight of the Ipaq would fall off over hard bumps such as railroad tracks, but no problems so far. The power drain form the GPS sleeve is enough that I leave mine plugged into the cigarette lighter when driving.

2-0 out of 5 stars It's OK given the relatively low price
Just got back from my vacation using the GPS. The software required reboot frequently. The map in some area are not accurate. The routing didn't give the fastest route sometimes. You need a real map as a backup in case the software fails on you - it happened to me on my return trip.

1-0 out of 5 stars Confusing docs, software oddities, missing parts
The docs for the 3450 are confusing. The box says iPaq 36xx and PocketPC 2000 (aka Windows CE 3.0). The internal paperwork says iPaq 37xx and above, PocketPC 2002 minimum.

Application itself is odd. Click on "Exit Application" does not shut the app down, I have to kill it via Task Switcher. It attempts to be smart about taking the street/area you're typing in and auto-completing...which usually results in the cursor moving and you have to retype or delete letters.

The 3450 does not support WAAS, so accuracy suffers. I find that on freeways which have frontage roads or long parallel interchange ramps the location jumps back and forth; I'm on the freeway, I'm not on the freeway...

For some unknown reason when I put the iPaq 3630 into the GPS sled it drops the volume way down. This was not the way it operated when I first setup and tried the unit, it just started today. I do a soft reset on the iPaq, sound is maxed and *loud*. iPaq into sled, sound goes way down. Sound *stays* down if I remove the sled, and until I soft reset.

Finally, injury to insult: the box claims that the kit comes with a 12v lighter adaptor for power. Not. Navman customer service is apparently split across two different divisions. The one that handles the 3450 has a phone number that's always busy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Outside the USA
It works fantastic. I live outside the USA, so the supplied software is not usefull for me here (Caribbean), however I have the GPS Tuner for pocket pc installed and they work perfectly together. ... Read more

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