Reviews and Problems with Handspring Visor Platinum
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Don't buy if you have Vista
30 June 2010
Summary: Palm is a wonderful item there are many apps still out there for it and this was bought for a teen to keep track of life points in playing magic and yughio. He also needed a calculator which the functions on this are great.
Summary: I had one for years and it just died at the hands of my 2 year old. Otherwise I think it would have gone on for ever. I'm a little confused by the last review. This device was made by Handspring, not Palm. It takes aaa batteries and is not rechargable.
Summary: This palm was made several years ago, doesn't have a color screen, doesn't have wireless, but it is extremely durable and has good battery life. It will run for almost a month without needing recharged, even after 5 years of use on the original battery.
Summary: Overall, this is a good basic PDA (no color, no music, no photo). I bought to use to remind me of meetings, birthdays, etc. The task list is ok one you get used to the organization. Very useful PDA for work.
Summary: The visor platinum has been a user friendly, reliable entre into the world of PDAs. However, some of the spreadsheet applications I use tend to expose how slow the chip is. I hope to see a PDA/phone combination with a 33mHz chip that retains its backup port, AND is graffiti friendly.
Pros: annoying lcd dropouts on the left side of the screen
Cons: annoying lcd dropouts on the left side of the screen
Excerpt: So one day I lost my palm pilot and someone told me to buy a Visor. So I looked on the website www.handspring.com and thought for a long time on which one to get. Eventually it was between the cheapest one and the platinum and I thought they looked very similar.
Pros: well protected, the pen never falls out, you can upgrade it .
Cons: it doesnt feel as solid as the palm, feels a bit more plasticy
Excerpt: This unit is basically a Visor Deluxe with a nasty paint job, a faster CPU (33MHz vs. 16MHz), and a newer operating system, PalmOS 3.5 as opposed to 3.1. Unfortunately, the machine doesn't seem anywhere near as fast in practise.
Excerpt: *** Update 2 *** ----------------- 9 July 2001. Just got an e-mail from Omnisky today, saying that they do not need any more 'beta testers' - so anybody else wanting to sign up will have to wait for the full product launch.
Pros: internet and email on the move, helps you to plan your life, check your e - mail on the train/the beach/wherever
Cons: not cheap, you can only read the omnisky instruction manual on your desktop PC
Excerpt: If you're not one of the millions of people who've thrown away their diary in favour of a PDA yet, then the Handspring Visor Platinum could well be worth a look. At around £249, it's not the cheapest PDA on the market (Handspring themselves produces models starting at £100) but it still represents...