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. But we have found that palm no longer supports this model and if you have a computer with vista or higher you can not sync it. Which means it loses alot of the resons a person would buy this product.
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. The fact that it takes batteries made it perfect for me while sailing and camping. I could be away for weeks and still have everything I wanted, tide tables, star charts, and some entertainment.
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: 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
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.
Excerpt: "...PDA's, I recently purchased a Handspring Visor Platinum after reading a review in T3 magazine. As somebody who tends to be very disorganized (scraps of paper with 'to do' lists litter my desk on a daily basis!) this seemed like an opportunity to get more organized. You could of course just buy a diary and save yourself a couple of hundred pounds, but that would'nt be very high tech and cutting edge now would it! And of course a PDA is much more ...
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: I spent several months deliberating over the many different models and options available on the market before purchasing the Handspring. And in fact it wasnt until i read a review of all handhelds, in which the Visor Deluxe came out on top, that i decided on this model. The Visor range is slightly cheaper than most of its rivals, and quite honestly that just adds to the appeal. The Platinum version offers more performance for the extra £40.
Summary: Je n'étais pas un adepte du PDA ! Un gadget, quoi ! Et puis il m'a été offert un Visor Platinum... Aujourd'hui je m'en sers tout le temps !! Avec les applications de base fournies, vous pouvez répertorier vos données, organiser vos RdV, prendre des notes, faire des aides mémoires, etc... Le tout avec une interface simple : le système "grafiti" pour l'écriture intuitive est maitrisé très rapidement !
Pros: PalmOS peu gourmand en mémoire, solide, synchronisation par port USB, port d'extensions
Summary: la verdad es que los pdas de hoy en dia son caros pero que os voy a contar. este la verdad es que es muy bueno. yo no lo he comprado pero lo he tenido en mis manos y lo he testeado y sin duda es uno de los mas chulos que he visto. merece la pena si puedes pagarlo.aunque el precio no suele ser la excusa de la gente que se compra estas maravillosas produstos. si puedes y te interesa un pda aqui tienes una buena opcion.
Excerpt: Der Handspring Visor Platinum ist das neueste Modell aus der Visor Reihe. Vom Aussehen her, macht diese Version auch nicht mehr her, als die letzten beiden. Meiner Meinung nach sieht er ziemlich billig aus. Hier fehlt mir der schöne Alu-Look. Störend ist auch die Dicke des Gerätes. Es macht sich in Taschen bedeutend mehr bemerkbar, als zum Beispiel der Palm V, durch das höhere Gewicht.