Excerpt: 2000, I decided upon the palm pilot. The polished see through look of the limited edition IIIe allured me. It was fully integrateable into the PC desktop, and could store 2mb of data - enough at the time. The main features are a TODO list, memo, diary address book. standard.
Excerpt: I bought this with a view to using it instead of a diary but it really doesn't make a very good substitute. I opted for the light green version which looks cheap and nasty but it was the only colour in stock at the time.
Pros: Easy to use, easy to read, lots of functions plus downloads available
Cons: Flimsy, batteries run down really quickly, the colour is a bit naff
Excerpt: How many different types of PDA's are there out there - yes lots! Well what do you want to buy one for - as a trendy diary, show-off item,mp3 player,pocket calculator.....the list goes on and on and on. Oh, and how much money do you have spare?
Excerpt: I needed an organiser that allowed me store my addresses,a to do list that was easy to use and value for money. The palm is a pen based system and once you have mastered the graffiti style of writing you are able to navigate the system easily.
Excerpt: The palm IIIe is the answer to all pda problems. This machine is amazing, sure it only has 2MB of memory but average Palm programs only take up about 20KB and you arent going to write a novel and save it on your PDA!
Excerpt: Once again, Apple has set the trend - this time with its see-through plastic computers - and suddenly everyone wants to do the same. If you've got an iMac, a G3 Pro or even a shiny new G4 then this is the PDA that'll look best on your desktop. Pity its HotSync cradle is still black, though.
Cons: "doesn't have mac connectivity straight out from the box"
Excerpt: I am quite a disorganised person, and so a while ago, I decided to buy one of these little gadgets. The model that I bought was the Special Edition IIIe. The special edition bit means that instead of the boring grey casing, it came in a transparent case that looks pretty good.
Excerpt: This is a cool piece of kit, basically a 3Com IIIx, but with a translucent case like the iMac. Other than that it is identical to the 3com IIIx, with the same cradle and palm desktop software.
Pros: High battery life, Size, Flexibility, Range Of Apps, Cool Factor
Excerpt: When I bought my palm 3e, I didn't expect to get much out of the 2 Megabytes. It turns out that it is ample; I have about 15 extra apps installed with plenty of free memory. The date book, memo pad, todo list & phone directory come in more useful than you'd think.
Excerpt: The IIIe is probably most basic of the range but more than adequate for the average user. After being totally dumbfounded by the amount of competition on the market and the volumes of blurb to absorb to find a suitable recommendation I plumped for this one.