Conclusion: The Tungsten T5 is available for $399 with free shipping from the palmOne online store . It will start shipping and become available at retail locations around November 3rd. You can also search for the lowest price on the T5 with our price comparison service .
Summary: During the time that I used the Tungsten T5 I really grew to enjoy having it around- its infinitely superior to scrawling notes on scraps of paper and shoving them messily into my pocket. But this is true of any PDA, so what makes the T5 special? First of all the T5 is one of the most powerful PDAs available. Not only does this mean its processor has no problem handling large files quickly but also that the PDA can do more than many others out there.
Summary: If we treat Palm Tungsten T5 as the successor of Palm Tungsten
T3, then I'd say it failed. There is nothing fundamentally new about
it, some functions and the kit are cut. The unique integrated flash-drive
adds to the functionality, but this is hardly a big reason to buy
T5. You can replace your T3 with T5, if you do not care much about
the money spent on it and you are not satisfied with the battery
life of T3.
Excerpt: PalmOne’s new Tungsten was not released to anything like the acclaim of its predecessor, the T3. Instead there were plenty of complaints – it didn’t have a voice recorder, it didn’t have Palm OS 6/Cobalt and worst of all – no WiFi. But how does it stand from a user's point of view?
Conclusion: palmOne disappointed even its fans with the new model. Quite a contrary move was expected from this company — a worthy answer to the new wave of Pocket PC with VGA displays. New OS version (Cobalt), built-in WiFi module. But we get a regular Palm device instead, incompatible with a noticeable part of old software, with a built-in memory drive, which is erased at hard reset. This device is frankly weak.
Conclusion: For once, palmOne hasn't quite got the balance right between cost and compromise. There's plenty of memory and a large screen, but the lack of Wi-Fi or even a docking cradle diminish its appeal.