Excerpt: I was looking for a pda that would fit my budget. The Palm Zire 31 fit the bill. I loved the functionality of it and it was extremely easy to use. Nothing complicated. I use it for photo storage, organizing and listening to my tunes. I can’t go anywhere without it. If you feel that you are technologically challenged, then you should try this pda. There are so many software programs that you can use to customize it for your specific needs.
Summary: The Palm Zire 3.1 is still useful, if you don't have a modern cell phone which probably includes all of its functions. We use ours to store appointments in and run solitaire and mahjong games. Finding new programs is all but impossible. We have purchased four altogether, using two and keeping the others for back-ups in case of a failure.
Palms are cheap, easy to set up, and easy to maintain
9 May 2013
Summary: I have been a confirmed Palm user for a long time and the Palm 31 has been my favorite because of the SD card slot which makes it easy to do a backup every day. I have not made the switch to a phone-based calendar because I like the Palm and I like the fact that there is a PC-based desktop for it. The only downside is that notifications which used to go right to the calendar now have to be entered manually since v-cal is no longer supported.
Summary: For being one who does not want or need a smart phone this vintage Palm Zire 31 fills the bill. My orginal Palm 31 finally "gave up the ghost" and this EBay replacement has been most excellent...at a fair price.
Summary: I purchased this PDA because I lost my original (my fault, I forgot to retrieve from my motel) and needed to have a spare. I had already a spare that I kept well synced and current with the lost one. But now the original spare needed its own spare. I knew that the Palm PDAs are becoming extinct and out of production. So I was glad to purchase this used one, and at a good price.
Summary: I did not want a smart phone or or device to access the internet. But I wanted something small that I could carry in my purse or pocket that would allow me to access my calendar and contacts. I also have a solitaire game on my Palm. This is very handy for me. I tend to switch back and forth between electronic devices and a paper planner, but I keep going back to the Palm. It's so easy to carry around and to hot sync is easy.
Summary: "smirnov3" did not mention in his ad that the Palm 31 that he was selling was without a charger, CD and manual (my apologies if he did mention that which I might have missed) - fortunately I saved these accessories (the charger being absolutely crucial) from my previous Palm 31, otherwise it would have been unusable!
Summary: I purchased this as a replacement for a replacement of a unit I originally bought new in 2005. I keep my contacts & calendar on it in sync with my PC and there are some games I can pass time with in odd moments. With 3G & 4g smart phones nowadays, PDAs such as this are going the way of the dinosaur, but, then, I'm pretty much of a dinosaur myself and don't need or want to pay for a new phone with a lot more power than I need, so the Palm 31 is just right.
Summary: I bought 2 Palm Zire 31s about the same time to use in geocaching and this review request does not indicate which purchase was which. The one purchase arrived in quick order, good shape and works fine. The other purchase had a part missing. Thus I can only give a good rating and nothing higher as I am not sure which Palm I am reviewing.