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.
Item was borken. Seller refused to communicate about broken item sold.
7 May 2011
Summary: Here are a few things you may want to include in your product review: - What you like most about it - I like having a PDA. - What you dislike about it - It did NOT work. It kept repeatedly resetting itself and erasing ALL data that I entered --- every time, every 2 hours, every day. - Whether or not you would buy the product again - never again from the same seller! Seller would NOT even communicate about the broken PDA he/she sold.
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.