Summary: The Palm Zire was the third Palm OS PDA that Palm put out. It's an electronic replacement for the bulky pencil-and-paper DayTimer, DayRunner and Franklin address book/date books that self-important people lugged around during the 1980s and 1990s. It's got some cool features and functions that are quite useful. However, it is a creature of the technology of the early 2000s. It doesn't have a cell phone built in. It doesn't connect to the Internet directly.
Palm Zire: Excellent - innovation by not innovating
19 September 2004
Summary: I used various Handspring and Clié machines over the years and was eventually broken down by them because of their complexity - they are now trying to mimic a laptop in a tiny case - their instability - my Clié crashed about as much as my PC - and their dreadful battery life. Having to have two battery chargers, one at home and one at work, was ridiculous. So I sold everything and went for the Zire .
Excerpt: "The size of Palm Zire is actually quite handy for me, it's not too small, but not a brick! The extras that you can buy for Palm Zire these include my fave: an attachable keyboard. There's no digital camera or clour screen, but there is the power to beam notes and applications to your family and friends who also have Palm Zires! With 2MB Memory to save all of your data and applications onto, it's not much space but then again the applications don't ...
Pros: Quite Cheap, Small, Great Maker ! Send your friends notes and applications through Beaming !
Excerpt: "...I dont like about the Palm Zire is the measley 2mb of memory and its a shame that there is no way of upgrading this memory or atleast not that I can see anyway, so perhaps if you want to store alot of address, tel numbers & appointments then perhaps the zire isn't for you. ...
Pros: Saves Carrying around numerous pieces of paper & diary
Excerpt: "The Palm Zire is one on the handiest pieces of technology I have purchased. Though I have heard bad comments about the Zire compared to its fellow palm bigger brothers, the Zire is an excellent piece of equipment at a low price. To sum it up, it is Microsoft outlook in your hand! But there is more! . . . As well as having an address book, diary alarm clock, note pad, to do list and calculator, it also boasts expenses chart, an infra red port ...