Conclusion: As one Zire retires another shall take its place, the ever popular Zire 71 is on the way out and the PalmOne Zire 72 is now on UK sale at £200, with Bluetooth, a 1.2 mega pixel camera and a strong software suite its a compelling offering.
Conclusion: The Zire 72 is a fun excellent multimedia machine and power organizer with a great screen. It improves upon and corrects a number of issues and shortcomings with the Zire 71. The new top of the line Zire has a lot to offer hardware wise with an excellent balance of quality software. The Palm Zire 71 can be purchased for $299 from the palmOne online store , or you can search for the lowest price on the web with our price comparison shopper .
Excerpt: palmOne Inc., www.palmOne.com $300 street 312MHz Intel XScale ARM processor, Palm OS 5.2, 8MB ROM, 32MB RAM (24MB usable), 3" 320-by-320; 65,000 colors, camera resolution 1.2 megapixels, no flash, Bluetooth, IR port, SDIO port, 4.8 ounces First PDA with 1.2-megapixel camera; video recording; nice display No 802.11b wireless; a little slow in accessing and exiting the camera menu The Zire 72 delivers great PDA functionality and audio playback capability.
Summary: At the moment the new model by PalmOne is listed for $300 in the US and $370 in Russia. During its life cycle the price would go down not rapidly, to $250-260. However in the middle of the cycle the company would evidently enlarge the standard kit with bonuses at the same price (for example, free memory card or other accessory) to promote sales. Now the Zire 72 in Russia is overpriced - with such price the model starts competing with Palm Tungsten T3.
Palm Zire 72: A Low-End PDA with High-End Features
4 June 2005
Conclusion: For the two weeks of testing, this handheld has gained the hearts of all people who touched it. Including your faithful servant. No other handheld in the iXBT lab has ever caused so much joy. Light, stylish, functional, and convenient assistant in work and recreation. Zire 72 will do fine as a first handheld as well as a replacement for old Palm OS models.