Clie NX80V is a great purchase (if you don't mind the size!)
Spurs Fan, Amazon
12 June 2008
Summary: A couple of weeks ago, I broke my ClieSJ33, and purchased this upgrade from an Amazon seller after reading the reviews. I'm glad I did! I heartily recommend it, and want to add a few tips: THE CONS: *the biggest down side is the size. Now when everything is ipod or cell phone size, this is large too carry around--it is over 5" high (put it this way, you would need to purchase a special size case)--but the other dimensions aren't bad.
Summary: Too bad Sony stopped making PDA's!! I've bought a number of these jsut to keep back up parts because I never want to part with it. Pro's: The screen is super bright, clear and big, the battery stays strong for a long time. The case is durable (i wish anyone made a laptop this well). The docking cradle is fantastic for keeping it charged and sitting at attention for you. I love the slide show with clock and calender for the desk.
Big screen, keyboard, clamshell, 1.3 mp camera, cool right?
C. Wilkinson, Amazon
25 June 2005
Summary: There is no Bluetooth or WiFi built in. So be prepared to pay about $130 for the WiFi card (which takes the Compact Flash slot). The CF slot is a cool feature, and it being retractable saves space, but the slot can't close with a card in it. It doesn't look as good as my TG50, and the keyboard keys are way to flat and small. My fingers rub right over them. The screen is amazing. It looks so crisp and clear. You can see it outside with no problem.
Summary: I've been using my Sony Clie NX80V since a year, and is still impressive the performance of this palm... the swivel screen allows you to use this like a normal PDA or like a laptop, an even better with its small keyboard, convenient for thumb fingers or small hands. I also found amazing the dual (CF and MemoryStick) card reader, and if you buy the WiFi CF card for Clie, you can do everything with this handheld.
Summary: I love my Sony Clie, PEG NX80V. I bought it less than a year ago, and the resolution, screensize and vivid display still astound my associates. The performance is quick for PDAs made in 2003, and the product is still superior in technology when compared to most of todays sales. I have to complain that Sony stopped offering online updates (drivers, patches, etc) for this product less than 7 months after releasing it.
Summary: In today's world of electronic gadgets, there are two things that really are frustrating: 1) Once you buy an electronic gadget - it often is obsolete the next day; 2) You often need to get lots of accessories to get the most use of your gadget. On top of that, when you are ready to buy a replacement gadget to replace the one you want - all of the accessories you bought are suddenly no good.
Summary: This is my third PDA, the priors were Palm IIIvx, Sony Clie 610C. I really use my PDA all day, so I could justify paying a bit more for a nicer PDA. I have friends with CE based machines and they really don't use them nearly as much as I use mine. Pros: Too many to mention all of them, but the all add up to great usability. I really used a lot of the features that I thought were just bells and whistles.