Pros Bluetooth, Big screen, Sleek Design, MP3 & Movie player, 256MB!!!, can use as a Flash Drive on any computer!
Cons Tried to import software from old PDA and it "crashed ALOT"
Summary This is a really great PDA once you figure out that you can't load "less than reputable" software on it. Once I quit trying to import all the old software from my Tungsten E and started from scratch, I didnt have any more problems. In my opinion it still needs a ROM update to keep it a little more compatible and stable, but I know that palm will work out the (very few) bugs that it has. Overall, if you are starting new, this PDA is for you. If you are upgrading from another PDA, beware that you might have to re-enter or manually load some information. Once I started from scratch, and got a clean install on the rom upgrade (free from palm support website) It hasnt crashed once. You also have to figure out that the 256MB provided memory is split into two halves, one part for system files and one part for your files. It's not as easy to backup this way, and some of the programs i.e. Documents to Go have a little trouble figuring out where to find things when you move them from one memory side to the other. Overall I would highly recommend this PDA, just be sure to read the instructions and a few forums BEFORE you start to use it.
Pros Memory capacity--ideal features for use as a medical reference source
Cons My early version T5 came with 3 built in ways to crash right out of the box--check the palmOne website under T5 "updates" for details. Newer versions are hopefully fixed. Palm refused to repair it when I sent it back after I discovered the problem on the
Pros Screen 480X320 better than PocketPC Lightweight & Simple Nice Flip Cover keeps it small for fitting in your pocket Flash Memory I bought an Axim X30 with the 624 mhz processor and I was dispointed due to the 320 X 240 screen, the palm's is so much cle
Cons Everyone states no wi-fi as the big con, I personally use blue tooth to connect through my phone to the internet and for e-mail and I use blue tooth to sync, so I have no need for wi-fi. The other major con everyone has stated is price, but that just chan
Pros It worked for 35 days - on & off
Cons Unstable software, frequent resets, staticy sound, ceased to operate after a month
Summary Palm got this one wrong. On paper it was a good package and with local discounts not too over the top price wise but the T5 proved to be unstable in operation, requiring frequent resets. Main culprit was Documents to Go but other (previously reliable) software also froze. Seems to be an OS glitch in memory handling. Sound with MP3 had a lot of background noise making it questionable.
In the end the machine just died inexplicably taking a month of set up with it. After a couple of tetchy phone calls during which I explained at least 10 times that it would not respond to any type of reset, Palm agreed to replace it (but not before offering me a reconditioned unit of unknown providence). Retailer agreed to refund it - I got the impression this was not a first.
As much as I have liked PalmOS in the past this experience has dented my confidence in them. LifeDrive looks good on paper but for the price could you risk it?
Pros Drive mode, hires+ screen, and Docs To Go included. Also, it can play MP3s, and has a fast enough processor for movies. Lots of memory. I have to say its the best Palm out right now. (on account of Sony leaving the PDA market)
Cons The drive mode is only included so that you still have storage without an SD card. Why would you not have an SD card? Because you have to buy Palm's WiFi card to stick in the slot, because this is not integrated. It is missing vibrating alarms, and leds