If you're still tapping away on a Palm Vx, it's time to upgrade to the 21st
century with the brightly colorful, expandable, and powerful--not to mention
affordable--Palm Tungsten E. Designed for the budget-conscious, yet still
stylish professional, the Tungsten E offers several key advances over even the m500 handheld series, including:
Palm OS 5.2.1 enhances Palm applications such as Calendar and Contacts as well as Java application support.
Multimedia audio support and headphone jack enables you to use the Tungsten E as an MP3 player
The zippy 126 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP311 ARM processor induces whiplash when switching programs.
A 32 MB RAM memory (28.3 MB user accessible) adds more room for applications,
while the expansion slot enables access to MP3and video files, e-books, games, and more.
Best of all, the Tungsten E ups the display ante with a bright, crisp,
high-resolution 320 x 320 pixel color screen (the m515 only offered a 160 x 160
resolution) that puts it on par with Sony's high-quality Clie screens. Your
family snapshot slideshows look sharper, as do graphically intense games such as
Monopoly and downloaded video (like the most recent Hollywood movie trailer).
The Tungsten E offers a powerful array of multimedia options. With the included
Kinoma Player (and desktop Kinoma Producer software), you can convert a myriad
of video file formats (from QuickTime and Flash to AVI and MPEG) to be played on
the Palm OS. And now you don't need to fumble between your PDA and portable MP3
player, thanks to the included RealOne Player for Palm. MP3 files are stored on
optional Secure Digital or MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards, and we recommend
purchasing a 128 MB card if you plan to access a lot of audio. You can listen to
music via headphones or relive the '70s using the tinny, AM radio-like built-in
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PalmOne m500 Handheld
Palm introduced the Palm V as the handheld for elite users: its
anodized aluminum finish, small size, and thin profile--not to mention
its premium price tag--were supposed to appeal to the upper echelon of
executives. When the masses decided that a small and light device was
worth the extra bucks, Palm found itself with its top-selling handheld.
With the introduction of the Palm m500, it's clear that Palm has
learned its lesson and is sticking with the successful form factor,
while adding a handful of new features to incrementally advance the entire Palm family.
The PalmOne m500 Handheld could be confused with a Palm V at a distance, but not up
close: its shape is a tad more curvy, though the bottom portion of the
case is slightly less flared than the V. More important, the m500 is a
bit shorter and lighter (the latter largely because the back half of
the case is now plastic, not metal).
A tremendous improvement, at least for those of us who've regularly
carried Palm V units, is the use of two small indented nubs for the
scroll buttons, which means they won't press against the fold-over
cover and keep the unit powered on (and drain the battery) following an
alarm. The power button feels more sturdy than the Palm V's flaky
switch, and now it lights up when the m500 is charging in its cradle
or, optionally, when an alarm goes off. Another welcome addition to
alarms is a built-in vibrating alert for those times when you don't
want the handheld to chirp loudly.
The The PalmOne m500 Handheld also sports an expansion slot, which accepts
MultiMediaCards (MMCs) and Secure Digital (SD) cards, for increased
memory storage and future devices like digital music players.
Unfortunately, at the time of this review, we were unable to test any
of the cards offered by Palm. While different from other expansion
formats (such as Handspring's Springboard slot or the CompactFlash
format used by many Windows CE devices and digital cameras), SD/MMC
cards at least are the smallest format.
Another hardware change in the Palm m500 is the USB-based universal
connector, which provides for much faster data synchronization and the
promise that this design will be the standard connection port used on
successive Palm devices.
Palm TX Handheld
Created for today's fast-paced mobile landscape, the sleekly lightweight Palm TX
handheld keeps you connected to your most important data--from email to files
stored on your office PC--while you're away from your desktop with built-in
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. It also features a high-resolution
320 x 480-pixel screen (with portrait and landscape orientation modes), a fast
Intel 312 MHz ARM-based processor, expansion slot for Secure Digital (SD),
MultiMedia (MMC), and Secure Digital I/O (SDIO) cards. The 128 MB of
non-volatile flash memory (of which approximately 100 MB is available for files
and software) protects your documents and information, even if the device is not
charged and the power runs down. And, of course, the Palm TX features Palm's
suite of information management applications, the ability to edit Word- and
Excel-compatible files, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook (Windows only).
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
Stay connected easily when you're on the go with the built-in Wi-Fi wireless
connectivity (802.11b), which enables you to access email and browse the Web at
hotspots such as at coffee shops and in airports, or in your office if you have
a wireless LAN network. You can even retrieve documents from your main computer
with the included WiFile LT software. The Palm TX Handheld also comes the following enhancements:
Added ability for the device to scan for available networks
Improved connection logic to automatically connect to available compatible networks
Three steps to easily set up a new network connection
A free 30-day subscription to all T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots.