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The thing they don't point out on the box (or the website) about colour handhelds - and this counts as much for other products as for this one - is that 8 times the number of colours means 8 times the amount of memory used to render the picture, and what that means is that the colour handhelds are MUCH slower than other ones, and if you've used a black and white one you'll soon notice the difference, which you won't be pleased with. Otherwise this organiser has all the usual great features, but unless you're incredibly fashion concious or rich there is no point forking out for a product that only does what the black and white ones do, and much slower - if, granted, more prettily. I'd avoid it.
Spending a bit more for colour is well worth it. When using applications like AlbumToGo and Avantgo, the Palm IIIc comes into it's own. Add the fun aspect, in terms of gaming, and you end up with an allround package which can compete with a Gameboy and most PDA's. It does it's job well and looks good too!
Gargoyle 30.01.2001 11:21
I haven't noticed that the palmIIIc is slower than many other products, (having tested several and having used a handspring visor). Maybe the writer has too much stuff clogging up his memory. I have noticed that the backlighting and colour are particularly helpful in dim light or on the bus. My palm pilot was only a bit more expensive than comparative black and white products and the shape is much easier to handle than a Psion when on the go.
I agree that most of the PDAs don't differ much, but a metal stylus and backlighting make the palmIIIc convenient and sturdy for people who aren't rich or fashion conscious, but want something which will work in various conditions and last.
If you sit in the office all day, get a cheap black and white one, it won't make a difference. But if you want something that will last and is used for more than playing games and keeping phone numbers, I recommend the palmIIIc.
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designed for Palm IIIcGenuine mirror effect for the screen - reflective and hard-coated!Transparent when the screen is switched on, mirror effect when it is switched off.Fully mirrored screen protection: The highly reflective FX-Mirror mirror-effect film gives your screen a particularly elegant metallic appearance and offers an excellent alternative to a mirror. As soon as the screen is switched off, it is transformed into an ultra-stylish and extremely handy mirror.Optimal protection and an incredible effect: when the screen is switched on, it lights up and the mirror turns into a transparent protective surface!This film is dirt-repellant and extremely scratch-proof (can withstand a 4H pencil hardness at 500 g writing pressure). It is also very easy to attach and can be completely removed if required without leaving any residue.The film does not impair the operation of screens and touch screens, which remain fully functional!Dirt-repellant surface!Reduces fingerprints and repels dirt and grease.Anti-static film material!Does not attract dust as it is applied and can even be rinsed with clear water and reattached if necessary.Scope of delivery:1 x FX-Mirror mirror-effect screen-protection film1 x illustrated installation instructions in several languages1 x cleaning cloth1 x installation tool (squeegee)Packages for devices with several screens (e.g. internal and external screens) contain a protective film for each screen.