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Palm Tungsten T

Introducing the Palm Tungsten T handheld - made for the way a handheld is used. It's Palm's most compact device ever. But don't be fooled by the size....

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Review of "Palm Tungsten T"

published 11/08/2004 | spidermunky
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Pro Compact, user friendly, cheap, bluetooth
Cons No Wifi, low earphone output
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"Palm Power"

I've owned this Palm for just under 9 months now and it has been quite an eye opener. I had wanted to own one of these since they first came out but the initial cost was rather expensive so I held off until it dropped in price.

I bought it to help me through the final few months of my degree by keeping me organised (and entertained). The unit is solidly built and comes with a clip on screen cover.

It has served me well, and is especially good for typing documents when combined with a folding keyboard. It is much easier to carry than a laptop and makes less noise, which was good when I had to do work in the library.

The bluetooth function is very useful. I purchased a cheap GPS receiver on Ebay and now regualrly use the two together. It is excellent for route finding and would be useful for short outdoor treks.

With the right software it is possibe to surf the net using your home PC's broadband connection. Very useful if you can't be bothered moving from the sofa to check the latest cinema times. Of course, a wifi option would have been useful but as this is a slightly older PDA it makes sense that it is not included.

It takes SD cards and when combined with a suitable MP3 player application and a decent pair of earphones does quite a good job. The only problen is that the volume isn't that high. Some apps offer an overdrive option but this can cause distortion.

Battery life is quite good too. It can last for a few days as long as you aren't using it for anything too intensive. Even when playing MP3s it performs admirably.

Overall, I would be happy to recommend this to anyone that is looking for a compact PDA for personal organisation and basic multimedia tasks. It can be found quite cheap now and there is also a newer version that offers more built in memory if you require it.

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  • MAFARRIMOND published 11/08/2004
    Something I have considered. Maureen
  • spidermunky published 11/08/2004
    Sorry, I should have clarified my rating. I gave it such a high mark because in terms of price it can be piccked up very cheaply now. That's why overall I feel it deserves four out of five. Thanks for the comments :D
  • scottishkat published 11/08/2004
    good review you are not quite sure are you the best Kat x
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Product Information : Palm Tungsten T

Manufacturer's product description

Introducing the Palm Tungsten T handheld - made for the way a handheld is used. It's Palm's most compact device ever. But don't be fooled by the size. Inside, the Texas Instruments OMAP1510 processor (an enhanced ARM-based processor) gives you the performance you need to organize your work and your life. Stay productive when you're on the go with access to your essential Word, Excel and PowerPoint-compatible files. The Tungsten T handheld's new operating system, Palm OS 5, is optimized for a wide range of multimedia and wireless capabilities. Built-in Bluetooth technology allows you to access email and connect to the Internet with the use of a compatible mobile phone. On top of all this, the Tungsten T handheld has a color screen, a built-in voice recorder, a 5-way navigator button for one-hand operation, plus dual expansion for adding functionality so your Tungsten T handheld grows with you.

Product Details

Product Description: Palm Tungsten T - handheld - Palm OS 5.0

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Palm OS 5.0

Display: Colour - 320 x 320, Colour TFT - 320 x 320

Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP1510

Processor Clock Speed: 144 MHz, 175 MHz

RAM: 16 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth

Battery Run Time: Up to 7 day(s)

Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.6 cm x 1.5 cm x 10.2 cm

Weight: 159 g

Pricing Type: Refurbished

Localisation: United States, English / United States

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: P80850ML3, P80850MLS, TUNGSTENT, P80850APN, P80850US-REF, P80850ML3-VEO, P80850US

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Palm OS 5.0


Type: Colour ( reflective ), Colour TFT ( reflective )

Resolution: 320 x 320

Colour Depth: 16-bit (64k colours)


Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP1510

Processor Clock Speed: 144 MHz, 175 MHz



ROM: 4 MB - Flash

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card


Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth


Audio: Microphone , speaker

Input Device

Type: Touch-screen, 5-way navigation button


Preloaded Software: Address Book, Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, Note Pad, Calculator, Palm Reader, Expense, Security, World clock, Voice Memo Recording, powerOne Personal, Card Info, Palm VersaMail 2.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader for Palm OS, DataViz Documents To Go 5.0 Professional Edition, Palm Desktop Software 4.1, Chapura PocketMirror 3.1, Copytalk, BlueBoard, BlueChat, Handmark Monopoly (Trial), Handmark MobileDB, Handmark SCRABBLE (Trial), Palm WAP Browser, Palm Web Browser Pro, Phone Link Update, ArcSoft PhotoBase for Palm OS

System Requirements for PC Connection

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Apple MacOS 9.0 or later, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later

System Requirements Details: Windows 95 OSR 2 - Pentium - HDD 50 MB ¦ Windows 98SE/2000 Pro/ME/XP Home/XP Pro - Pentium - HDD 50 MB ¦ Windows NT 4.0 SP6 or later - Pentium - HDD 50 MB ¦ MacOS 9.x - PowerPC - HDD 25 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.1.2 or later - PowerPC - HDD 25 MB

Min Hard Drive Space: 50 MB

Expansion and Connectivity

Expansion Slots: 1 x SD Memory Card

Interfaces: 1 x headphones ¦ 1 x USB

Connectivity Devices: Docking cradle, Docking cradle & battery charger


Technology: Lithium polymer

Run Time: Up to 7 day(s)


Included Accessories: Power adapter , protective cover, stylus

Pricing Type: Refurbished

Localisation: United States, English / United States

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 7.6 cm

Depth: 1.5 cm

Height: 10.2 cm

Weight: 159 g


Voltage Required: ( 60 Hz ), AC 120 V ( 60 Hz )

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year


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