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Palm Z22

Palm puts the pleasure in staying organized with the Palm Z22 handheld: an incredibly easy-to-use personal organizer. Featuring a bright color display...

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Review of "Palm Z22"

published 21/03/2006 | Andyx74
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Pro Small, Compact & Ease of Use
Cons Lack of Memory!
Look & Feel
Memory / capacity
Comfort & Portability
Robustness & Durability

"Good Things Do Come in Small Packages"

I recently purchased my Palm Z22 due to downgrading from a Sony Clie X70v due to the size of the previous handheld and as a wheelchair user it was way too big for me to carry around with me.

Upon receiving my Palm Z22 I noted the usual Palm packaging of Orange box with Charger, USB Cable, Software Disks and literature that you would expect with a new handheld organiser and of course the palm Z22 was in a plastic casing which held the orange box which I felt was a bit stupid cause even though its suspended from the edges I would still be worried about damage to the handheld more internally rather than externally.

When you first receive your Palm Z22 you will need to charge it for 2 hours minimum as when you first try to turn on the handheld it doesn't work and will only work after the initial 2 hour charge, not even connecting the device to your PC/Laptop via the USB cable supplied does it work so if you want to use your handheld device upon opening the box you'll just have to wait whether you like it or not. And if you're like me you probably won't!

The Full Contents of the Box are as follows:

Palm® Z22 handheld
USB sync cable
Power adapter
3-step setup guide
Graffiti® 2 sticker
Software Install CD-ROM with Palm® Desktop, Tutorial, Getting Started Guide, User Guide and Bonus Software
Sudoku game (Only where available)

The Palm Z22 is feature rich with the usual features such as contact organiser, date book and calendar among other great features of which I shall include below:

Affordable personal organiser
Simple, easy to use
Keeps your information safe
Cool and compact design
Personalise it with photos, shopping lists and handy bonus software
Bright, colourful screen
Infrared Port: Share information such as Contacts between compatible devices via the "beam" function
Colour Touchscreen Display: Great for viewing photos of family and friends
Calendar Button: Tap for direct access to your Calendar
5-Way Navigator: Navigate through your information with one-handed ease. Click to make a selection
Up-Down-Left- Right Button: Click to move around on the display
Home Button: Tap for direct access to all your applications
Menu Button: Tap to access options in an application
Graffiti® 2 Writing Area: Enter letters & numbers with your stylus
Sync Button: Synchronise your info with your computer
Find Button: Find anything on your organiser with a tap
Contacts Button: Tap for direct access to your Contacts
Charging Connector: A rechargeable battery keeps you going
Mini USB Connector: Share and back up info to your computer

You will also be able to install other software which you get on the installation disk. Mine also came with the popular new game Sudoku which I have chosen not to install as I don't know how to play the game but if you are a fan and you can find a palm z22 with sudoku then you'll be over the moon.

The only downfall I didn't like about the Palm Z22 is the lack of memory (32mb to be exact) compared to some of the handheld devices you can get on the market these days but when you consider that you'll only be paying around £69.99 for this item then you can't expect too much.

All in all I am very happy with this device and I would encourage anyone who is looking for a cheap but stylish handheld PDA to go out and buy the Palm Z22 as you won't go far wrong, it may even be suitable for a young teenager too thats just how easy it is to use.

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  • fabulous_girl published 22/03/2006
    Great first review, welcome to ciao. Keep writing like this and reading around and you will go far!
  • g-virus published 21/03/2006
    great first review! some good info! welcome to ciao! james
  • malekowie published 21/03/2006
    Hi, a bit to chaotic review, can't get the idea if you like it or not. Hapy to re-rate if improved. Cezary
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Product Information : Palm Z22

Manufacturer's product description

Palm puts the pleasure in staying organized with the Palm Z22 handheld: an incredibly easy-to-use personal organizer. Featuring a bright color display, it gives you easy access to your calendar, contacts and photos. You can make changes and add new records by writing on the screen. All your information is stored safely in the handheld's non-volatile memory. When you get home just press a button to copy the information to your PC or Mac for safekeeping. And all this in cool and compact design you'll love.

Product Details

Product Description: Palm Z22 - handheld - Palm OS Garnet 5.4, Palm Z22 - Sudoku Special Edition - handheld - Palm OS Garnet 5.4

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Palm OS Garnet 5.4

Display: STN - 160 x 160

Processor: Samsung

Processor Clock Speed: 200 MHz

User Available Memory: Flash: 20 MB

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.8 cm x 1.5 cm x 10.3 cm, 6.7 cm x 1.5 cm x 10.3 cm

Weight: 96 g


MPN: 1048ML, 1048ML-BP1, 1048MLZ, 1048NA

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Palm OS Garnet 5.4


Type: STN ( transmissive )

Resolution: 160 x 160


Processor: Samsung

Processor Clock Speed: 200 MHz


ROM: 32 MB - Flash

User Available Memory: Flash: 20 MB


Audio: Speaker

Input Device

Type: Touch-screen, 5-way navigation button


Preloaded Software: Note Pad, powerOne Calculator, Expense, Security, Palm Desktop Software, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, World clock, Memos, Handmark MobileDB, Palm Photos, Graffiti 2, SplashShopper, PowerByHand eReader, Addit, Crazy Daisy

System Requirements for PC Connection

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4

Expansion and Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 ( on supplied cable ), 1 x USB, 1


Technology: Lithium Ion


Included Accessories: Power adapter , stylus

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 6.8 cm, 6.7 cm

Depth: 1.5 cm

Height: 10.3 cm

Weight: 96 g


Voltage Required: AC 120 V ( 60 Hz )


Listed on Ciao since: 01/12/2005