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Palm Zire

From £ 199.99

The Palm Zire handheld is designed from the ground up for everyday personal use. On the move, at school or at work, it makes the dream of paperless li...

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Excellent

ProCheap, Very Easy To Use, Grafitti Handwriting Reco...

ConsOnly 2MB Memory

++++++++ Vital Stats ++++++++ Manufacturer: PalmOne Range: Zire Model: Zire/Palm m150 Memory: 2MB Processor: 16 MHz Motorola Dragonball EZ Processor Operating System: PalmOS 4.1 Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion IO Ports: USB (Slave), IRDA/Consumer-IR Width: 2.9 inches Height: 4.4 inches...

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Super

ProEasy to use, very small, affordable, battery lasts...

Consnot too many applications, basic features only

Recently I’ve bought a Palm Zire because I ‘ve got fed up using ‘pen and paper’ and not be able to find either pen or paper when needed to jot something down or to have to buy every year a new diary for my phone numbers/ addresses and appointments. Besides I’m the sort of person who likes these...

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Good

ProPalmOS gives access to many legacy 3rd party apps

ConsOverpriced, underpowered

The name of Palm will forever be linked with Personal Digital Assistants, and remains one of the most respected manufacturers in the field. Let's get down to brass tacks - a PDA is a small handheld device which you use in much the same way that you would a Filofax, you keep your phone list, diary...

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Good

Proeasy to use, lots of programs, everything you need...

Consno backlight, only 2MB of memory

I've had my Palm Zire for around about two years now and it was great value for money when I got it (£20 in the bargain basement section of Woolworths) and I have used it on and off every day since. The software that comes pre installed is quite useful and it is very easy to find additional...

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Super

ProEasy to use, small, inexpensive organiser.

ConsNo memory expansion, No Backlight

The Palm Zire is one on the handiest pieces of technology I have purchased. Though I have heard bad comments about the Zire compared to its fellow palm bigger brothers, the Zire is an excellent piece of equipment at a low price. To sum it up, it is Microsoft outlook in your hand! But there is...

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Not for me

ProLooks good, rechargeable

Conscheap stylus, cheap cover, tiny screen, not colour

I was utterly disappointed with the Zire. It cost me £70 new, and was no better than my Vx, which cost less. I ended up selling the Zire after a week, and went back to my Vx. I found every aspect of it cheap, except from the price. The stylus was poor. The cover was flimsy, to say the least. The...

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Excellent

ProSimple to use, touch screen

Consno back light, can be difficult to see screen

I started using my zire in desperation when my work seemed to be piling up, and I couldn't see what to do next, couldn't think straight, double booked myself... sound familiar? Very easy to carry around with you, simple to use, could potentially save your sanity! Stores dates, anniveraries, tasks...

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Excellent

“Great first time PDA”

published 29/10/2003

ProSmall, Light, Compact and cheap

ConsNo Backlight, Only 2MB of memory

I have been looking to purcahse a PDA for ages but have never gor down to deciding which one is suited to me. I am a student who likes to make notes on the go, keep a list of contacts and play some games in any spare time. In my opinion the palm zire is perfect for someone like me. The only con...

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Excellent

“An invaluable gadget”

published 29/05/2003

ProSmall,stylish,easy to use

ConsNone really

I had always viewed PDAs as a bit of an unnecessary gadget that certain people used only to impress others. How wrong I have been if the Zire is anything to go by. Since I bought one a couple of months ago it has been in constant use with only a couple of battery charges, which is proof that the...

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Super

ProQuite Cheap, Small, Great Maker! Send your friends...

ConsNot alot of Memory, Black & White Screen

The size of Palm Zire is actually quite handy for me, it's not too small, but not a brick! The extras that you can buy for Palm Zire these include my fave: an attachable keyboard. There's no digital camera or clour screen, but there is the power to beam notes and applications to your family and...

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Satisfactory

“Buy cheap - Pay dear!”

published 12/01/2004

ProPortability

ConsDoes not synch with computer

A friend of mine recently bought a Palm Zire to replace his now defunct Psion Revo, and was mystified when he could not get it to synch with his Outlook on the computer. He returned it to the shop as a faulty, and had to go to another store to purchase another. The price of the Palm Zire had been...

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Super

“Palm Zire”

published 12/06/2004

ProSaves Carrying around numerous pieces of paper & d...

ConsNone really

I bought this item a couple of months ago as an upgrade to my previous handheld and even though it doesn't have as many features as the £200-£400 handhelds the zire is a pretty good little organiser and with its USB connectivity its really easy and quick to synchronise with multiple programs. The...

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Product Information : Palm Zire

Manufacturer's product description

The Palm Zire handheld is designed from the ground up for everyday personal use. On the move, at school or at work, it makes the dream of paperless life a reality. Feel like you don't have enough time to catch up with everything? The chances are you're not in control of your schedule. Unlike a paper organizer, the Zire handheld gives you the whole picture: appointments and people, tasks and notes, and ties them all together. Nothing could be more natural than entering information into the Zire handheld. Unlike a PC, which forces you to use a keyboard, or a mobile phone, which demands dexterous thumbs, the Zire handheld is much more civilized. If you know how to write in capital letters, you know how to use the Zire handheld. In just a few minutes, you will have mastered Graffiti, Palm's unique - and very intuitive - handwriting language. How easy is it? Well, like A-B-C. What's more, what would happen if you lost your paper agenda? With a Zire handheld, you can keep a copy of all your information on your PC.

Product Details

Product Description: Palm Zire - handheld - Palm OS 4.1

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Palm OS 4.1

Display: - 160 x 160

Processor: Motorola MC68EZ328

Processor Clock Speed: 16 MHz

RAM: 2 MB

Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.4 cm x 1.6 cm x 11.2 cm, 7.3 cm x 1.5 cm x 11.1 cm

Weight: 109 g, 108 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 90 days warranty

Localisation: English / Canada, United States

Colour: Blue

General

MPN: P80707ML3, P8070ML3, P80707ML3-BPACK, P80707US, P80707US-BLU

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Palm OS 4.1

Display

Resolution: 160 x 160

Processor

Processor: Motorola MC68EZ328

Processor Clock Speed: 16 MHz

Memory

RAM: 2 MB

Input Device

Type: Touch-screen

Keys Qty: 4

Software

Preloaded Software: Address Book, Date Book, Clock, To Do List, Memo Pad, Note Pad, Calculator, Expense, Security, Palm Desktop Software, PocketMirror , HotSync

System Requirements for PC Connection

OS Required: Apple MacOS 9.x, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000, Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later

Min Hard Drive Space: 30 MB, 50 MB

Expansion and Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 ¦ 1

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter , protective cover, stylus

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Localisation: English / Canada, United States

Compliant Standards: ICES-003

Colour: Blue

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 7.4 cm, 7.3 cm

Depth: 1.6 cm, 1.5 cm

Height: 11.2 cm, 11.1 cm

Weight: 109 g, 108 g

Power

Voltage Required: AC 120 V ( 60 Hz )

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 90 days ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

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