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Community Level 2db163

db163

A god-send for dyslexics/dysgraphics Diamond review

AdvantagesCheap, Very Easy To Use, Grafitti Handwriting Recognition, Great Software

DisadvantagesOnly 2MB Memory

"...take it abroad, and a palm software CD. ============= +++++++++++++++ Initial Impressions +++++++++++++++ The Zire is a lot lighter than I expected. At only 109g it's comparable to a light mobile phone. The casing is pretty solid and doesn't at all feel flimsy or "plasticy". The 160 x 160 monochrome screen is adequately sized and the resolution is surprisingly high (after having many mobile monochrome mobile phones, the difference is very ..." Read review
09.09.2004

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Community Level 3Kirki

Kirki

Palm Zire as good as it gets for first PDA

AdvantagesEasy to use, very small, affordable, battery lasts long

Disadvantagesnot 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 new small gadgets and which, supposedly, make your life easier. So I’ve decided to get one of those ‘little thingies’ which you use a stylus to tap on the ..." Read review
25.05.2003

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Looks cool, but a bit expensive

AdvantagesPalmOS gives access to many legacy 3rd party apps

DisadvantagesOverpriced, 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, to do list etc on it, the benefit in using an electronic device is that you can keep a copy on your personal Computer, and can cross-reference items ..." Read review
09.10.2003

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Community Level 2XaanderLe

XaanderLe

Palm Zire - the basics of handheld computing

Advantageseasy to use, lots of programs, everything you need is supplied with the unit

Disadvantagesno 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 software on the internet. The unit itself ships with a CD containing the Palm Desktop software for synchronising the Zire with the computer, which means that ..." Read review
30.10.2008

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Community Level 1samktheman

samktheman

Was Disappointed With Zire....

AdvantagesLooks good, rechargeable

Disadvantagescheap 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 screen was tiny. There were only 2 appliction buttons. AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!! The only upside was that the charger and USB were separate, ..." Read review
16.06.2004

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Community Level 1bottomburp

bottomburp

affordable invaluable organiser

AdvantagesSimple to use, touch screen

Disadvantagesno back light, can be difficult to see screen

"...versatile and much more expensive palm top, but didn't want to take it to work as I was afraid to lose it. At this price it's practically disposable! You don't need batteries, it charges like a mobile phone. Has an infra red port, so you can send tasks or reminders to your mobile for instance. Links to your pc for task manager and easy back up. Has a couple of games for boring meetings, handy distraction device! Well worth the money. ..." Read review
13.06.2004

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Community Level 1gamewaves

gamewaves

Great first time PDA

AdvantagesSmall, Light, Compact and cheap

DisadvantagesNo Backlight, Only 2MB of memory

"...spare time. In my opinion the palm zire is perfect for someone like me. The only con is that it only has 2MB of memory, which restricts the number of games that can be downloaded. It is however one of the cheapest palms around at only £70 curreently at amazon.co.uk. The Palm Zire is very east to use and does its job perfectly and simply. The Zire has been designed to meet the basic needs of most PDA users, and it does that very well. It has ..." Read review
29.10.2003

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Community Level 2youngbed

youngbed

Zire is a great little organiser

AdvantagesEasy to use, small, inexpensive organiser.

DisadvantagesNo 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 more! . . . As well as having an address book, diary alarm clock, note pad, to do list and calculator, it also boasts expenses chart, an infra red port ..." Read review
04.11.2003

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Community Level 1Rutley

Rutley

An invaluable gadget

AdvantagesSmall,stylish,easy to use

DisadvantagesNone 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 Zire is fitted with an excellent battery. The unit is small stylish and very easy to use with all the functions that I wanted out of a replacement to a ..." Read review
29.05.2003

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Community Level 1manutdrule...

manutdrule1990

(: Palm Zire For the price: Quite Good! :)

AdvantagesQuite Cheap, Small, Great Maker! Send your friends notes and applications through Beaming!

DisadvantagesNot 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 friends who also have Palm Zires! With 2MB Memory to save all of your data and applications onto, it's not much space but then again the applications don't ..." Read review
05.09.2004

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Community Level 1Carole2512

Carole2512

Buy cheap - Pay dear!

AdvantagesPortability

DisadvantagesDoes not synch with computer

"...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 slashed to £50, so, being a canny Scot, he decided to take another chance. This is where I came in. We set up the software on the computer, and instructed the ..." Read review
12.01.2004

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Community Level 2Andyx

Andyx

Palm Zire

AdvantagesSaves Carrying around numerous pieces of paper & diary

DisadvantagesNone really

"...I dont like about the Palm Zire is the measley 2mb of memory and its a shame that there is no way of upgrading this memory or atleast not that I can see anyway, so perhaps if you want to store alot of address, tel numbers & appointments then perhaps the zire isn't for you. ..." Read review
12.06.2004

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