Anyone own the new palm(tungsten)tx? - page 2

Hello everyone, I too have been looking into a PDA. There is sooo much info out there that it gets a little overwhelming--esp when I'm not too computer savvy & don't necessarily understand all that... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Sorry, but I had a Treo, the first model when it came out, and I would never, ever get something that had everything together. It doesn't matter what the plan is, if it needs to be given to them to be repaired, you are without it, simple as that. Even if they are immediately replacing it. You may also find that it takes you several days with your work schedule to get it taken care of. All I can say is to make sure that you back up your Treo frequently, and hope that your computer never crashes. Have been thru both.


    Same reaosn that I would never purchase an all-in-one fax, copier, and scanner. Same reasons.
  2. by   dianah
    My co-worker has a Treo and loves it, he's such a techno-geek-RN! I do prefer the palm separate from the phone. Love the WiFi feature (used it in a hotel room recently, went without a glitch!).
  3. by   Myethpio
    just thought I'd put my input here...

    I'm very new to PDAs and just got the TX for x-mas. I have to say so far it is extremely easy to use and both the Wi-fi and bluetooth are awesome features...

    I opted for palm based off of everyone's opinions of programs available, and for use with my Mac... although now a days I don't think it really matters which way you go. It sounds like most are highly compatible and program availability is great...

    but the TX is pretty cool (did I mention I love the bluetooth and wi-fi?)

    I've seen it for 157 online! wow!
  4. by   NavyVet
    My wife just graduated nursing school Dec. 17th so I bought her the Palm T/X to help her out with the work stuff. I also wanted to give her a new piece of technology all her own, (she usually gets my hand me down gadgets!)

    I originally went to the store to buy her an IPOD, but after comparing prices and features, I went with the Palm for its versatility. There are a lot of fun 'entertainment' features to use, like the MP3 player functionality and the 4" screen + landscape mode is great for watching videos or surfing the web or reading word/excel documents. Battery life seems to be pretty good, with moderate use (Mp3 player, tracking appointments, surfing the web) resulting in a 50% charge after 3 days of use. I don't know how good that is as this is our first Palm device. The only thing that concerns me is the lack of a replaceable battery. Any of you other Palm users out there have an opinion on the battery thing? Such as how long they are useable? I know I can be a tightwad (I prefer Frugal) sometimes....but the idea of paying $300 bucks for something and throwing it away after 2-3 years...well the feeling is somewhat akin to a kick in the nether regions.
  5. by   UMichSCN07
    Quote from NavyVet
    The only thing that concerns me is the lack of a replaceable battery. Any of you other Palm users out there have an opinion on the battery thing? Such as how long they are useable? I know I can be a tightwad (I prefer Frugal) sometimes....but the idea of paying $300 bucks for something and throwing it away after 2-3 years...well the feeling is somewhat akin to a kick in the nether regions.
    That's my one and only complaint with Palms. I bought the m505, partially because of the lithium-ion battery, which was supposed to be SO great, you never have to replace it, doesn't do the stupid "charge memory" like NiCad/NiMH, blah, blah, blah. Now, it won't hold a full charge for more than 2 weeks or so, and that's with little to no use. Granted, it's going on 4-5 years old, time for me to upgrade anyway.

    Which brings me to the following points about the Palms:

    #1:Palms only seem to have a "service life" of 2-3 years anyway, as that seems to be how long it takes for them to become "obsolete" in terms of new technologies and features. Therefore, the Palm users who have the $$ to keep up with the current technologies are about ready to replace their Palm at the same time as the battery pooping out anyway. Although, that's not to say that people don't use their older Palms for many years before replacing them.

    #2:Certain Palms (there's a master list at Palm's website) can be returned to the factory for a new battery or other maintenance. However, if you aren't within the time-frame of your factory warranty, the fee can range from $150-200, provided that your Palm isn't so obsolete that they don't service it anymore. Therefore, in some cases, it makes more sense to buy a new Palm anyway (see point #1).

    #3:The warranty on your Palm will most likely have expired by the time your battery dies for good, therefore if you're the adventurous/fix-it-yourself type, you can disassemble the Palm and replace the battery with a new one. Suppliers of these batteries are available online.

    #4:If the replaceable battery feature REALLY irks you, then look into a PocketPC. (Which I'm debating myself) There are comparable models at relatively comparable prices, and most of the popular programs are available for both Palm and PocketPC. AND with the latest Treo smartphone using Windows CE, it makes one wonder how long it will be before PocketPC's and Palms are on the same operating system anyway...

    Hope I haven't baked your noodle too badly!

    Mike in Michigan

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