Product Type: Palm Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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IIIc or PC????
Date: 15/01/01, updated on 23/06/03 (29 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of features, good looking, colour screen.
Disadvantages: Price, Price, Price!
In my opinion, the Palm IIIc is the best PDA 3Com Palm have ever produced. It is a real masterpiece. Basic features on the IIIc include a Date Book, Address Book, E-mail feature, To Do List, Memo Pad, Expense, Calculator, Security, Games, HotSync technology and drag and drop links to Microsoft Word and Excel. Do you think that is a lot? Then you are wrong! There are millions, literally millions of applications waiting to be downloaded from hundreds of sites worldwide. Most applications cost money but some are free. My favourite sites are: http://www.handango.com/ http://www.palm.com/ http://www.palmgear.com/.
The Palm IIIc has a Colour Active Matrix TFT display, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, infrared port, 8mb (which stores about 10,000 addresses, 5 years of appointments, 3000 to do items, 3000 memos, 400 e-mail messages and lots of additional applications, books, language translators, image viewers, dictionaries, games and a whole lot more!
Inside the box there is a Palm IIIc connected organiser, synchronising HotSync cradle and battery recharger, metal stylus, Palm Desktop organiser software, handbook, getting started guide, Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (internal), adapter, protective flip lid and a Palm III series accessory catalogue.
If you want to add a little colour to your life, the Palm IIIc organiser is perfect. In combines speed with elegance, with advanced screen technology that renders a clear cut colour display. The Palm IIIc is probably the smallest of colour handhelds on the market today. The lithium-ion battery usually lasts about 2 and half weeks and takes just minutes to charge. An optional recharger kit is great when you are away from your computer and the this little organiser is perfect for road warriors and mobile professionals alike.
Palmtop computers have come a long long way, and now they are near-perfect. This Palmtop can just about do anything! For example, if you are lost, whip out your Palmpil
ot and have a look where you are going using many different mapping programmes. Stuck as to what a word means, once again whip out your Palmpilot and search it up using one of many different dictionary programmes. Other uses are to play games during boring meetings, or boring classes in schools. Use it as a mirror to check how you look during the day. However, this small compact advanced organiser does have its disadvantages. Firstly, price is a concern. A device like this could set you back something like £250.00! Then you have to add up the cost of purchasing programmes from the internet. If you want to check your e-mail from a remote location, you'll have to buy a wireless portable modem. An annoying thing that occurs from time to time, is that the Palmtop comes up with an error message and then you have to restart the Palmtop which makies you lose all your data. However, a simple hotsync with your computer should fix the problem. Also remember that a Palmtop is not a PC. It is very difficult to surf the web on this device, as you are only likely to get a wap browser. Other disadvantages is that this PDA isn't that small in size and it is very difficult to get free programmes. The advantages however, escalate the disadvantages and this still is a brilliant organiser.
If you are looking for a superb colour screen, top notch advanced compact organiser, look no further than the Palm IIIc....