Product Type: Palm Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Not a review but a reason.
Member Name: grantnaylor
Date: 21/06/02, updated on 21/06/02 (397 review reads)
Advantages: Small, Easy to use, Cheap
Disadvantages: Internet connection to get the most out of it, Battery cover is hard to remove
I'm not going to give a piece-by-piece review here (go see the manual on the Palm website if you want to know all about this product). But here is my opinion of the product.
Small, light and the built in cover is very useful. Battery consumption is very good. However, don't be put off if they go down quickly the first month, as you'll not want to put your Palm down. When I say small, this maybe too small for some people, even with my small hands the m105 can feel tiny. So try it's bigger sister models before you buy. The main advantage of the m105 is its price. They are cheap! Build quality is very good, however, the battery cover on my model is quite hard to remove.
The applications on the m105 do what you would expect from a PDA (personal digital assistant). I'm not going to review them I don't see the point. Instead I'll tell you how, why and what I use my m105 for.
The m105 is now the oldest palm model available, I could have chosen a brand new model. However, I was very reluctant to do so as I do not foresee the need for expansion, a colour screen, USB connectivity and the added cost of a 'new' model. The new models do have great functionality, but all I really wanted was a calendar, a note pad, a calculator and a to-do list. I also wanted my Palm to sync with my work PC and my home PC and to be able to write emails.
That's it. That's all I wanted and the m105 does this very well. As an added bonus I can get my POP3 email direct to my Palm via my mobile and the AvantGo bundled software is great for viewing web pages on the move (you can cache them in a sync operation).
I'm very happy with the m105, even though I was tempted by the new models. I know I made the right choice as in two years time the technology will have moved on a great deal so I will not be too out of pocket if I decide to / or I am forced to upgrade.