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Which Palm Tug. to buy?
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Jun 26, 2006, 08:00 AM
 
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Jun 26, 2006, 08:03 AM
 
NOTE: Read this post after the next 3. x_user was the OP. I don't know what I'm doing here.

When the T5 came out, there was something about it that a lot of people hated. I believe it lacks a voice recorder and vibrating alarm functionality, both of which were available on the earlier T series models. I don't know if the TX reinstated either feature. If either matters to you, you may want to double check (http://www.palminfocenter.com would have the details for sure); if you don't care, the T5 sounds like a good bet for you.
     
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Jun 26, 2006, 01:52 PM
 
So I've recently noticed I need a PDA again. Scheduling and notes mostly. I may need to use it for some excel or excel compatible documents too. What would you do? I'm looking at T3's on ebay for 125-150ish or a TX for 250ish. I don't have a hell of a lot of money right now, but I'll spend it if I need to. I've been out of PDA's for soooo long that I have no clue what I need, I read the specs, but it's all french to me.
     
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Jun 26, 2006, 03:38 PM
 
i searched for both handhelds and i think the main diference between T3 e TX is the Wi-Fi card in the TX and the 128 MB of RAM.. They both have Docs to Go so you can use/edit excel.
And i think that the tungsten family is suported by iSync without having to purchase "the missing sync". (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html)
So if you want surf the web with your palm where a wireless internet conection is avaiable, go for the TX. If you really don't care about it, go for the T3, it's cheaper.
I have an old Palm M505 that works great for me, i use only for contacts and date book for my work and i have Docs To Go installed to do some Excel in it too.
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Jun 26, 2006, 04:31 PM
 
The form factor is a big difference between T3 and TX, the T3 being the last one with the slider. But the TX has the Virtual Graffiti area, same screen rez, and is a little thinner, so they're about the same, bulk-wise. I had a T3 and thought the slider was a pain in the butt. If I were getting one, I'd go for the TX just for the Wi-Fi. But also because a lot of T3s had problems with "digitizer drift" later in life, where the bottom edge of the screen registered the stylus taps all wonky. Happened to mine.
     
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Jun 26, 2006, 05:02 PM
 
So if I don't care about Wi Fi, the T5 would even be a good option? Getting rid of the slider while still keeping costs down. Expandability is just as good?
     
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Jun 26, 2006, 05:05 PM
 
yes, i think so...
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Jun 27, 2006, 02:20 PM
 
I have a T2 that I really like. All Tungestens are supported by iSync so you don't need to buy Missing Sync.
     
   
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