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#1 Chris Keth

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:54 PM

I'd like to get a cheapo PDA on ebay so I can run these two programs. Can anyone give me a rundown on models I might check out? This will be the device's only purpose so I want something as small as possible, that runs well and calculates quickly, and has a good battery life. Any recommendations? There seem to be a lot of Palm IIIXEs available very cheaply.
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#2 Gavin Greenwalt

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:18 PM

I'd like to get a cheapo PDA on ebay so I can run these two programs. Can anyone give me a rundown on models I might check out? This will be the device's only purpose so I want something as small as possible, that runs well and calculates quickly, and has a good battery life. Any recommendations? There seem to be a lot of Palm IIIXEs available very cheaply.



I have a Handspring Visor Deluxe which is pretty much identical. If you want it send me a PM or email. I'll send it to you at shipping cost (I'll toss it in an envelope). I was about to throw it away last week.

Battery life is like a week on two AAAs. You would need to buy a USB cable for syncing and a stylus though. Both of which I've lost over the years.

im.thatoneguy at gmail.com

Edited by Gavin Greenwalt, 02 February 2008 - 11:20 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:25 PM

Actually if I could fit it into a 41 cent envelope I would send it for free if you want it. I think it's small enough it might not even need to be 'shipped'.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:36 PM

Cool. I e-mailed you Gavin.
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:44 PM

There seem to be a lot of Palm IIIXEs available very cheaply.


I would get something a bit newer with a color TFT as I've had difficulty using these apps on my 3XE on a dark set as the green backlight on that model leaves a lot to be desired. Turning on the green backlight also sucks massive amounts of battery power when in use.

I recently purchased a Treo 600 on ebay?which is also a phone which is a plus?for about a hundred bucks and it's much easier on the eyes... and could even be used as an eyelight in a pinch. I'm sure you could find a Palm Zire 31 or similar model for much of nothing... or take up Gavin on his offer.
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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:49 AM

I already found the answer to my the question I posted here about an iTouch app. I've edited my question out of this post :)

Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 03 February 2008 - 01:51 AM.

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#7 Drew Hoffman

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:43 AM

No matter what you end up with, I'd recommend getting a hard case for it. It took the demise of my first PDA to learn that lesson.
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