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post #1 of 36
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Mine is a Newton 2100 (not upgraded). What's yours?
post #2 of 36
I am using a Messagepad 120 right now. I love it, but I want something newer. Like maybe a new iPaq...

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post #3 of 36
Newton Message Pad 2000 upgraded, keyboard, ethernet card, modem, 2MB flash card.
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post #4 of 36
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iPaq? :confused:

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post #5 of 36
Palm m100 (christmas present) It's real nice, it actually got me organized

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post #6 of 36
Palm Vx, have a PalmConnect so I can use it on my TiBook, now I just wish Palm Desktop X did not suck so much.
post #7 of 36
Visor Deluxe

looking at Treo 270 for next one (insane price tho... )
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post #8 of 36
PalmV

Gonna look sweet when my Ti arrives next week I hadn't picked it up in a while.. but I see it will buddy up to that Ti quite nicely.

IrDA anyone? 8) hehe.. talk about an almost truly useless port.
post #9 of 36
Thread Starter 
I'm posting this because I tried to take a picture of my PowerBook, and all came out poorly. My Newton, however, got the only 'decent' picture.

So here it is:

post #10 of 36
I parted with my 2100 (+keyboard, 32 mb ram etc. etc etc.) and I am left with my 2000. Its enough for my needs until someone (pref. Apple) comes out with something better than the MP (two or three years from now)
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post #11 of 36
Mmmm...new apple pda. Is there somewhere to pick up a newton for now? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #12 of 36
Mmmm...new apple pda. Is there somewhere to pick up a newton for now? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #13 of 36
I've been using a Palm IIIe for like, a long time, and I still don't have a compelling reason to upgrade. Steve, bring back those damn scribble pads!
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post #14 of 36
eBay, swap lists, and private sellers.

There are a couple other stops, I think Shreve Systems might have some MP130s for $100-150. You won't find 2x00 Newtons but from eBay or people.
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post #15 of 36
I'm using a Newton 2100 with 32mb card and modem I got on ebay for 250 last month. A "big" improvement from my Visor.
post #16 of 36
I just got a 2100 by "accident". I bid 150 on ebay and won it. Oops I need to pick up a couple of things for it like a mem card and possibly a keyboard. Maybe an ethernet card too. Who knows? I'll see how I like it. Any recommendations for accessories or programs? TIA
post #17 of 36
I have a Palm III that has been drop more times than the number of posts I have. The last episode ended with it landing in my kitty's water bowl. I now have a column of dead pixels..
post #18 of 36
I wont own one until Apple makes a new kick ass Newton X.
post #19 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
<strong>I wont own one until Apple makes a new kick ass Newton X.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Has Apple ever re-released a dropped product?? Would they ever consider making a new and improved cube in 7 years?
post #20 of 36
Handspring Visor Prism. Not exactly an upgrade; but it has a new screen after I managed to drive it into the edge of a desk at school.
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post #21 of 36
If anyone is looking for an ethernet card I got mine for under $20, I can post the link if someone wants it.
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post #22 of 36
Palm m500 w/32MB SD card. I love my Palm, and I will keep it until the ARM-based Palms come out, if they ever do. I started out with an Ice Visor Deluxe, then upgraded to a Visor Pro, and then my current m500. I have a Performance Service Plan at Best Buy on mine, so if even the slightest thing goes wrong I get a new one. I can also upgrade to a newer and/or better model by paying the difference. My last Palm had a crooked screen.

I enjoy playing SimCity (the REAL thing, ported to the Palm by some software company), other games, listening to MP3's and watching movies on my Palm (through the Piezo <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> )

[ 02-17-2002: Message edited by: kHack ]</p>
post #23 of 36
Does anyone else have a handheld?
post #24 of 36
Mine is a Newton Messagepad 2100, I enjoy taking notes with it (the screen is awesome for text input, it takes quite a bit of abuse, unlike any palm's screen), get on icq and jabber.

it's save to say that my Newton is very useful, instead of just a Gameboy with really bad screen.
post #25 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by ihxo:
<strong>Mine is a Newton Messagepad 2100, I enjoy taking notes with it (the screen is awesome for text input, it takes quite a bit of abuse, unlike any palm's screen), get on icq and jabber.

it's save to say that my Newton is very useful, instead of just a Gameboy with really bad screen.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I have to agree on this - the Palms do have fragile screens. However, I have yet to break mine, and I keep a screen protector on it at all times. Mine is a WriteRight - unlike the Visor ones, though, mine is clear and smooth, and doesn't have the glare associated with the Visor WriteRights. In fact, it feels just as if I had no screen protector on

But Newtons do have wonderful screens - and the resolution is great. The Palm lacks resolution, but I would rather have a PDA that has thousands of applications and accessories than one that is unsupported.

Actually, I think Apple should buy Palm, then take the best of both devices. For example, they could make a Newton the size, shape, and exterior of the Palm m50x series, add a higher resolution LCD, a PCMCIA card slot, and devise a Newton/Palm OS that would run software for both operating systems. Then we would have the best of both worlds.

[ 02-18-2002: Message edited by: FreshApple ]</p>
post #26 of 36
I've got the Samsung I300
Palm+Phone from Sprint.
It works well with my G4 450 &
IBM Thinkpad (work).
post #27 of 36
I just bought a Visor Edge.

Does what it's supposed. Not much more though.

It was quite a dissapointment when it arrived because it's not the same type of experience as getting a new Mac. Just need to wait a couple of weeks until my SuperDrive iMac and iPod arrive then

J
post #28 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by jamiemarshall:
<strong>I just bought a Visor Edge.

Does what it's supposed. Not much more though.

It was quite a dissapointment when it arrived because it's not the same type of experience as getting a new Mac. Just need to wait a couple of weeks until my SuperDrive iMac and iPod arrive then

J</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hmmm...if you really wanted a Handspring PDA (shudder), then you should have gone for the Visor Pro, which is about the same price as the Edge, and has the springboard expansion slot built-in. Plus it has 16MB of RAM (unfortunately you can't expand Visors like you can Palms - hehe I just stick an SD card in mine and wham! - I now have 40MB of RAM).
post #29 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by FreshApple:
<strong>

Hmmm...if you really wanted a Handspring PDA (shudder), then you should have gone for the Visor Pro, which is about the same price as the Edge, and has the springboard expansion slot built-in. Plus it has 16MB of RAM (unfortunately you can't expand Visors like you can Palms - hehe I just stick an SD card in mine and wham! - I now have 40MB of RAM).</strong><hr></blockquote>

yeah but the springboard slot can be used to do the same thing... just buy an adaptor for SD, CF, mem stick whatever you want... 100X more useful then the palm "expansion" slot...
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post #30 of 36
I have a Psion Sries 5 (broke)
A palm vx (hate the screen)
Ipaq (don't care if you hate me, it still reminds me about my mother's birthday, and I can read in bed when my wife wants the lights off)

Off topic - is there any reason why i cannot use the IR on my Pismo to transfer files bet Ipaq and Mac - it talks to my palm, used to talk to my Psion, my Nokia. There must be a reason...
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post #31 of 36
I have a Psion 5MX and a Cassiopeia E125 (pre-PocketPC 2002)

I'm really frustrated I can't use either with my Mac, but then again I rarely use either these days, other than for some quick entertainment
post #32 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by catalyst:
<strong>I have a Psion 5MX and a Cassiopeia E125 (pre-PocketPC 2002)

I'm really frustrated I can't use either with my Mac, but then again I rarely use either these days, other than for some quick entertainment</strong><hr></blockquote>

That's because the OS is M$ (isn't it?), which can bring no good...
post #33 of 36
I have a $200 Handspring Visor which is only used as a somewhat functional alarm clock. It just is not as useful as the Newton.

I tried using it to keep track of my finances, but thanks to Graffiti, it is just way too cumbersome.

The secret to the Newton's power was the Intelligent Assistants. I love being able to write "Lunch with Sandy" on the screen and have a meeting automatically scheduled!

Unfortunately, I can't connect it to my G4. And, even if I could, I can't run the Newton Backup or Connectivity software. (Unless someone has a good solution.) <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #34 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by &lt;unregistered&gt;:
<strong>I have a $200 Handspring Visor which is only used as a somewhat functional alarm clock. It just is not as useful as the Newton.

I tried using it to keep track of my finances, but thanks to Graffiti, it is just way too cumbersome.

The secret to the Newton's power was the Intelligent Assistants. I love being able to write "Lunch with Sandy" on the screen and have a meeting automatically scheduled!

Unfortunately, I can't connect it to my G4. And, even if I could, I can't run the Newton Backup or Connectivity software. (Unless someone has a good solution.) <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

I don't want to get into an argument about Palm vs. Newton (since the Palm would clearly win hands down ), but if you people would just give graffiti a chance, you would notice how nicely it works!! It may take a few weeks or more to get used to it, but once you are you will enjoy it. I use it all the time on my Palm, taking notes and writing programs. No problem. In fact, it is much better than the Newton OS (even version 2.x, so you don't start using that to helplessly try and defend the Newton) handwriting recognition, which translates Hello into H3110 and stuff like that (I have very good handwrting too, and have used it a bunch on the Newton, and it doesn't work quite as nice as graffiti).
post #35 of 36
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Dude, you are clueless. Using someone else's Newton might do that to you, as the Newton learns it's users handwriting. But your handwriting is different, and might be translated differently.

Plus, grafitti sucks, plain and simple. It's hands down the worst part of the Palm OS.

I don't see how the Palm is 'clearly superior' either. It's a device that uses 1994-1995 technology, and hasn't made a breakthrough in years.
post #36 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>Dude, you are clueless. Using someone else's Newton might do that to you, as the Newton learns it's users handwriting. But your handwriting is different, and might be translated differently.

Plus, grafitti sucks, plain and simple. It's hands down the worst part of the Palm OS.

I don't see how the Palm is 'clearly superior' either. It's a device that uses 1994-1995 technology, and hasn't made a breakthrough in years.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I think you would be better off arguing with the wall about the color it's painted. He's made his mind up. But we all know that the Newton HWR is the best available. Now, if Apple would just release a new one that's thinner and had an adaptable HWR like Via Voice has for voice recognition. That would absolutely kick a$$ (stupid filters ) I still love my Newton. I made a new book with newton press out of an article I have to read and can drag and drop right into my notes. Brilliant! I swear, Apple and their bad (technological, not business) decisions...
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