[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>