Originally posted by FreshApple:
[quote]That's a rip-off for a discontinued product that has no software and has poor handwriting recognition. I would only pay maybe $100 at the absolute most for one of those. <hr></blockquote>
Originally posted by Willoughby
[quote]Uh oh.....If I were you I'd duck before Fran comes leaping at you with his ninja attack action./quote]
Listen, he's entitled to his opinion, although his lack of knowledge on the subject is unbelievably poor.
I find it hard to believe that you've ever used a Newton Messagepad 2100 FreshApple, as the handwriting recognition is far superior to the Palm, as the Palm has no handwriting recognition at all. The Palm has grafitti- you cannot use your own handwriting at all, so it's not 'handwriting recognition'.
No software? Well I'm sure that if you actually looked around, you'd see that there are thousands of Newton packages out there that will do just about anything you want. I'm sorry that your beloved SimCity isn't one of the titles out there, but spending $440 on a color Palm to play SimCity is kind of silly, don't you think?
Any way, it's very sad that the Palm has such little memory and expansion, as well as processing power compared to the Newton of 5 years ago. The fact that I can have two 5 GB ATA cards for storage, or have a memory card a network card in at the same time, is such an improvement over what the Palm can do, it is amazing.
Plus, I wish you had read my original post on this subject in the Palm vs. Newton thread. If you haven't had a chance, now might be a good time.
Any way, for those looking for a Newton, I thought this was a farily good deal.