Palm Tungsten T Q&A

Friday, September 20, 2002
My six-year-old daughter has become inreasingly interested in my PDAs, so I let her play a bit with an old Vx. She loves Vexed and Bubblet, and likes having alarms go off with hand-written messages (I use Geeksounds to get Scooby-doo etc as the alarms), Anyway, it did not seem to me that the Vx was the right device for her, and today I swapped it for an m100 with PalmPix camera.

I have played with the m1xx series in shops, but never in the privacy of my own home, and I must say that I am impressed. They are light (126 grams with batteries) and very comfortable in the hand. The screen is a bit smaller, but you don't notice that after a while. In terms of 'feel in the hand', it compares rather well with my state-of-the-art-in-entry-level-devices SL10. I think less techie people would prefer the Palm. It bodes well for the Zire.

Thursday, September 19, 2002
Well, the m505 is in the post to Palm and I am back with the Clie. I love the form factor and, despite what people always say, there is no problem with the switch from colour to b&w. But it takes some fine tuning to get everything running on a Clie - 2 spontaneous hard resets already.

Looking for DiddleBug to install on the Clie (the 'NotePad' application belongs to Palm not PalmSource, so is not available on non-Palm devices) I discovered that Geeksounds has been updated. I love it!

Another day, another sig:

"All opinions posted are my own, and not those of my employers, who are appalled."

"My opinions are entirely my own - you can't have them!"

(from different people - I think there is going to be a run of these).

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Hmmm ... Blogging has rather slipped my mind recently. Been working with Elisabeth to get a really compact offline version of Foxpop. You can now download the September edition as an iSilo file which is a trifling 1.6mb.

I am in 'communication' with Palm Tech Support over my m505 (which is a replacement as it is). The battery will not take a full chrage and what it gets disappears depressingly quickly. Even more worrying, the charge level sometimes goes down while it is in the cradle. They suggested a hard reset etc. etc. but that has not cured it. However, losing LauncherIII and returning to the standard Palm Launcher revealed a new symptom: the on screen charging indicator is 'erratic'. Ho hum - I reckon I will get an exchange before long. If only they would answer e-mails a bit more quickly ...