Feature-packed in a small design
Reviewed on Friday August 6, 2004 by Frederic, Laval, Quebec
I was really looking forward for this model to come out (as well as a LOT of my customers!). Finally, a PalmOne PDA combined with a cell phone, all in a design not too far from a conventional phone. I will write a separate review for the PDA and data aspect and one for the cell phone.
PDA : If you've ever used a Palm PDA, you know what to expect from this model. It contains all the same features, an organizer, contacts list, To-Do list, etc. all compatible with Microsoft Outlook. The high-resolution colour screen is nice, but not that impressive, outside, you don't see much. The Graffiti option is sorely missed, but you can download it from the net, but with a fee. The keyboard works well, but I've found the keys to be too small, but you can't have such a small phone with a full QWERTY keyboard without making some sacrifices. The Internet works fairly well, it can shows normal HTML web pages, not just WAP pages, but most of the time, the pages show up quite messed up. However, the e-mail software is fast and easy to use.
Cell phone: The good news is at least they've made a cell phone out of a PDA! I've been using the Tugsten W for quite some time, and what was pissing me off was that I had to use a handsfree to make a call (don't talk about the cover that poses as a speaker/microphone, you can't hear a thing out of this junk!). The sound quality is excellent, and so is the coverage, as good as any GSM 850MHz phone can be.
Lastly, the camera on this device is the WORST I've ever seen! The colours are all washed out and the resolution is awfull. But all-in-all, this is one very impressive device and I highly recommend it to any people who needs their e-mail on the go!