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Product: Palm Pilot V
Company: 3Com
Estimated Street Price: 350/$449
Review By: Byron Hinson

The Features

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Setup, Software & Settings
3: Palm Operating System, Programs & HotSync
4: Installing Programs
5: Typing & Tapping
6: Conclusion

Most of you would have come across some sort of palm organizer during your lifetime. They could have been in the form of the Palm Pilot or some Windows CE based organizer. There isn't really much doubt that the Palm Pilot by 3Com is currently the most popular of the batch, with new versions released regularly. Their latest release is the rather sleek and sexy Palm V, this version offers a much improved, clearer screen, better software and a much smaller, lighter design.

Here are the basic features of the Palm V:


Form factor pad
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3 in. x 4.5 in. x 0.4 in.
Weight w/battery 4 oz.
Processor mfr./model Motorola/DragonBall EZ
Processor speed 16 MHz
Amt. of ROM 2MB
Amt. of RAM 2MB
Diagonal screen size 4.1 in.
Max. resolution 160 x 160
Monochrome or color display monochrome
Touch screen? yes
Backlit display? yes
Total number of serial ports 1
Number of Type II PC Card slots 0
Other port(s) infrared
Built-in speakers? yes
Modem supported
Data Input
Input method pen
Handwriting recognition? yes
Intelligent recognition or must user learn script? user must learn script
Name of script Graffiti
Desktop Connectivity
Built-in OS compatibility Windows 95/98/NT
Other OSs supported Mac OS (extra software/hardware required)
Desktop software included HotSync, Palm Desktop 3.0.1
Synchronization interface with desktop serial, IrDA
Cradle included? yes
Installed operating system Palm OS 3.1
OS developer 3Com
Software included Palm OS 3.1, Datebook, Address Book, To-Do List, Memo Pad, Pocket Expense, Pocket Email, Calculator, Security, Games
Power Supply
Number of batteries supported (not including backup) 1
Battery type(s) included Li-Ion
Batteries rechargeable? yes
AC adapter included? no
Base warranty 1 yr.


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