Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Palm Zire 71

While cleaning out my garage, I stumbled upon my old PDA, a Palm Zire 71. I set it up--in its cradle--and what do you know, it still works!

All of its functions seem fine, it has a contacts phile, calendar, to-do list, and the like. And it allows note-taking using a stylus and the Palm Graffiti 2 handwriting system.

Of course, everything the Zire can do, today's smart phones can do...faster. And the Zire is not a phone, nor does it have access to thousands of apps. But maybe that's not such a bad thing. After all, how many of us waste  time playing Angry Birds or the like? No such time-wasting opportunities on the Zire.

Here's a pic:
Looks good!

But what about memory? It comes with a generous 16 mb...

Yes, that's right, 16 mb. Okay, that's pretty small, but then it doesn't need that much for what it does. I'm wondering if I should dump my iPhone, get a cheapo non-smart phone, and start using my Zire again.

Nah, but it's fun to think about.

Cheers, all.

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