Palm TX Handheld

Palm TX Handheld
From Palm


13 new or used available from $53.90

Average customer review:
(3.5 stars, based on 930 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #54836 in Office Product
  • Color: midnight blue
  • Brand: Palm
  • Model: 1047NA
  • Platform: Palm OS
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: .61" h x 3.08" w x 4.76" l, .33 pounds

Features

  • Sleek, stylish handheld with 128 MB of flash memory and big 320x480 screen
  • Built-in wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth
  • Easily manage email on the road or access files on your office desktop PC
  • Expansion slot that supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards
  • Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac

The Palm TX Handheld features 128 MB of flash memory ,Built-in wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth, Easily manage email on the road or access files on your office desktop PC,Expansion slot that supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards and Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac. It also features a high-resolution 320 x 480-pixel screen (with portrait and landscape orientation modes), a fast Intel 312 MHz ARM-based processor, and expansion slot for Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia (MMC), and Secure Digital I/O (SDIO) cards. The 128 MB of non-volatile flash memory (of which approximately 100 MB is available for files and software) protects your documents and information, even if the device is not charged and the power runs down. And, of course, the Palm TX features Palm's suite of information management applications, the ability to edit Word- and Excel-compatible files, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook (Windows only).

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Created for today's fast-paced mobile landscape, the sleekly lightweight Palm TX handheld keeps you connected to your most important data--from email to files stored on your office PC--while you're away from your desktop with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. It also features a high-resolution 320 x 480-pixel screen (with portrait and landscape orientation modes), a fast Intel 312 MHz ARM-based processor, expansion slot for Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia (MMC), and Secure Digital I/O (SDIO) cards. The 128 MB of non-volatile flash memory (of which approximately 100 MB is available for files and software) protects your documents and information, even if the device is not charged and the power runs down. And, of course, the Palm TX features Palm's suite of information management applications, the ability to edit Word- and Excel-compatible files, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook (Windows only).

Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
Stay connected easily when you're on the go with the built-in Wi-Fi wireless connectivity (802.11b), which enables you to access email and browse the Web at hotspots such as at coffee shops and in airports, or in your office if you have a wireless LAN network. You can even retrieve documents from your main computer with the included WiFile LT software. The Palm TX also comes the following enhancements:

  • Added ability for the device to scan for available networks
  • Improved connection logic to automatically connect to available compatible networks
  • Three steps to easily set up a new network connection
  • A free 30-day subscription to all T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots
With built-in wireless Bluetooth connectivity (version 1.1), you can synchronize the Palm TX with a Bluetooth-enabled computer from across the room (within a range of 10 meters, or approximately 30 feet). But that's just the start. Using a compatible Bluetooth-enabled phone, you can send and receive e-mail and connect to the Web, send multimedia (MMS) or text (SMS) messages, and even automatically dial any number in your handheld's Contact's application. (You can also synchronize data the "old-fashioned" way via the USB connection at the base of the handheld.)

For mobile professionals, the Palm TX provides all the conveniences of managing email on the road. With Wi-Fi access or Bluetooth technology, you can check corporate or campus email as well as personal accounts; download, read and edit a Word or Excel report on the fly; synchronize Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and memos; and work with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, using VersaMail software, to synchronize email and calendar

Expansion Capabilities
The expansion card slot for MMC, SD and SDIO formats lets you insert a memory card from a digital camera and view photos on the large, color display; you can even can add transitions between photos and present them as a slideshow. The Palm TX handheld's compatibility with SD Cards up to 2GB lets road warriors carry a few favorite home videos and be entertained on long trips.

Support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files
With the included DataViz Documents To Go software, you rehearse your PowerPoint presentation discreetly in an airport, make last-minute changes to a Word document, and check the numbers in an Excel spreadsheet and update them on the spot. The Palm TX comes with support for native Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. And with the included Adobe Reader for Palm OS, you can download and view converted Acrobat files.

Multimedia
The Palm TX comes bundled with Pocket Tunes MP3 player for playing music files or Podcasts, which allows you to create and edit play lists, shuffle songs and navigate by album, artist or genre. The Palm TX also includes built-in software for viewing digital photos and video clips. And with MobiTV software (sold separately), you can view a wide range of television programs, including news, sports and entertainment, directly on the Palm TX handheld.

Operating System and Software
Veteran Palm OS handheld users will immediately notice the new Favorites view, which provides easy access to applications, files, and folders. The installed Palm OS 5.4 also introduces the Files application, which enables easy navigation among folders and files. It uses the intuitive and easy-to-learn Graffiti 2 writing software to input data into the handheld (as well as an on-screen keyboard). Windows users can synchronize their calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes with Microsoft Outlook. The Palm OS features the following organizer applications:

  • Contacts: Lets you store several addresses for each contact, and with new fields for more phone numbers, multiple e-mail addresses, instant messenger IDs, and Web sites.
  • Calendar: Use the new Agenda view to see upcoming calendar events, tasks due, and important e-mail, and color-code your events to provide an easy way to reference your calendar in the Agenda, Day, Week, and Month views. Take more notes, or synchronize more details from your desktop, in the larger Memos and Notes fields.
  • Tasks: Use tasks with alarms and repeating tasks to set reminders for important commients.
Compatibility
The Palm TX is compatible with PCs running Windows Windows 2000 (SP4) and XP (Outlook synchronization requires MS Outlook 2000, 2002, or 2003; sold separately), and with Macs running Mac OS 10.2.8 to 10.4.

What's in the Box
Palm TX handheld, flip cover, USB sync cable, power adapter, 3-step setup poster, Graffiti 2 sticker, Software Install CD-ROM with Palm Desktop, Tutorial, Getting Started Guide, User Guide, and bonus software.

From the Manufacturer
Affordable Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi handheld with the big color screen.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5Love Mine!!!
By Ross B. Terry
I have used mine daily for almost 7 years now. It may be old but in this day of Droids, iPhones and the like I have never found a sharper tool. Palm's calendars, notepads and contact management tools are still the gold standard. If you need a device that is a real workhorse--and not just something to play with, you just might find one of these beauties will fit you perfectly.

If you use 64-bit Windows 7 or above, you might want to visit aceeca.com for 64 bit drivers. That way your desktop software will hot sync. Works great on mine. Also, if you need the space, palmpowerups sells drivers to support SD cards up to 32 Gb. They do cause a very slight amount of instability but nothing a rare reset and re-seating of the SD card won't fix. mine goes for weeks on end with nary a hiccup. Totally worth it for the extra storage space. If you have screen calibration issues, look for a place that can install a new glass digitizer.

And finally, a wireless IR keyboard or a bluetooth model will increase the usefulness by 1000 percent. There are still thousands of programs out there for these units. I have seen everything from photo editing software to a CAD program.

Again I love mine. I am thinking about buying a spare. Mine is in constant use and I just don't want to be without one.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
4Good out of the box -- great with some modifications
By O'Doherty Family
I purchased my Palm TX back in 2007. I mostly used it with SuperMemo and DioPen's Korean text input/display hacks to study the massive amounts of vocabulary they had us reviewing when I was learning Korean at the Defense Language Institute while in the military, but it also served as a valuable task tracking tool.

Overall, the unit is quite nice. The screen is high resolution (for a PDA from the period) and full color. Wifi support is convenient, although these days you might run into 802.11n WPA2 access points that won't work with this model. Bluetooth support is probably the best part of this PDA, since it makes wireless hotsync a reality and eliminates the need for special USB drivers in newer versions of Windows.

The grafiti input method is relatively natural and quick to use. I definitely prefer it over any of these virtual keyboards these new smart phones have, but I'll admit that it's inconvenient having to always use a stylus.

The major downfall of this specific model was the touch screen. It's noticeably thinner and softer than the older and higher end Palm PDAs, which allows the stylus to get closer to the screen, but it also has a tendency to cause jitters in the input. It's also the part that tends to fail the most. I actually removed the plastic touchscreen and replaced it with an aftermarket glass one just months after buying it. Fortunately, the new glass touchscreen has lasted all these years without a single problem. With that modification, this PDA becomes probably one of the best in its class.

More recently I noticed the battery life had grown insufficient. I ripped it out and soldered in a replacement with an even higher capacity, and so far it's back to working great again.

Overall I'd say this is a great product if you still need a Palm PDA, however with the advent of smartphones it has grown fairly irrelevant for a lot of users.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5nice replacement for Palm Zire 72
By Edward C. Remmell
Excellent replacement for my Palm Zire 72. It even fits in the same leather wallet case (dimensions are slightly different, but the fit is close enough) and can take the same pentopia stylus (again, the fit is close enough). I followed the enclosed instructions to hotsync my old data and applications to the Palm TX, all the important applications (including Safe, a Notepad replacement that allows for password-encrypted memos) migrated over cleanly. A small little glitch due to migrating over my settings, I initially couldn't figure out how to get to the home applications to be able to customize the buttons etc., but that just took a little time reading the user manual to figure it out. I had done the Palm Zire 72 battery replacement first, which worked for a few months but then my Palm 72 stopped working ... now I have a brand new Palm TX device with my data that works just as good or better.

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