View Full Version : Do you still have a Palm III? and if so what do you use it for?
10-28-2003, 02:12 PM
Well I don't see much going on in here, so I am curious to know how many people still use a Palm III series. I have a Palm IIIc myself; it has a job as sort of a telemetry computer in my vehicle... Anyone else?
11-05-2003, 12:55 PM
I use a palm IIIc to rule my life
It is my external brain.
I could not survive without my palm pilot
Having said that, I am looking for a new unit though.
11-06-2003, 02:17 AM
Until (very) recently, I owned a IIIc and a IIIxe. I sold the IIIc to a co-worker who wanted to try his hands on a digital agenda (and, as I explained, lots and lots more) and bought a Tungsten T2.
The IIIxe however, is still being user, and frequently I might add. It has a RandMcNally Streetfinder-GPS connected to it and with the use of TomTom Routeplanner and Citymaps I get everywhere :D
So, do NOT throw out your old 'hardware' as it is bound to serve a purpose in the future...
11-06-2003, 08:48 AM
My mother-in-law got a IIIc bundle from Tiger Direct last Christmas. She got the IIIc, Palm Portable Keyboard, two additional cradles, Palm Modem, and a case for $150, I think.
It was her first PDA and she loves it. The first thing she did was get addicted to Bejeweled on that color screen. Last week she called me about getting more eBooks on it.
That old hardware may be technologically obsolete with Palm's like the TT3 and TC out there, but they are far from functionally obsolete.:D
11-06-2003, 02:45 PM
I was given a IIIc for Christmas by my mother-in-law for Christmas a few years ago. I still use it for basic PIM functions and AvantGo and have been waiting to upgrade for SOOOOOO LONG, but until the T3 I have not been satisfied with the right combinaiton of screen, features, and size.
Unless something better is announced soon, I will definitely upgrade to the T3 this Christmas!
11-14-2003, 01:37 AM
I still use my IIIc for more than 2 years for everything. It replaces my old (over 8 years) PC. I do a lot of internet work with it. I also created my PDA-friendly homepage with it (english version under construction).
It is my best companion and verry stabil.
Up to now I resisted of buying a T3 because of the weak battery duration. My IIIc runs up to 12...17h!
Regards from Hamburg...
11-19-2003, 08:26 PM
My IIIxe is now lovingly held by my 16 year old DD. She reads books for English (usually available from Gutenberg) on it. My DS7 has asked when he gets one . . . ;)
11-22-2003, 11:52 AM
I only have one pda, its a IIIxe and i use it for everything, i update a weblog with my IIIxe.
11-22-2003, 12:44 PM
My old III is in my wife's Jeep keeping track of the vehicle log.
06-09-2004, 03:08 PM
I still use a PalmIIIx, mainly because none of the newer options match it for battery life or the convenience of being able to carry a spare set of AAA batteries.
Someone gave me an Ipaq, but although it has a nice colour screen it has gone dead on me several times and I've had to reinstall everything. Every time it's gone dead it has been put down with a full battery charge, which just seems to drain away without even using the device - a characteristic of rechargeables I guess. I lost my Palm III once and found it about 3 months later with the data all intact! I'm not convinced that any of the current models, Palm or otherwise would even survive the "being left in a drawer for two weeks while I'm on holiday" test. /Soapbox off :)
Dell have the best option with a spare removable battery for their Axim ranges, not sure why Palm don't have a similar offering?
Back to the question though. I'm not going to bore you with a huge list of everything I use it for, but to mention a few:
All the main 4 Apps, particularly Memos and Address book. The ability to do a global search of everything is a real boon and something that doesn't seem to be available on any of the versions of "WINCE" that I have tried. It's amazingly fast too. It's always quicker to whip out my Palm in preference to using Outlook on my 1.5Ghz desktop. What I do miss is the ability Lotus Organiser has to hyperlink items together (calendar entries/tasks/contacts etc)
I also have an encrypted password repositry called Eldos Keylord, which in my view is absolutely essential for anyone who really uses the Internet. If I had my money back I think I would buy a different packages now though.
I also use Fireviewer for a Tube map and also a map of where I live, so if I'm giving someone directions to my house I can show them - "1 picture is worth a 1000 words!" I must admit this is the one app where colour would really help.
07-01-2004, 12:43 AM
Have been using 6 PalmIIIxe OS4.1, 4 Meg for about 6 months
We run a delivery business with about 1500 customers, using Paradox 4 (DOS) and MoblieDB Lt as a database.
Our enviroment is harsh, so each unit is in a Fellowes BumperŪ Protective Case. Battery life is 2 months on a good set of AAA. Have yet to have a unit faliure.
Cost per unit (New old stock) with case / taxes and shipping was about 65$ US
These units are great, we are able to update our database on the palms every 10 days, we use to use a file card system and update maybe 6 times a year.
We also us a Fuel Log program to track our fleet mileage and a small program to track our drivers income.
07-01-2004, 12:18 PM
I still use my Pilot 1000 (now 1MB). I use it for all the normal PDA functions, as well as an e-book reader (just a couple of books at a time), password manager, and a couple of games.
07-01-2004, 05:58 PM
I still use my Palm IIIc as an OBDII Diagnostic Scanner for my car. No, it is not my primary PDA...I upgraded to a Clie NZ90 last year. But yeah, as an OBDII scanner, it works pretty well. I use this software:
This Palm software also comes with Windows software so I use it on my laptop occasionally.
07-02-2004, 03:54 PM
My IIIx is an emergency universal remote for my tv, stereo, dvd, computer, video.
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