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Palm m515PDAParts, an aftermarket PDA parts and service company, is currently selling the Palm m515 handheld for $39.99. The company is even offering free shipping through this weekend. The m515s that they have up for sale are refurbished and come with a cradle and charger, you can download the software from Palm support. While it's still a nearly 6+ year old handheld, it could still be a useful as an organizer or as a fancy desk clock or digital photo display.

The Palm m515 debuted in March 2002. It was the successor to the m505 and included a number of improvements such as a much better color display and additional memory. The m515 runs Palm OS 4.1 utilizes a 33 MHz Dragonball VZ processor and has 16MB of memory. It weighs in at 4.9 ounces and includes a rechargable battery, a 160 x 160 pixel screen and a SD/MMC expansion slot.

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Yep

medevilenemy @ 10/30/2008 2:46:52 PM # Q
I remember the m515... it was announced something like a week after I got my first palm, a IIIxe.

RE: Yep
Patrick @ 10/30/2008 6:15:41 PM # Q
The m515 was my second Palm, after the yet-to-be-equalled Vx. Actually got mine in late February 2002, a week before the official release. Still have it. Still works fine.


RE: Yep
hkklife @ 10/30/2008 9:19:56 PM # Q
The m515 was/is the epitome of the perfect "pure" PDA. Still unmatched even to this day IMO.

The m500 series refined the innovative Palm V formfactor and the m515 improved greatly upon the m505 and m500 (newer OS 4.1, brighter screen, more memory, most build quality quirks worked out).

In fact, the only things going against the m515 relative to the older models are its lack of a backlight Graffiti area and the fact that some late production OS 4.1.2 m515s had that atrocious Graffiti 2 pre-installed instead of the classic G1.

If you can live without audio output, online connectivity, and SD card storage of 1GB or less, this is a fantastic deal.

Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p

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If I could

mikecane @ 10/30/2008 2:48:05 PM # Q
I would. But no way to get my data from the new DB formats back to that version. Bah!

RE: If I could
Gekko @ 10/30/2008 5:01:37 PM # Q

and God forbid if your mad ramblings got lost in the transfer. corporations would bankrupt and nations would fall.

RE: If I could
mikecane @ 10/31/2008 5:44:01 AM # Q
>>>and God forbid if your mad ramblings got lost in the transfer. corporations would bankrupt and nations would fall.

And just think of the little children too!

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for sale

Gekko @ 10/30/2008 4:47:02 PM # Q

i'm thinking of selling refurbished VCRs, typewriters, black & white TVs, floppy disk drives, rotary phones, and Polaroid cameras for CHEAP on -

www.buggywhipscheap.com

what do you think?


RE: for sale
mikecane @ 10/31/2008 5:45:08 AM # Q
Is the B&W TV digital and widescreen?

RE: for sale
Tuckermaclain @ 11/3/2008 6:24:25 PM # Q
We know the 515 is old-but it was great for it's time. I have a 40lb Western Electric payphone in my garage and an older beautifully restored 3-coin payphone in my den. I use a WWII era Norelco 10-band shortwave radio, tube-powered regularly because I like it. I am not shunning new stuff-I have plenty of Plasma and LCD and Blu-Ray. Point is, all that other stuff is old and slow but some people like them for their character.

RE: for sale
Gekko @ 11/3/2008 7:00:30 PM # Q
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I used to love it...

cstamper @ 10/31/2008 6:44:59 AM # Q
...then I got my TX. Doesn't even compare, even though the TX is not what it could (and should) be.

Still kinda miss it though, it was my second Palm pda.

http://tinyurl.com/2ooncg

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Come On, Guys

sford @ 10/31/2008 3:57:59 PM # Q
This isn't for the likes of us, the kind of people who actually frequent a Web site like PIC (man how my wife laughs at me lol). It's for all those untold masses who still have yet to adopt electronic organization. And there are more than you might think. :)

I just dug out and gave a friend my Treo 90, and he was thrilled.

"If you can live without audio output, online connectivity, and SD card storage of 1GB or less, this is a fantastic deal."

Exactly. And a whole lot of people can.

(You know, when all you really tend to see is the negative, your perspective begins to carry less and less weight with others.)

Pilot Pro, III, IIIe, Nino (yeah...oops!), IIIc, VIIx, m505, NR70V, NZ90, NX60, T3, Zire 72s, NX80V, Treo 90, Treo 650

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