Comments on: Quickies: Some m505/m515 Stuff and More

STNE Corporation can now do upgrades to 16 MB of memory for the m500, m505, or Visor Neo for $115. -Will

Best Buy has the m515 on sale for $380 and the m130 for $266. -FE

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m100 $36?

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 10:41:11 AM #
I can't believe that we can have a new Palm OS PDA for only $36! Even the Vx only sells for $95! Hey, can anyone in Japan ship abroad?

RE: m100 $36?
huggy @ 3/4/2002 10:50:02 AM #
Yeah, I could use a IIIc or an Vx as a replacement, just in case... :-D!

-------------- huggy ---------------
RE: m100 $36?
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 11:05:13 AM #
you can buy it at a japanese website... thats what my brother does when he orders stuffs from japan but the problem is make sure the the language is english coz if japanese then its good as nothing if you dont understand it... gud luck

RE: m100 $36?
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 12:24:10 PM #
If you can read Japanese Kanji on Palm, then try buy via, but worry not for it is an English site.

RE: m100 $36?
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 2:45:53 PM #
Huggy - If the 515 is good, I'll want to sell my IIIc. Make me an offer - Kendall

RE: m100 $36?
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 3:59:17 PM #
Japanese ROM has disadvantage, too. It has to be synced with Japanese Windows with Japanese version of PalmOS. It may be a hassle(?) if you're using other versions of Windows other than that.

(But I like the 8MB ROM it has :) )

RE: m100 $36?
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 11:21:08 PM #
how about flashing the Vx to the englisg version?
maybe someone should try with 0S4.1

Back to Palm

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 11:51:38 AM #
Palm's new M130 got me thinking about deserting Sony and returning to the Palm fold. At $266 it's "sayonara Sony!". I want a color pda that looks best inside and won't cause me too much anguish if I drop it on the factory floor. I'm comin' back home Palm!

Here is something interesting

jsbx @ 3/4/2002 12:08:39 PM #
For those who care this is an interesting new product fromm RIM

Off topic but

peter167 @ 3/4/2002 1:19:00 PM #
Has anyone seen the pictures at bestbuy?

The screens look wierd for Palm's new models.

Lie is the future.

Memory Upgrade

skytraveler @ 3/4/2002 7:08:34 PM #
Has anyone done the memory upgrade with STNE? I was just wondering if anyone has any experiences good or bad they can share. I feel a little strange sending my palm to someone I don't know. Also, is the price worth it?

The SkyTraveler
RE: Memory Upgrade
Ambassador @ 3/4/2002 9:54:45 PM #
I had STNE upgrade my IIIx to 8 meg and they were great!!! I would definitely recomend their service.

Compare Palm's m515 to Sony's T615...

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 10:43:11 PM #
If you really add it up, why would anyone buy the Palm m515 when for the same price you can get the Sony T615 it has all the exact same features Plus HI-REZ!!! And a way better and louder speaker, faster reset boot time, better screen backlight, and jog dial. Plus you can add a MP3 player for only $130.

Am I crazy, or do I have a point?

RE: Compare Palm's m515 to Sony's T615...
TDS @ 3/4/2002 11:25:11 PM #
Your just Crazy...

RE: Compare Palm's m515 to Sony's T615...
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 11:34:31 PM #
the 615 is obviously superior and a winner if we compare feature by feature, but the problem is the lack of accessories....

RE: Compare Palm's m515 to Sony's T615...
gaardii @ 3/5/2002 5:45:41 AM #
You're right, the Sony is a better handheld. The only disadvantage is the lack of accessories, but for a lot of people that won't matter. I personally don't need a keyboard for my Palm, as an example. Hi-Res and Jog-Dial are fab, and as the battery life is comparable in both M515 and T615, the latter takes the prize for overall best-ness.

Gordon from Edinburgh
*I love PPCs - but I couldn't eat a whole one*

RE: Compare Palm's m515 to Sony's T615...
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 7:11:49 AM #
Japanese Palm devices should work fine with English Windows unless you won't use Japanese characters :-)

Most English palmwares work fine with Japanese PalmOS devices. (as I do.)

Major disadvantege is that menus and dialogs are Japanese (But you can reflash English OS?) and silk screen area.

Major advantege is that they have double-size flash ROM. (Of course except m100 & m105.)

RE: Compare Palm's m515 to Sony's T615...
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 11:11:50 AM #
i have an m505 and i chose it over the sony because of accessories. but so far i havent even bought any keyboard, modem or any stuffs for my m505. but i have bought a couple of hardcases and stylus though.

i wanna put hard/cases #1 on must have acc.

Argg sony! why did u made such lousy up/down buttons! i would have bought one!

btw, any news on upcoming sonys? or palms? so far ive only seen the fliptop sony.


Better than Best Buy

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/4/2002 11:27:22 PM #
Harmony Computers (Do a search using MySimon) has the m515 for $359.00, plus $14.00 shipping,

No one selling M515 untill Thursday

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 12:05:24 AM #
if anyone in NY Metro area knows where i can pick up a M515 please post message

RE: No one selling M515 untill Thursday
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 7:49:13 AM #
CompUSA has had them since last Thursday

m515 FAQ?

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 5:51:55 AM #
It's now the m515 FAQ? Then why does it still reference the m505. Perhaps you should actually update its data, not just the title.

Off topic: LEather flipcover for m505?

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 11:09:34 AM #
I know its off the topic and i have posted this msg on other topics. few replied, so here it is again.

Ive been researching about m505s durability compared to the Vx's because i dont wanna use any hardcase or softcase for it anymore. i want to start using the leather flip cover for it. But is the screen fragile like the VX? which means a few feet will smash it? i havent seen any m505s in palmgraveyard.

I want to know to who is using the flipcover and for how long have you been using it?


RE: Off topic: LEather flipcover for m505?
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 11:15:46 AM #
You got about a half dozen responces the last time you posted this. Here's what people said before:

>the flip cover is all you need unless you work in a rough environment
> OR if you are clumsy and hard on your things.

> In regards to the m series durability, I've dropped mine a couple of times
> and it survived, but that means little. It depends on how it lands, what it
> lands on, etc.

How did these not answer your question? What more do you want? 500 comments? Geez.

RE: Off topic: LEather flipcover for m505?
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 12:46:17 PM #
if you have nothing to reply, DONT! if you have other things to do, THEN DO IT!.


RE: Off topic: LEather flipcover for m505?
Altema @ 3/5/2002 10:03:51 PM #
Graph, I've seen quite a few 500 series (including the M505) dropped and banged around with no damage. They are built pretty solidly. I have seen only one screen crack, and that was due to the full weight of the owner on it with the cover open.

A little durability story: Back in January, I stopped to help a child who was being assalted. The attacker turned on me (don't know where his two friends came from!) and I wound up with a broken leg and busted nose among other things. My Palm was knocked out of my pocket while they were kicking me in the head,.. we found it later in the dirt and it had been stepped on and mashed into the ground. It only had the stock flip cover, but after cleaning it off, we found it had no damage except for a small nick on the back!

The metal/plastic sandwich construction helps a lot, and I recall seeing some inside photos which looked like there was a gasket or something to cushion the screen, but I could be mistaken. The IIIe had the screen right up against the edge of the case, and my own IIIe screen cracked after a TWO foot drop onto carpet. Like mentioned in the other posts, it depends a lot on the angle of impact, the surface material, and of course, velocity. Remember that the screen is glass, and if the glass itself is hit, it will probably break. If durability is a major issue you may want to consider the M130... the screen is smaller and plastic, both of which help ruggedness.



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