Comments on: Staples Black Friday Tungsten E2 & TX Deals

Palm Tungten E2 HandheldThe evergreen Tungsten E2, now newly repackaged and rebranded in some retail outlets, is going to be a Staples "Black Friday" blowout sales item. According to leaked black Friday newspaper circulars, the E2 is to be priced at $148.99 which is at over $50 less than its standard MSRP. No word if Staples is selling the bare E2 package or the "Essentials" pack which includes a few free extras such as screen protectors, a case and a spare stylus. As an added incentive, Staples is also giving away a free keyboard with mail-in rebate with purchase of the E2. The ad is unclear which brand or model or keyboard is being offered but a likely candidate is the Palm Universal IR wireless keyboard since the MSRP matches that mentioned in the ad.
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JPT|X @ 11/22/2006 9:51:49 AM # Q
Ok, if they are working on a tx2:
My advice is to please include
-a better browser (handle big pages better- give me thumbnail images that I can click on to load completely, let me stream video)
-two sd slots
-microphone, please
-av in with a video recorder would be sweet.


Would rather see a zire 73- same but bump memory, processor speed and add wifi

RE: TX2 (Not Likely)
Wollombi @ 11/22/2006 12:54:35 PM # Q
>>"Very sketchy rumors continue to occasionally circulate about an upgraded TX2 in 2007, possibly featuring a 4gb internal flash drive."<<

I put less faith in that than I would in the Easter Bunny. Palm has abandoned the "traditional" handheld user, and consequently, they have generally abandoned Palm or any hope in Palm.

It's sad, because I really loved my Palm units. Each one of them had something about them that I really appreciated, that stood out (with the exception of T5). Now, if you want a "traditional" Palm, you need to step to the back of the technology bus, where the 2+ year old technology resides. Sad.


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HiWire @ 11/23/2006 10:45:38 AM # Q
Better browser - agreed
One SD slot - for slimness
Microphone - agreed
A/V in using Multi-Connector or SDIO - agreed

Some other items that are necessary, in order of priority:

Crash-proof Palm OS
Improved battery life
More memory
Lighter and slimmer
Bluetooth 1.2 or 2.0, 802.11n wi-fi (depending on release date)
640 x 480 screen, 16.7 million colors
Native decoding of AAC, MPEG-4, and other next-gen media files (H.264 probably too power-intensive)
Eliminate infra-red port
Do not add camera

Add those, implement them well, and Palm has my money. Otherwise, I get a new battery for my m505. My new Nokia cell phone is really sweet... ;o)

Palm m505 User

Haber @ 11/27/2006 1:47:10 AM # Q
It needs to be heavier, not lighter. It feels like a cardboard mailing box. It needs to have a metal case. I refuse to buy a T|X to replace my Palm Vx, as the T|X looks and feels like a cheap piece of crap.

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The Big Picture

4s @ 11/22/2006 11:34:25 PM # Q
That is a great deal on that labelmaker.

RE: The Big Picture
pmjoe @ 11/23/2006 11:08:15 PM # Q
If it only had a better browser, an SD slot and a microphone ... plus maybe a 320x320 screen and way to sync with my computer. But it's got a full keyboard, a one line printer, and if it's like mine, the battery life is great!

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Don't forget the exp cards!

ackmondual @ 11/27/2006 12:00:37 PM # Q
If you don't mind Sandisk, 1GB SD cards for $15 and 2GB SD cards for $30. Both were available w/o requiring rebates. Something to keep in mind for next year.

Bummer how the Staples I went to only had 5 GPS units on sale.

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