Palm TX Review

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Palm TX

System Specs

Processor: 312MHz ARM-based Processor
Operating System: Palm OS software version Garnet v5.4.9
Memory: Total 128 MB (100MB accessible to user)
Display: TFT color display with backlight, 320 x 480, 65,000 colors
Audio: Speaker and standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Interface: USB (for HotSync operation), Infrared, Bluetooth 1.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b
Dimensions and Weight: 4.76 x 3.08 x 0.61in, 5 oz. (including stylus and SD card)
Power: 108-32VAC, 60Hz, 100mA (US and Canada only AC Adapter)
Battery: 1250mHa Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery (internal – non user removable)
Expansion: SD card slot (Secure Digital), supports MMC and SD cards.

Review

The latest Handheld from Palm is very similar in design to the T5, except for it has a nice sleek blue look instead of the old silver chassis color. Other than that, it is the same, shape and weight.

The device is nice and sturdy, and would probably be pretty tough to break by accident. The case looks like metal, but it is probably just plastic. One problem about this device is that lots of people have trouble with the power button. There is a program you can download here that can reassign your powerbutton to say, the home button, because the main thing that people find with the power button (and that I found too) is that it is very unresponsive and you have to push twice or sometimes just hold it down for a long time.

One of the things you will love about this device is the bright screen. It is perfect for watching movies and videos. What’s also nice is that fingerprints don’t really show up too much on this screen.

The memory is not volatile – meaning everything will not be erased if you run out of juice.

One thing you will be disappointed about with the TX is the fact that the built-in video player cannot play most formats of video you get. What you can do to fix this is to download a very good freeware player called TCPMP and install it onto your palm. When you get it – you don’t have to sync videos (or even music) onto your palm anymore – just put your SD card loaded up with all sorts of DivX or Xvid( yes TCPMP does support these codecs) into your palm, fire up TCPMP, select some files, and then hit play and you’re all set.

There are quite a few games available for Palm OS – including many PC favorites like bookworm. Check out Astraware for lots of games. Also, if you like old games, check out LJP – a multisystem emulator that can emulate NES, SNES, GEN, GB/GBC and more! To use the more recent consoles like SNES and Genesis you may need to overclock with warpSpeed, and free up more memory with UDMH.

Hope you enjoyed my review!

  • Craig

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  • Craig

    Man thats nice.

    REALLLLY NICE!
    Score!

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