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Subject: Re: Pls share experience on T5

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Date Posted: 03/16/05 Wed
In reply to: Aryo 's message, "Pls share experience on T5" on 12/29/04 Wed

I think a lot of people are writing reviews who have never used the T5. I started with an old Palm III, then an M100, then and M105, then a Zire 71, then a T5, then back to a T3, so I know of what I speak.

I kept my T5 for one week. I was EXTREMELY annoyed with the new file system, which greatly slows down the unit. You can't tell at all that the processor is as fast as it is, because my Palm III was faster!! Rebooting takes FOREVER (3-5 minutes) compared to previous models, and was quite frequent (2-3 times daily). Nearly all of my 3rd party applications (which is quite extensive after all these years) were rendered unusable by the T5. I asked tech support, and their repeated mantra was "simply delete all the 3rd party applications that cause it to crash", which I do not find acceptable. I also got frequent crashes with Documents to Go, which comes on the T5 installation CD!! Honestly, did they do ANY product testing before releasing this instant dinosaur?

As for the "Drive" function, a 1GB SD card is 1000 times more convenient and much easier to access than their sequestered drive memory (not to mention much larger). What a lame idea.

I must say, tech support was very good about refunding the unit when I sent it back. I have since switched to a T3, which is GREAT. I have been happy ever since, but I think I will go Pocket PC (the dell x50 is making me drool). Hope this helps!

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Doug Joe
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Date Posted: 03/16/05 Wed

I have had my T5 for 6 months. It is extremely sensitive to what is loaded in it's memory. I find that not only programs, but files cause it to crash.

I am getting tired of unloading and reloading programs and files to keep the T5 stable.

The upside of this is as I load 3rd party programs, I learn if the software is written for Pocket PC and I re-thinking of alternatives.

I love the non-volatile memory.

Documents-To-Go may also be a problem.

The bluetooth Stowaway keyboard's function is spotty at best. I keep getting disconnects.

The Wi-Fi function is not fully stable.

It is probably time to consider migrating to a pocket pc, having been a palm fan since the original Pilot.


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