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Tungsten e is amazing

bydamelasalsa Apr 6, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros backlit screen (can use in poorly lit areas), customizeble shortcut buttons,
Cons not bluetooth capable (infrared takes an eternity to transfer files)
Recommended it? Yes

This is my first experience with a handheld, and I can't beleive how useful it is for me. I did a good amount of researching on the internet comparing and contrasting several models before settling on this one. The tungsten e is great for a beginner because of it's ease of use, nice color screen,... Read full review »


Serves Me Well

byrandulak Mar 17, 2007
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Reliable
Cons Battery
Recommended it? Yes

At the almost 3 year mark of ownership of my Tungsten E I think it time to do a performance review.

I was looking at the different Palm model reviews here and elsewhere and it was interesting to see how some (most) Palm's generate a love hate relationship with their purchasers.

... Read full review »


A Fortunate Marriage of Lasting Value and Quality

byidyllcope Feb 25, 2007
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Color, stylus silo (although placement not helpful for lefties), price, expandability,...
Cons Volume of speakers slightly soft. Being unable to reset with stylus, but needing paper...
Recommended it? Yes

I acknowledge that I'm a late adapter to technology products. I was introduced to Palm efficiencies in an operations course in business school. However, I waited four years before owning my first PDA. When I adapted, I immediately noticed the streamlined ease of conjoining so many vital daily... Read full review »



bykellys3ps Jan 8, 2007
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Time management, Very easy to use
Cons small size may be easy to lose
Recommended it? Yes

I am definitely not what flylady would call a BO (born organized). Far from it. I was forever missing appointments and tearing apart my desk for yellow stickies before I got my palm. Now things are different! I have all of my contact information in it for both work and personal - no more missed... Read full review »


My third palm!!!

byrplaza Nov 26, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great way to keep track of address and dates. Good screen.
Cons Poor reliability . Ninety day warranty. Not much faith by company
Recommended it? No

This is my third palm. I wore out my first two but used them for 2 years each so could not complain. The best was the Sony Clie but it is no longer on the market. It used Palm software so it was perfect. The Tungsten E2 is a different story. I have only had it 7 months and it no longer works. Thank... Read full review »


2 1/2 years later, and I still love my Tungsten E!

bygillises Nov 4, 2006
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Price, versatility, clear color screen, SD expansion slot, audio function.
Cons No wireless or bluetooth. Limited battery life with audio use.
Recommended it? Yes

If I were a poet, I would write a sonnet about my Tungsten E. I can't live without it.

I bought it 2 1/2 years ago because it was cheap, about $199 at the time, before the Tungsten E2 came out. The longer I have it, the more uses I find for it! I won't go into the technical side - there... Read full review »


4th Palm product, many years Palm loyalist

byharmoniker Aug 27, 2006
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros WiFi, Bluetooth, Voice recorder, vertical-Horizontal screen
Cons Crashes lots! Slowed down by the hard drive. Overpriced.
Recommended it? No

Last year I traded in my Palm Tungsten E for the LifeDrive, lured by the 4 Gigs of harddrive, WiFi, and Bluetooth and paid a hefty 500 for it. BIG MISTAKE!! I wish I had stayed with my Tungsten E.

Here are all the things wrong with with the LifeDrive:
* It's SLOW on many... Read full review »


Not bad for the price.

byjason222 Jun 5, 2006
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good screen, not too bad for what I needed it for.
Cons Battery life so-so, internal speaker has a poor connection.
Recommended it? Yes

This PDA wasn't too bad for the price. What really makes it a 'good' or 'bad' PDA is what you'll be using it for.

If you plan to play a lot of games or lots of movies, forget it since it has a small dynamic memory heap (2 mb of the 32 mb), and the processor is slow (126mhz TI OMAP).
... Read full review »


Fantastic Palm product; can't live without it

bybpbatch1 Mar 20, 2006
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Try wrestling this away from your significant other after loading Bejeweled.
Cons Battery life, like every portable computing device, can be improved. Headphone port...
Recommended it? Yes

I'm not sure why I asked for my Tungsten E as a Christmas present over a year ago. I believed my Handspring, which I had owned earlier, didn't have any useful purpose. However, I can't live without my little trusty Palm. Beyond a great office productivity tool, offering fantastic synchronization... Read full review »


great palm for a great price

byzalta4 Feb 22, 2006
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Word, Excel, Powerpoint viewer Adobe Acrobat Reader Palm OS Color Display
Cons How do you change the battery? Battery life did seems a bit short
Recommended it? Yes

If you need a camera on your device, get a Palm Zire 71. If you need Bluetooth connectivity and lots of raw power, get a Tungsten T3. The Zire 21, Tungsten C and Tungsten W are also good choices for those that need PDAs for various purposes. But finally, they have created a PDA for those that need... Read full review »


Quick response, solid PIM, great screen

byedjordan2 Jan 19, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great response, great basic PIM, great screen
Cons Ok battery life, a little slippery, integrated wireless would be nice
Recommended it? Yes

If you are looking for a simple device that is easy to use and read this is it. I have been Palm user for 10 years and I am mostly interested in the basic functionalities that work well. I like the quick response of the PDA. I can get to my notes and calendar with 1 button push. Although I like the... Read full review »


Sleek and sexy...

byvomithaus Dec 30, 2005
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Metal body, Nice screen,
Cons Screen whine, battery life?
Recommended it? Yes

I went nuts on ebay and ordered quite a few PDA's. The 1st one to arrive was a Tungsten E (used) that I won for about $70. I was very excited to sync it up and see how it fared against my old Zire 31.

The Zire ran a 200mhz xscale, and the Tungsten sported a 140mhz Arm, so I was prepared... Read full review »


I thought it would last forever

bysasha999 Dec 13, 2005
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros When it works, it's great.
Cons When it doesn't work, your world crashes.
Recommended it? No

I've enjoyed my Tungsten E for about three years-- upgraded from an earlier palm (don't remember which one). As far as I'm concerned, I would use this one forever. It has all the features I need-- I'm a pretty low maintenance person. But three times in the last three months, I've opened the desktop... Read full review »


Tungsten E2 is outstanding!

byjmwells Dec 9, 2005
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Long battery life, big color screen for photos, same great palm platform
Cons none.
Recommended it? Yes

The new Palm Tunsten E2 will not disappoint you. Unlike the previous model, the E2 version has a LONG battery life (I had not charged it for 2 weeks and it was still half charged). The design and ease of use are great, and the big color screen is great for photos etc. The Palm platform is the same,... Read full review »


Great, But low battery

byspeeche Nov 23, 2005
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great screen, easy to maneuver throughout, easy downloads, works with all programs I have...
Cons battery not adequate, bulky charger
Recommended it? No

I have had my Palm Tungsten E for 7 months. I use it to keep track of personal information and meetings. I also use it to read E-books. I have checked my battery life and am down to 3 1/4 hours after a full charge. This is not what I consider an adequate amount of time. Other than the battery life,... Read full review »


Dead Tungsten E

bycarrieh04 Nov 9, 2005
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good graphics Expansion memory slot
Cons Breaks easily (usually after warranty) Only 3 month warranty period Poor customer service
Recommended it? No

After 9 months of loving my Tungsten E, it decided that it just wasn't going to turn on anymore. I visited the Palm troubleshooting website, tried both the soft and hard resets recommended, but nothing worked. Can you believe that they then charged me $25 for tech support just to tell me that I had... Read full review »


Love my Tungsten E!

bymtb4ever Oct 18, 2005
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros On-board memory capacity, memory card slot, ease of use, reliability
Cons MP3 sound quality could be a bit better, but this is a PDA
Recommended it? Yes

My Tungsten E was an upgrade to my Palm V and what a world of difference! This unit has been very reliable and is trusted every day. I bought a memory card and loaded a ton of music on to it - the sound isn't i-Pod quality, but works fine. I toss it into my cycling pack and ride miles and miles... Read full review »


Solid value - This updated review includes how to fix this PDA's noise problem

byt_o_n_y Oct 9, 2005
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Many powerful features for the price. Small, great screen, takes 1GB sd card, mp3 player
Cons can't replace battery, slow data transfer, whines. no wireless, voice recorder,...
Recommended it? Yes

*** Second update ***
The PDA continues to function fine, but there was recently a need to replace the battery. Fortunately, there are several web sites which give instructions on how to replace the battery. I'm quite tech savvy, but still found it a bit of a challenge to solder it, given the... Read full review »


Dead in minutes

bydalraddy Oct 5, 2005
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Clear, attractive and easy to read display when there is power to turn it on.
Cons Minimal battery life. Immediate data loss.
Recommended it? No

I do not understand how one reviewer writes about "decent battery life." My Tungsten E dies in less than 20 minutes. It allows me to check a few days of my agenda and maybe 3 addresses. When the battery dies, there is no flash memory so the handheld is blank when I charge it up again. Even if I... Read full review »


Great PDA, for the first 6 months...

bycagcooper Aug 21, 2005
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Inexpensive color PDA when purchased.
Cons Battery life stinks!
Recommended it? No

My husband bought me a Tungsten E for Christmas. I was so excited (it was my first). Unfortunately, by early summer the battery was dying within hours of recharging and actually resetting the Palm, so a "re-load" was required from my PC. Now, due to lack of battery life, I don't use it anymore. I'm... Read full review »

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