To counter the slow file transfer rate for uploading songs to the device, Palm offered an MP3 playback kit that included a memory card writer. Regardless if what you’re looking for is a usefull and reliable pda, the Zire 71 is one of Palm’s best. If you can get it cheap enough, and in good enough condition, this PDA is perfect for using around the house or office to store contac ts, and schedules, the Palm interface is quick and easy to use, and has very easy to learn handwriting recognition for people who have difficulty typing on cramped keypads or touch screens. I’ve adored my Zire 71 for a few years now. I don’t recall if it replaces the installed software or not. The 71 comes with a built in digital camera with x resolution, automatic white balance, and auto exposure as well. Views Read Edit View history.

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It also featured a small joystick for quick navigation. Eventually, the screen came to have little round, very worn spots in a checkerboard-like pattern. The Zire 71 weighed in at 5. Views Read Edit View history. Save on PDAs Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Then something made me decide to get the Zire running again. The Palm Zire 72 was an upgraded version of Palm Zire New features included Bluetoothvoice recording, and video capture with sound.

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The Zire 71 did not ship with any wireless capabilities other than the infrared port. Show More Show Less.

Join our email lists! It runs version 5 software so it’s a little dated zirf todays webos, and ios4 standards. If you can get it cheap enough, and in good enough condition, this PDA is perfect for using around the house or office to store contac ts, and schedules, the Palm interface is quick and easy to use, and has very easy to learn handwriting recognition for people who have difficulty typing on cramped keypads or touch screens.

Smartphones are small enough these days that carrying two devices is not a big deal. My parents were throwing me a graduation party, and I assumed I had some money coming my way.

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It even had a joystick-esque nub on the bottom for all that gaming I was going to do. I am not terribly “in to” electronics. The slider mechanism seems robust.

This number is for advertising only. My Biggest Tech Regret: The recommended utilities for the Palm Zire 71 and all other Palm-branded PDA users as well addressing the in-pocket power-up problem are.

My Biggest Tech Regret: Palm Zire 71

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I’ve read that using the camera too much, or sliding the frame too much might damage a cable liking the two halves together, making the pda unchargable. This is because the Zire 71 lacks a backup battery which they may have resolved in the Zire The Zire 71 is still a fine choice as a multimedia device.

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Low End Mac is funded primarily through donations. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Alternatively, one could simply lessen the frequency of this occurring zirr inserting the PDA into its case top first so that the joystick is at the palk end of the pocket.

Like most palm handhelds, text from the PDF file could be copied and pasted into other applications such as Memo Pad, greatly enhancing the utility of this cheap device.

Its weight was 3. It’s adequate for quick snaps, but tough to use outdoors. Many users complained of the blue paint chipping and peeling after moderate use.

The joystick was removed and replaced with a recessed pad similar to that of the Tungsten models, and the camera was upgraded from 0.