January 25th, 2004

Books

Sony Clie TJ35 and Palm Zire 71

Your data and opinions requested. I'm having trouble deciding between these two. (Go ahead and suggest another model if you like :) In particular I'd like to hear about compatibility (ie with Mac, Linux, etc). TIA.
Sony TJ35
  • link
  • 32 (23) MiB onboard plus sticks
  • Stick: 128/256 MiB $70/120
  • It's Sony.
    No
  • built in MP3 player
  • poss. camera stick option 149(?)
  • Missing Sync for CLIE ($30/40)
  • Sticks mount as disks,
    has iTunes, iPhoto plugins
  • usb sync cable, cradle is $30 USD
  • includes free leather fold case (?)
Palm Z 71:
  • link
  • 16 (13) MiB onboard, plus cards
  • Cards: 64/128 MiB $40/70
  • Software cards available:
    Sonic the Hedgehog, Brittanica
  • MP3 kit: 64 SD card $20 w/ unit
  • built in camera: VGA JPG
  • iSync/PD support, "send to" docklet
  • or push thru USB cardreader
    iTunes support unknown
  • usb sync cradle, ac adapter
  • protective carry case (?)
common:
  • MSRP $ 249.99 USD
  • 320x320 16 bpp color backlit touchscreen
  • OS (5.2.1) , base apps in ROM
  • Palm Desktop for Win, Mac
  • folding keyboard available, $100
  • both vendors seem to offer free ground ship
  • Current Music
    Belly - Star - Untogether