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Monday
Feb282005

Zire 72 Found!

busted-te.jpgWow, quite a response! Within minutes I had my first reply and by this morning, 5 people with various devices to offer to us. Amazing!

In the end we've decided on a Zire 72 being offered by reader Fazal Majid. Gail is very excited about having a camera-enabled device for capturing photos of our Son.

Many thanks to all of those offering devices to us so quickly, including Chris, Fazal, Tyler, Melanie and Mark. You guys all rock — I feel bad that I could only choose one offer. :-)

(If someone out there is looking for a Zire 71, Tungsten E or Tungsten T3 offered by one of the folks above, drop me a line and I'll help connect you.)

In the end, I'm very encouraged about web-citizens. I deal with comment spam, trackback spam, email spam and everything else bad web-citizens do — it's refreshing to see the positive side of web folks so personally.

Thanks everyone.

February 26, 2005

Ugh. Tonight I discovered my Tungsten E's LCD screen must have been squished earlier today, and is now broken, and leaking.

Dead Tungsten E.

After about an hour of scouring eBay and other sites for deals on a new, used and refurbished Tungsten E, I've decided to try using my blog for finding a potential Palm OS PDA. I figured, why not ask readers if they, or someone they know is moving up to a new PDA, and needs to sell an old device to a good home.

I really like my Tungsten E (well besides the busted screen), though of late I'm using for only a few main reasons: reading news and blogs in iSilo, reading e-books and the Bible, listening to music and podcast MP3s, checking my contacts and schedule, and a few more small tasks.

My wife has always wanted a Zire 71 or 72, for the camera. Me, I'm just fine with a Tungsten E right now, but either of these would be interesting to us. If we ended up choosing a Zire 71/72, I'd just take Gail's Tungsten E for myself.

Reader Comments (7)

Mike,

I've got a Zire 71 (and PPK if you're interested). I can send you a picture if you'd like.

But the Rivendell is *not* for sale.

- Chris
February 26, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterChris Halasz
Expansys has them http://www.expansys.com/product.asp?code=106745

You can sit on a diary ;-)
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Hughes
First purchase: new Palm. Second purchase: hardshell case. Don't leave home without one. :-)
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterBren
I rarely use the Tungsten C since the Zire 72 arrived. Would that do?
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMarc
David, thanks for the link and comment on paper diaries -- you do have a point there! However, if a paper diary is destroyed in another way, ain't no way you'll get the data. Fortunately for us, BackupMan was on the job, backing up the device to SD.

Bren, good suggestion. We think the screen was cracked in Gail's coat pocket as she reached for Nathan in our mini van. I've owned Palm devices since '97 and have only had one other screen go kaput -- my Visor -- and that was from a drop. I kinda of hate the rigidness of hard cases vs. leather, but maybe we should consider it for Gail's new Zire. Hmmm.

Marc, we've located a nice Zire 72 for Gail now, but I very much appreciate your kind offer! Thanks for taking the time to leave a note here regarding your Tungsten C. :-)

Thanks to everyone who's posted or emailed us, we're deeply appreciative of your help on this issue!
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
If someone is selling, what's their price for the Tungsten T3?

//k
March 4, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermacfixer
I just sold the T3 yesterday, sorry!
March 4, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

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