Opinions: Visor Pro
|I voted yes because I could really use the extra memory. Using the Springboard port is not an option because if my Visorphone isn't plugged into my Springboard port, then my GPS is. We do need a 16MB backup module pronto.|
|jclarke4||look's good to me|
|This seem's to be the next evolutionary step in the product line. Color is not really a need for my usage although it would be nice, I really don't have a need for it.|
|Chewer||Lighten up on color|
|As stated earlier, I fail to why
everyone complains in these forums.
Judd is certainly correct in saying
that forums are for opinions. However,
it is dicouraging that so many people
have such negative opinions. One need
only look at forums at Visor Central
or Palm Infocenter to see clearly that
without color screens and high impact
speaker systems a large percentage of palm
users simply dismiss new products whether
they are from Handspring, HandEra, Palm
or Sony. PDA's need not come in the same
size, packaging or with the same options in
order to be useful, viable products. Too
often, it seems, that color is the sole reason
people buy these products. My point
continues to be that not everyone plays
games or views photos on their pda. Therefore
color is not an essential component in the
buying decision. To dismiss Handsrping's efforts
to put out quality products, and to critcize
the lack of innovation simply because one does
not have a personal use for an item seems
shortsighted. In order for companies like HS and
Palm to continue innovating they must have a srong
core business to generate revenue. HS is doing that
with mid-level products like the Deluxe and Platinum
and now the Neo and Pro. Without that revenue they
cannot hope to have the R & D resources to innovate.
My opinion, Judd, is that everyone should lighten up
a bit in these forums and applaud companies like HS
for putting out great products even if they don't have
color screens or some other new, innovative option.
|truman48||Get a Sony!!|
|Since I now can sync a sony to my Mac, I bought my wife a Sony 320 which is THE best deal for a monochrome low-end PDA that has OS4 and a rechargable battery. I bought the 610, which has an awsome color screen in the dark or in sunlight. Memorystick access is no problem and is significantly cheaper than SD. My Sony benchmarks at 214 compared to 204 in a platnum. |
|mtnlya||A New Platinum|
|It looks to me like the Visor Pro is just a fancier Visor Platinum. What's the point? My Platinum and Memplug still does the same thing. Why didn't Handspring make it in color? That's what I'm wondering! |
|Judd||Not much to like|
|So, it has 16MB... A number of companies have already been doing these upgrades for many months.
I've had a number of Palm,Inc. devices and am currently looking for a color model. Looks like the only real option is a Sony (if I stay with Palm OS). Why doesn't Handspring show more innovation with color devices?
Chewer and others should lighten up and note that this forum is for "opinions" -- is it so difficult to understand that not everyone thinks the way that you do?|
|tritan||preach it Chewer|
|I agree with Chewer, having 16meg out of the box is excellent. For business monochrome is the only way to go.Color is nice but big hit with the wallet and battery life. I am glad to see someone with the same thoughts as me Chewer.|
|Chewer||No More Color Comments|
|Why is everyone so obsessed with color screens? These
are replacements for two really great monchrome
units. With the discontinuation of the Deluxe and
Platinum, Handspring must have quality, mid level,
products in order to compete.
Color screens are not a necessity and why anyone, with
the exception of gamers, would use color as a criteria
for purchase of a mid level unit is beyond me. I've had
two color PDA's, (Prism & M505), and was so impressed
with the color aspect that I now use an Edge and a Platinum.
I am a sales executive not a Game Boy user and want a handheld
to use for business applications not to play Zap2000. Is
color nice, yes. My wife loves her Prism and my daughter
thinks her 505 is cool. However, for most mid level and power
users color is a pain. The screens are difficult to read and a
huge drain on power cells. The Pro seems like a great unit. I
for one will be purchasing one for each of my 77 sales people
As for those of you who are worried that the Pro and Neo are not
"revolutionary" products, get over it. Once again, they are replacements
not the next step in handheld computing. Why does everyone get in these
forums and critize? I have purchased Compaq's, Palm's and Handspring's
for my people and can tell you, with out a doubt, that Handspring is
the best company I've worked with. As for revolutionary products, since
there have only been a few in the handheld arena, (Newton, Palm Pilot, Visor,
and possibly the iPaq), lets not use that as a criteria to judge new products.
Way to go Handspring, keep up the great work!
|lonesniper||Holding out for colour and sound|
|It's nice to see that Handspring is doing something in the research labs, but until colour and sound are on a visor (like the clie), I ain't upgrading.|
|Would color be nice? yes it neccessary? not in all applications.
I think everyone is being a little harsh, there replacements, nothing more.|
Name: Visor Pro
Palm OS: 3.5.2H3
Processor: 33 MHz Dragonball VZ
Memory: 16 MB
Size: 4.8" x 3.0" x 0.7"
Weight: 5.7 oz.
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