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User Opinions: Visor Prism

calhoeliked it but won't fit my work place

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I liked the Prism but won't fit my work place. I ended up having 4 replacements before calling Customer support to yell at them for a poor track record of quality. I asked for trade down to Visor Platinum with refund. Handspring did just that. Don't liked the Edge because of EXTRA module adapter. Will probably get Palm M505 when bugs are worked ou and when more modules are availkiable.

pollyannabattery life and after care lousy and I can't get a keyboard!

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Bought my Prism in March, and loved it both for its colour and extra memory. Its now a bit bulky compared with the Palm 505, but there are always going to be new models coming out whenever you buy. However, I do have a big problem with the battery life. Even when I use it on low brilliance setting, the low battery message displays after only a couple of hours. Since I like to use the Prism on long journeys and overnighters, this is a severe problem. I have had to buy a travel charger, but that doesn't help when you are on a train, or in a plane and get the message to recharge. At first I thought it was because the batteries were new, but the problem has got no better. I have emailed Handspring about this twice to see if it is just my machine or if it is 'standard', and they have not even bothered to reply.aftercare with Palm was much much better. Also I want a Go Type keyboard and all those I see don't fit the Prism. Next buy, I will go back to Palm. Its a shame - I had high hopes of Handspring, but now they offer less than Palm, IMO

jonecoolExcellent Product!

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I own one and love it! I also use it with the VisorPhone, the two are a match made in heaven. There's little I "Can't do" with this thing. Plus, it's allot of fun. I've owned many PalmOS devices in the past (PalmIII, VisorDeluxe, Palm VII, PalmVIIx, etc.) and the Prism is the only one I use today (the others are in the hands of someone else). Great Device, you'll be glad you got it!

scientific believeri've tried them all

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amazing color, brightness, speed, and backupbuddy saves the day for the infrequent hard reset. used also as GPS in my car! got a $200 rebate from CompUSA so price was unbelievable! same price as deluxe. you think 16-bit color doesn't make a difference? i watch short movies on the train with a 364 mb ram!!!!!

Anonymousthe best color PDA for Palm OS

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Visor Prism is the best

Prism LoverSImply the Best

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Have owned a Palm V, a Palm VII and now a Prism. The Prism is simply great. There isn't enought time or space here to note all the great things about it. The only bad comment I can make is that the backlit screen can be difficult to read on sunny days outside. Otherwise, there is simply no reason to consider any other PDA, this one is the best. If you want the top of the line PDA, the Prism is your answer. Thank you Handspring for this great tool!

Michael R. Smith, MDMakes handheld devices a pleasure to use!

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In a sentence:You will forget why you ever thought a Palm was cool.

Anonymouscolor + speed = good interrim product

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the color display is nice, although, I do not care much for the, apparent, wide separation between pixels. The speed is very good, but refreshes are a little slower on some applications that my IIIx (8M RAM, 4M Flash) Overall it is a good interrim model between the 68K series and the SA-11XX based models.


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Best handheld I've ever used to date!


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The Prism is amazing. I used to be a Visor Deluxe user who said "I don't need color." Now I can't imagine being without it. Apps like Zap 2016 are incredible and make it worth the purchase.

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Product Details
Name: Visor Prism
Company: Handspring
Palm OS: 3.5.2H
Processor: 33 MHz Dragonball V2
Memory: 8 MB
Colors: Cobalt Blue
Size: 4.8" x 3.0" x 0.8"
Weight: 6.9 oz.
Price: $449.00

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