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Live an Organized Life with either Palm Z22 or Palm TX PDA

Updated on March 19, 2011

Organization is important for getting through the day. With all that has to be done and details that need tracking every day, there is a need for an easier and more efficient way to handle the load. At one time or another we have all struggled with those bulky day planners but there is a better way. Palm Z22 and Palm TX provides a huge amount of data storage in very small packages.


Palm Z22

Palm Z22 is a tiny little package of organizational bliss. At just over 3 oz. and the size of a deck of cards, it is a date book, an address book, a photo album and can hold all of those lists that typically get left behind. All data is accessed simply by pushing the buttons on the front.

I was one of the early adopters of the Palm Pilot. I remember feeling so cool when I pulled that sleek little computer like device out of my bag. It was unbelievable how small it was and how much data it could hold. Well, the Palm Z22 was designed by the same folks that designed the original Palm. It has upgraded features such as the bright color screen, but it has remained simple for those that do not want to learn the operation of a complicated tech toy.

By using the on-screen keyboard data is easily entered. If you just want to take notes or jot down a phone number you can do that too with the Graffiti feature. Keep track of people in the contact list. Keep track of your appointments and notes in the Calendar. Keep track of tasks and be reminded of them in the tasks area. Once all that data has been entered it can be protected by synching with your computer - either PC or MAC. Typically synching is performed through Palm software but it is possible to sync Outlook with the additional software.


Palm TX Video

Palm Z22 vs Palm TX

The Palm Z22 has 32 MB of flash memory and a 200 MHz ARM-based processor. The built in battery can be recharged by an included AC adapter or by a USB cable that charges while attached to your computer.

The Palm Z22 can be purchased regular retail for just over $100 but can be found on Amazon for under $90.00.

Palm TX

For anyone wanting to step up from the Palm Z22 there is the Palm TX. It sports 128 MB flash memory and has expansion slots for more memory. SD cards as large as 2 GB provides extra storage for files, photos or even short home videos.

Professionals as well as busy moms will appreciate the WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity that lets you check your email on the go. Work on Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and then catch up on your reading with those PDF files.

In case you need a little entertainment along with your work, you can listen to MP3 tunes or maybe watch a little TV using the additional software for MobiTV.

Working or playing is more enjoyable with the large color screen that can be either portrait or landscape. Like the Z22 you can touch type onto the onscreen keyboard or you can use Graffiti.

The Palm TX also has the Contacts, Calendar and Task features. It can be synced with both PC and MAC computers. Outlook can be synced with the appropriate software.

Typically the Palm TX can be purchased at retail prices of about $299.00 and at Amazon it can be purchased for less than 270.00.

For anyone thinking that they may not need a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) I will differ from them. Too much stress is caused when we over schedule. Why try to retain details in our head when we can retain it in a Palm.



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    • Debbie Cook profile image

      Debbie Cook 10 years ago from USA

      I think that a combination of paper organizer and PDA is the way to go for most any reason. The PDA keeps a lot of information stored and handy in a tiny package - but for the quick note or a one time "not so important" item a notebook or piece of paper works best.

      Remember though - a notebook or piece of paper can not give you reminder alarms. PDAs make great picture books too! Also, they are a great way to keep your email program backed up.

      I have actually gone to a PDA phone - (I will publish a hub soon on the At&T 8525). The screen is large and I have all my information with me at all times all in one device.

      OR... Just find someone else to keep your information in their PDA and they can remind you of stuff. That should work :-)

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      Hal Licino 10 years ago from Toronto

      My biggest problem with any PDA is that since I have developed short-arm disease in my old age, in order to read the screen I either have to a) carry my "computer/reading" glasses with me, b) take my glasses off and stick my nose right to the screen or c) prop it up on a table and look at it from across the room in which case I can't make anything out at all. It stinks to be old. You get to miss out on all the great tech! Oh well... keep up the good work Debbie, even though decrepit old weirdos like me will not get a chance to use it! :)

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA

      Disorganizatiion is probably my biggest challenge to overcome. Thanks for the information. Maybe I'll get one of these doodads.

    • Chuck profile image

      Chuck Nugent 10 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Thanks for the information. My current system of printing & carrying my Outlook calendar is no longer working and I have been thinking about getting a PDA. The information you provided is a big help in my understanding of how these work and the other features available. Thanks. Chuck

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      Mark Rollins 10 years ago

      If I'm ever in the market for a PDA, I will surely look at these!