I need a replacement handheld. I have used a Palm for several years and while I loved my Palm III, I have always hated my Tungsten T.
The Palm III was a solid machine that met all of my needs without requiring expensive third party software. The included Chapura hot sync program even covered up the fact that Palm does not support multiple addresses for a contact (I use Outlook at home and work). The Tungsten still did not support multiple addresses, and the bundled version of HotSync no longer handled the extra addresses automatically, and did not allow two-way sync even after I manually configured user defined fields. I lost a lot of addresses in the process. I eventually spent an additional $60 on KeySuite so my $400 PDA could handle contacts.
KeySuite is great, but when ever I had to install or upgrade it or my Palm software, they would uninstall or corrupt each other. Consider Iím synching with a home and work PC and Iíd spend days trying to get both environment working again when ever I had to apply a patch or upgrade.
I am lost without a handheld now that my Tungsten has finally fallen apart (literally). I donít what to buy. My wife has a Z22, which still does not handle home and work addresses for a contact. No wonder the Palm OS is dying. I liked the simplicity of the Palm OS (contact stupidity not withstanding), but I refuse to buy something that requires additional software to be usable. Iíve never had a Pocket PC, and it looks typically over featured and over complicated.
I want the 4 basic programs (Addresses, Lists, To Do, and notes) to sync with Outlook. I donít want a smart phone, I don't want to need extra software and I would really prefer not to spend $400 again on a PDA.
Iím begging for options. Help!