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US Robotics Pilot 5000

US Robotics Pilot 5000

US Robotics Pilot 5000

(OP)
Trying to determine if client should keep this Pilot 5000 or move to a newer palm. Is there anything I should know about this unit? Does it work with Windows 98 and 2000? Please give me some advice on how to make the decision.

Thank you,

Dawn

www.calliopeconsulting.net

RE: US Robotics Pilot 5000

It should work ok with Palm Desktop.
My wife still has the US Robotics Palm Pilot Pro. Works fine. (she doesn't want a new one)
The 5000 should still be able to run a lot of the software out there.
Problems start when you want to use newer software that require newer Palm OS.
Or, you want to sync with another user with IR ( there's no IR on older models).
Or, if you want to install a large application. (most apps are large to older models).

Bottom line: If you want me to tell you to get rid of it because it's junk. I can't do it.

On the other hand you can get a 8 meg model - new or refurbed for around $100.00.
I know Handspring has the Visor Deluxe model on sale as a refurb for $99.00.
I heard that you can get a Handspring Neo at Wal-Mart for about $88.00.

Spend the money! You'll be happier in the long run.

HTH!

tgus

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RE: US Robotics Pilot 5000

Your welcome. Thanks for the star!
    
Did you make a decision?

tgus

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RE: US Robotics Pilot 5000

(OP)
I think I am going to have her use it to atleast see if handhelds are even for her. And if she likes it I might talk her into a newer one.

Dawn

www.calliopeconsulting.net

RE: US Robotics Pilot 5000

Dawn,

That's how I started. I bought a used Palm Pilot Pro to see if I would even use it.
I used it a lot. Until I realized my limitations ( as discribed above ). And then I bought a Handspring Visor Deluxe on ebay. I love it!

I gave the Palm Pilot Pro to my wife and she uses the calendar for all the kids Homeschool schedules. She doesn't do much else with it yet, but it's a start.

So your an instructor. Do you teach Palms?

BTW; I lied. The price at Wal-Mart was only $80.00 and I just found out, they're closing out on selling Palm/Handspring stuff (at least around here). So they may not have any more.

tgus

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RE: US Robotics Pilot 5000

(OP)
Hi there,

Yes I am a software trainer. I don't necessarily teach palms, but I guess I could. I know the Palm well enough but haven't had a request.

I am in the SF Bay area, in CA, where are you?

Dawn

www.calliopeconsulting.net

RE: US Robotics Pilot 5000

Well, I work in Minnesota (twin cities)
But I live in Wisconsin (the Dairy State)
I'm a Network Administrator.
I guess I've had my Palm's for about 3.5 years or so.

tgus

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