The Palm Z22 is cheap, and for a good reason: it's a very cheaply made PDA with a processor supplied by a third-world manufacturer. Its memory (about 18MB actually accessible to the end user) is also very slow, and cannot be expanded.
But, you say, this is under 100 bucks, so why do I care? You should care because 1) the Z22 is slow and frustrating to use beyond simple datebook and addressbook operations, and 2) it crashes often, and 3) I had lots of problems with Hotsync on the Z22, whereas my old Palms never had a problem. The worst part was, my unit (bought at a local store) competely went dead after a couple months, proof that quanlity control on this slapped-together piece of junk is nonexistent.
Don't get me wrong, I love Palms. I use both Palm and Pocket PC but I tend to prefer Palm for everyday PDA needs. But the z22 is a disgrace to the Palm brandname. The processor is low-quality and low-speed, and the low-resolution screen goes blank outdoors (i.e., virtually unuseable). BTW, a lot of new software like games will not run on this because the screen resolution is way too low. Many cell phones have high resolution that the z22.
In short, this is cheap but you'll feel short-changed, so stay away. Save up a little more and get a better Palm, at least with an Intel processor and a better screen.
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