The PalmOne Zire31 Handheld Organizer is a lightweight, colorful, and affordable way to organize your life. Keep all of your appointments, addresses and to-do lists at your fingertips, or look up phone numbers and view family photos on the bright, colorful screen. Features 16MBof memory; MP3 player**; and an expansion slot for adding more memory and applications. Imported. *14MB actual storage capacity. **Expansion card required; stereo headphones optional (both sold separately).
The Zire 31, the successor to Palm's Zire 21, is designed for value-conscious students, parents, and anyone who wants to keep their most important day-to-day schedule and contact information close at hand. The bright color screen lets you show off your favorite snapshots (stored on optional expansion cards) to friends, family, and coworkers. The Zire 31 also offers a built-in MP3 player and Secure Digital card expansion for storing digital audio files and photos. The 16 MB memory (14 MB user available) can store thousands of phone numbers, addresses, lunch dates, meetings, birthdays, doctors' appoinents and shopping lists.
The Zire 31 offers the following improvements to the Zire 21:
- Color display (versus the Zire 21's monochrome screen)
- 16 MB of Memory (versus the Zire 21's 8 MB)
- MP3 digital audio capability
- Palm OS 5.2.8 (versus 5.2.1 for the Zire 21).
The Palm Zire 31 features a 160 x 160 color STN screen that displays thousands of colors and features contrast and brightness controls.
The included RealPlayer for Palm OS enables you to listen to MP3 music files stored on optional expansion cards via the built-in speaker or optional headphones/ear buds. RealPlayer for Palm OS makes it easy to transfer your personal MP3 music collection to expansion cards and organize your songs by creating and editing playlists right on your handheld. It also offers an auto-dimming capability to help conserve battery power.
|The Zire 31 features a 160 x 160 color STN display with contrast and brightness controls. |
Connectivity and Expansion
The Zire 31 uses Multimedia Card and Secure Digital expansion cards, which instantly add software applications, additional memory, large databases, and more without taking up built-in memory space. You can synchronize to your desktop PC via the mini-USB connection on the side of the handheld.
Operating System and Software
The Zire 31 is powered by Palm OS 5.2.8, which provides higher performance, enhanced multimedia features, and enterprise-class security. It useses the intuitive and easy-to-learn Graffiti 2 writing software to input data into the handheld (as well as an on-screen keyboard). Windows users can synchronize calendar, contacts, tasks and notes with Microsoft Outlook.
Track expenses on the go with Splash Money
The Palm OS features the following organizer applications:
- Contacts: Lets you store several addresses for each contact, and it adds new contact fields for more phone numbers, multiple email addresses, instant messenger IDs, and a website for your contacts.
- Calendar: Use the new Agenda view to see upcoming calendar events, tasks due and important email, and color-code your events to provide an easy way to reference your Calendar in the Agenda, Day, Week, and Month views. Take more notes, or synchronize more details from your desktop, into the larger Memos and Notes fields on the handheld.
- Tasks: Use tasks with alarms and repeating tasks to set reminders for important comments.
Along with the standard Palm software, you'll receive a Software Essentials CD-ROM containing RealOne Mobile Player (Windows only desktop application), PalmOne Photos, Solitaire, powerOne Personal Calculator, Handmark Splash Money, Handmark Mobile DB (keep track of birthdays, auto maintenance, and more), and Audible Player for palmOne handhelds (Windows only).
The Palm Zire 31 is compatible with PCs running Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Me, and XP, and with Macs running Mac OS 9, version 9.1 or higher, or Mac OS X, version 10.2 or 10.3.
What's in the Box
This package contains the Zire 31 handheld, built-in rechargeable battery, protective flip lid, mini-USB HotSync cable, power cable, stylus, CD-ROM with Palm Desktop 4.1 software for Windows and Macs (as well as bonus software), and printed Getting Started guide. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a battery life of up to a week under normal usage or around 6 hours with continuous digital audio playback.