About Handspring Visor
Posted on 2000-02-20
Hi, could anyone please give me more detail descriptions of Handspring Visor? I did send a feedback (">>") to Handspring from its website, and got a brief response (">") as below, then I asked for more but no reply at all. :(
Please read my questions below and I would appreciate for your comments and answer.
>> 1. Is there any word processing and spreadsheet software
>> built-in the box, like those shipped within Windows CE?
> 1. Currently there is no built-in word processing or
> spread sheet software in the visor. However you can export
> and import to these on the computer.
Is any freeware of word processing or spread sheet available at Handspring web site? If I import these programs into the visor, are those original built-in features still operational? 2MB memory can support all of them?
Do all the programs support both visor and visor deluxe? Is it possible a program I want only support visor deluxe? :(
>> 2. The mail function supports MS Outlook, does it mean
>> I can use this feature to access local or remote Exchange
>> server or SMTP/POP3 server?
> 2. You can setup you mail to synchronize with many
> different mail programs , such as hotmail, netscape. Some
> of these require third party applications provided by the
> makers of the mail applications.
I think you mean those inbox, outbox, sentbox, draft folders of outlook express, outlook and netscape can be synchronized with the mail program built-in visor, right? How about the address books of outlook express, netscape or other popular email programs?
In addition, does it mean I cannot send and receive message directly to or from the available local or remote mail server?
>> 3. Does the box has built-in support for dial-up
>> connection to an ISP?
> 3. Currently the visor does not support this but the
> modem that is being released soon will have that
If I purchase one visor now, can I upgrade it to support modem? freely?
>> 4. Does the box support Ethernet 10/100 Base-T
>> connection? IP address?
> 4. There is a feature that allows you to sync over a
> network to your original computer. Different locations
> on the same address.
Same IP address? The visor has built-in 10/100 base-t ethernet port?
>> 5. Can I synchronize my address book on Handspring
>> Visor and desktop PCs?
> 5. Yes, provided with the visor is the palm desktop
> software which allows you to sync address book, to do list,
> memo pad, expense, date book+, install software and make
> changes and then update to the visor.
The synchronization process is between visor and one specific program on desktop computer, other than those applications I preferred, right?
>> 6. Can I use it to visit web site with built-in web
> 6. Does not have that capability. The modem comes with a
> mini browser.
That means I can get this feature when I upgrade my visor with modem support?
>> 7. Is the 2 MB memory enough for most task? When should
>> I expand the memory?
> 7. The 2MB should be sufficient for the average user. If
> you feel that the you will require more memory we have an
> 8MB visor available.
Does visor support memroy upgrade from 2mb to 8mb? That's should be a 6mb module I think.