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A.2. Devices that use the Palm OS

This is an overview of the range of devices that work with the software detailed in this HOWTO.

A.2.1. Palm

  • Pilot 1000, 5000, PalmPilot Personal, PalmPilot Pro. The original Palm PDAs, no longer in production. These should work over a serial port connection.

  • Palm IIIe, IIIx, IIIxe, IIIc. The III series, again no longer in production. These should work over a serial port connection. The first colour Palm, the IIIc, had an optional USB connection, but the serial interface is required for Linux.

  • Palm V, Vx. The V series, again no longer in production. These introduced the IR interface, and it should be possible to synch them via an IR port on a suitably equipped PC. They also work over the serial port connection.

  • Palm VII, VIIx. The VII series, again no longer in production. These introduced the built in wireless connection. They feature an optional USB connection, but the serial interface is required for Linux.

  • Palm VII, VIIx. The VII series, again no longer in production. These introduced the built in wireless connection. They feature an optional USB connection, but the serial interface is required for Linux.

  • Palm m100, m105. The current entry level Palm PDAs. These should work over a serial port connection.

  • Palm m500, m505. The latest version of the IR connection enabled Palm. They come with USB cradles as standard, and should synch over USB. An optional serial cable is available if USB synchronisation is not possible,

  • Palm i705. The latest Palm with wireless network connection capability. It synchronises via USB. No reports yet on whether it works with Linux over USB.

A.2.2. Handspring

  • Visor. The Handspring Visor series of PDAs come with USB cradles. Serial cables are also available. USB is better supported under Linux for the Visor than for Palm PDAs, so USB should work with few problems.

A.2.3. Sony

  • Clie. Sony's higher resolution version of the Palm PDA.