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Deal on the Palm TX, a Recommended EReading Device

Palm TXOver at Gizmodo, I saw that the Palm TX is on sale from Palm for $199 with free wireless keyboard. The Palm TX has a screen size of 3.8″ and can read eReader, Mobipocket, Adobe and HTML files. It also has wi fi capabilities.

It was one of Dear Author’s recommended multi-function devices and at $199, it’s a sweet deal.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Jules Jones
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:28:29

    But still 235 quid in the UK [cries]. Wonder how much it would cost to get it sent to a friend and then shipped here…

  2. Gina
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:35:25

    Good deal.
    Does anyone know a good library application – I’m trying to get my books into some sort of organized order.

  3. Leeann Burke
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:49:46

    I just might have to put this on my Christmas wish list (if I don’t order a copy first). I’m still using my Palm 100 and it eats batteries like candy.

  4. Shannon
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 17:05:29

    I’m dying waiting for my husband (and his credit card) to get home, utterly convinced they’ll sell out in the time it takes him to drive from Home Depot to our house.

  5. whey
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 18:00:55

    I’m so tempted to make a grudge/anti-Kindle buy. I’d happily pay $100 for a device that was only an ereader. Another $100 to get the additional functionality of a PDA, totally reasonable. The free shipping/keyboard, yeah, more incentive. Sold.

  6. Shannon
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 11:29:57

    Ordered! And since I was going to get the keyboard, too, it was almost half price for the package deal. Thank you, Jane, because I never even would have known about it if not for your keeping your finger on the gadget pulse!

  7. J Henry Phillips
    Mar 16, 2008 @ 14:26:00

    I bought a Palm Tungsten for that very purpose. It froze the first time I tried to save a file, but no biggie… I didn’t buy it for word processing, only to read rtf text, which it did for a while. Now it won’t synch. Palm has hundreds of evasive pages of instructions to burn up the life expectancy of millions of irate customers unable to make the contraption drop old files and accept new ones. Net result is I’ll never buy anything ftom anyone if it claims to “sync or synch” files, and am still looking for a reader. I got a cheap Kaser mp3 player that reads simple text with no synchwarez and am pleased as punch.
    The only way Palm will ever get me back is to trade me something that reads text for the crappy Tungsten, or offer firmware that eliminates the synch function and makes the thing drag and drop.

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