Note the Kyocera
Palm OS Smartphone replaced the 6035 in May 2003.
come up with a winner in the 6035 Palm OS Smartphone. Imagine
the functionality of a Palm VIIx wedded to a tri-band digital
wireless phone, and you've got the 6035.
and Sprint sell the 6035, along with some of the "smaller" telephone
companies. It can make CDMA, PCS and analog phone connections,
as well as acting as a wireless CDMA modem supporting the TCP/IP
protocol. You can use this phone to access the Internet both
as a modem for your laptop using the included serial sync cradle
or accessory data cable by plugging it into your computer's serial
port. And you can also use it as a wireless Palm PDA, a la the
Palm VIIx, VisorPhone or Omnisky, to access the Internet directly
as a wireless PDA.
The phone offers
very impressive integration between phone and PDA sections. When
the flip pad (where the number dialing pad is located) is closed,
the unit behaves as a wireless phone (though at times it may
tell you to open the flip to view information that is integrated
into the Palm PDA functionality). All phone functions are available
with the flip closed, and jog wheel on the left side of the unit
allows you to access the intuitive wireless phone menus.
Open the flip,
and you have a fully functional Palm OS PDA. The device has all
(and I mean ALL!) the features of a Palm PDA: graffiti handwriting
recognition, datebook, contacts, memo pad, to do and expense.
If you've used a Palm, the Kyocera will be completely familiar
to you in PDA mode. The unit is about the same length as a Palm
VIIx, but noticably narrower, and a bit thicker. The size is
quite tolerable, and a major improvement over its predecessor
offered by Qualcomm a few years ago.
more: you can use the 6035 as you would a Palm VIIx or Omnisky
device to access the Internet using the phone as your wireless
modem. Connection is fairly quick (within 5 seconds using Verizon
on our unit) and actual surfing speeds are faster than a Palm
VIIx, thanks to the wireless phone running at 14.4 while Palm.net
runs at 9.6K. You can use the included Eudora Web browser and
e-mail client to surf the web and read and send e-mail (multiple
e-mail accounts supported, POP3), and most all Palm.net .pqa
applications such as Mapquest, eTrade, Yahoo Mail and more.
is excellent, and connections are reliable. Thanks to the integration
of the Palm functionality and hardware, you get nice features
such as a built-in speaker phone (great when you're on hold),
the full Palm address book for your contacts/ phone number database,
scheduled on and off times for the cellphone, and the ability
to track minutes used for prime time, mobile-to-mobile and night
+ weekend minutes per billing period using 3rd party software.
Unlike the Sprint I-300 Palm OS smartphone, this unit has a dedicated
hardware dialpad for dialing and a partial flip cover that will
please the cellphone-centric users among us. We heartily recommend
this device if you want to reduce the number of devices you carry
and would enjoy connecting to the Internet and your e-mail in
a much more usable fashion than offered by standard wireless
phones and WAP browsers.
April 2001. It sold for $499 activated
or $549 without a service contract. You may find it for less,
depending on the cellular company and your local market. As of
Feb. 2002, the price has been reduced to $399 with activation
and $499 without activation for Verizon, and as low as $250 with
activation for Sprint users. Now that's a bargain!
Our boss carrries one of these and she can't live without it.
No need to carry both a PDA and a cell phone. Palm integration
is great, battery life is great, it has voice dialing, and digital
coverage (required for Internet access on the phone) is stronger
than any other solution in the US. Con: Big for a phone, OK size
for a PDA. The physically smaller screen may be hard on some
eyes. Unlike the Palm i705, you don't
have unlimited Internet access-- your surfing will eat your monthly
Ion rechargeable. 5 hours talk time, 180 hours standby.
MHz Dragonball EZ processor. It comes with 8 Megs
of built in RAM for data and applications.
(H X D X W): 5.6 in X 2.5 in X 0.86 in (14.2 cm x
6.4 cm x 2.2 cm) Weight: 7.34 ounces (208 grams).
14.4K modem, using CDMA technology.
in speaker and microphone. Speaker phone feature.
Jack for headset. Voice dialing, voice commands
(in hands-free mode) and voice memos up to 4 minutes
long. Stores up to 30 voice dial numbers.
OS 3.5.2 and Kyocera branded Palm desktop software
for PC platform only. You don't have to use their
desktop software however, instead you can use the
latest version of Palm Desktop for both PC and Mac,
downloadable free from Palm. All standard Palm OS
applications are included (datebook, contacts, memo
pad, to do), Eudora web browser and Eudora Mail for
Palm and AvantGo. Eudora Web and e-mail are permanently
installed in ROM the newest versions, supporting
SSL (secure connections to websites for such things
as e-commerce). If yours didn't come with the latest,
you can download them and intall them into RAM from www.eudora.com for
free and install them on your Kyocera. Or, have your
phone udated by your cellular provider to update
the versions in ROM.