Hello, I will be going into high school this year, and my birthday is coming up soon, and afterwards I should have saved up enough money for a PDA. I have been browsing for some time now, and I cannot decide which to get. I like the Zire 71, but I don't need the camera. The Zire 31 is not as "luxurious" as the Zire 71 though. I have also glanced at the Compaq Ipaq and Sony Clie, but I cannot decide. I will most likely be purchasing a unit off of ebay. I have found low prices for several of the PDAs mentioned above, and I am sure some new good deals will be there by the time I am ready to but one. The most I can afford is $150, but like I said, I will get one off of ebay. I want this PDA to have the capability to listen to MP3s and watch small videos. I don't want bottom-of-the-line, but I can't afford top-of-the-line. Like I said, I like the Zire 31 and 71, the Tungsten E, and some of the lower Sonys, but I do not know which one would suit me best. My parents know less about PDAs than I do , so help will be greatly appreciated.
The screen isn't so great on the Zire 31, so you might want to go with one of the higher end PalmOne PDAs you mentioned.
The recent Sony Clies are also very good- they have nice high res screens and good multimedia capabilities (except the TJ27- go for the TJ37 or one of the older ones with multimedia capabilites which you can find in our reviews).
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview