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Replacement for Tungsten E2 PDA

by underdog462002 / March 8, 2009 6:45 AM PDT

I have used several Palm PDAs through the years, upgrading to a better model each time. I presently own a Palm Tungsten E2, and like the previous one I owned, it has a proprietary rechargeable battery installed. But when the battery gives out, there is no way to retrieve information which hasn't been, or couldn't be backed up on my home computer. I know that the day of PDAs is almost finished and I'm considering replacing my current cell phone with a Blackberry. But I've gotten pretty attached to the software apps on my PDA. Is there such a phone that will support the same programs I have been using on the PDA, although in obviously "updated" versions for the cell phone? Or do I need to kiss some of my applications good-bye as I make the change to a smart phone to replace my old PDA? Any advice related to this issue would be appreciated.

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How strange.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2009 6:47 AM PDT

I can replace the battery. I also can sync my E2 with bluetooth and more.

Why would I not replace the battery or sync my info?

I hear you but I can't believe I would limit myself on both issues.

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I'm not sure I understand.
by underdog462002 / March 8, 2009 7:00 AM PDT
In reply to: How strange.

I hot-sync my PDA to my computer to back up the data, but I don't really understand the Bluetooth thing very well. You're referring to a different operation, right? When the battery quit working on my previous model--I don't recall the exact model number, right now--I called Palm support and found out they don't offer any repair support for changing the battery. Have you changed this battery, yourself? I've never opened my PDA up, but I didn't think it was that easily replaceable. If I can do that, then of course that is what I would want to do. I am assuming it is a very special battery that has to be ordered from somewhere.

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You got it right on all points.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2009 7:09 AM PDT

For example, GM doesn't support you changing the rear axle but it can be done. Why would we ever limit ourselves in the PDA battery as well?

Is your question about what's next?

Or is it to discuss how to get more years from a PDA?

PS. You can google/search about changing the PDA under your own power. No need for me to duplicate such a thing.

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Thank you.
by underdog462002 / March 8, 2009 7:42 AM PDT

Well, as long as I can change the battery myself, I don't feel a need to replace the PDA quite so soon. Getting longer life from the PDA would be my first choice. So I should just enter something like "battery" "Tungsten E2" "replace" into the Google search engine? I'll have to try that out. If I don't have that right, or there's a better way to search for that solution, let me know. Otherwise, thank you very much.

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pdaparts . com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2009 9:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you.

That at google finds a company that's been at this a long time. You might find these at Amazon too.

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