An application I use needs the serial port. The "E" is USB only. As to the bad things you've heard, I haven't. But then we can't use a Palm without a serial port so we don't have those in the field.
I'm debating buying either a Palm Zire 71 or a Tungsten E, but basically can't make up my mind. I'm wondering if any of you have any feedback on which you'd buy?
I like the fact that the Zire 71 has a faster processor (but how much difference is there really between the two processors?), the camera is a little bonus (not a big deal though), also (until Jan 5th) there is a rebate for a free mp3 kit with the 71 (mem. card, card reader, and earbuds), I've also heard about less problems with the 71 (I've heard bad things about the D-pad, and battery life on the E).
However, I like that the E is $50 cheaper, has a slimmer body (I'll probably mostly keep it in a pocket), comes with more software (especially Documents to Go), has more RAM, and a longer warranty.
Does anybody have any opinions for me?
Thanks in advance,
- Joe DeAngelo