Comparing both the PDA, they offers almost the same hardware specs. The visor deluxe version offers the memory expansion slot while the Palm Vx has a stylish looks. Which is better? Perhaps anyone who owns anyone of the above PDAs will like to give some insight about these PDA.
I am planning to purchase one of the above mention PDA. However, I am still skeptical on which of the model will offer better performance. Thanks alot for your valuable information.
Have you considered a Pocket PC device? I have the Compaq iPaq and find it extremely usefull. Not to mention the games available Casio makes a decent PocketPC too... check them out. If the choice is between those two you mentioned, I'd be a bit skeptical about the Handspring. The springboard option is nice, but it's proprietory, and I just don't see that many devices available for it now or in the future (compare to the PocketPCs which can use standard CompactFlash or PCMCIA cards).
I can't tell you what's best for you - you've got the basics strengths of the two. But I can help you think through the question a little more. I've bought maybe 20 palms for people at work - some of each. A Palm V is good for executives who will never have a need for other hardware. A Visor is good for someone who might take advantage of expandability or is more cost conscious.
Palm Vx - sleek.
Be sure to look at the IBM Workpad c3. It is *exactly* the same as a Vx except it's a couple $ cheaper, it's black (rather than platinum/brushed chrome, has a few goodies on the CD (**get it if you use Lotus Notes for email!) and **has better availability than the Vx which has been in short supply for the past few months.
Visor - expandable.
It's much more than a 'memory slot'. Springboards can be pagers, low res camera, cell phone, modem, mp3 player, you name it. You get more tech bang for your buck with any of the palms.
****I HIGHLY HIGHLY reccomend investing in a Targus Stowaway keyboard. Awesome nearly fully size folding keyboard (available for both of the above). I am excellent with the grafitti, but if you like to record long notes or type emails, the keyboard is a major help.
For goodness sake, don't go with any of the other palm clones (ex: Sony).
IMHO - Yes, you can look at pocket PC if you have plenty of money and don't care about battery life. If you want something that is rock solid, easy to use, has a ton of shareware - stick with the PALM. I have never seen a PPC i've really liked - although I haven't checked out the latest crop of them.