Re: [NTLK] New member, have a few questions

From: Paul Curtis <>
Date: Mon May 08 2006 - 10:11:31 EDT

Skip the MP 2000, buy the MP 2100. If the 2100 is too rich in price then
score the really affordable MP 130 to get your feet wet. The MP 130 has a
better form (IMHO) than the 2x00 series and is fast enough for your first
MP. Plus you can get them in good nick for $30US. If you put a 2000 and a
130 in front of me and said choose, it would be the 130 every time. The only
caveat is that the 130 won't do Ethernet..... But the 2000 isn't going to
handle it very gracefully (as compared to the 2100) either. Come to think of
it, why not buy a 2100 & a 130 - have your cake and eat it too kinda

I'm partial to these guys as they are fair with price and their quality of
products and services are excellent.

MP 2100 $189 (Complete)-

Best Regards,

Paul Curtis
Home ProT Savings Director

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jason Boyer
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 4:50 PM
Subject: [NTLK] New member, have a few questions

Greetings Everyone,

I've been a big fan of vintage PDA's for sometime (Psion, Palm Pilot 1000,
REX, et al). Being a Mac user since 2003, however, I've never used a
MessagePad of any type, although I did have some experience with an eMate in
high school. I've decided to dive in and find myself one to play with. I
know enough to want either a 2000 or 2100, but I've got a few questions for

1. I want sync with Address book and iCal 2 in Tiger. I know about
Newtsync, and it appears to be a solution, but what are your real world
experiences? What is the best protocol to use (i.e., modem, ethernet,
serial)? Is it something that really works?

2. Everyone seems to want a wireless card for their MP. Should I want one
too? I have a Powerbook, so I've already got a mobile internet solution of
sorts. What is so cool about having wireless on a MP, and is it hard to
setup? Can I put wireless in either a 2000 or 2100?

3. Are there ways to install packages and files from OS X using Newtsync?
I don't use Classic, and I don't want to in order to get stuff like that
working. How easy is all that to mess with?

4. Is there anyone out there with a MP 2000 or 2100 package they are
selling? I'm in the market (obviously), and would love to hear from you.
I'd rather buy from an experienced Newton user on this board then from
someone on ebay.

Thanks everyone!


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