From: Jerry Tom (jerrytommygal_at_yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Fri Jul 29 2005 - 22:44:20 PDT
Actually the Zodiac is an excellent machine. I have
one and will buy backups - pretty much as I did with
the Newton. Strangely, it seems to me the one Palm
alot of Newton users could bond with.
Luckily we no longer freak out when our beloved PDA is
What is so good about it?
1. Form factor. Though it was touted as a gaming, its
gaming hardware actually boost the PDA side of it -
graphics accelerator card, design, controls, metal
case etc. When i whip out my Zodiac at business
meetings, everyone drools!
2. 2 card slots - like the Newt
3. Cool launcher
4. Dedicated community
I still have my Newtons and will start using them
again when I can hotsync properly with my iBook...
--- Alex Nonnemacher <nonjo_at_comcast.net> wrote:
> Bummer...well, sort of.
> I took to carrying a Clie and then a Palm Tungsten E
> after abandoning
> my beloved 2100 for a couple of years (I'm back now
> and loving it!),
> and I was interested in the Zodiac. A couple of
> 1. Palm OS isn't "cool." Gamers aren't/weren't going
> to go "Finally,
> a Palm-OS based gaming rig!"
> 2. The interface seemed screwy, not as bad as the
> PSP, but almost.
> Really, what was the point? As a professional, you
> didn't really want
> to be carrying around a gaming machine to check your
> contacts and
> calendar. You can sync your mac with your psp, but I
> wouldn't want
> *that* attention at work.
> On the other hand, it was cool. It assumed some
> interest in the Palm
> platform, though, and gamers weren't likely to go
> for it. I guess it
> was a little to niche for its own good.
> On Jul 29, 2005, at 12:19 PM, Rolf Brakvatne wrote:
> > Tapwave, the maker of the Zodiac gaming PDA, is no
> longer in business
> > as of 7-25-05.
> > Anyone have the Zodiac? Thoughts?
> > TIA
> > RB
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