Re: [NTLK] MessagePad 130

From: Thoma Mattox <>
Date: Fri Dec 19 2008 - 09:26:38 EST

I have a MP130 too. Until recently, I used it daily to keep track of
appointments, addresses, notes, I loved the convert program, and a few other
small apps. Unfortunately, I have been unable to sync it to my new computer
(work computer). It is running Vista and I can't alter the OS or add, I may be stuck. The speed never bothered me (most likely
because I was not used to the faster 2000/2100). The only thing I never
liked was that the buttons at the bottom of the screen are similar to the
older style (silk screened on) and the backlight does not light them up.
When it was dark outside, it was hard to locate these buttons...


Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:43:52 -0800
From: Ryan Vetter <>
Subject: Re: [NTLK] MessagePad 130

Hi Scott:

Thanks for getting back to me. Man, not only are 130s rare to find, but I
think 130 users are also rare too. So far, you are the only one to respond.
After acquiring a fairly decent shaped 130, I had a chance to play with it
for 5 minutes. Really nice machine, the backlight is great, and so is the
compact form factor. Compared to the MP 2000/2100, it is "cute". That is,
certainly slower with a smaller screen.

I think I will keep using my 2100, because it is quite fast compared and has
that large screen. But I might use the 130 too, when I feel like it.

Imagine, if Apple canned the Newton before the 2000 was rolled out....
On Saturday, December 13, 2008, at 12:40PM, "Scott Hoffman" <>
> I use an OS 2.0 MP 120 daily. I have a 130 that I'll be using after
it gets repaired.
> I use it at work to take notes for maintenance and other
administrative things. I like its form factor a little more than the 2x00
for taking quick notes and portability, although I also carry my 2000U with
me everywhere. I can always beam whatever I need to my "master" Newton. :)
> Be sure you check out Frank's site for the pitfalls of that
particular model, though. I'm having mine looked at as "preventive
> How's it working out for you?
> Best of luck,
> Scott


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