On Tue 21 Jun 2005 01:45:46a, Roy Schestowitz, wrote:
> I believe that the M105 is rarely mentioned because some keyboards
> are designed long after the days of the M105. I had the same issue
> when I bought a keyboard for my M130 two years ago (I still use that
> keyboard with my Tungsten).
> The keyboards are assumed to have a relatively narrow
> 'target-audience' among the M100 series. Some of the modern Palm
> keyboards cost more than a second-hand Palm handheld of a good make.
> It is assumed that an M105 user might as well spend the money on a
> newer PDA /before/ acquiring a keyboard.
Definitely, if the keyboards were still full priced. But new Palm
Portable keyboards are selling very cheaply on eBay. One person is
selling shrink wrapped m500 (universal connection) Palm Portable
keyboards for $2 each (plus $7 s/h) or a lot of 5 keyboards for $5 (plus
$20 s/h for the lot). New keyboards for the V and Vx PDAs are almost as
cheap -- and (now) keyboards for the III and m100 series are selling new
for about $10 on a regular basis and often less (they used to in the $2
or $3 range).
Even the Palm Ultra-Thin (XT class Stowaway) keyboards can regularly be
found in the $20 range, especially if you want one for a Clie.
"There's a story there...somewhere"