I’ve been using my new Tungsten T5 for about a week now and I’m happy with it. My only complain is still about the non user replaceable battery. Perhaps it can be replaced anyway, but I haven’t took apart my T5 yet (I need the torx drivers). I’ve saw batteries for other Palm models at pdaparts.com, so perhaps something will appear in the comming months. Let’s wait an see.
All in all, my T5 is an excellent PDA for me, although it has many not so good reviews, but it’s worth my $251.99.- (I bought a blemished one with a free wi-fi card, a very good opportunity I think.)
It has a very strange memory model, 55MB of flash (non-volatile) RAM for your programs and data, 160MB of flash RAM to be used like a flash card, 41MB of flash RAM to store the ROM image and system files and 32MB of RAM used by the T5 to operate normally, take a look here and give me your oppinion.
I’m using it for the same things I used my old trusty Palm III, but now I’m listening podcasts through my 15″ walk to my office and back, and carry some personal files too.
I’ve already made it work with Linux, I just used jPilot on my Mandrakelinux release 10.2 (Limited Edition 2005). I do not needed to install or upgrade anything, The only drawback is that I have to press the hotsync button on the USB connector and a couple of seconds later press the hotsync button on JPilot in order to make a succesfull hotsync, if not it fails.
By the way I’ve been listening Comunicando and Punto y Aparte podcasts regularly and will probably add a couple more (don’t forget that my native tongue is spanish!!, I’m writing this in english just for fun).