Pocket Pals

Shopping List

Model 800 Number Built-in Keyboard

Organizer Functions

Electronic Notepad Weight Fax? Price

Apple Messagepad 120 (800) 767-2775 No

Calendar, address book, calculator, maps, currency exchange, notepad

Yes 1 pound Yes $699

Casio Z-7000 (800) 96-CASIO No

Date book, Rolodex, calculator, dictionary, translator, password protection

Yes 1 pound Yes $599

Motorola Envoy (800) 894-7353 No

Calendar, Rolodex, calculator, world clock

Yes 1.7 pounds Yes $1,000

Motorola Marco (800) 894-7353 No

Same as Motorola Envoy

Yes 1.8 pounds Yes $900

Psion Series 3A (800) 99-PSION Yes

Agenda/time management, world clock, password protection

No 9.7 ounces Yes 1MB $595;2MB $695

Sharp Wizard OZ-5500 (800) BE-SHARP Yes

Calendar, scheduler, rolodex, calculator, clock, expense/financial tracking

No 9.3 ounces No $289

Sharp Wizard OZ-6500 (800) BE-SHARP Yes

Rolodex, calculator, calendar, scheduler, clock

No 8.6 ounces Yes (option only) $499

Sharp Zaurus (800) BE-SHARP Yes

Calendar, calculator, daily planner, spelling checker, reminders, world clock

Yes 13.6 ounces Yes (option only) $599

Sony Magiclink PIC-2000 (800) 571-SONY No

Speakerphone, spelling checker, Rolodex, calendar, reminders

Yes 1.5 pounds No $499

Texas Instruments PS-6700 & PS-6800(800) 842-2737 Yes

Rolodex, reminders, clock, 100-year calendar, password protection

No 6 ounces No PS-6700 $69; PS-6800 $89

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