I have been using a Palm handheld (the bottom-of-the-range Z22) for many years, together with the appropriate version of the Palm Desktop application on my Mac. Now my handheld has given up the ghost, and, having begun to look for a replacement, have begun to realize that the world has changed while I haven't been watching. Where have all the Palm handhelds gone?
I would be really grateful for advice, since any replacement will have to fulfil the following requirements. Firstly, I must be able to back up data from it onto my Mac (and vice versa), just as I have been able to do hitherto. Secondly, I want to be able to transfer all my data from my present Palm Desktop application to the new device and whatever desktop application comes with it. (As far as my contacts are concerned, I have kept them in an AppleWorks database as well as on my Palm and Palm Desktop. I suppose it conceivably might be easier to import them from the AW database than from Palm Desktop. But my diary entries for the next year or two, and my Memo data, will in any case have to come from Palm Desktop.)
The crucial thing in both these matters is that my computer is a PPC one and my operating system is Tiger (10.4.11), and I am not proposing to upgrade these, since a great deal of my expensive software would also have to be upgraded if I did.
As far as I can see, only fossilized remains of plain old handhelds (diary, address book, memos) now exist. I do not really want a smartphone, since I have an ordinary mobile 'phone anyway and do not require mobile access to e-mails and internet. But if I have to have a smartphone, so be it, as long as I can synch it with my Mac and can import my data from Palm Desktop into it.
Thank you very much for suggestions, ideas amd advice.