Review: Zipit Z2 Messenger

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Sara's picture

I keep hearing that it has to be 10 dollars a month. But then I also heard you have to pay about 30 dollars at the end of the year and the ending price gets higher after 2 yers. Why?

Now the zipit is only about

Anonymous's picture

Now the zipit is only about $50 and can send txts (SMS) to cell phones to... But you have to register at zipit and you get a year free and a year of servace is only like $25 so It ant all that bad..... I came here looking for info on the hakes version that's like a little comp. Just so you know

I think the only reason

Stephanie's picture

I think the only reason people dont like the keyboard is because the zipit was originally made for teens, therefore it is made for thin fingers.

IMing from Zipit to Zipit

Anonymous's picture

I have the Zipit 2.How can I IM to someone elses Zipit? I don't always see my IM friends under the "MyFriendz" column. Do they have to be online in order for me to see their IM names listed or should their IM names always show on my list even though they aren't online or on their zipit? The only names I see all of the time are those who I can text to their phones. For instance I set up an IM account in Yahoo for my niece so she can use her Zipit. I can't send her messages to her Zipit because her name doesn't appear on my "MyFriendz" list. Same thing for her. She can only text to someones phone and not to a Zipit. And yes I did add her and she added me. I do however see all of those I've added both text and IM frinds when I click on "Delete My Friendz". They are all there so I know they are added. Please help!

YES, your friend has to be

Anonymous's picture

YES, your friend has to be online (computer, phone, or Zipit) at the same time in which you are in order to send an instant message. Also, make sure the screen name is spelled correctly. Sometimes people can confuse zero's with the letter "o" and so on. Good Luck

Usability

Anonymous's picture

It seems like the keyboard would be a hassle to type on. However, i think that for something with the specs, watching videos with mplayer would be cool and potentially real time, and as a pda/calendar app would be very good

Yes.

Shawn Powers's picture

I wasn't able to dig up the processor specs, etc -- but I agree the keyboard isn't fun. Regarding typing functionality, it's somewhere between a cellphone and an EeePC. :)

I really do hope they open it wide up for 3rd party stuff, it's a pretty neat form factor, and it's built pretty solid. The screen is very bright and clear too.

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