QUOTE(iwantprogress @ Apr 10 2008, 08:03 PM)
i am about to get an sl-c3200, but first i want to try the thumbpad and the display to make sure they are ergonomically ok for me (they are probably both ok, but i have special needs). if somebody is willing to let me thumb type for 1 minute and look at the unit in the dark, then that problem is solved.
You might want to try going to one of the TFUG (Tucson Free UNIX Group)
get togethers. Maybe joining their mailing list and asking if anyone has a SL-C3x00 or clamshell Zaurus that you could see at the next meeting or something. TFUG was a pretty nice group back in the late nineties when I was living in Tucson.