Following the advice of several friends who are PDA tech gurus , I just ordered a new Dell Axim X50v.
One of the most important uses for me, aside from standard PDA apps, is the ability to surf the net while on the road for work, once or twice a month. At home, I have Comcast broadband cable, and I also have a broadband AOL account provided by my company. My question is what options do I have for a national internet provider to use for this purpose? I travel, most often, to Chicago, LA, and Denver semi-regularily.
Also, I understand I can use a bluetooth cell phone to connect,but wouldnt this be really slow? I have been told that I should be able to connect wirelessly, at hotels that offer broadband internet, and I could connect, assuming I am somewhere that wifi is available, but I still need a nationally available internet provider to conenct TO, using any of these options, right?
Thanks for any assistance. I'm new to this particular game but REALLY looking forward to using my new toy.
Not to be nitpicky here, but wouldn't it have been best to purchase a smart phone, such as a Treo 650 or a Blcakberry, with unlimited data service so you could surf the net from anywhere, and not have to worry about wifi cards and finding a hotspot? A plan from Sprint would run 45 for cell service and 15 for data service. Most hotels that offer wifi service do so for a fee, I do not know of to many that give it for free. So again the smartphone still looks, at least to me, as the better alternative, especially if you travel a lot like you say you do. With the smartphoe you can configre the unit so you can receive your emails on it too (would not have to connect to the web to read your email). If it is not to late, I would return the Axim and purchase a smartphone, this way you do not have to worry about hotspot availibility, wherever there is a cell tower you have the net at your disposal.