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 Post subject: PDA Recommendation?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:29 pm 
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I know absolutely squat about PDAs. Help! Budget is less than $400. Google does not help me very much either... Biggest concern is Vista compatibility and working with Microsoft Office 2007 documents on-the-fly.


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 Post subject: Re: PDA Recommendation?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:09 pm 
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I know absolutely squat about PDAs. Help! Budget is less than $400. Google does not help me very much either... Biggest concern is Vista compatibility and working with Microsoft Office 2007 documents on-the-fly.


I will never understand why anyone wants a traditional PDA over a smartphone.

Can you help? :)


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Don't use the "phone" part enough to make it worth buying... As techy as I am I HATE cell phones! Just PDA recommendations please...


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I ahte cell phones too, but it is a necessary evil for me....

Wish I could help you out with strictly PDA's, but I cannot.


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Price range?
Any particular carrier?

Check out the HTC phones, they are some nice PDA phones (Windows Mobile).


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 Post subject: Re: PDA Recommendation?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:49 pm 
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Sovereign wrote:
I know absolutely squat about PDAs. Help! Budget is less than $400. Google does not help me very much either... Biggest concern is Vista compatibility and working with Microsoft Office 2007 documents on-the-fly.


Do you have a preference between Palm OS and Windows Mobility?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:28 am 
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As far as the PDA v. Smartphone question, I personally do not like smartphones, I do not want to pay for the service and then all I end up with is an oversized phone.. bleh.

I was in the market for a 'PDA' like device. I did not need to be able to edit documents or use email (silly corporate policy) but I did need to be able to manage my schedule and read PDFs.

I opted for the Nokia 770 internet tablet. Not much of a PDA, since document editing is limited to .txt and other simpler formats (it runs Linux) but it has bluetooth (can tether to a phone if you opt for that route) and wifi. Allows me to sync my calendar, create to-do lists (meeting actions) view PDFs, etc. Also, it allows me to browse the interwebs while in a meeting to look up referenced specs and documents or schedules posted online. I like the device, although if I could have afforded it I would have gotten the Nokia n800 which has more juice and is more refined.

It does not sound to me like this is the type device you are looking for, but I thought I would throw in my 2x$0.01 worth.


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 Post subject: Re: PDA Recommendation?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:52 am 
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Sovereign wrote:
I know absolutely squat about PDAs. Help! Budget is less than $400. Google does not help me very much either... Biggest concern is Vista compatibility and working with Microsoft Office 2007 documents on-the-fly.


I will never understand why anyone wants a traditional PDA over a smartphone.

Can you help? :)


Seperation of battery life is big one for me. I don't want to be stuck without a phone because I spent to much time doing toher things with the PDA function. Most smartphones require some compromises in features that I am often not willing to make in order to get a unified product, at least when i was looking. And if anything breaks, you have two problems instead of just one.

Some of that seems to be coming around though, I suppose. havn't really given the issue much thought lately, but smartphones seem to be getting smarter.


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