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Posted: 9/11/2005 4:26:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 4:36:48 PM EDT by chapperjoe]
I used to be an IPAQ guy but couldn't stand 'syncing' with my computer. HAlf the time it didn't work, half the time, data on my ipaq was replaced with old data from my computer. I'm pretty well versed in IT and I just never got it to wrok right. Is it still the same or should I go palm or just a small paper organizer?



oh yeah, got to have a built in keyboard. None of this Caligrapher or Palm writing horsesh*t.

so far I 'm looking at this guy (with wifi)



and this guy (its a phone too)



are there any others with keyboards built in (I know ipaqs have a snap on thing, but I'd lose that.)

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 4:37:47 PM EDT
Hot Synching still has a lot of pitfalls. My first PDA was a Handspring Treo90 (Palm OS). I struggled at first getting the sync priorities right, but finally got it dialled in. I now have a Palm Treo650 phone/PDA/microwave/washer/dryer/8-track player. Same deal. Synching can be a slow and painful process. To be honest, the only time I sync the thing is when I install new software. Primarily, that's because I don't use Outlook anymore. All I'm looking for in the sync process is to backup the data from the Palm.

Big help, right?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 4:41:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 4:43:21 PM EDT by chapperjoe]
hehehehe yeah. Siemens also has one that interests me. I'm running a sweet seimens phone now and like it, but not enough organizer for me...



and then wallah it does this!


that's why I demand a keyboard. I've gotten real good with the thumboards, better than I ever was with my ipaq which I had for liek two and a half years!

this guy looks nice though. But the treo has that permenet keyboard = less to break.


Link Posted: 9/11/2005 4:44:59 PM EDT
I looked at the Siemens SX66 on Cingular before I got my Treo650. I decided that the $200 premium wasn't worth it to me. Plus, I don't dig the sliding thing.

HP is coming out with a new one that is Windows, has a built-in keyboard similar to the Treo, and features built-in GPS. I saw it in some magazine at the store the other day while waiting for a prescription.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 5:42:10 PM EDT
looks big and the keyboard is 'snap on'......

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:07:04 PM EDT
Dell Axim x50 for PDA and Audiovox SMT5600 for cell phone.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:08:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jadams951:
Dell Axim x50 for PDA



+1,000
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:09:06 PM EDT
I like my Samsung i730

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 2:56:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
I like my Samsung i730

www.infosyncworld.net/2005/01/10/gfx/samsung_i730_01.jpg



that' looks small. how fat is it?
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 4:56:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
I looked at the Siemens SX66 on Cingular before I got my Treo650. I decided that the $200 premium wasn't worth it to me. Plus, I don't dig the sliding thing.

HP is coming out with a new one that is Windows, has a built-in keyboard similar to the Treo, and features built-in GPS. I saw it in some magazine at the store the other day while waiting for a prescription.



I see which one you mean now. the 4350. Looks nice and thin actually.

getting rave reviews, I mean real good.





In the year just past, we finally saw some PDAs that were eventually done right: Nexio S160, Treo 600 and then iPaq 4350. The Nexio S160 is a powerful handheld, but it is not one-hand operate able and thus not a very handy PDA. The Treo 600 is so far the best integrated device with one-hand design in mind, but very unfortunately, it has no Bluetooth. Without BT, I cannot use it as a handy modem for my laptops. As you know, Sprint finally released its first BT phone, the T608; so now it's time to look for a BT PDA. The answer is clearly the iPaq h4350.

Built-in keyboard. Not just for writing email, this keyboard also allows truly one-hand operation. If you cannot find a key for a function, try the blue-dot key plus the up, down, left and right keys. Also don't forget to try the backspace (Del), return (OK) and Tab keys. BTW, the keyboard has backlight; so you can even type in dark.
bullet Beautiful screen. When it comes to screen, iPaq is always the leading runner. Dazzling transflective TFT with LED backlight (lasts forever and save battery). Readable under sun light and you can turn off the backlight to save battery.
bullet Super long battery life. It lasts for a whole day long continually with BT on. No any PDA can do this long. Don't use the WiFi though, which sends the battery life to 4 hours or so (still very good compared to other WiFi enabled devices).
bullet You can buy an extra battery and swapping batteries is very convenient. You can charge battery in the cradle that's included in the box. Yes, you can charge the battery separately in the cradle and you don't have to leave the PDA in the cradle.
bullet Built-in BT and WiFi. With BT, h4350 can go online via a BT phone like T608 and T610, very handy.
bullet SDIO slot for extra memory or add-on cards.
bullet Very good email app. The built-in email program is VERY fast and supports multiple accounts with separate inboxes. You can check and reply email with just one hand with the great keyboard.
bullet Very good browser. Except for few sites, I'm able to browse almost all the sites. The PIE Plus is a must, which adds true fit-to-screen function, multiple windows, etc.
bullet Standard 3.5mm stereo jack. No need to use a 2.5mm to 3.5mm converter to enjoy your music with a pair of your favorite headphones (such as the Koss KSC 50 for $17 from BestBuy).
bullet Reasonable price. $499, comes with a free 128MB SD card. Such a good PDA should have been easily priced at $699 like the Sony UX-50. Nice, HP. Bad, Handspring (now PalmOne) and Sony.

Do I still want the Sony UX-50 for $699? Not until it has a 640x480 screen and a usable keyboard. Do I still want the Treo 600 for $600? Not until it has BT. How about the Tungsten T | C? No BT and no way to add. What about the Treo 90? Not a one-hand device. For now, nothing beats this $499 iPAQ. The only thing seems better is the Toshiba e800/e805 for $599 for its 640x480 screen, but it has no built-in keyboard. If e800's screen is interesting to you, then why not the Nexio S160? The key points of h4350 are its keyboard, one-hand operation, BT, and long-lasting and swappable battery. These are essential for an always available and always online (via a BT phone) digital unit and no any other PDA has them all. If you want more, you can always add to it a laptop or a Nexio whenever needed and share the same BT phone for Internet.

This iPaq only needs a num lock to be perfect. If the next version will also have a VGA screen, it is a killer.

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