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Postby ruderacer on Wed May 17, 2006 1:05 pm

I'm looking to buy a PDA and was wondering if any of you had any feedback on which PDA to get. I'm looking at the HP 2795 and at the Palm Life Drive. I'm leaning towards the HP because it runs on Windows (mobile windows) and compatability with Word, Excel, etc. If you have any advise and on which to get would be greatly helpful. TIA.
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Postby Ian on Wed May 17, 2006 2:24 pm

I've had both Palm and Windows Mobile based PDA's and I prefer the later. Then again, Palm's handwriting recognition software is nice once its trained.
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Postby LoneWolf on Thu May 18, 2006 2:59 pm

The Palm Treo 700p is just around the corner. Get your phone and really good PDA all in the same device.

I own (well, I'm provided with by work ;)) a Treo 650 and am fairly happy with it. It has a few minor issues, but I'd never think of going back to a separate PDA and cell phone again.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1963465,00.asp

I wouldn't get the Treo 700w (Windows version); lower screen resolution, poorer battery life, but the biggest sucks is that the interface is insanely confusing. My boss got one to test, and after trying it, I think it's a mess.
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Postby ruderacer on Sat May 20, 2006 9:34 pm

Yeah, I thought of getting the Treo too, but did not want an all in one gizmo. I was told that HP and Palm were coming out with new units, so I'll wait and see. But, more than likely I'll go for a windows base unit. Thanks for the input.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat May 27, 2006 12:41 am

I'm personally a Blackberry fan, since it has true push email out of the box, and it has great one handed operation because of the scroll wheel instead of the touch screen. Their amazing devices!

You could also take a look at the new Motorola Q, but I've heard bad things about it because of Windows Mobile, whereas the Blackberry OS is rock solid stable.
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