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Twin™©

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#1 12 years ago

Any good PDAs out there? (or w/e you what to call it) im looking for one that has a good calendar setup, has internet, and the battery lasts long. =/ ive looked at newegg and tigerdirect but i really dont know what im doing, idk where to start :( so if you have one that you know of, or just a tip or two, thx, anything is awesome at this point. =P




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

Well, first I'd chose the OS for your PDA.

It's generally either Windows Mobile, or Palm OS as I can recall...




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#3 12 years ago

what ones better?




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#4 12 years ago
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#5 12 years ago

I've got a Tungsten T2, it's lasted me since 8th grade, and I love the thing. It's got wireless internet through bluetooth, but I haven't figured out how to configure it yet. The battery life is decent. It's a Palm OS 5.0. They have a much newer version of it now, T5, I believe, one sec. Oh no, it's the TX now. With Wifi and a big screen. Here's the Palm lineup of PDA's and smartphones

http://www.palm.com/us/products/index.html

As far as "which one's better" is concerned. It's all just a matter of which setup you like. My bro has a T-Mobile MDA running WinMobile 5.0, and I don't really like the setup. i love the setup of palms though. Go to your local Best Buy or other electronics center and try out the different ones and see which one you like the feel of. In terms of "compatibility" some would say that the Windows Mobile are better, but Palm OS-based PDA's can sync with Microsoft Office products just as easily.




marvinmatthew

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#6 12 years ago

If you wanna keep it simple, Palm OS is the way to go. Windows Mobile is pretty complicated.




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#7 12 years ago

My mom has a Siemens PDA, which seems to work well. I would suggest checking out Siemens as well.




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#8 12 years ago

ok, thx guys, ill try all that. And i guess you dont have some kind of link for the Siemens ones?

dang, two minutes late to edit :( lol

beef flapsI have the Palm and love it. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7478482&type=product&productCategoryId=cat01004&id=1128337733082 Great battery life. All around great.

I really like that one, is there anything bad about it that you dont like?

And, what do you guys think about the Dell ones? are they any good?

i really hate posting twice, but whats the diff of a PDA, Pocket PC, palm, Smart Phone, and a Blackbarry? call me a n00b but idk. :(




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#9 12 years ago

A PDA is a Personal Digital Assistant, a generic name for all the models on the market. A BlackBerry is a sort of advanced PDA that includes GPRS support for mobile networking access. A smartphone is a PDA/Cellphone hybrid and the other two are just particular makes of PDA.

Personally I'd recommend a Palm. They're extremely simple to use, hardly ever crash and are generally pretty reliable. I still have my Palm IIIXE...even though it's kinda useless now, since someone broke the screen. :uhm:




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#10 12 years ago

If you want a cell phone, you can go with the MDA with T-Mobile. I am in love with this phone. It has Windows Mobile and is considered a "Pocket PC". I suggest looking into it if you really want to learn more. http://tmobile.com