Good PDA recommendation

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Tuffgong4, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    I'm looking for the best PDA recommendation under 400 dollars...anyone with any experience please post because I am a little clueless when it comes to this
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/axim_x51v?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

    After taxes, its likely going to be over $400, but its a really good little device and the graphics processor is better than most.

    http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/axim_x51_520?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

    Cheaper by a bit and slightly slower but much like its slightly newer brother, it is versatile and the o/s is the newer windows mobile 5.0.

    Both are very feature packed and have good ratings.
     
  3. Tuffgong4

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    I really like the dell but it's the only one I know of right now, I guess it seems like that is the only one worth while, hope I can get a good deal on one
     
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    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Regardless of the PDA you choose, I would go with Windows Mobile vs Palm OS. It tends to play much better with Windows via Activesync, and is just plain cooler :)

    IMO, Palm Desktop is p00p
     
  5. madmatt

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    Thread moved to Portable Devices.

    Wait for Palm devices with Windows Mobile 5.0 or buy Dell

    I am personally waiting for the Moto Q (first quarter, 2006).
     
  6. Tuffgong4

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    I"m leaning toward the dell axim, but now my decision is between a Dell PDA and a Smartphone that does the same thing...not sure if I want to carry around 2 devices...

    Thanks all for the help and if anyone has a really good smartphone to put in the mix I would appreciate it
     
  7. kcnychief

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    I have tried a few smartphones, and I have found overall the audio isn't that great. By that I mean people have trouble hearing on the other end, and you can't raise the ear volume that much either. I might have had a bad product, but that was my feeling on it...

    I know how you feel with two devices, but that may be your best bet for performance and quality on the hardware you will purchase.
     
  8. GhoulScout

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    i figured i'd throw in my two cents. i currently own a treo 650 smartphone and love it, the battery life isn't the greatest but i figure i could go about a week before another charge. the screen is beautiful (320 x 320), and so far i'v had no one tell me of having problems hearing me icluding people with bad hearing. good luck with your decision.

    ghoulscout
     
  9. madmatt

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    The first Palm device with Windows Mobile 5.0 is supposed to be out Q1 for Verizon. It's supposed to be Treo 700/710.
     
  10. indyjones

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    Hi

    I got the the HP IPAQ 2940, which I am very pleased with. They are a good solid PDA and the translucent screen guard is simply excellent. Video playback and audio is perfect and you have great connectivity with a CF and SD card along with wireless, bluetooth and infra-red. Its bundled with windows mobile 5 (not really much different that the old one) and outlook 2002. All in all i would defiantly recommend it!
     
  11. Tuffgong4

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    thanks for all the help guys I'm going to keep looking at them and it seems I'm going to have 2 devices instead of the smartphone
     
  12. madmatt

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    I disagree with that notion. I decided not to buy an Axim and wait for a smartphone. The technology, aided by enhancements of Windows Mobile 5.0, has improved over the last year.

    I don't know what carrier you have, but if that's how you feel you should look into a smartphone.
     
  13. Perris Calderon

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    I have the treo smart phone and can't stand it as a pda, I also don't care for it as a phone

    I purchased the axim for my pda work and love it
     
  14. Tuffgong4

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    I'm with Cingular, and haven't seen anything worth while. BUt there are unlocked phones to be had if a GSM smartphone that wasn't with Cingular that was worthy were out there.
     
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    Cingular is expected the debut the Motorola Q in 2006, Q1.

    You can see details at motorola.com