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Led2112

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Looking for a PDA for my sister as a Gift. She starts college next year. She has a Laptop and I was thinking a PDA is a great gift.
I was looking at the Compaq, Sony, Hewlett Packard and the Cassiopeia .
I don’t use one so I was wondering do I get one with the Palm OS or Windows OS ? I was looking at the Cassiopeia BE-300 it was really priced well but then I read it has its own Os, and I am assuming that there is not a ton of software made for it, I almost got the Compaq but you also have to buy an extra sleeve to add memory. The Hewlett Packard looked great but it was around $600 dollars and that seemed quit high for a PDA, I could add a few more bucks and get her a new laptop for that kind of cash, Is it worth it? Now I’m just confused.

PDA Users please give me your options. I would love to know what you use and if you like it!!

Thanks :)
 
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MiseryQ

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Look into one with the PalmOS... I have a old IIIe and a IIIXe and there's software for just about anything...

The Sony Clie are priced good and the Handspring Visors have an epansion slot to change from a MP3 player to a phone to anything in between... If you want color then The Handsprings the way to go there too... The screens better than the Palm IIIc
 
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Led2112

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MiseryQ
Yea I was thinking color...Handspring Visors Mp3 Player, Phone , that sounds cool I didnt even look at them, Im checking it out now!
Thanks
 

Bytes Back

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If you go for the sony be aware that the supplied software DOES NOT WORK WITH XP !!! You must update it from the Sony website and from truesync.com
 
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MiseryQ

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I'd like to hear from anybody that has one... From what I've read over a period of time it seems the Windows CE OS is waiting to die... It never got good reviews because it was too complex for a PDA... And MS decided this was the last try for it... If it doesn't take off this time that's it...

I read that a few months ago,,, It could be differnet now...
 
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Led2112

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So does that mean they are going to stop making them with the Windows OS...I would like to know 2 now Im more confused that ever..Thanks MiseryQ

I really like the sony Clie but I think their memory sticks are totally overpriced.

Now what? :confused:
 
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MiseryQ

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The memory sticks are overpriced... I have a Sony Digital Camera...

I like the Handsprings... They seem to be the best compromise...

Doing a Google search for Windows CE will gewt you all sorts of stuff...
 

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