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What PDA do you recommend?

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  1. ferrari_jjc

    ferrari_jjc Formula Junior

    Dec 27, 2004
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    I'm picking up a PDA for my nephew's birthday, but I'm having trouble deciding which one to get. Any suggestions? I'm looking to spend around $150-$200. It doesn't have to be too fancy. Just something that is basic, color, sleek design, and reliable. Thanks.
     
  2. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    nothing off the top of my head. I prefer the palm's over the pocketpc's in regards to operating systems, but that's just a personal preference.

    with the integration of palms into cell phones, like the treo 650, it's difficult not to get away from it. those will cost in the neighborhood of 419. I have a few demos to play with coming in next week (hopefully).

    otherwise, I always ask, does the person need one? two people I know, keep them and use them to their fullest extent. one friend uses it for calendaring and also reminders for meds. the other, my sister in law, she uses it religiously after it came free with a friend's dell desktop (palm zire - not zire + or whichever it is called). it replaced her dayrunner.
     
  3. dfratini

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    I have had many including wireless. My recommendation for functionality, cost and ease of use is the Palm Zire 31. Also if he wnats to upgrade in the future upgrading to a higher level Palm is very easy.
     
  4. ferrari_jjc

    ferrari_jjc Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the info guys. I was just wondering, what are the main differences between the Palm and other brands such as HP. The sales guy was trying to convince me that the Hp was more user friendly. Also, as far as I know, my nephew will be using it to keep his schedules and reminders. That's why I'm hesitant to get something too fancy and expensive.
     
  5. Schatten

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    the main difference is Palm vs. Microsoft operating systems. The Palm OS is quite solid and quite stable, and the MS is just as well. I jsut have little experience withe MS's pocket pc, or whatever they call it now, windows mobile maybe? Either are very comparable, and compatible with just about any desktop to sync to. If you or he were looking for specific features, that's when I'd have to say go with one or another because of a particular application that one supports.
     
  6. ferrari_jjc

    ferrari_jjc Formula Junior

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    Thanks Schatten,....very helpful info.
     
  7. tjacoby

    tjacoby F1 Rookie

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    I went PocketPC a few years back, and found it was easier synchronizing with Outlook than the PalmOS I had before that. but that was a Palm V I think, so pretty ancient by today's guidelines.

    Probalby a safe assumption to say Microsoft PocketPC = more potential features, higher cost, higher complexity. PalmOS = opposite.

    If I was to buy again I'd go with Microsoft - easier integration with more business app's, I think. If I was price sensitive, I'd go with Palm - no problem.
     

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