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Beaming OS to Windows quesion

by kazankota / November 25, 2004 11:20 AM PST

Looking at getting a PDA and I am interested in a Windows OS model. Is it possible to beam software and information from a Palm OS model to a Windows model? I can beam it from OS to OS model just don't know if it will work going to Windows

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2004 12:50 PM PST

Such is an area that would require competing companies to agree on some standard...


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Re: No.
by kazankota / November 25, 2004 9:30 PM PST
In reply to: No.

OK... looks like I have to go with Palm OS. What is the best Palm OS handheld for the money? (looking to get bluetooth and Wi-Fi)

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Don't do it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2004 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: Re: No.

Palm seems to be having issues embracing Wifi. I don't consider them a contender. And I write some Palm applications. Here's my demo code site ->

Second WARNING! -> The Sandisk WiFI card will never work in the Treo 600/650. And most any other Palm. There is no cure.

Third WARNING! -> Even if you get a Palm with Wifi that works, you may be less than thrilled with what you can do since the browser is rather anemic.

Suggestion. I strongly suggest you get a demo of the Dell x30 and x50 with wifi.


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Re: Don't do it.
by kazankota / November 25, 2004 11:38 PM PST
In reply to: Don't do it.

Thanks Bob. I think I'm gonna get the Dell X30 624mHz. I originally wanted Palm OS so my buddies could beam me there medical software. However, it seems the Windows CE is catching up in the medical software/ e-reference areas so I'll just pay for the software. X30 looks to be a quality handheld

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Re: Don't do it.
by ryork272 / December 4, 2004 12:16 AM PST
In reply to: Don't do it.

I disagree with Proffitt. I own an Palm C and its Wi-Fi works very well. As with any other small device, some sites support the Palm better than others. I use Yahoo! as my default site and it comes thru very well.

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The Tungsten C is from another time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2004 12:29 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Don't do it.
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