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Best Word Processor?

by satch000 / March 2, 2009 2:55 PM PST

I am writing a book and want a good word processor that is extremely portable. Net books are too big. I?m going to be going up mountains and I want to be able to record my thoughts anywhere. I?m thinking of getting a smartphone and an older folding keyboard accessory (like the Palm 3245WW Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard). I?m interested in battery life, storage, durability, and screen size. I not as interested in all the gadgets; although a great camera, good browsing speed and voice recorder are some looked for bonuses. Got any thoughts on the best phone for me?

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by satch000 / March 2, 2009 3:01 PM PST
In reply to: Best Word Processor?

Also my contract is up w/ At&t so I can chose anyone in the US.

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by Pepe7 / March 2, 2009 11:55 PM PST
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...I don't think a smart phone is ideal for real word processing, regardless of the availability of a Windows Mobile powered handset with Office Mobile. I have it on my ATT Tilt (=HTC 8925), and it's no substitute for what I can do w/ even my slowest PC at work or home that has an older version of office. OTOH, YMMV, so I respect your desire to find a device that is suitably 'svelte' for work in the mtns. If you're with ATT I'd still consider the Fuze since you can get a decent upgrade price sometimes. It's a very capable device which can be tweaked to your heart's content.

Are you sure the Acer Aspire One is too big? At some point, I read ATT might even offer it at a subsidized price.


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Good thought
by satch000 / March 3, 2009 5:22 AM PST
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Thanx For the input and link. I appreciate it. So far the netbooks I?ve looked at are too big and bulky for a serious trek into the hills. So you say that the WP on your phone lags quite a bit? Do you know if the iphone has a WP?


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iPhone does not have MS Word AFAIK
by Pepe7 / March 3, 2009 6:49 AM PST
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OTOH, I did hear that Documents to Go is being ported to the iPhone. You might visit a more dedicated iPhone forum to see what's available now. Hopefully that keyboard you mentioned is compatible. Howardforums is a great resource too.

The lag is more processor/hardware based than the actual software (office mobile). That's why you need to look into flashing WM based HTC phone from the get go. A simple 9" netbook for $349 would be 1000% better in this regard. I think (but am not 100% certain) there's even a smaller one than that now w/ an Atom processor running XP Home.


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Try This one
by Wizarck / June 4, 2009 2:58 PM PDT
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Look up Sony Vaio P-Series, thats the one you'll need. =]

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by Pepe7 / June 6, 2009 2:37 AM PDT
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Not worth it IMHO.

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