My IIIC has the usual "non-replaceable" battery and is now 5 years old. It only gives 4 hours of use tops but went past 8 when new. If I look on the web I see this battery for sale as well as how to replace.
I own a few other PDAs such as the T|X, Zire 72, m100, Treo 90, Toshiba e800, iPaq rx3115 and maybe a few others (I write apps.) So for me the life of the battery seems to be about 4+ years. To add the costs of a replaceable battery not to mention increase the size and wieght of a PDA seems to be counter indicated. My rx3115 and Toshiba do have a battery pack but the penalty is more wieght and bulk. I'd rather not have that feature.
As to the usual items, the PDA maker's web sites list what they do so I'll not duplicate web content.
Hi! i am a busy doc ( a fellow in a hectic medical program). I am looking for a resonable priced PDA which I can use with extra memory to mainly view pdf s and maybe word files, besides the uaul pda things. maybe enter data also once in a while for a propject in excel. And it would have been great if there was a camera to capture some basic photos. And being a student, my budget ~150-175 USD I thought zire 72 fitted my bill, but it seems to have disappeared online except at Ebay. Plus the fact that battery life is supposedly short and non-user replaceable.Can soembody please guide me re the pda selection. As my kind of money would probably only get me refurb pdas, any ideas for buying it from a reliable place ( I basically cant just buy another one next 1-2 year, so looking for something reliable) Would buying a axim X51 basic be a good idea (its 159 $ refurb at dell outlet), or maybe a refurb ipaq 1940-1945? Would be great if somebody could help