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PDA features - HELP!

by aliciabeach / January 20, 2006 12:30 AM PST

I am looking to buy a PDA. I am overwhelmed with all of the options. Ideally I would love to have an all in 1 unit, that performs like a mini PC and can take photos etc. The features I want are as follows:

Phone (speaker)
Camera (higher MP's the better)
extra RAM slot
Rechargeable & Replaceable batter
Great display which can be eaily viewed outside

WiFi & Bluetooth (I think) I am not very familiar with the connect options. I would like to have the capability to surf the web from anywhere; but at a reasonable rate.

I am not sure if I should keep my cell phone & just buy a PDA or if I should get an all in 1 unit. Final determination is which is cheaper to surf the web; and which options to I need?

Price is not a major concern if I get my money worth.

I will mostly use as an organizer, e-mail and do Internet searches while traveling. I also need some assistance in choosing the OS. I jsut need to access MS products (i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word etc)

Thanks for any advice you can give.....

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Haven't seen such an unit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2006 12:41 AM PST
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Sounds pricey.

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by aliciabeach / January 20, 2006 2:53 AM PST

Figures the features I would like do not exist in 1 unit....I am rethinking the GPS function after reading some otehr formus on the subject. What are your thoughts on the Treo 700W? Do you know the difference betweent eh Treo 650(Unlocked) and the new 700W?

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The differences are on PalmOne's web site.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2006 3:02 AM PST
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You can find it at

I write some Palm applications and the Treo 650 is quite nice if you have a great monthly service plan. Be sure to see what the monthly rate is. Could be a shocker.

The 700W is for corporate users that needed activesync. Remember that Pocket PC versions of PocketWord is not "word." Some make that mistake.


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Thank You
by aliciabeach / January 20, 2006 3:08 AM PST

Thank you so much for this information. I was not aware of the difference between MS Word and PocketWord. I think I will investigate the differences between the smart pones and the Pocket PC phones.

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