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PDA for reading e-books and listening mp3?

by shoki666 / November 19, 2006 8:25 AM PST

hi

I'm planing to buy a PDA primarily for reading tons of e-books I've collected. While doing than, I'll be listening some mp3s. So, I need a good screen and good battery life. No bluetooth, wifi, it's kind of overkill. I'll take it, but it's not important.
Also, since I'm a student, the price is quite important.

I was thinking Ipaq 1950, but am open to all suggestions.

thank you in advance
Shoki

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You can do better...
by John.Wilkinson / November 19, 2006 2:30 PM PST

The iPaq 1950 retails at $299, and at that price you can do much better. The Dell Axim X51 mid, for instance, is on sale at that price and offers nearly twice the processing power, twice the storage capacity, twice the RAM, and a 1-year warranty compared to the iPaq's 90 days. You can cut back to $240 with the Axim X51 low, which lacks integrated WiFi and has a processor that's half-way between the other two. You could even cut back to the Palm Tungsten E2 ($199), though it's the least-powerful of the bunch and isn't as good of an option, in my opinion.

Hope this helps,
John

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New PDA for lots of listening.
by Wol4ine / November 21, 2006 5:35 AM PST

Another choice is the new T-Mobile Dash. It takes pictures and video, has Windows Mobile, the myFaves plan to call any 5 people in any network, it's GPRS/EDGE and Wi-Fi enabled, which I know you said wasn't a big deal, but with that is Stereo Bluetooth technology, which would be the best sound for all the e-books and music you'll be listening too. The T-Mobile Dash may be exactly what you're looking for. Check out www.UshopWireless.com/cr as they always have great rebates and usually free bluetooth headsets. Good luck.

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