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Smart phones I can program apps for

by nas7ybuttler / November 16, 2006 2:30 PM PST

I am looking to get a smartphone for work. One of the main features that I require (besides the regular features of a cell phone) is the ability to write my own applications and upload them to my phone. I work in what might be considered an IT support or administrative field, and would like to be able to monitor resources and interface with software at work while I am on the go. I have started to do research into this, and I am currently leaning towards a t-mobile MDA or sidekick for the following reasons.

1) From what I understand, programming apps for them is as easy as downloading the SDK, building the program, and uploading them to the phone (I think the sidekick needs a free developer key)

2) I like the size/shape, and the qwerty keyboard seems really easy to use. The phone will most likely be in my pocket when I am carrying it (no belt clips).

My questions to those of you more knowledgable about these matters then myself (at present Im guessing that is most of you reading this); how programmable are the two phones listed, are there any other recommendations? My price range is around <= $350, although If there is a recommendation for something close to that I may change my mind.

Thanks for your help!


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by nas7ybuttler / November 20, 2006 11:21 AM PST


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 11:39 PM PST

Look it up on and see what's compatible.


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