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which pda to buy?

by insurer / March 20, 2006 3:43 AM PST

am looking to buy a pda to load software on to illustrate figures in a clients home, something to replace my laptop. Looked at the OQO 01, but way expensive. Any suggestions on a pda w/a lot of memory that won't break the bank? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you. Insurer

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which pda to buy
by ckaufmann / March 21, 2006 1:19 AM PST
In reply to: which pda to buy?

check out PALM TX and PALM LIFEDRIVE(?prices slashed)

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Do you really want a PDA?
by John.Wilkinson / March 21, 2006 11:48 AM PST
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Honestly, I don't think you're looking for a PDA. For your desired use(s), there are a couple of things I'd like to note:

* The average PDA has a screen size of 3.5". Thus, to have multiple people looking at it at the same time would require some hovering over each other's shoulders.

* The viewing distance is about 2 feet...again, less than optimal.

* PDAs do NOT run Windows, MAC OS X, etc. They run WindowsMobile, Palm OS, etc, which are limited OSes. Likewise, they don't run programs designed for the computer...they have the own limited programs.
Now, the OQO 01 is not a PDA (personal digital assistant), but instead in a class of emerging devices known as uPCs (ultra portable computers). These devices are like miniature laptops...they run full version OSes (such as Windows XP), have decent specs (internal hard drives et al), and run standard PC applications. They lack optical drives and extensive connectivity, but are much more portable than laptops and have 5" screens.
Personally, though, I'd stick with a laptop. They are much more powerful than PDAs and uPCs and for business deals, a much better presentation tool when speaking of 13"-17" screens.
If you'd still like to go with a PDA, there are plenty of all depends on what you want:
* Prices range from $99 to $599.
* Processor speed goes up to 624MHz.
* Bluetooth and WiFi for wireless connectivity.
* The Palm LifeDrive has a 4GB internal hard drive...the rest max out around 250MB ROM for storage.
* Screens go up to 4.0" VGA.
* Primary OS choices are Windows Mobile (Windows-like) and Palm OS (more Mac-like).

Just give a shout back with exactly what you'd like in a PDA and the suggestions will roll in.

Hope this helps,

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(NT) iwant to try the upc''s suggest a one not too pricey
by yolandahayes50 / January 4, 2008 12:32 AM PST
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