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post #41 of 80
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Originally posted by alcimedes
i think i'll pocket test 'em here soon. i was really digging how small the palm was, need to find a clie on display now.

Go to best buy, buy 'em both and try 'em out for a while. That's the good thing about nice return policies.
post #42 of 80
apparently i'm getting a Zire for free.

i don't think i'll use it much.
post #43 of 80
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Originally posted by Jonathan
apparently i'm getting a Zire for free.

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post #44 of 80
I have a palm M 105. I used it one time, when my wife give me one. I open the box, try it, and put it in his box.
post #45 of 80
I have a handspring prism with a 23 mb mp3 player lying around somewhere. Tried very hard to use it for a while.
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post #46 of 80
Clie NR70V which I sync via OS 9.1.

The almost best thing I like about it is being able to download (news) sites via Avantgo, which I then read when I lie (alone ) in bed late at night. I also play "Billiards" on it. And I use it professionally too: addresses, notes, diary. And for fun, there is the built in camera.

Overall, I am very happy with it.

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post #47 of 80
My old Visor Delux broke so I bought a used one for $40. Still like it.
post #48 of 80
Anyone using the Psion M5 or Revo? Do they work with OSX?
post #49 of 80
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Originally posted by hemmer1
Anyone using the Psion M5 or Revo? Do they work with OSX?

I had one for a while before OS X and there was a java app that sort of worked. I'm sure it's still around. I can't remember what it was called. Syncing was out of the question, but moving files was possible. I'll see if I can track down the app.
post #50 of 80
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Originally posted by torifile
I had one for a while before OS X and there was a java app that sort of worked. I'm sure it's still around. I can't remember what it was called. Syncing was out of the question, but moving files was possible. I'll see if I can track down the app.

It was called psimac or something like that. There's also the MacConnect program that looks like it might provide some functionality. It's old, only backs up and isn't free. :/
post #51 of 80
Thanks torifile! I've got an old 5 series that I wouldn't mind using again. If I can't make it work, Ill probably look at one of the Clie's.
post #52 of 80
I used to use the latest model of the ipaq with 802.11b and bluetooth. It was cool but i had a lot of trouble coneting to networks, using active sinc and other software compatibility problems. So, I took it back and traded it in for my 12 in ibook (which has proven itself to be far better by all means). I don't think I am going to buy another pda for quite sometime. All that I could really use it for was to write ddown notes and use the calender, but if you are on the go and need to keep organized I can see why it is the thing for you. However, if you think you are going to use it as a replacement for your desktop to access emails and surf the web, I wouldn't recomend it. Just my 2 cents.
post #53 of 80
Handspring Visor Platinum.

Still enough for me, but that Zire 71 surely deserves a closer look ...
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post #54 of 80
Can someone please enlighten me on the situation with PocketPCs on a mac? does it work? if so does it work well, what are the drawbacks, are pocketpcs better than palms?

Thanks
Logan
post #55 of 80
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Originally posted by Logan
Can someone please enlighten me on the situation with PocketPCs on a mac? does it work? if so does it work well, what are the drawbacks, are pocketpcs better than palms?

Thanks
Logan

In my opinion the PocketPC's are better. You have the option of more real world apps that you have on your desktop...I enjoy the video capability, voice recording, and I think the interface itself is way beyond the Palm OS. Although I still haven't played with Palm OS 5 because I can never find any screenshots of it...<hint> <hint>

I have the new hp iPaq 1910...It's great. Currently I am using PocketMac (www.pocketmac.com) which is a joke but am waiting for The Missing Sync for PocketPC to be released which looks awesome...mounting your PocketPC in iTunes, iPhoto and all that just looks great.

I wish Apple would make a PDA. All of my PocketPC totin buddies say they'd buy one in a heartbeat
post #56 of 80
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Originally posted by Jay Contonio
In my opinion the PocketPC's are better. You have the option of more real world apps that you have on your desktop...I enjoy the video capability, voice recording, and I think the interface itself is way beyond the Palm OS. Although I still haven't played with Palm OS 5 because I can never find any screenshots of it...<hint> <hint>

I have the new hp iPaq 1910...It's great. Currently I am using PocketMac (www.pocketmac.com) which is a joke but am waiting for The Missing Sync for PocketPC to be released which looks awesome...mounting your PocketPC in iTunes, iPhoto and all that just looks great.

I wish Apple would make a PDA. All of my PocketPC totin buddies say they'd buy one in a heartbeat

As one of my clients say: opinions are like ***holes, everyone's got one. Just kidding. I've used both PPC and Palms extensively and I've decided that Palms are better for me. I found that trying to cram full desktop computing into a handheld is not possible without giving up some pretty major stuff (functionality, ease of use, battery life). Plus, I don't like windows. Really. I hate it. And PPC 2002 is just windows. Uninstalling a program always yields stupid *.dll file crap and I don't want to have to deal with it.

Also, Palm apps are more plentiful, cheaper and use less RAM than PPC apps, in general. And PPC 2002 is butt slow. I couldn't handle it. And I was using a toshiba e740 with a 400mhz proc. Again, some of what PPC's could do is awesome, but Palm OS 5 levels the playing field somewhat. Add to that the fact that syncing with my mac is a breeze and I had to go with a palm (PocketMac, what I thought would make the process doable, is a complete and utter joke, btw. I had to use VPC to sync.). Of course, I'm extremely fickle when it comes to electronics, so we'll see what I'm saying in a month or so.... Again, it's a personal thing, but try both and see what you decide.

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ps - alcimedes, what'd you decide on?
post #57 of 80
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Originally posted by Jay Contonio
Although I still haven't played with Palm OS 5 because I can never find any screenshots of it...<hint> <hint>

Well I have a Clie lets see if i can get the os 5 pic on here.
post #58 of 80
Ok well I dont know how to do that lol
post #59 of 80
Does anyone else here have a Sony Clie NX70V?
post #60 of 80
I'm considering a Palm Zire 71. It looks pretty cool and has a lot of nice functions. I may purchase one along with a new eMac this summer.
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post #61 of 80
job, If im correct, the Zire 71 has no extra memory slots.
post #62 of 80
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Originally posted by Logan
job, If im correct, the Zire 71 has no extra memory slots.

The Z71 does have an SD card slot. The original zire doesn't but this one does.
post #63 of 80
I was wondering if it did.

With the inclusion of a digital camera I would have assumed some sort of removal media type.
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post #64 of 80
Oh, my mistake.
post #65 of 80
Thread Starter 
didn't decide yet. right as i was going to the new palms came out. gotta look them over again. i'm torn between bluetooth and WiFi. can iSync work via WiFi? both would be useful, but at this point in time i think WiFi would do me more good on the road, Bluetooth would be nicer at home with my laptop.

in any case, they just made it tougher for me to pick and i have almost zero time to get it done in. but i'll have to buy soon, i'm losing my mind.

post #66 of 80
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Originally posted by alcimedes
didn't decide yet. right as i was going to the new palms came out. gotta look them over again. i'm torn between bluetooth and WiFi. can iSync work via WiFi? both would be useful, but at this point in time i think WiFi would do me more good on the road, Bluetooth would be nicer at home with my laptop.

in any case, they just made it tougher for me to pick and i have almost zero time to get it done in. but i'll have to buy soon, i'm losing my mind.


You can't sync using wifi unless you're using windows. The network hotsync option that you'd need isn't available. BT is the only way to go if you want wireless syncing at this point. But the TC is a nice little machine, despite that. Personally I still really like my TT, even after these new models.
post #67 of 80
Thread Starter 
Got the Tungsten T.

so far so good.

thanks for the advice all!
post #68 of 80
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Originally posted by alcimedes
Got the Tungsten T.

so far so good.

thanks for the advice all!

Out of curiosity, what made you choose the T over the C (assuming you took a look at the new Tungsten)?
post #69 of 80
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Originally posted by Gabid
Out of curiosity, what made you choose the T over the C (assuming you took a look at the new Tungsten)?

Have you seen the C? It's ugly as ass! But I'm not alcimedes, so...
post #70 of 80
Thread Starter 
no integrated bluetooth (Wi-Fi not so important to me on a Palm), it's bigger. ugly.

it really came down to it was a lot bigger, and for nothing that i really wanted. the TT had everything on my mental list, and was the smallest form factor.

to me a PDA is only as useful as it is portable. if it's so big that i'm not going to carry it everywhere, i don't want it.

post #71 of 80
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Originally posted by torifile
Have you seen the C? It's ugly as ass! But I'm not alcimedes, so...

And yet, I'm strangly drawn to the C. I kinda like the shape.

Even odder, i'm also drawn to the WiFi on the C (though just how good is the Palm browser?).

At least here though, I'll find support for wanting a handheld. Those around me seem to think it's self indulgent technolust
post #72 of 80
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Originally posted by Gabid
And yet, I'm strangly drawn to the C. I kinda like the shape.

Even odder, i'm also drawn to the WiFi on the C (though just how good is the Palm browser?).

At least here though, I'll find support for wanting a handheld. Those around me seem to think it's self indulgent technolust

The palm browser is actually amazingly decent. With the wifi it's fast too. Personally, after getting used to the kickass form of the TT, I find all others lacking. I'm waiting for a wifi sd card to come out for the TT. Then I'll be in PDA bliss (until apple gets off its ass and releases their own).
post #73 of 80
Just sold my Sony SJ-30. I was only using it for Pocket Quicken. I really thought I would need a PDA, but I quickly realized that I do not need one. Especially since my iPod can hold all of my contacts and calendars.
post #74 of 80
I just synched my Clie SL10 with iSync today. The address book has now been restored to my dock .
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post #75 of 80
I know this is a real real old thread (I found it by searching the forums) but I can't seem to find a straight answer to this question (although I've found implications...)

If I get a PDA with Bluetooth (like a Tungsten T or a Sony Clie TG50, can I sync it wirelessly with BT using iSync.

I noticed with my Treo 180 (DEATH!! BAD PHONE! 3 have broken on me in ONE YEAR!) that if I want to sync I have to use some weird Palm conduit and push the hotsync button ( I can't just click on Sync Now. )

If I get a TT or a TG50 can I literally just click on "Sync Now" and it'll sync wirelessly with my PDA?

Thanks guys!

-back to lurking...
post #76 of 80
I just use my iPod. It has everything I need (Calender, Alarm, Games, Contacts).
Self Indulgent Experiments keep me occupied.

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post #77 of 80
iPod and SE T610. I sold my Sony Clie SJ-300 about a month ago.
post #78 of 80
I am only just forging my way into the PDA arena now and have winging its way to me as we speak a Sony CliƩ T625c (what was sold in the US as the T615c) and managed to pick it up used for about $90 US! Not bad considering I thought I was going to have to pay more for a black and white SJ20 or even SL10.

... so almost, but not quite yet, a T625c
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post #79 of 80
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Originally posted by bperkins
iPod and SE T610. I sold my Sony Clie SJ-300 about a month ago.

bperkins: Do you find the T610 to be a functional PDA replacement for contacts and calendar functions? Now that iSync 1.1 is out I'm pretty much set on ditching my Palm IIIxe for a Moto T720 (sync via USB) or an SE T610 (Bluetooth). Only reason I'm favoring the BT-less T720 over the T610 is that I prefer the flip-phone form-factor and flip-phone BT phones are still a few months off (e.g. the amazing quad-band GSM Moto V600 or the SE Z1010).

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post #80 of 80
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