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PDA options

By Choppit ·
Having owned various PDAs over the years including Sharp, Psion (3a & 5mx) and Ipaq (36xx and 38xx) I'm now looking for a replacement. Integrated WiFi/Bluetooth is a must as is a solid SSH client and sync with Outlook mail/tasks/calendar. At some point I may also require GPS. My first choice would be Linux based but they don't seem to be abundant yet. The Palm lifedrive looks good but I'm not so sure about robustness and battery life. Does anyone have experience of the lifedrive? What PDAs do you recommend?

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by SypherSoul(sp) In reply to PDA options

Try Palm TX model at office depot
integrated wifi/bluetooth
color lcd
horizontal/veritical viewable screen
64mb and they also sell the tomtom($699.99) compatible with the palm series includes software. Documents-to-go software for word excel and outlook also included with the tx model

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Garmin iQueM5

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I have experience with the iQueM5 and think it will give you the software and battery life you are looking for.

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by Choppit In reply to PDA options

After reading up I decided that a Palm PDA was not for me, (plenty of software available but very little of interest). This left me with Windows Mobile based units to choose from. Finally I bought an Acer N311 which, quality wise I've so far been impressed with, paricularly at the price I paid. The OS(WM5) and Activesync(4.1) however are less impressive with apparently widespread problems with intermittent/incomplete sync, errors, slow or intermittent SD access, battery drain, refusal to power up. Apparently these issues affect various other WM5 devices.These are in addition to other issues apparently not resolved since WM2002 such as stray VPN connections.I should add that the unit performs flawlessly as long as you don't need to add extra storage or sync it and also makes a rather attractive paperweight.

Is anyone else seeing these issues?

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