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What to consider when selecting PDA/Palm Tops

Postby tinyfingers » Mon, 01 May 2006 2:19 pm

Hi,

Would like to get some pointers on PDAs/Palm tops etc. Do they necessarily mean the same thing?

I would like to get one which I can use as a organizer, take notes etc.

What are the available technology in the market now? And what will be the price range?

Thanks a lot! :D

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Postby Bremen » Mon, 01 May 2006 2:34 pm

Yeeeeeeesh.... Where to start...

Look, rather than us typing several pages on the topic, why not try some research on your own? A quick google check will give you all the info you need.
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Re: What to consider when selecting PDA/Palm Tops

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 May 2006 5:39 pm

tinyfingers wrote:Hi,

Would like to get some pointers on PDAs/Palm tops etc. Do they necessarily mean the same thing?

I would like to get one which I can use as a organizer, take notes etc.

What are the available technology in the market now? And what will be the price range?

Thanks a lot! :D


Don't believe I'm doing this but based on your question, the biggest difference I can see is rather obvious. A PDA fits in your hand and you can do things with it.

A Palm top is rather large, has huge leaves and possibly coconuts hanging from it. You can do different things with it as well, eat off the leaves, make wrappers for Otah, make temporary roofing for lean-tos. :)

Oh, you were talking about PDA & Palm organizers - sorry. Would have to agree with Bremen, do a google ;)

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Postby tinyfingers » Mon, 01 May 2006 8:59 pm

I would think that such a forum is supposed to help others who's also part of this forum to answer some queries they have.

I have done a google on it, however, being totally clueless abt it, it will be good if there's someone to breakdown the information that may be easier for a newbie to understand. There are always some jargons and technical terms being used in various websites which at times may not be very friendly to newbies. At the same time, it will be different when it comes from pple who has used it before rather than reading it from sites where it just provides facts. I don't find it very friendly at times.

Being not able to afford hours on the net searching for information which I find useful enough for someone is not at all too farmiliar with this, hence decided to ask for opinions here.

I would really appreciate it if there's anyone here who can help to provide relevant info. This forum will not be helpful if it has people who does not help and jokes too much.

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Postby Bremen » Mon, 01 May 2006 9:11 pm

Well, here's a quick breakdown:

3 main OS suppliers:
Microsoft
Palm
Symbian

All such devices will cost 600-1200 SGD depending on the features you want

1. Microsoft
Pros: Integrates well with windows, very popular
Cons: Poor battery life (needs a fast CPU), buggy. Decent PDA poor cellphone

2. Palm
Pros: The first "real" PDA OS (Apple's newton not included). Rock-stable. Good battery life
Cons: Doesn't have the same MS-office support MS has, but it'll synch with Outlook perfectly. Great PDA, poor phone.

3. Symbian
Most famous for the SonyEricsson P series
Pros: Great battery life, stable
Cons: Less 3rd-party apps than Palm/MS. Decent PDA, great cellphone.
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Postby tinyfingers » Mon, 01 May 2006 9:48 pm

Thank you Breman! Much appreciated.


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