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PDA reviews

Postby EADG » Sun, 18 Jun 2006 10:54 am

PDAs - basically they don't yet make what I want, so it's all a compromise: size, stability, features, keyboard, smartphone vs. WM5.0, etc.

I had been waiting for the Nokia e61 but have heard bad reviews, and now that it's finally out, have gone off it. So I'm back to the same old choices - some PDAs, some SmartPhones.

Am keen to hear reviews on:

- Dopod 818
- Dopod 838
- European Dopod 838 / O2 XDA Trion / HTC Hermes (released in Europe, not here, but available at some shops - newer than the 838, faster processor, upgraded, nicer shell)
- Nokia e61
- Motorola MotoQ
- Sony Ericsson 990
- Dopod StrTrk

I know to stay away from the O2 Atom, and the O2 Mini is past its prime, not interested in the HP 6900 series, or O2s in general based on too many reports of instability and bugs, Treos are a bit big and bulky, the Dopod 900 is great but too damn big. Also hear the new HP 6828 is buggy too.

Have heard only good things about the 818 and 838, thought the 838 seems like last-year's model. I an vacillating between the 818 and Euro 838, but that Nokia e61 looks really cool. That damn MotoQ is cool too but no WiFi.

There will be a whole slew of cool gear out by EOY, but I'm not waiting that long.

Yes, Taiwanese HTC make many of the units that are redistributed by Dopod, Qtek, Vodaphone, O2, Orange, Verizon, etc., the HP by a Chinese manufacturer.

(note I posted this same query on another board, this is to share feedback with those not on it, see the differences in responses, etc.)

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Postby EADG » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 9:23 pm

update - I bought the Dopod 818 last week and really like it

the good stuff is comeing by end of year, keep posted, I will up date

until then, why not share your PDA/phone experiences - what you like, what you don't like

one question I have to all is, how stable are O2s? if you own one, do you like it?

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Postby Scorpion » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:00 am

Am planning to buy the latest HP Ipaq pda, would like to get some feedback or any critics on N80.
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Postby EADG » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 8:42 pm

I've hear the new HP is like the O2s, somewhat unstable, but would prefer to get more feedback on that before making the claim myself

so far my Dopod is great, and quite stable

there is new stuff coming out EOY but this will do nicely for now
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Nokia 6708

Postby Babyshowers » Tue, 18 Jul 2006 11:28 pm

Does anyone knows anything about Nokia 6708 ?
How good is the phone ?

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Postby Bello » Wed, 02 Aug 2006 9:42 pm

Ya, I also would like to know more about HP pda Im thinking of getting it one real soon a class mate of mine has one (white) and is just like a PC on the screen. Pls let me know more info where is the best place to buy or to sign contracts. Thnx
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Postby Bremen » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 12:15 am

Bello wrote:Ya, I also would like to know more about HP pda Im thinking of getting it one real soon a class mate of mine has one (white) and is just like a PC on the screen. Pls let me know more info where is the best place to buy or to sign contracts. Thnx


Dude. It's just Windows Mobile... They're everywhere now. The version loaded onto the HP models is actually the outdated one. Just do a search on the classifieds or yahoo auctions for "ipaq"
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