I'm looking to buy a PDA, but there are so many out there that I need help deciding which is right for me. Here is what I would like to have: Calendar (obviously) that synchs with PC, preferably M$ OS, just so i can have excel, etc on PDA, and I would love to have a good amount of music on it. Wi-fi would be cool to have too. Don't want a total brick to carry around, but if thats all that is available now adays i could at least look at it. Price is not an object here. Is there anything like this on the market that you know of? Links?
06-01-2005, 12:22 AM
I would either suggest something like the Zire 31 (http://www.palmone.com/us/products/handhelds/zire31/) or the Dell Axim X50 (http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/axim_x50_416?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd)
The Zire 31 comes with Calendar, Calculator, Contacts, Memos, Tasks, etc. It also comes with an installation CD that has Palm Reader, a very advanced calculator, RealOne Player to play MP3's, etc. You can get an expansion card for the songs very cheap from ScanDisk, such as a 512 MB one. The synchronization with the PC is a snap with their HotSync, all you have to do is plug in the USB cord included and it synchronizes it with the PC. You then can open up the Palm Desktop and view or change the data from your PDA, then synchronize it back.
As for the Dell Axim, here are some details:
Microsoft® Windows MobileTM 2003 Second Edition operating system with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile
Powered by the Intel® XScaleTM PXA270 Processor at 416MHz
Brilliant 3.5" color TFT display
Integrated BluetoothTM Wireless Technology
Packed with 64MB SDRAM and 64MB Intel StrataFlash® ROM
Integrated CompactFlash Type II and Secure Digital / SDIO Now! / MMC card slots provide flexible expansion
Removable Primary Battery with optional High Capacity Battery
3.5mm Headphone / Headset Jack for Headsets to support voice recognition applications
Built-in microphone and speaker for easy recording on the go
USB Cradle including Battery Charging Slot
Sleek, stylish design
Hope this helps!
Thanks, that does help alot! I was kinda hoping to have something like an iPod's worth of media storage with the looks, feel, and other general features of a PDA , but it doesn't seem like anyone is smart enough to make those yet.
What do you think i should do in this case: get a non-media PDA for dates/contacts/etc and an iPod (or iPod clone), or get one of these multi-function PDAs?
06-03-2005, 07:11 PM
Well if you get a big enough of a Expansion card you can have a good bit of songs on there :)
And I believe that the Axim has enough memory for songs too :thumbsup:
I think that you should just get a multi-function one as they are cheaper then a OK PDA + an iPod.