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    PDA recommendations

    I am thinking about getting a PDA. Would like any recommendations you may have. Thanks.

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    Re: PDA recommendations

    What are your requirements? What is you budget? Do you need to run any MS Office apps? To what kind of network do you need to connect? Etc., etc.

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    Re: PDA recommendations

    This would simply be a personal PDA to keep track of name, address, phone, birthday & anniversary and a comment section. Budget - do not want to buy top level unit - perhaps mid level. Would be nice to run MS Office apps. Network is not an issue (I think).

    Sorry, I am not at all familiar with PDA and want to move from my "rolodex card file" to an electronic process.

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    Re: PDA recommendations

    If you want to run Office apps then a PocketPC device is what your want. You can plan on spending from $250 USD up. What the final cost ends up is entirely up to the features and power you require. I'd guess you ought to choose either Dell or HP. This is just based on what I've read. I don't have a PDA but there is lots of information available from this pocketpc pda - Google Search.

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    Re: PDA recommendations

    FYI: if you plan on using it at work and your work place doesn't allow certain features - such as built in camera, make sure you don't get one!! big <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15> for me!
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    Re: PDA recommendations

    On the palm side, you might like the Tungsten E

    http://www.palm.com/us/products/handhelds/tungsten-e/

    For lots of bells and whistles, you might try a Zire 72. I saw might because I have a Zire 71, and it has many, many, engineering problems that make it a pain to work with. I've heard that the 72 is a big improvement though.

    http://www.palm.com/us/products/handhelds/zire72/

    These devices run Palm OS and software rather than Windows Mobile software, so you have to take your desired software apps into consideration.

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    Re: PDA recommendations

    i have the zire 72 and i can't bring it to work because of the camera! <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>

    before you get one, you should know that if you EVER let the battery go dead, you will lose everything not saved to flash disk... make sure you sync with your computer regularly as well to avoid data loss. other than that, the zire 72 is great - a lot of fun, and a lot of applications exist for it. mine came with office (word & excel) for free, which was a nice little bonus. i found myself using the excel regularly. there are also good phonebook programs available for it as well as some good games (i'm a fan of lemmings myself).
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    Re: PDA recommendations

    The Ipaq 2400 is a good starter PDA

    Not quite sure of your budget..but there are plenty of bargains out there. I have a 6000 series one with phone but work bought that for me.

    The one I described above is excellent for what you need with no extra fancies
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