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  1.    #1  
    I've been looking for a PDA to replace my aging Palm IIIx. I really like my Palm, and I use it everyday ALL the time. The Pocket PC is looking better and better each day the m505 doesn't come out.

    The iPaq is amazing, and I saw an HP Jornanda in the Best Buy ad for $370: 133 mHz 256 color screen, CF built in, 16mb Ram. Its no iPaq but its better then a 16scale monochrome screen. I could easily spend the money on an iPaq but I find that a waste especially since you need to spend another $100 on the expansion sleeve.

    I don't know I can hold out for the Palm m505 and OS 4.0....the temptation for the PocketPC....<can't resist>....<must fight it >......<weakening>....

    STOP ME FROM BUYING A POCKET PC by telling me why I shouldn't!!!

    Thanks!
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    Don't get an M505 or a Pocket PC - get a Prism. It's got the same or better form factor than the Pocket PCs you are looking at, built-in connectivity, and it's a little cheaper than the IPaq. It has a better color screen than the M505 (at least according to the rumours out there). I've got one and love it.
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    Well, there's the argument that you should choose your software before the platform.

    That said, I don't think I would talk you out of an iPaq. If you have the $$, I'd snag one. I got to play with one recently and was surprised by how great of a machine it is.

    Of course, it isn't Mac-friendly, which lessens my opinion of it, but for a PDA I was quite impressed. It had a beautiful display and a great form factor to it.
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    That said, I don't think I would talk you out of an iPaq. If you have the $$, I'd snag one. I got to play with one recently and was surprised by how great of a machine it is.
    Thanks for talking me out of it :-) The iPaqs are getting ridiculus, for $650 (the 64mb Version) I could build myself a gigahertz PC. That is not exactly the "best bang for the buck" so to say. And with PPC 4 coming out, I'd laugh really hard if PPC 3 wasn't compatible with it and you couldn't upgrade the old machines.
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    If you really like the PocketPC more then you SHOULD switch. Maybe I have weak loyalties or something, but don't stick with the Palm platform for purely sentimental reasons if the PPCs fit your needs (or desires) better. My only caveat would be to consider the entire cost of switching over -- buying or registering different apps, possibly new peripherals, getting your old data synced over, etc.

    And hey if you end up not liking the PPC, RETURN it! I think people should use return policies more liberally, not to screw over stores, but because products like PDAs require a lot of time to evaluate. (Most Palm software has long free trial periods which everybody should take advantage of too.)
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    I agree -- if you have the $$$ (after paying your taxes...ugh, but I won't get into that!) then go buy one
    and really put it through its paces: carry it with you all the time and try to use it for everything you use(d) your palm for. Plus try out the new features like MP3 playback. If you need expansion, get a sleeve and see how you like the form factor. I had an iPaq for a few days and returned it mostly because the built-in PIM apps were not as fast and easy to use as palms (e.g. had to make a few more taps, open a few more dialog boxes, where in the palmOS, you could just edit inline) I also couldn't stand the size/bulk of the iPaq with the expansion sleeves. The screen's pretty nice, though (if you get one without any dust in it -- not sure if they've fully fixed that manufacturing problem yet)
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    My thoughts are along the same lines. You don't need us to talk you out of it. Get it. If you don't like it, sell it and get something you do.
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    As Homer said:

    Well, there's the argument that you should choose your software before the platform.
    I was looking for a site comparable to freewarepalm.com and to no avail did I find one. Its ALL shareware except for the crap/old programs that are freeware. Even if *wanted* to I could not crack them so to speak, *not that I would.*

    On top of that there are THREE different versions of each software to accomodate the THREE different processors in the Jornadas, iPaqs, and Cassioppeia (however you spell it)...so technically software development will be a LOT longer because the developers need to do 3x the work.

    Now that I think about it, this is a lot like Game Boy and Game Gear. Game Boy had all the games but a B & W screen. Game Gear came out and everyone was like "ooooh color" so they all rushed out and bought one (aka iPaq). They had the same shortages...but it was just a fad. Look where Sega is now...they were WAY too ahead of the game. There wasn't many games for it, and eventually when the time was right the Game Boy came in color.

    When the time is right, Palm will give us the Hot Rod Arm processors and the Stereo Sound...for now it just sucks to be a Palm user.

    If all else fails, we know Handspring will bust out with something new... Visor EdgeC....mmmm....

    For now: m505 anyone?

    Let me know your thoughts.
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    If you aren't wanting to buy an iPaq because of the "CF expandability out of the box" issue, look at the Casio units..specifically the E-125 for CF, or the EM-500 for MMC/SD. IMO, the screen is razor sharp when compared to the iPaq's...also, right now (until the end of June or July) there is a $50 rebate (mail-in) which means if you shop real well online (http://www.mysimon.com) you could come out with a Casio E-125 for about $425.00 shipped.

    Check it out...you will be impressed.
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  10. #10  
    Originally posted by yaz320
    STOP ME FROM BUYING A POCKET PC by telling me why I shouldn't!
    OK, here goes: Keep your eyes on the X. Your getting sleepy ...very sleepy. Your eyes are heavy now, and you will close them. Now repeat after me: "I am yaz320, and I don't want a PocketPC. I love my Visor. My Visor brings me happiness and joy!"

    "SNAP"!

    There, all better. Now let us never speak of this again.
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    What's always killed whatever attraction I had for the iPaq is the interface. If you want to snap up an iPaq, go for it, but make sure you actually use it first, as opposed to just admiring the screen. If you find entering and looking up information as elegant on the PPC as a Palm, then you shouldn't have any other major issues. As mentioned above, if you've got the money and have a return policy for safety, try out whatever you like.
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    Does anyone know when the new version of Pocket PC is coming out???

    With its 1 year anniversary it should be here soon!
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    Go for it, PPC is great and I haven't looked back...

    However I plan on getting this new Handera device....

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    Go for it, PPC is great and I haven't looked back...
    Not until the newer version of it comes out...thats what i wanna know???

    Have you found a site that is comparable to www.freewarepalm.com

    I KNOW you keep looking back, because you continue to pop up on this site.

    Don't you wish YOU had a SONY CLIE
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    Originally posted by yaz320


    Not until the newer version of it comes out...thats what i wanna know/???

    BTW how many apps have you put on it?

    Have you found a site that is comparable to www.freewarepalm.com

    I KNOW you keep looking back, because you continue to pop up on this site.

    Don't you wish YOU had a SONY CLIE
    If i didn't know any better I'd say that you are flameing me, this is the ALL HANDHELDS form and this means that any handheld is fair game....

    I have more apps on my pocketpc than i ever had on my palm, more than 14 them at any given time plus lots of data.... Not to mention the ROM apps wich are alot more that what came on or with your visor (visor are ok, they just aren't for me...)

    I have every software thing i need, so if i had to shop around for it so what, + I have no need for huge sites fulled of lots of crap with a handfull of gems... I can find everythink i need at places like handandgo and downloads.com and zdnet, and there is some stuff at tucows.com

    and the only reason I come back here is because I realy like the comunity, and I am very intrested in the Visor and other handspring products, however I am not intrested in aucticaly buying one.

    please drop this, This board has welcomed me despite my handheld useage paterns, if you have a problem with this then start a thread called "Should we ban all PocketPC users from this fourm" in all handhelds, and see what kind of response you get, right here is the palce for descusstion of the Handera device, which I think is a great new thing, that I belive I will be muying sometime in the near future....

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    I usu. have AT LEAST 100 apps on my HSVD at any given time. That's w/out my 16Mb CF card added on. And PLENTY of extra room (even WITH 2Mb of daily AvantGo updated) to snap all kinds of pix w/my EM2.
    Can your iPaq do that?
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