View Poll Results: Which PDA should Alex get?

Voters
29. You may not vote on this poll
  • Treo 90

    8 27.59%
  • Clie NR70V

    15 51.72%
  • iPaq 3850

    1 3.45%
  • Something (post below)

    5 17.24%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 38
  1.    #1  
    I need help...no, not like that crazy guy from a few posts before...but help choosing the perfect PDA.

    First off, me, I am a recent high school grad planning to go to University in the fall. I currently own a Visor Neo, which just doesn't seem to cut it, and a parafone module (anyone want a phone? come on, it's really cool...when it works!). I am going to get a nice (1.6Ghz) laptop from my parents as a grad present and want a new PDA to go with it...but...which one?

    Now the contenders, in no specific order: Treo 90, Clie NR70(V?), iPaq 3850 or 3870, or someother suggested PDA.

    The Treo sounds great and I've tried, and loved, the keyboard for it, but methinks the combination of typing and using the stylus could get awkward at times. I also love the fact that it is Palm...I prefer the palm OS over the Pocket PC anyday (PPC just seems so clunky and awkward compared to Palm; my dad has a 3850).

    The NR70 sounds like a fab PDA, but using the keyboard for extensive typing seems a bit more awkward than on the Treo. Also I don't like the memory stick, too propietory (sic?) too me, remember VHS vs. Beta? That said, I love the clamshell design, the metallic case, and of course the unbelievable screen. OTher reservations I have include hearing bad things about the battery, the lack of the scroll buttons when the clamshell is closed (being left-handed I use them a lot), and the general size.

    If I do go the Pocket PC way, it will probably be an iPaq, though I haven't decided if it will be a 38xx or a 39xx, or a xx50 or xx70. I would love bluetooth, but outfitting my current operation for bluetooth looks like a pricey endeavour, on top of the cost of the new PDA. I also like the beautiful screen on the 39xx's but haven't heard much of the new processor. I also love the multimedia capabilities of the Pocket PC interface, but as stated before I don't like the way it works...it's just so bulky compared with the slickness of Palm.

    That said here's my requirements: colour screen (12 or 16-bit), rechargable battery, pocketable, smaller/thinner than a Visor, NOT manufactured by Palm, and below $1000CDN.

    And here's a list of what would be nice bonuses: Wi-FI and/or bluetooth, expansion (SDIO), keyboard, slick case, and if at all possible, awe-inspiring.

    Well, that said I think I have just asked for the impossible....but I know you all out there are extremely helpful so hopefully one of you has been in the same scenario and is willing to share you story with me.
    Alex. (the Great II)

    P.S. Man that was one long post...perhaps I should proof-read it...nah.
  2. #2  
    Question: even though you have a laptop, is a Stowaway an option? If you've never tried one, it's great, and I'd bet it's easier to carry around to classes than a laptop. And people will have laptops, but if you want a cool factor, lightness, and full size keyboard, go with the Sony T-655, which from what I hear, is going to have a stowaway available soon.
    -Bernie

    "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
    -Dan Quayle
  3. #3  
    personally I would go for the NR70V... but I am a bit biased since I ordered one myself.. I'll let you know what I think of it when it finally arrives.. But in theory it does 99% a PPC can but still run on Palm OS.. best of both worlds if you ask me..

    The Treo 90 is a good second. really small, too bad it does not handle SDIO (yet).

    The PPC's are still too big for my taste allthough the new toshiba ones are getting pretty small.. still don't really like the OS very much...
    <IMG WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="50" SRC=http://www.visorcentral.com/images/visorcentral.gif> (ex)VisorCentral Discussion Moderator
    Do files get embarrassed when they get unzipped?
  4. #4  
    they have widdled their product line down to next to nothing. They could have done something profitable, like develop a color Edge, but have chosen to abandon the Visor line and the Springboard module. The TREO line just doesn't have enough umph to last more than a year.

    Your budget would seem to allow you to buy whatever is out there. I would go with a Sony product. I like and use the 760 and while it's been discontinued, you can probably find one at a good price. If you want current, the NR series is very nice. I would switch to one now but there isn't a modem yet for them. The swivel screen is very nice and the size is very compact. Wouldn't care for the model with a digital camera. I'd rather save the money, get the model w/o the camera, and buy a decent stand alone digital camera.

    Palm products are getting somewhat staginent as well. The m series design just doesn't do anything for me. It has a smaller screen and just looks gimpy. Wish they would have built up the III series instead.
  5.    #5  
    First off, coppertop, your right about the Palm line...I think Palm isn't going to split up, instead, I think they are just going to phase out the PDAs and just make the OS since that's where most of their money and fame comes from...I am not sure about going to any other sony than the NR...I just don't like that skinny buttons and being a southpaw I use the buttons (especially the scroll ones) a lot, which is one of my reservations towards the NR70 because you can't access the scroll buttons when it is in PDA mode which kinda seems to defeat the purpose of them to me.

    That said, the only thing I really use a PDA for is for it's basic purposes, getting wireless internet and extra memory would probably be the only two things I would ever seriously look at. Therefore I have no use for the springboard, so I am not mad at Handspring for scrapping it. I'm just not sure about the Treo 90, somethings are keeping me back from it.

    Also Ernie, I've never seen the use in the Stowaway. While I agree that it is ultra portable and sleek, I just can't see doing serious typing/note taking on a PDA. For classes I would use the laptop which I can easily carry in my backpack, but for everywhere else I would use the PDA.

    My other reservation for the Sony PDAs is the Memory Stick...I don't like it one bit. IF I got a Sony PDA, I would probably never get a memory stick because I don't think I would ever use it for anything else..unless I got a sony laptop, but why would I use a memory stick on a laptop? I just like the SD better because it is more universal, not just limited to one company. Even though the SD card will probably be rendered obsolete in about 6 months with something smaller...oh well.

    That said, right now I think the strongest contender is actually the Treo 90....though I am still about a month away from buying anything.
    Alex.

    P.S. I worded it wrong, I can spend up to $1000CDN, but the cheaper the better for sure...I will probably have lots of other things to spend my money on come fall....so every penny is precious.
  6. #6  
    :menu:


    Being a moderator on a couple PDA sites it's my job to make sure that we know whats important to have in A PDA.


    Whatever PDA you choose MAKE SURE IT HAS SDIO!!

    ( OR YOUR SCREWED ROYALY ! )

    Also...

    -Make sure it's been out for atleast a couple months
    (You don't want to find yourself in a situation like what happened with the M505!

    +Vibrate
    +Keyboard ( Not necissary but a plus )
    +FLASH ROM! (So you can Upgrade the OperatingSystem!) (OS)



    Thats basically it.

    Never buy a PDA untill it has Everything You want.
    RIG | HEAT | MAIL
    <br><div align="center"><EMBED src="http://xzaver.tripod.com/Xzaver/X.swf" WIDTH=500 HEIGHT=30></div><BR></BR>
    ClieSource.com You guide to everything Clié
  7. #7  
    If you decide on getting the NR70 get the camera.
    You will use it allot , and you will also find yourself using the keyboard more than you think.
    (Taking pictures of people to put in adress book is great.)

    There are many hotkeys and easter eggs now found for the keyboard that are beggining to pop up.

    Wich is a good thing.
    Its just a good time to be allive.


    Then stop by ClieSource.com.




    There's a program thats called Pros & Cons on PalmGear it should help you jot everything good and bad down about making a decision on the right PDA for you.



    GOOD LUCK!
    RIG | HEAT | MAIL
    <br><div align="center"><EMBED src="http://xzaver.tripod.com/Xzaver/X.swf" WIDTH=500 HEIGHT=30></div><BR></BR>
    ClieSource.com You guide to everything Clié
  8.    #8  
    Hmmm....maybe the NR70 does sound more appealing...If I get $200 for my Neo and maybe $150 for my mp3 player, than I only have to fork over $650...that's not bad considering with the Treo I would only be short 100-200...hmmm...anyone want to contribute to the "Get Alex a Clie Foundation"?
    Alex.
  9. #9  
    Originally posted by Xzaver
    ...Never buy a PDA untill it has Everything You want.
    That may not be feasible considering price and/or technology constraints.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  10. #10  
    bought an nr70v when it came out and loved it. turns out I got the treo 270 a couple of months later hoping to ditch my phone and have one unit. I love the 270 but it looks and feels like a toy next to the clie. there's a lot of discussion on cliesource about using a bluetooth card w/the nr70s which is pretty interesting if you need wireless. I guess it depends on how integrated you want the device to be...

    the hi-res screen on the clie really puts most palmOS machines to shame, but having an internet connection built into your pda makes it so much more useful. like everyone is saying, it depends on what you'll be using it for mostly... I was going to ebay my clie after I got the 270 but I'm not so sure I want to give it up now!!!

    -- berto
  11.    #11  
    Originally posted by bertopl
    I was going to ebay my clie after I got the 270 but I'm not so sure I want to give it up now!!!
    You could sell it too me. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
    Alex.
  12.    #12  
    Most of you have read my post before where I ask whether I should get a Treo 90, a NR70V, or an iPaq 3850...well my question goes into quite a bit of depth (you can read about it here http://discussion.visorcentral.com/...&threadid=24614 ) so for those not wanting to post a lengthy answer to my question, I created this poll (I am not sure how to add it to my existing post)
  13. #13  
    Originally posted by tantousha
    Most of you have read my post before where I ask whether I should get a Treo 90, a NR70V, or an iPaq 3850...well my question goes into quite a bit of depth (you can read about it here http://discussion.visorcentral.com/...&threadid=24614 ) so for those not wanting to post a lengthy answer to my question, I created this poll (I am not sure how to add it to my existing post)
    I merged the old thread with the new one with the poll for you, that should do the trick
    <IMG WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="50" SRC=http://www.visorcentral.com/images/visorcentral.gif> (ex)VisorCentral Discussion Moderator
    Do files get embarrassed when they get unzipped?
  14. #14  
    Get the CLIE NR-70. I've got one (the "V" model with the camera) and I love it. The screen is simply awesome.

    I had some concerns about the Memory Stick format too, but I've come to accept it. All I use it for is extra storage (mainly e-books and MP3 files), and it is just fine for that purpose. Maybe someday I'll get the bluetooth stick for it, but right now that's not the top of my list.
  15. #15  
    Actually, in canadian money,would that be $50?

    Get the Treo 90. As a relatively recent college graduate (about 6 years ago), I cannot tell you how many times I spent money on something I thought was neat-o then realized that I would not be able to go out to dinner with friends for a much-needed sanity break and be forced, once again, to eat crappy cafeteria food or having to miss out on the opportunity to go white-water rafting or camping because I could only afford to pay for 1 gallon of gas.

    My point: Spend as little as possible. Save your money for those moments that really do make college worthwhile. I would even go as far as to suggest you compromise on some of your requirements and get a Visor Pro or some other b&w palm system. Muy cheapo!
  16. #16  
    You said that you didn't see the point of your stowaway, and couldn't picture taking notes in class, but- IT'S EASTY AND FUN! You can type full speed on this little thing. Well, little full-size thing. It also will have a bigger "Cool" factor than anything else you will get. This will be cooler than the NR70. Seriously think about it, and if possible, try one out.
    -Bernie

    "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
    -Dan Quayle
  17.    #17  
    Well, now I am leaning back towards getting a Treo 90...it has everything the NR70V has (except the hi-res screen which is only good for pictures and movies, something that requires extra memory and those memory sticks are expensive, and the video camera, a fun tool but once again requires memory sticks.) so....yeah.
    Alex.
  18. #18  
    Originally posted by Xzaver
    Being a moderator on a couple PDA sites it's my job to make sure that we know whats important to have in A PDA.

    Whatever PDA you choose MAKE SURE IT HAS SDIO!!
    [snip]
    Never buy a PDA untill it has Everything You want.
    Originally posted by Xzaver
    If you decide on getting the NR70 get the camera.
    You will use it allot , and you will also find yourself using the keyboard more than you think.
    If you won't be working wirelessly, SDIO is rather unneccessary.

    Somewhat contradictory advice. "get what you want, but make sure it has that and you get this."

    There's a program thats called Pros & Cons on PalmGear it should help you jot everything good and bad down about making a decision on the right PDA for you.
    A program for a PDA to help you decide to buy a PDA?


    bridge? what bridge?
    The light at the end of your tunnel has been disconnected due to non-payment. Please remit funds immediately for restoration of hope.
  19. #19  
    O.M.G.
    I guess you haven't seen what the NR can do yet yet :P


    There is a application out.
    That allows someone to view full screen movies sideways!
    useing the full width of the screen ON The NR

    Now Imagine watching simpsons episodes or the Nemesis trailer on your PDA.
    If that dosn't wow all your friends , nothing will.



    Originally posted by Yorick




    If you won't be working wirelessly, SDIO is rather unneccessary.

    Somewhat contradictory advice. "get what you want, but make sure it has that and you get this."

    This is soooo far from the truth it isn't funny.

    SDIO will enable you to use BlueTooth in the future and have other very important expandability.
    Without SDIO the SD slot cannot go past the standard memory card. Meaning you can't use any Prerifrials with the slot other than SD memory cards
    [Well up untill the current point in time anyways]
    [ Unless someone knows something I do not and SD is firmware upgradable / software upgradable ? ]
    Ofcoarse this is IF you are infact getting a PDA with a SD card Slot.

    Have you looked into the new T655/C at all as well ?

    Do yourself a favor and stop listening to pro HandSpring people.


    ( No offense Yorik )
    And if your going to quote me please leave the whole statement in there man




    A program for a PDA to help you decide to buy a PDA?

    Hehe...
    If you can think it , well..... It will come







    bridge? what bridge?


    You didn't see it I just built one.
  20. #20  
    Originally posted by Xzaver
    There is a application out.
    That allows someone to view full screen movies sideways!
    useing the full width of the screen ON The NR

    Now Imagine watching simpsons episodes or the Nemesis trailer on your PDA.
    If that dosn't wow all your friends , nothing will.
    It would probably 'wow' my friends in the sense of making them say "Wow, what an incredibly useless feature." Let me know when I can hook up a cheap and portable DVD player to it, and I might be interested.
    This is soooo far from the truth it isn't funny.

    SDIO will enable you to use BlueTooth in the future
    In case you weren't aware, Bluetooth is a wireless technology. It's also available now from what I understand.
    and have other very important expandability. Without SDIO the SD slot cannot go past the standard memory card. Meaning you can't use any Prerifrials with the slot other than SD memory cards
    What peripherals are available for the SD slot besides bluetooth (or a supposedly upcoming 802.11 card)? The niche Margi one is the only other one I've heard of.
    Do yourself a favor and stop listening to pro HandSpring people.
    Because you obviously know so much more than anyone else?
    ( No offense Yorik )
    And if your going to quote me please leave the whole statement in there man
    Why? If it isn't relevant to what he's saying, leaving the whole thing in is just wasting space.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions