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01-09-2002, 05:58 AM
Any of you own a pocket PC? I'm thinking of buying one of the 2002 models, but not sure which one is best.
01-09-2002, 07:45 AM
Do you mean a PDA (like a Palm Pilot or Handspring) or an actual PC?
01-09-2002, 10:03 AM
I'm guessing the meaning is a PDA like the HP Jordanada (sp?) that runs the Microsoft operating system (used to be WinCE now Pocket PC 2002 I think).
I personally have a Palm Vx and like it very much.
01-09-2002, 01:43 PM
On 2002-01-09 05:58, Chiprunner wrote:
Any of you own a pocket PC?
no, I'm just happy to be here
01-09-2002, 02:33 PM
Wishful thinking , Patience?
01-09-2002, 04:08 PM
So, another opportunity to recylce an old joke - here we go:
Are you happy to see me, or is that just a pocket PC that you have in your pants?
01-09-2002, 04:28 PM
just my Palm Pilot
01-14-2002, 10:43 AM
Chiprunner, I own an HP Jornada 548 running the prior version of the Pocket PC OS. There used to be 3 manufacturers of Pocket PC's; in 2002, they expect around 20 manufacturers. With that many, I think it becomes more important to go with the ones that have the most support, i.e., most peripherals, expandability possibilities, etc. That's the Compaq Ipaq. The new Ipaq processor is blazing fast, too.
A cool thing about the new operating system is that you can see WAP sites with the new IE browser, and you can download files and pictures with a click (you can't do that with the old OS), and with the Ipaq you're almost guaranteed to have an easier go of it if you want to do wireless LAN stuff. Also, the screen on the Ipaq is considered state of the art, and you can see it in daylight much better than the Jornada, and the colors are richer. Casio's screen is pretty good, too.
Check out http://www.pocketpcmag.com ; I subscribe to their magazine and when I replace my old Jornada, which is great by the way for surfing the web and checking email on the road, I probably will get whatever the latest version of the Ipaq is.
02-07-2002, 02:33 PM
Pick out the model you think might be worth getting and read what owners think.
Granted, they are probably people with different needs than you, but you can still get a lot from reading through.
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