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Considering a new PDA

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    imekon

    I have a Palm LifeDrive as my current PDA. At the time I bought it, it had such promise etc...

    The reality is not so good. The darn thing is very good at crashing, eventually trashing itself so much so apps start failing. The only recourse is to wipe and start again...

    The 5Gbyte disk drive isn't worth it - I think flash RAM is far better. It just slows the PDA down.

    I don't know if Windows Mobile based PDA's are any better...

    I found one by Fujitsu Siemens, the LOOX N560. Looks pretty good, had all the things I'd want except...

    The wireless network doesn't support WPA (so I've read).

    Let's see, my Apple MacBook supports WPA, as does my LifeDrive but... Windows Mobile doesn't?

    I have been using WEP for ages but switched to WPA as its more secure - never saw any issues with WEP (with MAC filters and hidden SSID).

    My Ubuntu laptop didn't understand WPA last time I tried it either... but that's another story.

    Sad

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    Steven J Ackerman

    I wouldn't bother with any Windows Mobile device if you have a requirement to synchronize with a PC. Since WM5, synchronization has been broken at the request of the cellphone companies using WM5 in their phones to allow creation of a billable event.

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    PaoloM

    Steven J Ackerman wrote:
    I wouldn't bother with any Windows Mobile device if you have a requirement to synchronize with a PC. Since WM5, synchronization has been broken at the request of the cellphone companies using WM5 in their phones to allow creation of a billable event.

    What?!

    All my 3 WM5 devices (JasJar, 2125, BlackJack) sync perfectly with XP and Vista... unless I'm grossly misunderstanding what you're saying (and that's always a real possibility Smiley)

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    Red5

    The best screen resolution I have seen so far is the Dell Axim PocketPC's.  Crystal clear and easy on the eyes.

    If you're interested in embedded Linux, I have an older Sharp Zaurus I might be willing to part with for a few $$.  The only reason I don't use it now is I don't have the capability to write programs for it like I do with the PocketPC.

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    Sven Groot

    imekon wrote:
    The wireless network doesn't support WPA (so I've read).

    I've got a Dell Axim X51v and are very satisfied with it. But although it's supposed to support WPA I've only rarely been able to get it to work. WEP works fine though.

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    imekon

    Sven Groot said:
    imekon wrote:
    The wireless network doesn't support WPA (so I've read).

    I've got a Dell Axim X51v and are very satisfied with it. But although it's supposed to support WPA I've only rarely been able to get it to work. WEP works fine though.

    I carried on with my LifeDrive for a couple more years... now I have an iPhone.

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