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  • Non-phone PDA recommendations?

    I don't want a handheld WITH a phone. I just want a handheld. I don't care about cameras or wireless access. It should also use Windows Mobile (mainly so I can still use MLO), not Palm's OS.

    The only thing I can find is a $300 unit from HP that's not even shipping yet. (WTF?!)

    I'm getting panicky bc my HP RX3715 (which has been perfectly serviceable up until now) is getting goofy and I think will require replacement soon.

    Any suggestions? I'd be most appreciative!

  • #2
    Sorry, I think you're hosed. I'm in the same boat- my Palm T/X went unstable a few weeks ago, and I haven't replaced it. The windows ppc's were gone from local stores a loooong time ago here, and I think the last local chain to carry non-phone palms is dumping them. The invisible hand has decided that these devices are not as popular/profitable as hybrid devices.

    I'm probably going to wait for further clarity in the marketplace before I do anything. Meanwhile, it's paper for me.

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    • #3
      Palm Zire 22 is $99.00

      Palm Zire22 is $99.00 no camera, no phone.



      If this link won't work go to Palm website.

      Click here: Palm - Products - Palm Z22 handheld

      I have the Zire 71. I didn't get it for the camera but the camera has come in handy.

      People with more Palm experience than speak with more authority, but I found that my Palm's instability was cured by re-loading the software. Unfortunatly, I couldn't find my discs so I did it though the website and the features have changed a bit (no more date-time stamping).

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      • #4
        After 7 years with PDA's, my latest device got flakey a couple of months ago. I took the opportunity to re-evaluate the paper option. I converted to paper and am very happy I did. No going back (forward?) to PDAs for me.

        I am also puzzled by the sudden dissapearance of the PDA market. What happened?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Barry View Post
          I am also puzzled by the sudden dissapearance of the PDA market. What happened?
          It hasn't been overnight. My top 3 reasons:

          1) overlap of functionality with smart phones.
          2) poor reception for (and unprofitability of) pocket pc's
          3) strategic mistakes by palm

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          • #6
            The new HP 111 and 211 will be available around the 3rd week of October I hear. These are just plain old pdas. No camera, includes wifi. MLO should work on these I would think. They are going to run Windows Mobile 6.

            It will be interesting to see if any competitors jump in with similar products.

            best

            Phil.

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            • #7
              As a regular T|X user I keep thinking I should just grab a second T|X now while I can. There is always eBay of course.

              Michael

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              • #8
                Try eBay

                From what I have been told (and read) the new WM5 devices are a bit slow due to the way that the OS manages memory. Having used a palm TX for a while I switched back to windows by buying a mint condition IPAQ hx4150 from eBay. It is excellent for GTD as it is fast, small and light running on WM2003. I think the future though is in Blackberries with wireless syncing of notes and tasks and with programmes such as NextAction making it easier to do GTD on them its a hard combination to beat.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
                  It hasn't been overnight. My top 3 reasons:

                  1) overlap of functionality with smart phones.
                  2) poor reception for (and unprofitability of) pocket pc's
                  3) strategic mistakes by palm
                  Yup, you nailed it. In fact, the PDA section at the local Fry's (big electronics retailer) is shrinking as the display of smartphones over in the wireless section increases....

                  And Palm couldn't strategize its way out of a paper bag, unfortunately.

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                  • #10
                    I have been a satisfied user of a dell axim x50 for several years. I use pocket informant with it. Its very good for transfereing calendar/contacts/tasks/notes between 2 computers (home and work). I also use it with wlan to read news in the morning. For gtd work I use paper planner mainly due to the better overview you get. I thought my dell would be obsolete when I got a new smart phone (nokia e65) but the bigger screen makes reading easier on the dell.

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                    • #11
                      I've been looking at replacing my elderly PDA as well. I have a Clie. While I like paper for some things, the PDA is really great for my calendar and contacts. I had to have a medical test last week and they asked when I'd last had it done. It was easy for me to give them the date even though it was three years ago because I have my calendar in my PDA.

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