I don't have any specific advice as to particular devices, but I do
have some general opinions. I have used both Palm and Pocket PC, the
Palm since the original Palm Pilot. For the last two years, though, I
have been using a Dell Axim Pocket PC. I switched from Palm because I
wanted to run certain applications which (at least at the time) could
only run on the Windows Mobile platform. (I think that's what they call
the OS these days.) I have been satisfied with the switch. I use
certain network utilities such as a data rate monitor and even PC
Anywhere which I can use to control my desktop remotely. (PC Anywhere
is obviously kind of clunky on that tiny screen, but if all I need to do
is start a backup or some module on a server, it does the job.)
That said, I would not hesitate to recommend a Palm device if your
primary use for it will be calendar, contacts, and memos. In fact, if
that were the case, I would recommend the Palm over the Pocket PC as
more cost effective and efficient for those basic apps.
Information Technology Director
Montpelier Public Schools
Montpelier, VT 05602
>>> On 3/13/2006 at 9:15:56 am, in message
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> I am in the market for a good hand held device for personal use.
> I generally use both PC and Mac... would like one that can sync
> (probably most do now)..
> Don't need a phone, don't really want one that is Blackberry-ish..
> need that much gizmo to it...
> reliable, works well with First Class... some decent features, etc.
> Any recommendations?
> Peter Drescher
> Technology Integration Specialist
> Vermont Institutes
> 45 College St.
> Montpelier, VT 05602
> 802-828-1381 (voice)
> 802-828-1327 (fax)
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