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Hello guys. Just out of interest. I was looking at some of the HP PDA units such as the HP Classic and the HP Enterprise. Both look rather promising.

However I am a noob with PDA's. I understand the concept and I know how to use them but as I do not go looking for them much I do not have a very good idea when it comes to best bang for buck as such.

I rather like the look of the HP's. However can someone point any others out that also have GPS capabilities for use in a car for example.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
Hello guys. Just out of interest. I was looking at some of the HP PDA units such as the HP Classic and the HP Enterprise. Both look rather promising.

However I am a noob with PDA's. I understand the concept and I know how to use them but as I do not go looking for them much I do not have a very good idea when it comes to best bang for buck as such.

I rather like the look of the HP's. However can someone point any others out that also have GPS capabilities for use in a car for example.

Thanks.
Have you ever thought of the Nokia N95. I know its not a PDA as such but I have a nokia e51 and it functions well as a PDA (has wifi and bluetooth GPS support too). Free BUMP if it isn't applicable.
Edited by coffeejunky - 5/28/08 at 5:20am
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You may consider some units like the hx2790 from HP that do not have internal GPS but they come with Bluetooth so you can attach a GPS bluetooth device on them. They are powerful PDAs, especially the ones you are after and they come with a VGA screen (new models NOT the HP i-paq hx2790-2795).
Here is a link for the hx-2795 http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/h...FA674B%2523ABA
and here is one for the more powerful and brand new HP iPAQ 211 http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/h...B041AA%2523ABA
If i was about to pick up a PPC, PDA again i would look one with a large screen, VGA and WM6. I think the 211 is really good. Mind you it is not a phone it is a pure PPC.

Since the introduction of WM5 and WM6 on cell phones there are very few good PPCs around and i think HP is the way to go with.

EDIT: I have got both an hx-2790 and an N95 that a friend suggests as an alternative above. Main differences are that N95 runs on Symbian and HP on WM6 (I have hacked it to install WM6 since it used to run on WM5). The 211 runs on WM6. LCD on the N95 is 2.8 inches whereas on the HP is 3.5. The HP-211 has a 4 inch screen! The i-paqs are more powerful in terms of processing power (check the specs on the links) but have no phone capabilities. Also N95 has a built-in GPS.
Edited by yannis7777 - 5/28/08 at 5:32am
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Thats guys. Well it being a cellphone is not of any worry to be honest. As for the Nokia suggestion...Well they are ok but I should have mentioned im in the market for something Windows based.

Ill take a look at those links now.
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Enterprise... have you ever heard of the SERO program from Sprint. Since you're looking for a PDA, I'm assuming you want to surf the internet. For $30/month you get 500 minutes and unlimited data for internet. As for the phones... there is the Blackberry Curve, HTC Touch, HTC Mogul (which I think is a very nice phone), Motorola Q9C. These are all PDA phones and most of them are Windows operated. Give it a look
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HTC Touch Diamond

i use HTC Blue Angel Tho its old, i have upgraded to windows 6
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A more extreme option that is bigger in size and much more expensive (it is not a PPC/PDA it is an UltramobilePC) is the HTC Shift.
http://www.htc.com/www/product.aspx?id=596
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Cheers guys. Well the HTC shift is very nice but you will not find me ever spending that much on that kind of tech im afraid. The Diamond looks nice but is a little pricey. The reason I liked the Ipaqs was because they are fairly reasonable. especially the Ipaq Classic.
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Why don't you try a pda-phone, there are some really good ones out there, and you can just add it on to your current service.
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Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
Why don't you try a pda-phone, there are some really good ones out there, and you can just add it on to your current service.
Yeah this was another option I was considering. I may have a look at some and see what the overall price is like.
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