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I'm trying to decide which PDA is best for me. The differences between the two other than the money seems to be twice the resolution, twice the CPU speed, bluetooth, and an app or two more in the more expensive one.
1. I'm wondering I plan on using this for viewing a lot of pics and videos if I should go with the higher res screen, or is the higher res screen just mean I'll be looking at much smaller icons and be able to fit more of a web page on the screen at one time?
2. Also, does the difference in cpu speed make much of a diffference, expecially if I'm using GPS with it?
3. One more thing. Is the battery life likely to be affected by the higher res and higher CPU speed?
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...52443,A1283608

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Craig
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post #2 of 8
your url is broke

last time I got a pda I just went out for all out functionality, does it really matter if the core clock is what 100 mhz more? But then again its been several years since I have looked at pda's
    
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PDA's are close to obsolete.... the smartphone is replacing them since it can do everything plus more.
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http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A1652443
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A1283608

I don't need a smart phone. I have a phone and I barely use it as it is. Plus I don't need internet access while I'm out driving my car or something. I just need wireless internet access for in the buildings that I'll be working in. And I don't need to be spending an additional $40-$50 a month for a data package on the phone. So a PDA is right for me. Not obsolete just yet. Plus these have a GPS built in which I find tempting.

Another thing; It seems that all smart phones only have microSD and I need more storage on one card than a microSD card can hold.
Edited by craigap - 7/7/08 at 8:40am
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I have a PPC 6700, its a windows mobile device, has wifi, bluetooth, minisd stuffs, etc.

It IS a smartphone, but I use it as a pda (no phone service) and it works great. I would sell it for $50 if you are interested. PM me and I will make a 'for sale' thread to make it official.

Has USB cable, can charge via usb, has IR transfer, has 1.3mpixel camera, touchscreen with stylus, plays mp3s, etc.

its nice to have but I dont use it as much as I thought I would. Only problem with it is one of the battery casing sliders is broke (3 are left).. but replacement backplates are cheap, and its not like its falling off anyways.

oh, it also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

http://www.prairiemobile.com/utstarcom_ppc6700.html

thats some info about it.

for software it has office mobile, outlook mobile, internet explorer mobile, windows media player mobile, and the stuff that comes with windows mobile 5.
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Thanks for the offer, but if I did go the way of a smart phone I would probably go with the HTC Mogul.
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post #7 of 8
great choice. i went from a HTC Apache (6700) to HTC Titan (6800) and its freakin sweet!

1. i can now put my phone in my pocket
2. the kb slides the other way for some reason
3. faster and more responsive

the one thing i miss about my 6700 is that i was able to OC the CPU. wish i could do that with the Mogul.

if the mogul had as much memory as the touch, that would be freakin sweet!
    
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Get a HTC Diamond, they are awesome, otherwise, pick up a mint condition iPhone off eBay, I got one for $380, after jailbreaking and unlocking, it's a great smartphone.
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