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RE: Looking for a Wi-Fi PDA
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: Looking for a Wi-Fi PDA
- From: "YI" <YI(--nospam--at)summit-sr.com>
- Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 11:20:46 -0800
PocketCAD, only for PocketPC, no Palm version yet.
Y i Y a n g,
SUMMIT ENGINEERING INC.
Santa Rosa, California
I have the Dell Axim (400 MHz processor with 64MB
RAM) with MS Pocket PC which I upgraded from the old Palm IIIe
The best thing about this is the sync with the MS programs. I dont
need to get any additonal software for the basic usage. It syns Outlook
without any problem at home and work. Word and Excel files can be
sync'ed and moved around (also view and edit on the PDA).
MS seems to be releasing all its software to be
compatible with Pocket PC including Money. I have MS Pocket Streets
which came with the MS Streets. I can download maps to my Pocket PC
which can narrow down to street level maps. I beleive MSN maps also has
Ofcourse the color screen is great. I take
digital snaps with the digital camera (on the CF card) and the built in
software can be used to review and even edit the files. MS media
player version is also available which lets u play audio and video
files. You can also record notes with your voice. MP3 compatible
so that you could use with a walkman.
It is Wi-Fi compatible but i have not installed
the card. MS is working hard on this and updating features which is a
major plus point. I have not come across pocket version of AutoCAD yet
Hoping to hear more from other who use
Aswin Rangaswamy, P.E.
Facilities Inc. (www.jacobs.com
I would like to hear from some
of you who are using one of the newer palm or pocket PC devices that are
Wi-Fi enabled. I am seeking one and have been considering the new Palm T3
or the Dell Axium(?) or the Toshiba new Wi-Fi? I think that the new
Palm is Microsoft compatible to accept the contact list and phone
directories of Microsoft Office, but I am not sure. I like the idea that
the T3 allows for a wider side view in case I want to load a spreadsheets.
However, the Dell is a workhorse and I have always been partial to Dell as
it is my main laptop (Inspiron 8500).
All computers in my home are
Wi-Fi connected to my DSL service and each of three computers so I can
share files. It is important to me to be able to leave my office
(including my laptop) and have my PDA next to me so I can jot down notes,
check appointments and do some surfing without lugging the laptop into the
bedroom and getting my wife ticked off. Furthermore, I enjoy reading
novels on my PDA as there are a lot of choices on the Project Gutenberg
Your comments and opinions
will help a great deal.
Dennis S. Wish,