There's a couple of comments I can based on my own experience, but
I'm certainly not an expert in this area.
I've got AT&T GPRS service which will support wireless Internet
either through the phone or through a CF card. I didn't get a Pocket PC with
a CF slot thinking that SD was the "Next Greatest Thing". Of course, it
still may be, but I don't think it's there yet. Anyway, connecting through
my phone (using IRDA since my BT phone couldn't seem to communicate with my
Pocket PC), it's pretty slow; about 80kbaud (on a good day). I've got a CF
card (I purchased from AT&T) for my laptop which takes the SIM card from
my phone and will connect to the same service. Speed is better (300kbaud on
a good day). Based on this info, if you're really interested in wireless
through your Pocket PC, I recommend getting one with a CF slot (which gives
you a lot more options on many devices) and to lower your expectations on
the Internet service you will get if you are used to broadband
The only other item I want to caution you about is that, I believe
that BT is even less secure than wireless. So be careful how you use a BT
connection, what information is on your BT enabled Pocket PC and, of course,
take all of the appropriate precautions.
Good luck with your decision.
still wish there was something between a Pocket PC and a laptop without
having to spend $2k.
(Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)|