Heading to buy a PDA...but which one??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by coolbreeze, Aug 21, 2003.

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    Okay. I've missed two bill payments, several appointments, and forget what I need when i get to the grocery store. After selling my old Clie PEG-S300 (because it didn't work with my new iBook, I'm a switcher) I've determined that I really can't think on my own, and need a new PDA.

    I really like the Palm Zire 71. The screen looks very nice, and has a camera (although gimmicky) to boot. I need to sync with both my mac and my windows laptop (keeping info/todo/calendar sync'd on both machines at all times). Can I do this while using my Palm/iBook/iCal and my Compaq work PC/Palm software?

    Oh yeah, anyone think there is something better than the Zire 71 on the market? Thanks.

    -Breeze
     
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    hugemullens

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    you'll go nuts trying to get a Pocket PC to work right with a mac. i got the origonal tungsten from palm open boxed for 299. i love it, its so small and sync's perfectly, with bluetooth to boot!

    EDIT: dude now they are only 199 open boxed!
     
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    pyrotoaster

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    I tell you to get a Newton too, but I haven't seen any Windows syncing software (of course, I haven't looked).

    Otherwise, the Zire 71 looks great. I tried one out at an Apple Store and it feels well-built, and the hidden camera is pretty nifty. :p
     
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    Newton Message Pad 2100 with keyboard and Wi-Fi card...

    vSpacken
     
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    Under $300 I'd get the Zire 71. Over $300, I'd hold out for the Tungsten|T3.
     
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    NavyIntel007

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    The Zire 71 will do everything you want. If you don't need a camera, I would go with the Tungsten|T2. Bluetooth, small, and bright screen. nuff said. PPC would be a nightmare to get working with a mac.
     
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    Well, following my (sometimes dangerous) whimiscal buying nature (see iBook purchase), I just got back from Best Buy with a new Zire 71. Charging now.

    Boy, did the Tungsten C look good...but coming in at $499 was kind of steep.

    Oh, and I got the BB rep to price match Circuit City to $259. Circuit City was selling an open box one too....and mine was sealed!

    But that Tungsten.....................
     

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