Pocket PC for a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chuchichan2524, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. chuchichan2524 macrumors regular

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    Will a Pocket PC (i.e. iPaq or Dell Axim) work well with a Mac? Will it sync easily with iCal, the address book, etc?

    I'm debating between a Palm and a Pocket PC.

    Thanks.
     
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    i don't think so... i'm pretty sure it relies on ActiveSync for that kind of thing and it's Windows only, but you could try something like PocketMac - makes your Windows PPC look like a mac too! :)
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    PocketMac and Missing Sync are both ongoing train wrecks. Get a Palm.
     
  4. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    I agree with iMeowbot. Palms have pretty good looking interfaces/operating systems. Much better than pocket pcs.
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Including Windows Mobile? ;)
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    I hate Palm's Mac syncing software. Causes my computer to boot up slower and still looks like an os9 app. I barely use my Palm anymore because of it.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I had a friend with his Bluetooth PocketPC. I could send files over to it and that's about it. And that's only using the default Bluetooth utilities. Calendars might be another thing.
     
  8. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    It depends what you are going to use your Pocket PC for, really. If you're using it for wifi browsing and taking a few quick notes, when do you really need to sync anyway?

    If you're constantly syncing to keep e-mail and stuff updated, I guess a palm is better for you.

    I mean once I put the apps and stuff on my pocket pc, I haven't needed to sync it again yet...I use e-mail on it through gmail over wifi.
     

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