In the market for a pda

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by davidwes, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. davidwes macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2004
    Hi. I love the apple iphone and if cingular only charges around 39.99 a month for the service I will get it. But if they charge there usual for the data plan then I will not buy. But I am in the market for a orginizer/calander/contact thingyamigig.

    I had bought a palm m100 5-7 years ago and used it for maybe a year but never really got myself organized with it. I'm using adress book in mac os x and would like to start using it even more.

    Can someone recommend anything?
  2. skwij macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2006
    Belleville, ON, Canada
    Even though Palm's software is bordering on ancient, and most people seem to think they're on the way out, I'm more than happy with my Palm T/X and Missing Sync to sync stuff. As long as you don't bother with the Palm sync software, and disable the palm conduits in Missing Sync, it's seamless, and easy.
  3. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    If you are looking for something just to carry addresses around I'd opt for the small Palm Z22 and while you could just use the iSync conduit to sync your address book and iCal I'd suggest going with Mark/Spaces Missing Sync.

    Another option if you are a pay as you go phone user (T-Mobile or Cingular) would be to buy an unlocked Treo 650 and Missing Sync, this is my set-up (I hardly ever use a cell phone) and I got the Treo and MS for under $300. You could do it with a Treo 600 for around $200.
  4. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    I like Palms stuff if you just want simple PDA functionality.
  5. student101 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2007
    I know that the word "Windows" is kind of a bad word around here, but the Windows Mobile 5.0 for smartphones is actually pretty good. Not perfect, and not near as intuitive as OSX of course, but a very good program. I just recently acquired a Samsung Blackjack and love it. My point is that maybe you should find some kind of smartphone that runs Windows Mobile. It syncs great with the Mac if you buy Missing Sync from Mark/Space. I've also had great luck with the Palm software on their PDA's such as the Z22 and T/X (as others have mentioned) if you don't want a phone.
  6. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Are you sure you would benefit more from a PDA than when you last owned one? If not, a smartphone would be a better acquisition.
  7. KYBOSH macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2007
    Do you guys think apple will ever bring back the Newton?
  8. weg macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    No. The iPhone is as close as it can get.
  9. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Absolutely not and for many reasons. A major one is that it was Sculley's baby...

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