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    Old 07-24-03, 08:39 AM
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    I'm in the market for a Pocket PC PDA...any recommendations? I want the best bang for buck, I don't need the fanciest, but I want something pretty good and not too expensive...
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    I would definitely go for the Dell Axim. It's far far cheaper than all the other Pocket PCs, but it still has very aggressive features that rival its competitors. The only drawback is it's bigger and bulkier than the others... but if you don't care so much about size, it's wayy cheaper and very fast.

    On a side note, I've been asking Dell for one to review... but they just told me the other day they aren't producing them for a short period of time because of a performace flaw they found... so they might be back-ordered for a week or two. Watch the deal site (slcentral.com/c/deals) for big coupons you can use on the Axims... there's usually at least a $50 rebate, if not a 10% off or something.
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    I second that.
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    Also check out the HP 1910 ($220) or 1945 ($300) if you like windows. If you are into Linux try the Zaurus from Sharp for around $200 on ebay and get the 5600 upgrade and you are set.
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    BTW Brian, do you know what the flaw was?
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    With Pocket PC 2003 there was a severe drop in performance on some programs.

    More here
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    Wait for the fix to be released, then buy away . What are you gonna be using it for, more business or entertainment?
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    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?DPNo=253469

    Cant get much better then that. They also have the 740 with WiFi for $290 under the Countdown section.
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    I am looking for one for my son since he is starting an MBA program.
    How important is the Blue Tooth technology available on the iPaq?
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    Here's one of my few posts I'll be making while I'm in Europe because it's incredibly slow, but Bluetooth depends on what he needs.

    Bluetooth is a wireless technology which lets you use, for example, internet from your cell phone (that has Bluetooth) on a PDA. You can also use it to transfer files, as well as a few other options.

    Most likely he won't need it, but I'd get him the 2215 HP PDA if you want a HP. I just finished my review on it (it got a 9.5/10) and its a great unit.
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    Do you want it to have a phone? (Treo )

    the Treo 600 is coming out soon- and it looks mighty sweet
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