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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
    Hi,

    I need a PDA (not a PDA/phone combo) but quite confused on what I should get. Quite a few years ago, I had a Palm and was quite happy with it and synced well with my Windoze PC but now realize that technology has made leaps and bounds since then.

    What I need:

    • Something affordable
    • Would sync well with my iMac
    • Ample available Freeware and Shareware programs
    • Usage: keep track of the effects of prescribed meds several times/day, appointments, reminders w/ alarm, contacts, todo lists and a few other useful personal/business programs
    • Large enough screen
    • preferably with a mini keyboard
    • optional; built in camera (not necessary but convenient)


    I don't really need WiFi and other bells and whistles.

    Thanks,
    Gene

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get

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    I see no reason why you shouldn't just get another Palm OS device. If you want a mini keyboard, you'll have to go with an older model like Tungsten C.

    What didn't your old Palm do that you are wanting now?

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get

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    If you can wait I would say wait till the new Iphone comes out you will see a flood of the 1st gen on Ebay at the same time apple will have the new update and you can see if the programs you want are on Itunes if so you can pick up a Iphone pretty cheap considering the new ones are going to be $200 pop out the sim car and it will work like a Ipod Touch and should have a Good number of programs on it, It sync's with no issues but wait till the release of the new os for Ipod touch and iphone to ensure they have the programs you want. I know your not looking for all the bells and whistles but if you can get a deal no harm in having them and the touch screen is great for typing on.

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    Thanks for your input.

    What didn't your old Palm do that you are wanting now?
    It would have probably served my immediate purpose but I sold it years ago, I wasn't using it much back then.

    Cheers,
    Gene

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotham View Post
    If you can wait I would say wait till the new Iphone comes out you will see a flood of the 1st gen on Ebay at the same time apple will have the new update and you can see if the programs you want are on Itunes if so you can pick up a Iphone pretty cheap considering the new ones are going to be $200 pop out the sim car and it will work like a Ipod Touch and should have a Good number of programs on it, It sync's with no issues but wait till the release of the new os for Ipod touch and iphone to ensure they have the programs you want. I know your not looking for all the bells and whistles but if you can get a deal no harm in having them and the touch screen is great for typing on.
    Thanks for the info but being that I usually reside in Central America (and will be heading back in a few months), it'd be a pain to have it fixed if it ever broke down (Apple stores are few and scarce whereas Palm, Samsung, etc.) can be easily serviced.

    Cheers,
    Gene

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    I agree with mynameis: I am using a Palm Centro and love it.

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaNoHair View Post
    I agree with mynameis: I am using a Palm Centro and love it.
    Thanks, guess I'll be going shopping this week and see the various models. Good to know you like your Centro but the phone part of it won't do me any good in Central America because of the carriers.

    Thanks,
    Gene

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    A Palm Centrino or a 700P would work nicely.


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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaNoHair View Post
    I agree with mynameis: I am using a Palm Centro and love it.
    I also wonder if software written for Palm OS 3 will run on 5.4...

    Gene

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get

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    I don't see why you wouldn't just pick up an iPod Touch... That's basically my PDA... What would a Palm do that a Touch wouldn't?

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTELligent View Post
    I don't see why you wouldn't just pick up an iPod Touch... That's basically my PDA... What would a Palm do that a Touch wouldn't?
    He already answered that question...

    Quote Originally Posted by gemigene View Post
    Thanks for the info but being that I usually reside in Central America (and will be heading back in a few months), it'd be a pain to have it fixed if it ever broke down (Apple stores are few and scarce whereas Palm, Samsung, etc.) can be easily serviced.

    Cheers,
    Gene


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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    Plus the fact that there's a truckload of applications for the Palm...

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    Definitely Palm I'd say, my Treo 650 (Palm OS 5) syncs perfectly with the official Mac software in Tiger.

    If you like I can check it out in Leopard but I'm sure it will work.

    Cheers

    Hugh

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    I need a PDA but don't know which one to get
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugtheslug View Post
    Definitely Palm I'd say, my Treo 650 (Palm OS 5) syncs perfectly with the official Mac software in Tiger.

    If you like I can check it out in Leopard but I'm sure it will work.

    Cheers

    Hugh
    Me also: my Palm Centro works perfectly with Leopard (I use Missing Sync). Just turn off the phone. Since you are not going to be using the phone you should be able to pick one up on eBay cheaply.

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