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    Best PDA / Smartphone

    Im looking to purchase a smartphone/PDA, prefrence to smartphone so i can replace my smasung e900 mobile to i dont have to carry around to devices. I travel a fair bit and need to collect emails regularly and take notes, manage taks etc..

    must havs are Wifi, bluetooth decent internal storgae with expansion slots?
    and windows compatible.

    Any ideas? tips on suppliers?

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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    I'm not sure of a device based on all of your requirements. But you may wanna look at the "Blackberry" almost all those people you see on the Tube in fancy suits most likely working for an investment bank is using one. So there must be something good going on there.

    Alternatively, you may want to look at the O2 XDA. It's literally a PDA with Phone capabilities.

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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    I have an 02 XDA (HTC Wizard) Which I like. Sure its a bit bulky but it does everything I need. I would like the newer one though with the 400mhz processor though for such stuff as calculating routes in TomTom etc as its a bit slow at present.

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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    XDA Exec here... brilliant for everything I've tried, but mostly for sync'ing with Exchange etc.. Runs TomTom just fine, but yes, a little bulky. I can live with it for the features though.

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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    Nokia N800 would be my phone of choice.
    http://www.nseries.com/products/n800/#l=products,n800

    Not seen any packages for em yet though.


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    Access the web on a portable internet tablet

    * High-resolution widescreen display
    * Opera 8
    * Flash 7

    Internet communications

    * Internet calling with integrated webcamera
    * Instant Messaging
    * Email client
    * Full-screen finger keyboard

    Access to internet media at home and on-the-go

    * High quality stereo speakers
    * Media player
    * UPnP architecture
    * Expandable mass memory

    Size

    * Volume: 137 cc
    * Weight: 206 g
    * Length: 75 mm
    * Width: 144 mm
    * Thickness: 13 (/18) mm

    Color

    * Silver front cover and matt black back

    Display

    * High-resolution (800x480) touch screen with up to 65,536 colours

    Memory

    * RAM 128
    * Flash 256MB, 128 MiniSD with extender included in sales package
    * Two internal memory card slots, compatible with SD, MicroSD, MiniSD, MMC, and RS-MMC. Compatible with cards up to 2GB. Configurable up to 4GB.

    Operating Times*

    * Battery- BP-5L
    * Browsing time- up to 3.5 hours
    * Standby time- up to 12 days

    *Operating times may vary depending on radio access technology used, configuration and usage. The availability of the product and its features depends on your area and service providers, so please contact them and your Nokia dealer for further information. These specifications are subject to change without notice.
    Related Documents

    * Eco Declaration

    Form and Function

    * High quality stereo speakers and sensitive microphone
    * High-resolution widescreen display
    * Integrated desk stand for on-table-use
    * Ergonomic keys for Internet usage

    Operating system

    * Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition


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    Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition

    Key applications (additional applications available)

    * Web Browser (Opera 8) with Flash player (v7)
    * Internet calling with video
    * Instant Messaging
    * Email
    * Media player
    * Internet Radio
    * RSS Feed Reader

    Connectivity

    * Auto-connection to saved Wi-Fi hotspots or through Bluetooth compatible phone

    Input methods

    * Full screen finger keyboard
    * On-screen keyboard
    * Handwriting recognition

    Display functions

    * Zooming, full-screen and panning functionality

    Utilities

    * Application installer
    * PDF viewer
    * Sketch
    * File manager
    * Backup/restore
    * Image viewer
    * Notes
    * Calculator

    Supported file formats

    * Audio: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, RA (Real Audio), WAV, WMA
    * Image: BMP, GIF, ICO, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, SVG-tiny
    * Video: 3GP, AVI, H.263, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, RV (Real Video)
    * Internet radio playlists: M3U, PLS

    Connectivity

    * WLAN: 802.11b/g
    * Bluetooth specification: 2.0
    o For Internet connection and file transfer via phone
    o Profiles supported: Dial-up Networking, File Transfer, Generic Access, SIM Access, Object Push Profile, Human Interface Profile and Serial Port profiles
    * USB 2.0 high speed device mode for PC connectivity

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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    Get a T-Mobile MDA Vario 2
    3G/wifi/ms mobile 2005/exchange sync/2 megapixel cam/video call/bluetooth
    If you want more info search for the HTC Tytn, its basically the dogs.
    I have one and would not change it for anything, and yes 3g does make a difference if/when you get the signal. Not for the video calling, more for the fast stable active sync. With T-Mobile you pay £7.50 a month and get 2 gigs of data transfer on it too (which means you can listen to net radio on the way into work)
    RDC is also build in and so is VPN support (but I aint figured it out yet)

    Basically its a professional phone

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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    O2 XDA here as well, very good bit of kit

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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    If you can hang in just a few months the Nokia N95! It has 5 meg camera, it's running symbian so there are plenty of programs you can get for it.

    As for geek toys it contains a GPS reciever and WIFI saving you on downloading cost of 3G. That's the cool thing it's 3G.

    I don't know what classes a phone as a smart phone though?


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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    Id like a Tytn but im stuck with this one for now. Will probably be something better when im ready to swap as well :P

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    Re: Best PDA / Smartphone

    I blagged a Nokia 9300i on an upgrade nearly a year ago. Its still going strong.

    The reason I got this, is becuase I have a nokia car which this fits into.

    I sync it with my Home pc and works well with outlook, i can open and edit word and excel documents. Plus connect to wifi

    It has been dropped a bit but becuase it was free i've not been afraid to take it out and use it!

    Robert

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