The HP rx1950 is a compact Pocket PC running the latest Windows
Mobile 5.0 operating system. It has a bright and colorful color display,
WiFi 802.11b networking and Pocket versions of Internet Explorer,
Excel, Word and a PowerPoint viewer. The rx1950 is very attractive
and has an SD slot for expansion.
High End PDAs for the power user: Palm LifeDrive and the Dell
The Palm LifeDrive Mobile Manager is the first US PDA to have
an internal 4 gig hard drive. That's a huge amount of space for
MP3s, videos, photos and documents. The LifeDrive runs on a fast
CPU and has both Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11b. It's large 320 x 480
display works in both landscape and portrait modes and it has an
SD slot, as do all current PDAs. $499
The Dell Axim X51v was the first
VGA Pocket PC running Windows Mobile 5.0 to come to the market,
and in fact it's still the only one in the US! The X51v's lovely
VGA display works in both portrait and landscape modes and makes
photo viewing, movie watching, web surfing and working with MS
Office documents a pleasure. The Axim has both an SD and CF slot
and a huge 256 megs of RAM. It's running on a 624 MHz processor,
currently the top speed for PDAs. It's available direct from Dell's
web site, though if you need it in time for Christmas, one of the
e-tailers listed below will probably get it to you quicker. $399
Cases are always a good bet! They're attractive and protect that
precious piece of electronics gear. Check out our case
reviews to get an idea of looks, brands and pricing.
The ThinkOutside Universal Bluetooth
Wireless Keyboard works with
just about any PDA and even some phones (Series 60 and UIQ/Sony
Ericsson P800/P900/P910) that have Bluetooth. It's easy to setup
and use, packs down small yet folds open for a full-sized typing
ThinkOutside also makes an IR keyboard for those that don't have
Bluetooth (all PDAs and PDA phones have IR except the E-TEN M600
Pocket PC phone). It's a great choice for someone in need of a
folding keyboard that's easy on carrying weight but big on typing.
Everyone who's been using a PDA for a while wants more memory.
Most all PDAs use SD cards and a few Pocket PCs can also use CF
cards. Check out our review of memory cards here.
out this link to find the best deals on CF memory cards.
out this link to find the best deals on SD cards.
Happy Holidays to all!