TJiddy
(junior member)
06/19/04 10:49 AM
text messaging with a PDA

I am thinking of buying a PDA but I do not know that much about them. I would like one where I could text message my friends. Do they make PDA's with this ability?

mass1ve
(junior member)
06/20/04 05:54 AM
Re: text messaging with a PDA

text messaging to what? a phone?

TJiddy
(junior member)
06/20/04 10:36 AM
Re: text messaging with a PDA

Ya, I was hoping that they made PDA's with this ability. I do not know a whole lot so I might be way off here. Thanks for your help.

equus0400
(member)
06/20/04 11:26 AM
Re: text messaging with a PDA

you can text message to any user that has an email address. For example yahoo,MSN and a few others thru the users respective carriers offer such a plan.You might want to check the Sprint,Verizon and T-Mobile wireless web sites.I used to do that when I had a Jornada Pocket PC with a wireless modem.

mass1ve
(junior member)
06/20/04 03:32 PM
Re: text messaging with a PDA

you can do it via bluetooth but its not usefull for long distances. gotta have a smartphone for that i guess?

resourceress7
(member)
06/21/04 07:54 PM
Re: text messaging with a PDA

The T-mobile sidekick (a.k.a. Danger Hiptop) is a text pager (via email or IM), phone, and has limited PIM features (calendar, to-do, etc.). HOWEVER, it is not really a PDA, in the sense that you cannot add any software to it, you cannot create any kind of documents with it.

if only we could merge the text pager bit with the pda bit, i would be so happy! alas. (blackberry devices have this problem too -- great pager/email access, but not good as a laptop/notebook replacement that can handle software, documents, etc.) i will probably get a separate text pager and separate pda. Still leaning toward a PDA with the largest screen and best screen resolution (VGA would be nice).



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