JohnO
(junior member)
12/08/07 03:26 AM
JasJam too SMART for me

Been using I-Mate JasJam for 6 months but some irritations are overshadowing the 'smart' capabilities that I'm not using. Finally decided to look for a better option but I don't understand all the different technologies, operating systems and feature/benefits of SmartPhones,PDA Phones, PDAs etc. I'd really appreciate your guidance to find a more suitable device that works for me. Used to own a PalmV and loved it. Have my own business so can consider all OS/platforms so long as it does the job.

NEEDS:
GSM tri-band phone, PDA, Email, Camera. View MS Word/Excel and Acrobat.
Bluetooth, WiFi.
I use the Phone 40%, PDA 40%, Email 15% and Camera 5% of the time.

Phone - talk time > 3hrs, ability to make easy/quick one-handed phone calls from address book (something I cannot do with JasJam), 1000+ contacts, easy text messaging, immediate keyboard access (not a clam)

PDA - Calendar, Ability to manage lots of tasks in different categories, easy/quick input of new tasks......if you know Dave Allen's "Getting Things Done", that's the system I want to use with this device.

Email - Easy Web access to read/reply in Gmail, don't use Outlook

Camera - 1-2Megapixels, mostly inside photography of whiteboards, flipcharts. Ability to email directly from phone.


LIKES:
Loudspeaker
Skype
Voice recorder
MP3
Pocket portable instead of holder

Thanks.


LisaG
(Head Honcho)
12/08/07 04:32 AM
Re: JasJam too SMART for me

Since you liked the Palm V, how about the Palm OS Treo 750 PDA phone? Here's the review: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Treo-750.htm .

JohnO
(junior member)
12/09/07 02:34 AM
Re: JasJam too SMART for me

Thanks Lisa.
On paper I like the functionality of the Treo 750 but am concerned about the number of negative user comments.

http://www.cnet.com.au/mobilephones/pdaphones/0,239036203,339273683,00.htm#user_comments

Although I've used PalmV previously, I'd like to also consider other devices. Blackberry 8300 or 8320 has the same QWERTY form factor as Treo 750. I'd appreciate comments on how Blackberry PDA functionality compares to Palm OS PDA functionality.

John

One device that has caught my attention, for portability, is the candybar Blackberry Pearl with it's unique keypad.


Ipaq3115
(junior member)
03/05/08 07:05 PM
Re: JasJam too SMART for me

Hey JohnO have you looked at the iPAQ hw6945?
http://www.mobiletechreview.com/HP-iPAQ-hw6915.htm
If you want something with a little more power you might want to look out for the M800...
http://www.expansys-usa.com/p.aspx?i=156642
Although I'm still waiting for Lisa's review on that one...



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