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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #14680 - 08/22/04 10:22 PM

Nobody pays for reviews on our site. Period.

Our X30's do not have bad sound in the least.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #14698 - 08/23/04 06:40 PM

Dunno, the sound on our two X30 models is not "deformed". It's not as loud as the iPAQ 2215 (which is one of the loudest Pocket PCs) but it's louder than several other brands and models.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #14700 - 08/23/04 07:04 PM

My 312MHz X30 has great sound- love it for games and movies.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #14825 - 08/27/04 04:51 AM

The Dell doesn't have mobile phone functionality, nor does it have a SIM slot.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #14884 - 08/29/04 12:01 AM

Yes, if a cable is available to connect the phone to the X30, then you can use the phone as a modem for the Dell.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #14928 - 08/30/04 07:01 PM

Sounds like you're missing a setting and the Dell isn't getting an IP address. If you're using a WEP key on the WiFi access point, you'll need to enter that key on the Dell when it connects to your access point. Also, I'm assuming your access point is using DHCP, so check to make sure the Dell is set to use DHCP.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #14956 - 08/31/04 07:18 PM

Dell does sell keyboards, including a Bluetooth one which is a re-branded Think Outside model. Check out our review of the ThinkOutside IR wireless keyboard- that one will also work.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #14958 - 08/31/04 07:27 PM

Powersave (208MHz) definitely helps and probably extends runtimes by about 25%. Turning down screen brightness will also help quite a bit. When is Powersave mode, the unit is plenty fast enough for PIM use.

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Re: USB [Re: LisaG]
      #15086 - 09/03/04 04:30 PM

Well it funny I have asked myself the same question. As Intel's PXA 27x ('Bulverde') chips support USB host which means it should be trivial to add a USB device to these machines. The Asus Mypal A730 reviewed on tomshardware is able to do so with the addition of a cable Asus is bringing out, also the Fujitsu Loox 720 actually comes with a cable for USB host. All these machines are similar in spec. The question is weather or not Dell will come up with the goods for the Axim X30 and produce a USB host cable. It should not be that hard anymore now the Intel chip and Windows 2003 second edition supports this. I have tried to contact Dell on this matter but to no avail. I should point out I have never seen any of these PDAs in the silicon but am trying to figure out which one to buy. From a price point of course the Dell unit is the best but the USB host is the deal breaker for me as imagine being able to stick your Ipod onto your Dell X30 nice.

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Re: USB [Re: Paul_001]
      #15106 - 09/04/04 06:21 PM

Keep in mind that USB host alone won't mean that all USB peripherals will work. You'll need Pocket PC drivers for the USB device, and those are very rare. Keyboards, mice and mass storage devices generally work. Since the iPod is a litle more complex than a dumb USB hard drive, I'm not sure if it would work without a driver.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #15251 - 09/08/04 11:22 PM

Yes, the X30 plays MP3s quite well and comes with Windows Media Player for Pocket PC.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #15380 - 09/12/04 07:20 PM

Hi Joe,
Our X30 312MHz and 624MHz don't have blue tints, have equal sensitivity across the entire LCD and are about as easy to view outside as any transflective Pocket PC (which is to say OK but certainly not great).

We have several SD card reviews which include speed ratings, such as the PNY and Panasonic cards: http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/tips/PNY_Panasonic_SD_cards.htm and the Kingston Pro Elite: http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/tips/kingston_elite_cards.htm . These are some of the fastest SD cards. SanDisk cards are very reasonably priced, but usually benchmark slower.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #15383 - 09/12/04 07:32 PM

We've been using the After5 enhanced capacity battery in our X5 for about a year and it is reliable and does offer increased runtimes thanks to the higher capacity.

Screen protectors are in part a matter of personal preference. I myself don't use them-- I haven't scratched a screen in the past 3 years and like the clarity of a naked display. But some folks worry and feel better with a protector on the PDA, or carry it without a case in thier pocket or bag and thus risk scratching the display.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #15680 - 09/21/04 07:09 PM

Using spb Benchmark, the iPAQ 4150 and X30 312MHz are very close in speed (testing graphics, CPU and file system), with the iPAQ winning by a small margin.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #15698 - 09/22/04 03:57 AM

I will be in a few more days because I'm using both of those units as comparisons to the iPAQ 3715. So look for our iPAQ 3715 review in two days or so, and that will have the benchmarks.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #15720 - 09/23/04 01:17 AM

Our iPAQ rx3715 review with the benchmarks you were interested in is now posted at http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/iPAQ_rx3715.htm .

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #15873 - 09/28/04 05:49 PM

We generally use a fast Palm such as the 400MHz T3 and VFSMark to test card speeds. This benchmark app has been around a while and is respected for it's accuracy. Plus we're using a PDA to test the card, rather than a card reader which introduces way too many variables (card reader speed and USB speed), as you noted . It's harder to find an app that was really designed specifically to test card speeds on Pocket PC, and there are other variables to consider with the Windows Mobile OS such as file system speed, which can vary from model to model.

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Re: Dell Axim X30 Review [Re: ]
      #15888 - 09/28/04 09:07 PM

Wish I could, but I don't have a Panasonic card. Tanker Bob (who is a Palm person and owns a T3) wrote that review.

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Re: VIDEO!!!!! [Re: ]
      #16270 - 10/11/04 04:13 AM

That depends on the video player you're using. Windows Media Player plays ASF and WMV files. BetaPlayer (free) plays AVI, DivX and MPEG1 movies as does PocketMVP (also free). PocketTV plays MPEG1 files.


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What Video's can be played on the Dell Axim x30?




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Re: File transfer idea [Re: ]
      #16300 - 10/11/04 10:55 PM

You can't plug in external USB hard drives with the Dells because they don't support USB host which is required for a PDA to use USB peripherals. Few PDAs offer USB host, so it's not a Dell issue. You could attach your hard drive to your PC and drag the files to the Dell or to an SD card in a card reader using Windows Explorer.


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O PDA Guru, is it possible to transfer data to and from an external hard drive? It would make life a whole lot easier for me if this is possible.




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