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DeeRB
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My first PDA
      #12114 - 06/15/04 10:40 AM

My mobile phone needs replacing, so I thought I might purchase a PDA instead. I decided on a Dell Axim, since I have a Dell laptop and I am very happy with it. However, there are a few points that I would like clarifying first, as I do not know much about them.
1. Can a PDA actually be used as a phone as well?
2. Can I keep my old mobile number by using my existing SIMM card?
3. Can you get a clipon carrying case for it?
4. Do the batteries last a reasonable time?
Any help would be greatfully appreciated

Thanks

Dee


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Re: My first PDA [Re: DeeRB]
      #12359 - 06/20/04 03:31 PM

Quote:


1. Can a PDA actually be used as a phone as well?
2. Can I keep my old mobile number by using my existing SIMM card?
3. Can you get a clipon carrying case for it?
4. Do the batteries last a reasonable time?





Answers:
1. Some PDAs have built-in phone functions, unfortunately Dell Axims do not. Here is a list of "smartphones": http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/smartphone.htm

2. PDAs do not have sim card support. Again, you will need one of the smartphones with GSM services. Not all smarphones have sim card support either. CDMA phones (Verizon) for example, don't have sim card support.

3. You can get a clip on case for just about any PDA and phones.

4. Depends on which PDAs you are talking about. Generally speaking, the PDAs with fewer multimedia features (MP3, video, camera and gaming) the long their batteries last. If battery runtime is a facter, get a device with user replaceable battery so that you can carry a second battery.


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