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Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo
      #14087 - 08/05/04 08:27 PM

Does this combination exist?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=58-110-004&depa=0
This one has GPS built in but I don't think it has a cell phone. Maybe a reasonably priced PC/CELL phone combined with a gps accessory? Which accessory?
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Re: Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo [Re: phoneblaster]
      #14120 - 08/06/04 06:21 PM

The Mitac doesn't have a cell phone built in. So far there aren't any Smartphones (PDA + cell phone) that also have a full-fledged GPS. However you can add the GPS on if you get a Palm or Pocket PC Phone Edition smartphone. Read our smartphone reviews at http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/smartphone.htm . It's much easier to add a GPS to a PDA as an accessory that it is to add cell phone functionality to a PDA, so I'd advise starting with a smartphone and adding the GPS.

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Re: Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo [Re: LisaG]
      #14293 - 08/11/04 07:43 AM

I like the MIO DigiWalker, can I integrate my phone with this?

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Re: Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo [Re: phoneblaster]
      #14295 - 08/11/04 10:56 AM

What do you mean by integrating your phone with the Mio?

You can get an aircard if your cellphone provider offers it. Read this article:

http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/tips/wireless.htm


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Re: Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #14319 - 08/11/04 06:19 PM

Hey,
I mean that I want to use the pda as my cell phone, but have it use my existing verizon cell phone to get calls through the pda. Also surf the web through my cell phone connection. Anyone got an idea about exactly what I should buy to make this happen?


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Re: Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo [Re: phoneblaster]
      #14320 - 08/11/04 06:38 PM

Check www.gomadic.com and www.thesupplynet.com to see if they sell a cable to connect your cell phone with the Mio. If they do, then you can use the cell phone as a wireless modem for the Mio when you need Internet access. However, the PDA will not handle voice calls this way, only data (Internet access).

If you wish to use a PDA as a phone, you're really best off with a Smartphone. Verizon doesn't sell any cards that can turn the Mio into a phone.

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Re: Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo [Re: LisaG]
      #14364 - 08/12/04 08:48 PM

Asus MyPal A716

http://usa.asus.com/products/pda/A716/index.htm

From the site:
"Information can still be in your hands simply through a Bluetooth built-in mobile phone. "

Does this mean that I can change my verizon phone service to this phone? Is this actually a smartphone? It is on other sites as only a pocket pc?


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Re: Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo [Re: phoneblaster]
      #14368 - 08/12/04 08:56 PM

No, it means if you have a Bluetooth phone, you can connect the phone and PDA using Bluetooth so the PDA can have Internet access using the phone as a modem. Verizon doesn't offer a Bluetooth enabled phone unfortunately.

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Re: Looking for GPS, Cell phone, and pocket pc combo [Re: LisaG]
      #14470 - 08/16/04 10:18 PM

http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/tips/sprint_2031CF.htm

Can the mitak mio 168 take these spring phone cards?


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