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Please advise me about the Dell x51v ? should I buy it?
      #25279 - 09/23/06 04:27 PM

I use a IPAQ h2215 now, and have recently purchased an iGuidance + BT-359 GPS system. They both work great with my IPAQ, however, there are some issues with the h2215 that I want to get past. One is HP?s implementation of BT ? it really sucks. I?ve upgraded the ROM which made a big difference, but the constant rebooting is a major pain. The task switching is another issue.

These are some things I need to know about the x51v:

If I have a fully featured BT compatible cell phone, can I dial my phone from the x51v?

How much user accessible memory is available?

Can I WiFi or BT synch the x51v with my PC?

I have 512 MB CF card now ? it works great with my IPAQ. Any issues with this on the x51v?

What?s the CF or SD MB limit?

Is the 16 MB accelerated VGA primarily for presentations, or does the accelerated VGA chip improve the PDA?s video performance?

I?ve read that Dell?s customer support sucks ? is that true?

Anybody bought their x51v from a company besides Dell?

So Cal

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Re: Please advise me about the Dell x51v ? should I buy it? [Re: Nate]
      #25590 - 10/23/06 05:38 PM

I'm going to try to answer your questions as best as I can . I just sold my Axim x51v if you're interested in my overall position.

1- I doubt it, I never tried it, but I don't think a protocol like that exists or is available. I'd imagine you'd be good with a google search there.

2- 192mb

3- BT - Yes. I'm unsure as to Wifi syncing.

4- Nope. You should be fine. I used a 1GB CF Card.

5- CF- I'd imagine it's 4GB, that's a guess though. SD, I have no idea. I never used it with this device.

6- It does assist with the PDA's video performance, and is also used if you put the PDA in presentation mode.

7- If you have need for Dell customer service (i.e. Can't find your answer via Google or asking in a public fourm), then you've got a bigger issue. I've only used Dell CS once, a few years ago- but yes, it was terrible then.

8- Yes. I purchased mine from a wholesaler.

Some remarks:

I sold mine, because I've been through many PDA devices in the past few months, and found that the Axim just wasn't what I was looking for. I've used several Treos, and the PPC-6700. I found the 6700 much more user intuitive, and without the need to attach, and reattach an external keyboard, it was much more friendly all in all. Believe me, unless you like writing on the little screens, an integrated keyboard is a godsend.


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