I started my new position a little over a month ago at the company I've been at for 6 years. I'm in a project management role and I've been using sticky notes, spreadsheets, + MS Outlook to keep track of my projects. I'm looking at getting a Pocket PC to start storing that information so it can help me get even more organized. I also want to setup appointment reminders in the PDA.
I see that the Axim x50 and HP IPAQ HX2495/2795 lines also plays MP3's too and have a slot for SD Card. I can't find how big of a card that this could accept, as I would like to store music on it also. I have an IPOD already, but would rather like to just bring this to work than the IPOD.
How well do apps like Excel and Word operate on these PDA's?
Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PCs do a decent job with Word and Excel. However, some advanced formatting might be lost. If you need an even better MS Office suite (if you do use advanced formatting) then check out Softmaker.de's offerings which are excellent.
Those models should work with any standard SD card but not the new high capacity SDHC cards. So Make sure you get a standard card-- those are available up to 4 gigs (there are also 4 gig SDHC cards, don't get those). Transcend 4 gig standard SD cards are pretty easy to get and are reasonably priced.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview