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meiling
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best pda to buy now--Vista issues?
      #29168 - 12/07/07 02:28 PM

Hello,
I want to buy a PDA and have a new laptop with Vista. At first I wanted a Palm TX but have read there are some problems with synching to Vista. How true or difficult is this and what are my options? I need to spend less than $300 and really prefer a PDA to a smartphone (I tried a Blackberry and really disliked it--the call quality was awful!).

I am needing either Palm OS if Vista will work or I guess a MS platform if Vista compatible because I need to run ACT (contact mgt software). Also like stylus input instead of keyboard and wireless capability. I am not super technically savvy so thanks for this website! Are pdas all going away to smartphones now?
Thanks very much for advice!
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Re: best pda to buy now--Vista issues? [Re: meiling]
      #29171 - 12/07/07 07:07 PM

Great question...I am searching for the same and also considering the Palm TX. My needs are to be able to access and edit Powerpoint, Word, and Excel files. Also need wireless internet, but agree that a pda phone is not the way to go. Any help appreciated!

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Re: best pda to buy now--Vista issues? [Re: furia1]
      #29172 - 12/07/07 07:37 PM

It's true that Palm's Vista desktop software is still in beta, but that beta version does support the T|X at least. For Windows Mobile PDAs, there's HP's new iPAQ 111 which is on HP's website here: http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/handheld/PC/1/storefronts/FA979AA%2523ABA .

We have one in for review and it's a very nice PDA with a lot of features and power for $299.


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Re: best pda to buy now--Vista issues? [Re: LisaG]
      #29180 - 12/08/07 06:39 AM

Will the Windows OS system in the HP iPAQ allow editing of Powerpoint documents? If not, is there software I can purchase for the iPAQ that would support editing Powerpoint.

I am seeking a laptop alternative that will allow for access/editing of PP and Word documents. Many thanks for the help.


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Re: best pda to buy now--Vista issues? [Re: furia1]
      #29181 - 12/08/07 12:02 PM

The iPAQ can read and edit MS Word and Excel files but only read PowerPoint files. There are 3rd party apps for editing PP docs.

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