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Money 2004 and Money for PPC 2003 is released [Re: Michel_Merlin]
      #4685 - 07/25/03 01:46 PM

Microsoft has indeed launched Money 2004 (in the middle of 2003, isn't that amusing).
They have also released a version of Money for Pocket PC 2003. The catch is that this new version of Money for Pocket PC 2003 will ONLY sync to Money 2004 on the desktop, so you'll need to upgrade if you wish to sync.

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Re: Other possible causes to the diffs in Benchs [Re: Michel_Merlin]
      #4686 - 07/25/03 01:51 PM

I suspect it's the bus speed and better OS support and drivers for the graphics chip. PPC 2002 didn't offer much support for better graphics chips.

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This lets think that the 1st increase (from 3970 to 5450) may come from a different graphic chip (and/or from the wider memory bus), and that the 2nd increase (from 5450 to 2215) could come from the doubled single memory card used (while 256 MB were used in each of the 3 PDAs, they were in one single card in the 2215).

Don't mind if my question looks silly, but have you an answer?

TIA,

Paris, Fri 25 Jul 2003 16:24:25 +0200
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Re: Is the AC adapter UNIVERSAL? [Re: Michel_Merlin]
      #4688 - 07/25/03 01:53 PM

It uses the same Delta brand charger that's been bundled with iPAQs since the 3800 series. It's universal, operating from 110 to 240V.

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Is the AC Adapter Universal (110-240V, 47-63Hz), as it should be in a mobile device? I guess yes, but it should be stated clearly on the HP site and in the reviews, since some other vendors (can you say "CASIO"?) continued to ship ghettoized AC adapters until recently (either 110V/60Hz, or 240V/50Hz, but not both in the same adapter).

Paris, Fri 25 Jul 2003 16:32:20 +0200




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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #4765 - 07/29/03 02:27 PM

If you were captivated by the nice screens and multimedia capabilities of Pocket PCs, do check out the Sony Clie NX line of Palm OS PDAs too. You can play movies, listen to MP3s, have a really nice 320 x 480 transflective display and run Docs To Go 5 in high res mode And you get a CF slot for memory cards and Sony's WiFi card.

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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #4786 - 07/30/03 02:03 PM

Unless you need to use sleeves, I'd go with the 2215. You gain Bluetooth, a user replaceable battery, CF type II slot and the new PPC 2003 OS while spending less money


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here in canada, the price difference between the 2215 ($579) and the 3950 ($649) is only about $70. In your opinion, is it worth to put out the extra cash to get the next step up?




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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #4805 - 07/31/03 01:46 PM

Well, if it's that much cheaper and you don't want to use Bluetooth, go for the 3950

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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #4824 - 08/01/03 03:05 PM

You're right that NT doesn't support USB.

For the 2200 series, HP does sell an optional sync cable that terminates in both a serial and USB connector, and it's called: usb/serial autosync cable for iPAQ 2200, 3800, 3900, 5400, and 5500 series (part # 250178-B21).

They don't make one for the 1900 series, and I'm not sure if anyone else does, given that the 1900 series sync connector has less functionality than do other iPAQ models.

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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #4916 - 08/06/03 02:42 PM

It was released in the first or second week of July.

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when is the ipaq 5555 going to be released?




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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #4994 - 08/10/03 07:34 PM

HP's own folding keyboard for the iPAQ is quite good and works well. It's compatible with the 2215. Most other popular keyboards don't have Pocket PC 2003 drivers yet.


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I'm looking for the best choice on a keyboard for my 2215, any suggestions??




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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #5022 - 08/12/03 07:39 AM

this must be the one your talking about

http://www.hp.ca/catalog/acc/accessories_app.php?id=161&type_cpq=ppc_cont&LANGUAGE=en

thats $144 canadian

the company "Targus" makes a really nice folding keyboard for $99


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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: adblink182]
      #5026 - 08/12/03 11:53 AM

Yes, that's the one, adblink182.

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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #5239 - 08/26/03 01:25 AM

Q1 Has anyone had similar experiences to the PDA user quoted below?? I am about to buy a iPAQ H2210 (my first). I have seen mostly positive feedback apart from this one.

Q2 Can someone please explain "you-can-only-'partner'-with-two-computers"...
If I have a Desktop computer at home and at work. Will I be able to sync with both computers?? It is not essential if I can not.

Q3 If I was to use my work computer as the main computer that I sync with (emails, calender, address book, tasks etc) since I spend most of my time infront of it, can I sync with my computer at home (or other computer) and just transfer files??
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My intro into PDA's is the Handspring Visor. I wanted to upgrade so I ordered a Dell Axim. After I was told about a second delay in shipping without any incentive to keep me as a customer, I bought what I thought would be the next best thing, the iPAQ 2215.

WRONG.

The 'partnership' (sync) at home was less than smooth. As I discussed with other users, it's common to have to disconnect, even soft reboot, then re-sync before it responds correctly. Even when it went 'relatively' well, I could never 'resolve' issues.

So I tried to install the software at work.

WRONG.

(And what's this you-can-only-'partner'-with-two-computers crap? This was NEVER a problem with Palm's software. Should have known better than to go with more Microcrap)

It NEVER even established a connection at work.

Now I see that Pocket Office is far less functional than Documents To Go.

This piece of crap goes back today, and I'm coming home with a new Palm.




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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: Zoolander]
      #5241 - 08/26/03 03:31 AM

yes, you can configure the active sync software to just transfer certain things over, like files only, contacts only...etc

and about the quoted user...I've never had a problem hot syncing my ipaq and my computer. It was more then smooth in my experience....never tired to do it between 2 diff computers so not %100 sure on that one...


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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: Zoolander]
      #5247 - 08/26/03 03:19 PM

You can have partnerships with two computers. A partnership means data in Outlook is synced to an from the PDA. So home & work are fine, but you can't also sync Outlook data to your Auntie Flo's computer (that would be a 3rd partnership).

In addition, you can connect a Pocket PC as a guest if you just want to use a particular PC to install software or to share its Internet connection with the Pocket PC.


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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: LisaG]
      #5252 - 08/26/03 11:47 PM

lisa, so what would be the difference if you just wanted to log it in as a guest? you still would need to install the software to sync it and stuff....

so whats the benifit? or whats the difference?


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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: adblink182]
      #5255 - 08/27/03 01:16 AM

Yes, you do still to need to install ActiveSync on a PC to make a guest rather than partnership connection to the Pocket PC. When the Pocket PC is a guest, you can install programs and transfer files, but can't sync Outlook data or syncronized folders. You can also use the pass through Internet connection and also browse any available network shares.

Couple of reasons it could be useful:
1. You already have a home and work partnership, but there's another computer that you use frequently. You'd like to use this computer just to install software or transfer docs to/from the Pocket PC. A guest connection allows you to do these two things.

2. You just want to use the pass through Internet connection, so the Pocket PC has access to the Net or server volumes/network shared folders when in the cradle, but don't want to sync data.

3. You test a lot of Pocket PCs like we do! Since ActiveSync only supports two partnerships, the rest of the units have to be guests.


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lisa, so what would be the difference if you just wanted to log it in as a guest? you still would need to install the software to sync it and stuff....

so whats the benifit? or whats the difference?




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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #5651 - 09/19/03 03:03 PM

Play with them and see what they do. If you don't like them, you can delete them using the Remove Programs applet under Settings.

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I just bought the 2210 (in Malaysia) and the shopped installed a lot of program in there for free. Now I have things like Fusion Utils and Pocket PC Expense. WHat are these?




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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: LisaG]
      #5735 - 09/23/03 09:45 PM

I recently bought the iPAQ 2215. I am very pleased with it. I had intentionally waited for the PDAs to evolve before getting one. I've had electronic daytimers, etc. in the past and wanted something more useful. When they added Word, Excel, Email, and Internet, that made it worth it (I stayed away from the Palm because it had "COMPATIBLE" programs (we all know what that means). I wanted to wait for them to get some of the bugs out of the OS too. I like the PDA cell phone combination idea, but from what I have heard, the batteries have very limited life (for now). The 2215 has a great program for notes, and the keyboard and transcriber options are great (I'm surprised at how well this works); They are much better and easier to use than that Palm language that everybody that I know had to learn to use their Handsprings and Palms. So far I have only come across one thing that I wish that the 2215 did. I'm still learning how to use it, so it might just be that I haven't figured it out yet. I wish that it was set up so that I could click on a name in my contacts list and set an appointment with them instead of having to type the names in every time. I bought a modem for it and it works great for sending email, etc.. I will be buying a Bluetooth USB adapter for my desktop soon, and hopefully that will give me all of the wireless connection that I need for it (I don't need much). The other thing that I would like to know is if there is a way to get and install the OS? We all know how windows gets loaded up with garbage, I would like to be able to start with a "fresh" install every so often like I have with the other Microsoft Operating Systems (both by choice, and not).



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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: Mike60542]
      #5736 - 09/23/03 09:51 PM

Glad you like your 2215-- it's a great Pocket PC!

To start fresh, simply hard reset the iPAQ. That will put it back to just the way it was out of the box. The manual on the CD explains how to do this.

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Re: iPAQ 2215 review [Re: ]
      #5738 - 09/23/03 10:03 PM

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Am I right in thinking that both the 2215 & 1910 series can ONLY be synchronised with a PC via USB? MY PC is still (and will be for some time I suspect) Windows NT, and I understand that USB cannot be used in an NT environment. Can you get serial cables for either model in order to synchronise with NT? Are there other ways I could do it avoiding USB?




I saw someone suggest the IR above.

I think that you can also get a WIFI Ethernet Compact Flash for the 2215 and add a wireless Ethernet hub, router, switch, or card to your Network / PC.

ps. Thanx Lisa.


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