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Cameraman
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Tungsten E (too many quality issues?) or V37 (too obscure?)
      #11437 - 05/28/04 08:34 AM

Hello all,

My Visor Edge just died after 3 years of faithful service. I had pretty much convinced myself to get a Tungsten E until I started reading about all of the quality problems: folks having to reset them frequently, units dying in 6 months or less, etc.

I carry my PDA in my front pants pocket, so if it's too big I won't use it (a lesson learned from my Velo - a great PDA, but it had to ride in the brief case so I just didn't use it), and if it won't hold up to daily use (the story I am reading on the E) then why even bother. Not counting the last couple of weeks (the dreaded death spiral), I carried my Edge everywhere and probably only had to do a soft reset 2 or 3 times in 3 years.

So, maybe it's time to move back to a Windows machine . . . of those that I can find, the one that I like the best is the Viewsonic V37-2. It's small, light, and reasonably powerful, but it doesn't have a flip-top and I worry that the leather case will make it too thick. Also, I'm not able to find any solid evidence of Viewsonic's track record with PDA's.

I don't want a camera in my PDA (my handle notwithstanding), and I don't live in an area with good wireless, so I just want a really solid, dependable PDA. If I can't find what I want, I may just spend $90 for a reconditioned Edge and wait until someone comes out with the right product <heavy sigh>.

Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions.

Regards,
Greg

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Re: Tungsten E (too many quality issues?) or V37 (too obscure?) [Re: Cameraman]
      #11443 - 05/28/04 12:30 PM

I don't have a Tungsten E, so can't comment on that. But if you worry about quality of unit and the size, why not check out the small HP unit like this one

http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/ipaq_1940.htm

Be warned though, Pocket PCs need a lot more resets than 2-3 times a year.


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Cameraman
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Re: Tungsten E (too many quality issues?) or V37 (too obscure?) [Re: FMN]
      #11511 - 05/29/04 05:52 PM

Thanks for the tip. I like the small size, but it isn't obvious that the iPAQ 19xx series is a better choice. Although the 1935 is $50 cheaper than the Viewsonic V37-2, it doesn't have an integral flip cover (same as the Viewsonic), and I have read that a lot of iPAQ folks have experienced the ol' mysterious "cracked screen" problem.

Regards,
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Re: Tungsten E (too many quality issues?) or V37 (too obscure?) [Re: Cameraman]
      #11629 - 06/01/04 04:20 PM

I strongly suggest a case no matter which PDA you are going with.

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


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