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Good site to buy PDAs

Postby mpg187 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:27 pm

My iPAQs broke and I went to the store seeing if I could buy a PDA and they said the only place to get them is online which makes sense because everyone is buying phones. But I still want a PDA as a secondary device. It doesn't make sense, they don't sell PPC PDAs, only phones; but they will sell iPod Touches which are (even more crippled) iPhones. iPAQ is to Windows Mobile Phone as iPod Touch is to iPhone...

So anyways, I am looking into the possibility of buying another PDA. Main reason is my phone doesn't have an SD Card slot and my iPAQs did...

Do they still make PDAs that are just PDAs? Are they cheaper than phones, or should I just get another phone to just use Wifi on it (or move my SimCard between the two phones). Is there a good PDA that reads SDHC and Micro SDHC (And non HC as well of course!!!)? Maybe even something that can copy files between cards, either 2 card slots or some internal storage (copy from 1st card to storage, swap cards, and then copy from storage to 2nd card...)
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Re: Good site to buy PDAs

Postby SV Pocket PC » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:41 am

As far as I know, the only major company still making pure PDAs is HP. They have two, the iPAQ 111 for about $225 U.S. and the iPAQ 211 for about $300 U.S. They aren't cheaper than subsidized smart phones, but they are cheaper than smart phones if you don't sign up for a contract.

You can see them at HP's iPAQ page. The iPAQ 211 has both an SDIO slot (but I don't know if it supports SDHC cards) and a Compact Flash slot, so you could copy from one SD card to another with an SD-to-CF adapter.

However, these are WM 6 Classic devices that aren't officially upgradeable to WM 6.1 or WM 6.5. And, now that HP has bought Palm, they might be among the last Windows Mobile devices HP ever makes (but I don't know for sure).

DISCLAIMER: I am an HP employee (but I don't know anything official about their PDA strategy).

For older PDAs, there's always eBay or Used Handhelds.

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Re: Good site to buy PDAs

Postby mpg187 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:56 pm

I have a personal boycott against eBay

http://operation420.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1070 (Profanity warning)

Does that site have batteries?
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Re: Good site to buy PDAs

Postby SV Pocket PC » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:26 pm

mpg187 wrote:Does that site have batteries?

You mean Used Handhelds? I don't know. If they don't, you could check some of the PDA service companies we discussed in the iPAQ Repair topic.

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Re: Good site to buy PDAs

Postby mpg187 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:53 pm

Ya I don't know what I want, if I am gonna buy a new PDA, get theses ones repaired or get batteries for my old ones...

EDIT: Checked out some of the sites and they don't have HTC Magic Batteries, only HTC Magician lol...
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