Quote from sweeeeetnothins
I'm going to break down and finally buy some type of personal assistant but am so confused with all that is out there. Two women in my class each have something different but they love the models each has. I see how much these devices help them on the floor and everyone in their groups use it. Unfortunately, I'm with a group that doesn't have one. My question is do you have one and what model do you have? What are the pluses and things you dislike about the model you have?
Thanks in advance!
I used to sell PDA's. There are two major types as you've named above, Palm and Pocket PC. The difference is the operating system. Palm has been around forever and their operating system was invented by Macintosh so it is a Mac type OS. Pocket PC is the Windows Me2 PDA. Basically, if you are not comfortable learning to use a new OS, the Pocket PC is just like Windows. If it doesn't bother you to use more than one than there are some advantages to Palm.
The file sizes are smaller. For example Taber's Med Dictionary is 13mb for Palm and 21mb for Pocket PC. Also Pocket PC handhelds have a much higher starting price.
As for what's available, it used to be that having Pocket PC limited you in software choices, but the gap is quickly closing. I wouldn't let software availability sway you. You should have no problem finding software. BTW, skyscape.com is a great source.
The Dell PDA's are Pocket PC PDA's so you know. Only Palm makes Palm OS now. Sony got out of the PDA biz. HP makes Ipaqs (Pocket PC). I would bet any amount of money that HP makes the Axim for Dell.