11-03-2000, 04:31 AM #1imported_AdministratorGuest
11-03-2000, 08:03 AM #2
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- South Georgia, USA
Nice review Steve, glad to see that HP still gets some of the limelight recently taken by the iPAQ and Casio devices. I think that HP will reconize their mistakes and will come out with a great handheld in the near future. Good review.
11-03-2000, 09:31 AM #3
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- San Francisco
...according the infomation that Jimmy gave me, the new HP is in production now....new machine will have 206MHz SA and game pad. but no further detail I can get.....
I may get the wrong infomation.....
11-03-2000, 11:06 AM #4Glen F.Guest
Another first for HP - here is anexcerpt from an email I received from Omnisky:
We have announced that we will be providing support for the Pocket PC.
The service will be available later this year for Hewlett-Packard Co.'s
Jornada, with support for other Pocket PC devices following shortly.
Currently, we are not able to provide information regarding service,
hardware or a public beta test. If you would like to be notified of the
latest information from OmniSky, you can sign up for our newsletter on
our web site; http://www.omnisky.com/
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (800)
860-5767 or online at www.OmniSky.com.
11-03-2000, 01:31 PM #5
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I want to see this in a PDA, and I think it is doable:
The great flip lid of the Jornada
I like the normal stylii better (not the popsicle stick), but that is just personal pref.
The great screen of the iPAQ
Built-in CF Type II support
Ability to press multiple buttons simultaneously (DARN YOU IPAQ! *ahem*)
A 64MB memory option
Actually this list could get pretty long.
Basically, the best of the iPAQ, Jornada, and Casio EM-500 (I think...) combined.
Small form factor is a plus (if Compaq would build in CF and get rid of the flaws, the iPAQ would be great).
11-03-2000, 05:55 PM #6royGuest
IT IS A POCKETPC... Unbelievable when people start complaining that they want 64 Mb RAM, milons of coulours in a 6 oucnce package. If you want that buy a notebook and a small helium baloon!!!!!!
11-03-2000, 08:18 PM #7pioGuest
I Own a HP548, and think its mind blowing.
I come from the punch card computing era, and the PocketPC is truely amazing!!
As far as the limits of the 54x line. its all true but consider this...
Parts dont Break off, like some "others"
SH3 software is available ARM is not very
An expantion offers the use of CFII
most companys are or going to offer thier products in CFI
What lag? Not enough power? buy a laptop!!
If that other popular brand is so great why is there a higher percentage of of thier owners complaining ! :-) its true check out ALL the message boards then make your mind!
I could go on but I think we get the point.
11-03-2000, 11:59 PM #8
I would have to agree with pio here. No need to bash or down the other products. There are things you can get from other products that is way better than the one you have. And picking the right one for your current needs is what counts. People need not convert others in using their products... just give some fine point and let them decide. Avoid 'hey mine got this... yours doesn't nah-nah-nanah-nah' attitude.
[This message has been edited by johncruise (edited November 03, 2000).]
11-04-2000, 12:46 AM #9
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- cleveland, ohusa
I had the HP 545 before I sent it back and got an Ipaq.
It had some technical problems, but I was very impressed by it.
The screen didn't bother me that much and I found it ideal for ebook reading.
The speed wasn't much of a factor either. Ziogolf seems to play about the same on the jornada and the ipaq.
The best thing about the jornada was it's form factor. It was so nice to throw it in my briefcase or pocket without any case.
I don't know if I would switch back, but I do miss it. If the 548 was priced lower than the ipaq, I think it could provide some strong competition. I just can't understand HP's thinking when they price their 16 meg machine as equal to Compaq's 32 meg machine and price their 32 meg machine higher than Compaq's 32 meg machine.
I also liked the ability to insert CF cards into the unit without an expansion sleeve. I really don't like the ipaq sleeve system. I'm still waiting for a sleeve to come out that makes me really glad i have it.
One more thing, the HP 545 came with an extra serial cable so you don't have to go out and spend another $40.
11-04-2000, 04:00 AM #10bilboGuest
I have a Jornada 548.
Like it a lot, have not played with the others very much.
The feature set for Pocket PC works well on this machine.
I don't know about the others. 12K color screen is no issue to me.
The USB works. All programs I have trie work. The unit is solid, solid, solid.
Great form factor. Speed is important in laptops and desktops. Pocket PC's???
I can sync with Outlook, play music and read 10,000 books.
I am happy with my choice. HP has always been high priced spread but worth the $$.
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