What did your PPC replace for you?

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  1. imported_geniv

    imported_geniv Senior Member

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    haha. just recently got my V35 PocketPC

    and now the following can be replaced by my single small PPC:

    - Bunch books (especially that huge Lord of the Ring book)
    - Street Map booklet of NYC (now use Pocket STreets)
    - 5 of my Remote tv/vcr/stereo/dvd/ (now use TV Remote Control)
    - Voice Recorder (now use NotesM)
    - MP3 Player (now use WMP)
    - Porn Mag (now use Resco Picture Viewer)
    - Dictionary ( now use BDictionary)
    - GameBoy Color (now use MorphGear... looks and sounds perfect)
    - NES (now use PocketNester.. looks and sounds perfect)
    - Calculator (guess what use now)
    - StopWatch/ Timer ( now use STop Time)
    - Little mirror (now use Pocketmirror)
    - Low power Keychain Light (now use Pocket Lamp)


    HHAHAH KICK ASS worth every penny I spent.
    (of course I use to have an Aero 1550 but B&W screen and low muscle CPU can only do so much)

    now only if the speaker is more powerful and I can find a REALLY annoying WAVE file that I can replace my alarm clock.

    one bummer. battery on the unit don't last that long. and once it's dead. all is lost... guess there's a catch to everything..



    can't wait until, devices that also integrate phone,bluetooth and GPS into a unit as small as the V35 and have better batter life (fuel cell) by then I'll be in heaven.


  2. klam

    klam Mobile Evangelist

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    You forgot the biggest thing your PocketPC replaces... a big wad of cash in your wallet. :D
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    Kathy_Harris Senior Member

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    Lots & lots of sticky notes and peices of paper that ended up getting lost....
  4. imported_Covert

    imported_Covert iPAQ 2215

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    My current Pocket PC replaced my previous Pocket PC. ;)
  5. imported_guinness

    imported_guinness Guest

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    A TI Avigo, http://www.ti.com/avigo/, it was ok when I got it, I liked the big screen and bright backlight, but it was pretty limited in software and expansion.
  6. euangel

    euangel Mobile Enthusiast

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    My PocketPC Phone replaced:

    newspapers -- thanks to AvantGo
    my cell phone
    my Bible -- thanks PocketBible
    toilet reading -- AvantGo and Palm Reader
    books -- Palm Reader
    Discman/MP3 player
    checkbook register -- Pocket Quicken (finally!)
    pictures of my daughter in my wallet
    a day planner -- obviously
    Thomas Guide -- Pocket Streets
    light to get in bed when my wife is already asleep -- Pocket Lamp...you mean there's a program that does that?
  7. imported_geniv

    imported_geniv Senior Member

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    fPocket lamp and pocket mirror is really bull and sorta works.

    Pocket Lamp. make your screen white so it let the most light out and u can use it to light up something in the dark.

    Pocket Mirror. mkae your screen total black to maximize the reflective properties of your screen. (not that I ever carry a mirror with me in the first place but it's a cool to do on the ppc)
  8. jhollin1138

    jhollin1138 Mobile Evangelist

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    All the extra space in left-front pants pocket. :D
  9. nobody

    nobody Mobile Enthusiast

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    Pretty soon it will replace my wife too.
  10. Spartan IV

    Spartan IV Must. Kill. Covenant.

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    it replaced my failing grades, with good passing grades :)
  11. thephenom

    thephenom Mobile Evangelist

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    PPC replaced the following for me:
    MD Player
    - Co-exist with my alarm clock as I use 2
    - Added new sources of newspaper, and newspaper for the days i don't get the paper physically.
    - Boredom killer as I play PPC games
    - A few line papers, using PW to take a few notes
    - Calendar
    - Dictionary
    - Pocket Streets replace my map (actually i lost my map)
    - Replaced a bit of my cash since mine was second hand, but it's WELL worth the money.
    - I no longer add new numbers to my cell phonebook, all in contacts.
    - I carry a few pictures around on my PPC instead of carrying photo albums with the help of Digicam
    - The most, it replaced my geeky soul with an even MORE geeky soul :D
  12. alexandr0s

    alexandr0s Mobile Enthusiast

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    How very true. I believe that for quite a few of us here, the decision to buy a ppc was made by....the geek inside us, just craving for the latest (and admittedly coolest) gadget out. And, then, when you find out that the thing is actually very useful as well....you're hooked.:D
  13. ucfgrad93

    ucfgrad93 Mobile Evangelist

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    My first PDA (Palm Vx) in the summer of 2000 replaced a paper Day-Timer.

    I currently own a hp1910.
  14. imported_geniv

    imported_geniv Senior Member

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    Sad but true.


    hehe, I purchased my Palm Vx around the same time. That was a GREAT pda wasn't it?
  15. criptik28

    criptik28 Mobile Evangelist

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    *Old Filofax/Franklin Planner (calendar, task list)
    *Printed phone list
    *Certain books I always meant to re-read, but never got around to due to inconvenience (e.g. Lord of the Rings series, Jules Verne works, etc.)
    *Discman (once I fill up my new 512 MB CF card with songs!)
    *Newspaper
    *Gameboy
    *Laptop computer (for writing documents)
    *Medical dictionary
    *Medical textbook
    *Medical drug database
  16. frostrambler

    frostrambler Mobile Enthusiast

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    That still hasnt happened to me...
  17. criptik28

    criptik28 Mobile Evangelist

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    That was also my first PDA (purchased the summer before senior year in college, 2000). Was very reluctant to give it up, but the lack of expansion slots eventually convinced me.
  18. thomas1973

    thomas1973 Mobile Enthusiast

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    Same here. Bought my Palm V fall 1999 (just before they announced the Palm Vx - pissed me off)

    I loved my Palm V, it was a GREAT PDA! My paper filofax just couldn't save a disorganized person like myself. With my Palm (and Datebook3, later 4, the BEST PIM replacement!), I got organized for the first time in my life! I remembered appointments, I had all contact info, and I remembered all birthdays! And the best part was the size of the Palm V - I could carry it anywhere without noticing I had it on me!

    But - I had to let it go, mostly because of a lack of memory (2MB!) and no expantion slot. I really needed a device where I could put medical apps. Enter Ipaq 3850.

    WOW! Color screen, 64 MB memory + SD slot! :cool:

    • It still replaces my paper planner (Pocket Informant 4.1!)
      It replaces my medical handbooks:
      - a medical dictionary,
      - a small medical textbook,
      - a small medical procedures book,
      - my drug database
      ^ (All from Skyscape - they have the best user interface!)
      Remembers my PIN codes and logins (eWallet)
      Calculator (incl. unit converter and medical calculator)
      Database of books, CD's, Movies and wines I have or want.
      ^ (so the DB's replace a whole lot of post-it's, notes and scribbled paper :))

    I'd like it to replace my MiniDisc, but I don't feel my battery can take it.

    I still miss the size of my Palm V, and find I don't take my Ipaq with me as much, and therefore it's not as great a PIM replacement as the Palm V. SO, I will be changing my Ipaq 3850 for an Ipaq 1910 very soon :D :D :D

    Thomas.
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