Thread: T|C vs. E2
06-20-2007, 09:45 AM #1
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T|C vs. E2
My E2 is dead - sort of - I am about to replace it. I found a good eBay seller and another good seller on Amazon that both have a nice T|C.
Any thoughts on getting the T|C instead of the E2? Pros and cons of the T|C? So far, it looks good. Aside from the touch screen keyboard giving up on me, I have *really* liked my E2.
06-20-2007, 10:20 AM #2
Re: T|C vs. E2
You will be moving back on PIMs versions, no native category support, not all your TE2 programs might work on TC and things like that.
You will get a faster device, built-in Wifi, a keyboard (which is handy, trust me).
If the price is right, why not ?Digital since 1980, handheld since 2001
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06-20-2007, 03:31 PM #3
Re: T|C vs. E2
Okay, here's a list of differences:
-The T|C has NO Bluetooth capabilities whatsoever. It's not integrated, and SDIO cards don't work. Way to botch what was once a 500 US$ device, Palm.
-On the other hand, the T|C does have Wi-Fi integrated, therefore not requiring any SDIO cards for that purpose.
-The T|C uses the old volatile storage model, so NVFS-dependent apps like NVBackup probably won't work. (I recommend Resco Backup on the T|C for that purpose.) On the other hand, you won't have any problems with apps that DO hate NVFS. Just make sure to charge the device occasionally to prevent data loss.
-I don't know about the T|E2's battery capacity, but the T|C has a fairly large 1500mAh battery. It'll last you a while under moderate use, but don't expect it to last more than a few hours with heavy Wi-Fi use.
-You'll probably love the thumbboard. It's better than most other thumbboards I've used in regards to tactile feedback, though it could use some backlighting.
-The T|E2 has a default clock speed of 200 MHz. The T|C has a default of 400 MHz. I think the T|E2 uses the newer PXA270 rather than the T|C's PXA255, though, so it might overclock better for all I know. (A T|C OC'd to 531 MHz is no slouch, though.)
-The T|C does have the older PIM suite(Address Book/Date Book/Memo Pad/To Do), but you can probably transfer the T|E2's PIM apps(Contacts/Calendar/Memos/Tasks)to the T|C. Don't be surprised if the device becomes a little more unstable, though-it's happened to mine, which I use the T|E PIM suite on.
-The T|C has a vibrating alarm, which can be useful if you're in a situation where silence is golden. It can also record voice memos, but you'll need a mono Nokia 2.5mm headset to do so. (That leads up to my next point...)
-The aforementioned headset jack on the T|C is only mono. No exceptions that I'm aware of. It shouldn't bother you too much if you get a split-mono 3.5mm headphone jack from PPCTechs, unless you're enough of an audiophone to demand stereo.
-Unfortunately, the T|C has a major, unrectified issue with keypress slowdown. Namely, if you hold down ANY HARD BUTTON, you'll get hit with a 40% performance decrease. It's more of an issue in games than anything else, but it's something to take into consideration. (Of course, if the games happen to be the LJP emulator suite or MetaView's FPS ports, you can use an IR keyboard to bypass the slowdown.)
-The T|C can ONLY accept 1 GB cards in FAT format. My 2 GB SD card won't work in mine, sadly. I think it's a hardware limitation, meaning that installing a driver isn't going to fix anything.
Take these pros and cons into mind before you make your purchase.Current Mobile Computing Loadout:
Samsung Galaxy S III SPH-L710 + HP EliteBook 2730p
Former Mobile Computer History:
PDAs: Palm m100 → Palm Tungsten|C → Dell Axim X50v → HP iPAQ hx4700
Tablet PCs: HP TC1100 → Gateway E-295C -> Fujitsu T5010