This page is describes my quest to upgrade my palm pilot.
I recently bought an HP iPAQ h4150 for no good reason. I returned it the next day. The windowsyness got to me. My initial plan with it was to hold out until a linux distribution for the 4XXX series would come out. But I decided not to risk it and wait for the [http://www.engadget.com/entry/0761112787833189/ Tungsten T5], which turned out to be a [http://www.engadget.com/entry/0761112787833189/ hoax]. I also considered getting a [http://www.bargainpda.com/reviews/default.asp?reviewID=283 CLIE TH55], except they are discontinued in North America.
The things I definetely need in a PDA are:
- Wifi access via 802.11b, Bluetooth
- Standard audio output port
- Large, high resolution screen (3.5"+, 320x480 resolution)
- NO hardware scratch pad (what a waste of space!)
- PalmOS 5+
Other optional bonuses would be:
- Cell phone support
- GPS Unit (via bt?)
= More recent =
I recently engaged in some TungstenDestruction.
But I have a blackberry while I work at RIM, so I'm not completely free yet. Anyway, this blackberry thing has really spoiled me: I never want to plug in to sync data anymore!
So my intention is to eventually get a device (probably in 2006) that will run the Familiar distribution. Other things I want in it are:
- Memory expansion slot
- Big, bright screen (for reading books)
- Wireless internet
- Audio out
* Long battery life