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Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by drunkenmaster, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. drunkenmaster

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    Okay I know how all this sounds , but can all pdas, accept mobile phone sims or are we limited to what the network providers offer. Obviously this must depend on how 'open' these pdas are to accept any network sims

    Also if not directly then what sort of add ons are required

    If this is anyway possible would it be possible to have a few opinions on which pda i should look at, up to £250 in price

    cheers
     
  2. Sandman

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    No, only a very vew PDA's offer the ability to accept sim cards. In fact the only "true" PDA I can think of right now that accepts sim cards is the XDA2 from o2 and is obviously only available from o2.
    There are plenty of smart phones on the market that offer PDA functionality, these are available from most mobile phone manufactures, nokia6630, sonyP910 for example. The P910 has a touch screen and stylus and operates in much the same manner as a normal PDA but is not as powerful. These two phones are available "unlocked" so can be used on any network.
    The two devices are getting closer and closer to ewach other but arent quite there yet.
    What I want to know is if they can fit a 60GB hard drive into an ipod why dont we have phones and pda with this much storage yet.
     
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    Oh yeah, if it is just a straight PDA you want with no phone functionality for £250 look on the dell website at their X30.
     
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    cheers Sandman - looking for one unit that can do it all
     
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    Think that one of the new HP IPAQ's will take a SIM card as well but apart from that the only real All-in-ones are the Handspring Treo's and all the HTC range of Pocket PC's. The T-Mobile MDAIII, Orange SPVM2000, O2 XDAIIs are all the same device basically

    I've got an XDAIIs and I like it, but the thing to remember is that they are PDA's first and phones second so the phone side of things is not a patch and a standard Nokia/Samsung etc..

    But then again the PDA side of those phones isn't a patch on a pocket PC

    If you want a Phone/Diary/Email/Web Browser/SatNav/MP3 player/Games machine/Memo recorder/Speed camera detector/Camera...etc...etc.. I'd recommend one

    If you want a device you never have to play around with though don't get a Pocket PC though as you have to spend a fair bit of time to get the best out of one, they are nowhere near as user friendly as MS and the networks would have you believe but when used right they are a pretty powerful tool.

    As an example i've just typed this reply in about five minutes using the built in XDA keyboard using my Broadband connection over Wi-Fi.

    The XDAIIs and XDAIIi are both available for sub £100 if you shop around
     
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    You can get the XDAII on o2, MDAIII or MDA Compact on T-Mobile, M2000 on Orange, and VPA on Vodafone, They're all varients of the same device manufactured by I-Mate.
     
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  8. drunkenmaster

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    Thanks for the info!!

    Mmmm XDA IIi - £100 - Cant find any for this sort of price - any ideas where from?
     
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    That would would be awesome if the current pda's had ipod type storage space!
    At present the max storage you can get is about a gigabyte or two and that's
    removable.....
     

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