Re: Using PDAs (was: [OT]Windows Vista)
Martin Törnsten wrote:[color=blue]
> Captain's log. On StarDate Wed, 03 Aug 2005 21:03:16 +0200 received comm from
> Stuart Gray <srtgrayNOT@clara.co.uk> on channel comp.sys.psion.misc:
> : Back on-topic: loved every Psion I have owned: 3, 3a, 3c, 3mx, 5, 5mx,
> : 5mxPro- still my no.1 workhorse. Disliked both WinCE machines I owned.
> : YMMV :)
> Owned several Psion Series 3 (the best series in many regards) and 3a machines.
> Also owned one HP Jornada 680 and 720. Currently I don't use any them (except
> the 680 who is the only machine still working perfectly, but not used daily).
I had a 680, the best bit of which was being able to add a WiFi card.
USed it to remotely administer our network and send emails. I found the
touchscreen was unreliable, and there were two serious wear patches on
the top left of the screen (where the Patience deck is displayed)
> Currently I use a Windows Mobile smartphone (Qtek 8010), who actually is based
> on the WinCE core. It works very well, except that I do miss having a build in
> keyboard. I have thought about adding a small bluetooth keyboard, but it would
> still not be the same thing as having it build in (like the Psion and Jornada).
> What really works much better than any of Psion palmtops or my Nokia phones has,
> is the syncing with my outlook calendar (which is even more important today).
Yes, I can see the attraction.
> The next time I will probably look for a phone with a small, but build in
> keyboard (like the Psion Sienna used to have).
OOhh, I had one of those too - lovely dinky little thing!
> Motorola has a new interesting one called 'Q' who i scheduled for 2006 Q1 (but
> when it comes to Moto you shouldn't hold your breath too long).
> Do you still use your Psion(s) daily, or something other?
Yes, a 5mx Pro: it's my alarm clock, game, ideas grabbing machine (I
even use the dictaphone function) and of course diary.
> What type of devices do you look forward to?
A 5mx with WiFi and bluetooth (for connecting to a mobile phone). That
would be my ideal machine - powerful, fantastic keyboard, and can browse
the web/send emails wherever I am.
> Do you also miss build in keyboard (like classic Psion and HP palmtops)?
> Best regards,