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From: "Kevin R. Phillips" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] PDA question
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 10:04:50 -0500
Most PocketPC's have the same feature set and more, you just have to look at
them. I'll list the features you list below with a general idea how common
it is for a device (PocketPC).
1. Wi-Fi - very common except for the cheapest devices. (So yes, you can do
email, internet, etc. if you have a wi-fi connection to the internet - or
get a phone edition based device then you can to that without wi-fi)
2. Bluetooth - also very common.
3. Word, Excel, Powerpoint support - Word and Excel support comes on ALL
PocketPC's, Powerpoint I know is available on the new devices, not sure
about older ones. (There's a lot of other software that comes with it too)
4. "Large Color Screen" - well, all PocketPC's are color screens. I guess
"Large" is relative, some are bigger than others, depends on the device and
how small you are aiming for.
5. Landscape to Portrait rotation of screen - true for ALL PocketPC's since
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. (Devices since 2004?)
6. Listen to MP3's and Read eBooks - available on ALL PocketPC's for a LONG
There really can be very little difference in the hardware between the two
platforms (as with a lot of things, the actual hardware is sourced for
production, it's not like Palm or HP or ? is actually making the hardware,
HTC is the largest manufacturer of PDA's in the world)
You can also get built-in GPS for example, so don't just limit yourself to
what the TX listed. I know HP is coming out with a new VGA device soon, so
there are many features that you might find interesting.
You might start on the HP website to see what they have available. Here's a
link directly to a page with them listed but it'll likely be "split" across
lines so you'll need to cut and paste it back together.
"Windows Mobile Classic" - traditional PDA, no phone support
"Windows Mobile Standard" - Phone based device, used to be called
"Smartphone"... the screen is not a touchscreen
"Windows Mobile Professional" - Phone based devices, used to be called
"Phone Editon" - screen IS a touchscreen, so it's like a traditional PDA
with a phone.
You likely won't see them list 'Word, Excel, MP3, etc." since those features
have been on PocketPC's for so long, I guess they don't really figure they
are selling points or they figure the person knows it comes with it.
I also have information on the Northern Hills Software website that
discusses various features that are typical on these devices:
And email me at if you have any questions
(about a specific device or just a general question)
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Kate & Tony Press
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2007 2:55 AM
Subject: [TMG] PDA question
Can somebody on the list recommend a good PDA
that is compatible with the "Pocket Genealogist"
and has the same features as the Palm TX -- TX?
The following blurb which lists the features was
extracted from the Palm Web Page. It sounds to good to be true.
Introducing the PalmRR TX handheld. With built-in
Wi-Fi and BluetoothRR technology, this is the
wireless device you've been waiting for. Browse
the web and check email from your office, campus,
or a home Wi-Fi network--and places like
airports, cafes, and hotels1. Carry your Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint files2 and get more done
anywhere. Web pages, presentations, spreadsheets,
photos, and videos come to life on a large colour
screen that rotates from landscape to portrait
mode. Have time to unwind? The Palm TX handheld
even lets you listen to MP3s3 and read eBook.
Any help appreciated.
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