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Sony CLIÉ Handheld vs. iPaq Pocket PC
Pro's and Cons of Each

 5:21 pm on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

What is the differences and what are your preferences between the two of these handhelds.

On one hand you have the CLIÉ running the Palm OS, the other you have the iPaq running a Windows varrient.

Both are color. The CLIÉ has more available applications because the PALM OS has existed longer.

Are you to give up all these useful apps to have a handheld that can run IE in little people mode?

When I was making the decision of which one to buy the whole 'I can use IE and windows media on it' phased away because im not going to lug around the modem/wireless kit with it, why not just buy a Sony Laptop. So I wasn't actually ever going to use it. Away from all the glamour I had to compare the two.

The CLIÉ is smaller in size and works with the hand a lot better. heh i dropped the iPaq on the floor 2x :)~ it still worked though ~!

I bought the Sony, I love the Jog Dial, I have the headphones and they gave me 128 meg stick free by rebate.



 6:42 pm on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I don't even have a color PDA. Not what it's about for me. If I want graphics, I'll use a computer. If I want a notepad/checkbook/dayrunner/calculator/etc/etc on steriods, I'll pull out my trusty Visor Edge w/plain Jane greyscale screen.

It's really all about what you want to do with it...


 7:42 pm on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I believe we have a moderator that will be along shortly with a full iPaq review (I've heard through the grapevine a mod has not one, but a pair in the house)

>little people mode?


I agree completly EliteWeb. I've been researching PDA's for quite awhile. The info that is on the net is either minutia about the perty case colors, or something really lame about the software.

What I want to know, is what are the limits of WinCE? What will it and won't it run?


I really hadn't considered a Sony to tell the truth. For me, the question is between a low rent job like a entry Palm, or going for gold between the Jornada or iPaq (once and HP guy, always an hp guy)

>why not just buy a Sony Laptop.

Ditto for serious stuff. When you consider you can buy a pretty decent used laptop for the price of a mid-top end PDA, it reall gets questionable.



 7:48 pm on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've seen Quake for WinCE... for the *serious* gotta-have-a-fix-NOW game junkie. hehe


 11:56 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

(: Quake for PDA, ive played it, not the smoothest thing ive seen but definitly a 'geek' thing. heheh


 7:59 pm on Mar 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

The thing with the Sony is that you have to use those silly memory sticks. I have a Jornada 548 and the Compact Flash port means I'm in peripheral heaven. My next upgrade will be an Ipaq, though.


 8:10 pm on Mar 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nice thing about Handsprings... Their Springboard expansion system may be proprietary, but I know there are Springboard adapters for both SmartMedia and CompactFlash cards (maybe more? haven't looked...), so you can use either or both for additional storage.


 8:13 pm on Mar 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

I love the silly little memory sticks :) I can stick them in so many of my holes!


 8:42 pm on Mar 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

EliteWeb, we're going to have to send an admin after you with a big roll of duct tape if you don't behave.

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