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.
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...
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.