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Newbie advice required
I will travelling around Europe a lot from next month. Having dropped one laptop and losing another I gave up with mobile computing a couple of years ago but will now have to do it.
My main requirements are:
Sending and receiving email.
Occassional but vital web surfing.
Occassional note and letter writing.
Wireless networking when close to our networks.
Preferably able to syc. with Outlook 2002 remotely.
I presume I need to connect to a mobile with either a PDA or Laptop.
Laptop. PDA's I never put to full use. I have a few of them and they end up being to-do units but I can easily write it quicker on paper :)
I love my PDA. Would be seriously debilitated without it... but if you want to do any web surfing, get a cheap laptop and see about getting cheap insurance for it.
An X20 is nice and small/light for travelling, even without the docker it has a network adaptor, usb, modem and infa red.
I think you need at least nokia 6000 range for mobile internet which comes with the software.
I use a 600X, a bit bigger than the X20 but everything is built in.
I've had a smartphone for a few days [microsoft.com...] , wouldn't like to write a book on it but very, very usefull.
Sony have a new phone/pda [sonyericsson.com] out that has stylus input.
To me a Ultra-lite Notebook would be many times more useful than a PDA.
In an ideal world I would combine the Spv with a laptop, one advantadge is that you can piggyback off the always on connection of the PDA.
Thaks all for the advice. Laptop it is.
Any ideas on a mobile to connect with.
It would be useful if the phone could get emails and access the www on it's own.
>It would be useful if the phone could get emails and access the www on it's own.
hehehe, how do you think I made my previous post?
Orange network only [ish], £6 a month for the 24/7 data connevtion.
Many countries like spain arnt covered by their data connection service :(
You can pick up a decent used entry level laptop on Ebay for $350-500 that should do everything you want and more.
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