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Old 08-01-05, 04:10 PM
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What do you do with your pda?

So i picked one up for navigation (figured a standalone gps device would cost about the same if not more so i went for the full pda).

Other uses i'm planning on using it for are video, PIM, ebook reader, and of course, tetris.

what are other useful/creative things you've done with your pda?
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paper weight?
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Here's a link describing how I used my Windows Mobile SmartPhone on my latest trip. (I previously used an iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC)

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=650059
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Mainly just for the calendar and contacts functions. Also back up my MSN money in it and use it to keep up to date when out of town so I don't forget to enter stuff.
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Originally Posted by sracer
Here's a link describing how I used my Windows Mobile SmartPhone on my latest trip. (I previously used an iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC)

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=650059
nice. especially considering the battery usage
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Originally Posted by jrobinson
paper weight?
that's what mine is. I was going to use it to play games and read ebooks, but the battery life was crap (could literally watch the battery bar go down over a short period of minutes)
might try ebaying it
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Originally Posted by mikehunt
that's what mine is. I was going to use it to play games and read ebooks, but the battery life was crap (could literally watch the battery bar go down over a short period of minutes)
might try ebaying it
which model?

*don't say x50v, don't say x50v*
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I just use it for contacts, scheduling and that ball popping game. When I get a memory card, I can use it for audiobooks, but I'm thinking the battery life will be crap.

I gotta get a little keyboard so I can do essays on it....sigh...I should just sell it and get a frickin' laptop.
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which model?

*don't say x50v, don't say x50v*
Palm M130
battery life was horrible. not sure if I just got a bad one and they're normally better or what
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Ebooks, alarm clock, audible, videos, photo album, some games (card and board mostly), checkbook, some word processing, calendar, address book, some web browsing and email.

I've used PDAs for 5 or 6 years and really can't live without one. My wife is the same.

I have a Tapwave Zodiac and she has a Sony Clie NX80.

I might get a Treo at some point to have my phone and PDA in one, but I'm pretty happy with my current set up.
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this thread has made me put my palm back on the charger and give it another try
any cool free Palm programs that can be installed on it?
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zodiac rules all.

1. ebook
2. grocery list (Handy Shopper freeware)
3. Medical log of all drugs taken (mobile database)
4. checkbook for awhile before now I use online banking to tracke stuff
5. games (trade wars, patients, dope wars,)
6. movies; watched team america, closer, some tv shows.
7. music
8. I have this map program that can tell how to get places.
9. surf the net
10. back up passwords
11. address book, contacts, notes
12. game cheats and walkthroughs

I use my pda every day. Like reading books when I'm on the can at work.
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Originally Posted by mikehunt
this thread has made me put my palm back on the charger and give it another try
any cool free Palm programs that can be installed on it?
Try these two:
http://www.freewareppc.com/
http://www.pocketpcfreewares.com/en/

this post has been brought to you by my new toy

(yes, the protective plastic is still on )

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