New PDA on the shopping list

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 18:31
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Hi people, looking for assistance in buying a new PDA for Ozi and bluetooth GPS etc. Only 3 criteria:

1 Must have better than 320x240 pixel screen
2 Must have good battery life
3 Must be faster than Lucy's hx4700

Thanx for your help
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Reply By: Wombat - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 18:36

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 18:36
"Must be faster than Lucy's hx4700"

Now that's funny!!! Keeping up with the Robbos?
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 22:07

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 22:07
Impossible...have you seen his cat run??????
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:04

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:04
Ooooh! you two, stop it.
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:58

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:58
Cat run? Did you say Lucy has a 'cat run' ? Picked up one module on the cheap, now SWMBO has the bug for additions. I could get a lot done to the Hilux and have change left over out of what she wants for her blasted C A T S.

And before you say it, if I even look sideways at these furballs I'm in deep doo doo. Bloody things run the house.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:54

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:54
None of this modular stuff for my SWMBO's cat.

Taj Mahal of cat runs this sucker. $1,000 so far, however it is a sensational concept piece, with design, craftmanship and materials that are just poitively outstanding even if I do msay so myself.

Just ask me or BONZ or CRAZIE, both who have had the pleasure of scrutinising this edifice to the great Moggy in the Sky.

Which by the way is where the last one ended up after kissing a car.

And which is why I am now spending many hours, sweat and $'s to shut SWMBO up.

Couldn't stand another episode like the one after the last one met his demise. The two daughters get in the act as well with much supportive bitching.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:57

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:57
I concur, like the great wall of China, it is best viewed from the sky, possibly even viewable from the moon, Skylab definitely
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 23:02

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 23:02
Whole thing will be finished by pm tomorrow.

(there really is a god)
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Follow Up By: gramps - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 00:57

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 00:57
Hahahahaha Lucy, moggies kissing cars is exactly what I'm trying to prevent. Rather perverse given my normal attitude to their kind.

Even with the cost factor, it's got to be preferable to the stress I'd be under building an equivalent to the Wailing Wall in remembrance of the little furballs if the unthinkable should happen.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 18:56

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 18:56
i believe pda's dont have good battery life.....

i have O2 and the thing is a pain in the butt....wish i never bought it
locks up 0nce or twice a week.....also 3/4 times a week i can hear caller but they cant hear me..
bet it the pda drains the battery faster than the the 4.7
its a pain pain pain pain
camera is a usefull as a fart in a lift
only good thing i can say about the O2 is the excel and word programes
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 18:57

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 18:57
4. Fancy like Ads.... hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 21:59

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 21:59
Nudie ,
My son's lady has an O2 and she has had none of the problems you speak about . Have you taken any pictures of yourself with the camera ? Could be the problem !
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 22:10

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 22:10
yes..... 4 fancy like Ads
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Follow Up By: howie - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 23:05

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 23:05
which particular O2 pda have you got, i am considering an O2 "atom" at the moment but i know there are a few different o2's.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:03

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:03
i have the Xda11s
i know their are some other models...

Their is one that telstra shops sell which is same as 02 but is called something else...cant remember what it is at this moment...

bonz and crazie....4 fancy like Ads....?? could you enlighten me...

and willie ...get nicked...hehehehe
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Follow Up By: howie - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:05

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:05
that would be the i-mate i think, its the same machine a la maverick/patrol.
i was fondling some o2 pda's the other day, i like the atom but it has a small screen.2 friends have the xda II and don't seem to have problems with them.will ask them about battery life now though.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:18

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:18
thats the one howie

xda II is also heavy
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:49

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:49
Criteria 4 Nudie, Fancy like Ads HP6365 phone and stuff
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Reply By: Member - Darren T (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 19:19

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 19:19
G`day, might want to check out this site for PDA comparisons,wizz bang gadgets and features etc.
www.PDAgold.com
I have a HP 5400 Ipaq with the Navman 3450 GPS sleeve. Only really use it when travelling for work in capital cities or to other towns I don`t know (it`s pretty much just a street and road map for the whole of Australia, no good if travelling off the main roads) . The Streetsmart GPS software on mine tends to lock up after switching off the PDA and back on again. Only way I seem to be able to fix it is to disconnect the sleeve, do a soft reset, allow to reboot then reconnect the sleeve and reopen the program.
I bought a new replacement battery when I got the PDA (PDA was second hand, from Ebay) and at the best I only get 2.5 to 3 hours out of it when using the GPS. Without using the GPS, I get about 3.5 to 4 hours. Pretty much average to most PDA`s, better off buying the car charger and saving the hassle (mine did run so flat once that when I recharged it, the PDA had lost all additional software and files I has put onto it, including the GPS software).

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:41

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:41
Thanx Darren just sweated thru 2 hours there at PDAGold nice site thanx again
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 19:23

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 19:23
Bonz I am in the same position. I am going on a 2 month tour April\May and can't afford to be out of the email loop for so long. I wanted a PDA that had a CDMA phone so there were few choices. The I Mate EVDOwas the major player available thru Telstra on a $100 phone plan for 2 years. Looked good but complex unit. I already have a good digital cam so don't need one in a PDA and I already have a simple funtional CDMA phone. So what I really need is a simple effective uncomplicated inexpensive way to download email and take notes while on tour of an evening. The XDA Atom looked good but no CDMA. Ended up walking away confused, any ideas or reccommendations. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 22:02

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 22:02
I have my old Sony VAIO laptop linked up to my Nokia CDMA phone . Works Ok , but it proved difficult for an old fart like me to set it all up correctly .
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 22:19

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 22:19
Bonz, Heather has a 624mhz Dell Axim which is fast and has a Bluetooth GPSt for transmitter. S for software you probably know of. It seems to have good battery life and you can get bigger and replacement batteries for it. Powered and have a plug in amplifier too in the one system. The screen stick-on-er would be better replaced with a Ram mount.
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Follow Up By: Richard - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:13

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:13
Also use a Dell Axim X50V with a Globalsat BT338 receiver. Have SmartST and Oziexplorer software loaded. Works well.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:05

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:05
The Bluetooth GPS(t) for transmitter to the PDA (for the sake of the guy the other day who wanted to use a GPSr is a cheaper Chinese one off eBay that seems to work quite admirably. Destinator and OziExplorerCE loaded.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:07

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:07
Meant to say it is an X50v here too. Fast little outfit in the PDA mould.
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Reply By: Emo - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 15:05

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 15:05
Steer clear of the HP Ipaq HX4700. Too many bluetooth problems with it. The longest I've been able to connect to either TomTom, Ozie or GPSDash has been two hours with about 30 mins being the standard. Keeps requiring soft resets. Apparently it has crap bluetooth. Lots of write ups on the internet about it if you know what your looking for. Most reviews don't pick it up because they don't try it with A bluetooth GPS.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 15:17

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 15:17
hmm looks to be a tom tom issue not so much a PDA issue is that your experience?
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:03

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:03
Use a BT338 and you wont have any issues
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:21

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 16:21
dyu get yours off ebay?
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:59

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 17:59
Oh! my wordy lordy yes, indeed I dood I day.

Where else would one buy one.

PS

Used the READYWELDER II that I have had hidden from you for the last 6months, for the first time this week.

Very interesting if I do say so myself.
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 23:04

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 23:04
Readywelder II is much more betterer than the BT 338
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