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meh ponder stibbons - 23/04/2004 11:52:49 AM

What make / model do you have?
palm m500
Not really up to date, but I got it cheap from my boss, who had received a new one from our company. In fact, he forgot to tell me how much he wants til now...

What OS does it use?
Palm OS. Forgot the version and can't look it up, as I forgot to recharge it yesterday.

Is it useful?
Yes, if you don't forget to recharge it.

What do you use it for?
Phone numbers, appointments; I plan to download some fancy software asap.

Do you have Bluetooth and is it useful?
don't have and thus dunno
(PDA’s with Bluetooth are a lot more expensive than those without but I cannot see where I would use it).
nor can I.

Do you have WiFi and is it a reliable connection?
see above
(The security aspects of wireless networks worry me but I can see where WiFi is very useful in a PDA, but only if the connection doesn’t keep disappearing and reappearing every two seconds)

Is there lots of software available?
yes
Would you recommend one?
only if you need one for appointments. The phonenumber thingy can be dealt with with your cell phone instead. I dunno if I had bought one if it hadn't been the occasion.

Do you know how easy it is to write programs for them?
dunno

(I can think of several useful programs I could write for one in either Java or VB but obviously there would have to be a very different environment to write them for and I am concerned that Microsoft charges thousands for the pleasure – I wouldn’t even know where to start with Palm OS)
You can be sure they charge. Maybe there is an alternative for linux?


I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
(Terry Pratchett)




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