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Poll: What is your favorite or Preferred Mobile device?
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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What is your favorite or Preferred Mobile Computer device?


Howdy howdy...

Just curious on what mobile computer device you currently owned, prefer to use or buy in the future.

My vote is tablets and smartphones.

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Old 03-04-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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I'm still fond of my Palm TX. I don't have a desire or use for a cell phone, but am really attached to my digital calendar and contact info. My only wish was that it had better web support. Not necessarily video streaming, but it would be nice if I could render things like espn or cnn properly. I use an application that strips out all the images to make it bearable, but it's almost impossible to find the articles amid the mess of links, menus, and advertisement text replacements.

Unfortunately, the only non-phone option I've seen for upgrade is an Apple Touch (i.e. iphone without the phone), which we aren't allowed to use at work to sync up with our desktops.

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Old 03-04-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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1950's mainframe...
 
Old 03-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #4
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@ pljvaldez

I'm not familiar with Apple products, so I only listed what I know of Apple. The iPhone and iPad that are mobile devices.

I put Other as an option in case I missed something.

BTW folks, the mobile devices you vote for can have phone capabilities or not.

@ Alexvader

HAW HAW

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Old 03-04-2011, 05:58 PM   #5
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@ pljvaldez

I'm not familiar with Apple products, so I only listed what I know of Apple. The iPhone and iPad that are mobile devices.

I put Other as an option in case I missed something.

BTW folks, the mobile devices you vote for can have phone capabilities or not.
I selected Other. And I'm not really familiar with Apple products either as I don't have any. But I did a market search a while back when my Palm died and the closest I found was the iPod Touch. Lucky for me, Palm still had some stock of the TX, so I just bought another one. I'm not sure that will be the case in 2 or 3 years when my current TX dies.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 06:10 PM   #6
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Lucky for me, Palm still had some stock of the TX, so I just bought another one.
They're still pricey though. I went to amazon and I seen prices between $200 and more...

I hope these devices are updated with there lasted OS or give you an option to do so.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:30 PM   #7
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They're still pricey though. I went to amazon and I seen prices between $200 and more...

I hope these devices are updated with there lasted OS or give you an option to do so.
Nope, it's a glorious archaic device with no further upgrades since Palm abandoned the old PalmOS for WebOS (which is now owned by HP). And since everyone is getting into the smartphone biz, there's no more plain old PDA's around.

I actually had to hack (thanks to some smart college kid online and a hexeditor) the old Palm software to make it sync with Win7 and Office 2010 at work. But I can't live without my calendar being synced between home and work. And since our corporate network is locked down so hard, it was either this or get a work owned (and configuration controlled) Blackberry with a data only plan. And I didn't want to pay for the data plan...
 
Old 03-05-2011, 03:47 AM   #8
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Well, I ordered 2 pandoras ... but they have yet to arrive Hopefully they will be good and useful.
 
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Hrmmm there is "iPad" then there is "Tablets" but really a "Tablet PC" would not be recognizable as what mainstream call "Tablets" and arguably if you have "iPad" on there, then "Android Tablet" should be a different option. I have a "Tablet PC" with Slackware 13.1 installed. It's fun to tinker with but I find a pen cumbersome and while we live in a mouse world, the keyboard is still needed for Ctrl, Alt, Shift + Mouse so interfaces, itemselection, and controls still may be limited.

Either way, I find a Tablet PC still has more potential. But touch screen tablets benefit from all the innovative applications because developers are forced to support the given interface when making a new app.
 
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I'm not familiar with many mobile computer devices, so I generalized the devices. For example, even though the option is tablets, I am referring to tablet PCs like Android or any brand of tablet pc. And the devices could be any OS.

Thanks for the replies everyone

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Old 03-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #11
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I have an my netbook(on it now) my iPhone and my desktop that has a 24 in hd display and yet i use my netbook or my phone.. still dont understand why.
 
Old 03-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #12
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Posting from my Asus EEEPC 701SD that does all that I need using AntiX. (Fits in my motorcycle vest pocket)
 
Old 03-05-2011, 11:30 PM   #13
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In terms of preference, a tie between my laptop and my netbook, depending on where I'm headed.

In terms of actual use, my Android G-1 by far. It's always with me. Heck, I used it to google an entry from Wikipedia while watching a show on the telly vision tonight.
 
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What is your favorite or Preferred Mobile Computer device?
Mine is pocket flashlight.
 
Old 03-06-2011, 11:23 AM   #15
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I have a little Acer netbook and an apple itouch. I, too, travel by motorcycle a lot.

The itouch is pretty neat. Fits in a pocket. A recent Skype app makes the itouch a valuable tool when traveling. It is handy for checking email but forget trying to input an essay on it. I've been looking into a stylus/handwriting app but it does not seem a popular idea. I would never want to spend much time peering at the tiny display.

The netbook wins. Full blown linux os, keyboard, and a display you can tolerate for an hour.

I don't know anything about Ipads and such. They are wayyyy too expensive compared to a good netbook. I still doubt their usefulness.
 
  


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