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Old 12-20-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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what phone/pda to buy Jan 2009

I'm intending to up[grade my phone ( a little Samsung thing which I _do_not_ get on with). My needs/wants are a little unusual. I'm hoping for a quick feedback from owners.

I have seen HP Ipaq and I find the keys and text too small - just.
Any suggestions welcome.

Mobile Phone, & text sms

linux, or as a last resort some other OS.
usable without reading glasses
Decent Camera, notebook, usb connection to pc.

would be nice but would hardly use:
gps, Blackberry.

Do not need/want:
wap (I have pcs in work & at home)
Music features.
Synch with m$ outlook
microscopic keys/text.
Navigating 26 menus just to send a text!
Old 12-21-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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Two routes

There are two routes that you might want to consider. One is nokia, but the support for linux base is wanting.

Palm would be a better option, fast sync and fast reboot. Not to forget the after sales technical support is good. I have not called them for linux tech support but the windows tech support is very good for something that comes free.

Old 12-22-2008, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Wilfgascon

Noika is top of my 'never buy' list - I hate the feel of every one I've held.

I was kind of working around to Palm, or 'something else' because I simply don't know the market and don't want to have to listen to hours of b.s. from technical sales geeks to the sound of deafening music. Likewise I was not looking forward to reading gigabytes of crap from same. But I haven't held any yet.

As for tech support - let's face it, having to ring the _phone_ company for answers on linux is a bit like admitting you've wet your trousers :-). What's the web for?


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