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Sony Clie, Palm OS or P800?
Posted on 6-Aug-2003 20:39 | Tags Filed under: News



The author discusses why and how he moved from a Sony Clie to a Palm T2 and why the P800 is an overkill.

For users who need an opinion on using smartphone devices versus using a PDA and a mobile phone, Steven Frank posted a good entry on his weblog.

"Here's the back story: I just sold off my Clie and a bunch of its accessories on eBay. I used the money from that sale to buy a Tungsten T2 (and still had some lunch money left over!)

What? Going from a Clie to a T2? What about that fancypants new Clie UX-50 that's coming out in September with the keyboard and the landscape screen and the --

Yeah, I know. Here's the thing though: if you're a Mac user, buying a Sony PDA is really no better than buying a PocketPC. In fact, in some respects, it's worse. At least when you buy a PocketPC, you know it's not going to work with your Mac. You expect that. When you buy a Clie, you see all the warnings about how it requires a Windows machine, and you think, "Yeah, but it's Palm OS, and that's Mac compatible, right?"

The article is rather long, but a good read for users who are questioning the "convergence" and "convenience" of smartphone devices. Also good to show the cons of a good platform (the Sony)


More information: http://stevenf.com/mt/archives/000379.php...




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