I am thinking on buying a pda but i am confused with some aspects. First i want to tell that i will use it for work (i need word and excel like apps). A good agenda and calendar software, for my work, will be needed to.
Besides work i would like to have a normal pda for simple (but addictive) games. The most "heavy" game that i would thinking to play it´s any one like Ages of Empire kind or the old Prince of Persia....nothing more than that.
MP3 player it´s not important but anything able to read ebooks (and pdf format files) it´s important.
These are my basic needs for a pda (or a palm, whatever).
I´ve been observing some pdas but i am confused wich should i choose (dont add any more pdas to thelist because in Portugal it´s probable that i will not find it -_-). So, here is my list of pdas that i´ve observed:
- Tungsten e3
- hp 1940
- Asus 620bt (i am disapointed with this one because i thought that it was good but i found a review on the net giving it only 6.8- and it seems that have little software)
- Toshiba e400 (not to good i heard say)
There are some more like Zire 71 or Tungsten t3 but i am not shure about them.
It´s a difficult choice because tungstem e3 it does not have windows and i dont know how far it can go, how good it´s the "excel"(emulator) and "word" when compared with real excel and word, how good are the games (could i play the old Prince of Persia?), how much problems (due to compatibility with Windows in normal PC) with cause, etc.
About 1940 i saw some reviews and they warn that it may not be a good choice.
The other 2(toshiba 400 and asus 620) they look fair good but i heard that they dont worth the money. I dont have shure but if these 2 are the ones that do not let you change battery thats bad. What can i do if the battery dies? I cannot replace one, so should i buy a new pda? In that case these 2 choices are bad too.
As you can see these options dont look very good and i dont have any more choices because in Portugal, the other options are very expensive or they are so cheap that dont have any applications at all.
Other question: some pda have Ram and others Rom memory (or both). What differences can i find between one pda using RAm and other with rom? Wich advantages and bad things should i expect? Wich is better and why, ram or rom? etc
So, help me please answering these questions.
Sorry about my english but thats not my mother tongue.