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Topic # 14953 27-Jul-2007 15:58
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I'm wondering if anyone has information or knows of a website which compares processors in Pocket PC's.  Processors from 3 or 4 years ago show the same processor speeds as processors being released today.  It's a bit confusing.

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Reply # 80005 27-Jul-2007 16:01
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Have you check out the GZ reviews?

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  Reply # 80020 27-Jul-2007 16:51
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Faster CPU = less battery life. There is only so much CPU power needed to display data on a small screen, and run an internet connection...







 
 
 
 


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Reply # 80025 27-Jul-2007 16:58
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PDA processors are comparable and really didn't change much in the last two years. One of the main reasons is that faster CPUs require bigger batteries, making the whole PDA less "mobile". Don't expect faster CPUs to provide faster PDAs either - a 600 MHz Jasjar doesn't feel faster than some 400 MHz models. Blame the VGA screen, slower memory, etc.

It's really hard to compare a PDA based purely on CPU speed. This simply doesn't work well...







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  Reply # 80032 27-Jul-2007 17:15
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freitasm: PDA processors are comparable and really didn't change much in the last two years. One of the main reasons is that faster CPUs require bigger batteries, making the whole PDA less "mobile". Don't expect faster CPUs to provide faster PDAs either - a 600 MHz Jasjar doesn't feel faster than some 400 MHz models. Blame the VGA screen, slower memory, etc.

It's really hard to compare a PDA based purely on CPU speed. This simply doesn't work well...



Thanks.  I guess that's basically what I was thinking.  My current PDA is a ipaq H5550.  I've been looking (not sure how seriously mind you) at the Palm Treo 750.  My ipaq has a 400 mhz processor, but the Palm has a 300 mhz processor.  That's why I was after a bit more information to compare them. 

As tonyhughes said, "There is only so much CPU power needed to display data on a small screen, and run an internet connection..." .  I do run other things on my Pocket PC as well, so I'd like to make sure it would cope with anything I use or might be likely to use in the next few years.

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Reply # 80033 27-Jul-2007 17:19
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You will see the Treo 750v performs similarly to the iPAQ in terms of responsiveness. However remember it uses a square screen - so if you have specific applications that require a non-square screen then it should be your second choice - better to look at the Jasjam for example.







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  Reply # 80034 27-Jul-2007 17:29
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Thanks.  It looks like neither of them suit.

One of the criteria I had in a new phone was that it have an external antenna socket.  I'm in Australia and I wanted the phone to work on Telstra's NextG Network.  (I'm sure you already know, but NextG is a 850 mhz UMTS network.)  The JasJam does that, but it doesn't take an external antenna.

I'll keep looking.  I guess that in time, something else will come out.

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