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Topic # 7870 17-May-2006 11:29
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hi all, was wondering if anyone could recommend a good pda phone. my list of wants is probably more a wish list but here it goes.....

phone/pda - compact and stylish
wi-fi 802.11b/g - syncing email mobile outlook etc with exchange
vodafone 3g umts - share 3g via bluetooth to laptop
bluetooth - see above
email/contacts/calendar - sync with outlook/exchange mobile push technology

all comment welcome

thanks

dim

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Reply # 35952 17-May-2006 11:56
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You have only the JAMmin option, and it's GPRS only. The Jasjar is 3G, but big and heavy. Another option is to use the SP5 Smartphone, but again it's GPRS only...





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Reply # 35954 17-May-2006 11:58
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Get an Apache it runs the real 3G (EVDO). I was getting 1.3Mbps yesterday using it as a modem via USB.




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Reply # 35956 17-May-2006 12:04
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thanks for that, would you have another option if i dropped the wi-fi. i suppose as long as its got 3g i could sync with exchange over the internet.

is the mail client on these things just like outlook e.g. does it an exchange client setup and can it be used using rpc over http? or is there another way?

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Reply # 35957 17-May-2006 12:09
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Nope, all current models come with Wireless LAN and cellular data anyway. Changing the requirements wouldn't change the outcome.

The Outlook client synchronises to Exchange Server over HTTPS, usin the same address as defined for RPC/HTTPs, but using its own protocol.






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Reply # 35960 17-May-2006 12:23
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cool, ive just had a look at the Apache here and doesnt that look like the one. If only Telecom would match Vodafones $49/1Gb data plans Id be straight down to get one now.

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Reply # 35962 17-May-2006 13:06
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Just so you know Telecom are doing the $49/1Gb deal. Why dont you go down and buy that Apache now.....

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Reply # 35965 17-May-2006 13:28
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I hate to say it but the Telecom $49/1GB deal is for the AirCard only and does not apply to Apache. Sorry Frown




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Reply # 35966 17-May-2006 13:36
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You mean "does not", don't you?

What a bummer. I was thinking of changing my own plan to that one.

Ok, it looks like some stupid marketing decision made a company loose a potential client, again... Next!






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Reply # 35967 17-May-2006 13:49
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What kind of idiotic move is that? What difference does it make if a customer is using a data card or Apache?



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Reply # 35970 17-May-2006 14:17
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damn......sounds like more of the same complex pricing scam to me....

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Reply # 35971 17-May-2006 14:20
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Yes I mean 'does not' - sorry. I don't make the rules regardless of whether I agree with them or not.




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Reply # 35972 17-May-2006 14:32
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Its ok jama, wont hold you responsible for all of telecoms stupid moves ;-)

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