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Topic # 32734 22-Apr-2009 18:55
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Hello

I explain you the situation to let you understand.

I work for a company with 5 branches, each branch has got a store department.

The company would like to see the store department working on PDA for data entry, through a dedicated webpage. (few essentials function on it)

I now need to think about at the suitable device that would do the job, but:

1) I need to have a device with alphanumeric keypad, no touch pad
2) reasonably cheap (up to 600/800 NZD - 300/400 US)
3) rugged isn't necessary (although I have some concernes about it)
4) the possibility to restrict the usage of the phone (IE: sort of policy MS style) (optional)
5) with Wifi (or slot for miniSD Wifi or similar)

I have found so far, devices like:

BleckBery - 8120/8220
Palm Treo - 700wx/750v etc

Do you have any suggestion about this project?
Any device to suggest?

THANKS!



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  Reply # 208668 22-Apr-2009 20:39
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To start with the Treo don't have wifi unless you go with the Pro. Haven't tried a miniSD wifi ...

I'd go the HTC kaiser, or they call it TytnII does it have to be brand new, parallel imported is Ok or even trademe has some I would say. Even the I-mate jasjam should suffice, large and bulky though. The 8120 similar to my 8110 is hard on the eye for 'data entry' jobie.

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  Reply # 208705 22-Apr-2009 23:34
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ittcl: The company would like to see the store department working on PDA for data entry, through a dedicated webpage. (few essentials function on it)


Would you not get much better performance from a specific application written in the native language on the PDA?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 208774 23-Apr-2009 12:08
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> Would you not get much better performance from a specific application written in the native language on the PDA?

I have a budget, and I need to stay within it.
Writing a specific application for what we would like to do, involves alot more work (time and money) then a webpage, already developed and available on any device with connectivity.




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  Reply # 208776 23-Apr-2009 12:30
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is there a way to restrict PDA, like it is possible with terminal computers?

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  Reply # 208778 23-Apr-2009 12:40
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I don't know if it does natively haven't had the need to try but there are apps that does it.

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  Reply # 209595 26-Apr-2009 22:29
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windows mobile devices can have system policies if you use the microsoft system center mobile software. these can restrict virtually everything that is done on the PDA

I have a treo 750 - dont bother if you're wanting it for wifi. the new palm treo pro looks ok though.




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