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winkingtiger
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Hello,
I am currently looking for a PDA mainly for the purpose of syncing my outlook info between my work PC to my laptop at home.  I am leaning towards PDA's that have Win Mobile 5.0 since it is the new OS and should have more features that then older one.  I noticed that some PDA's that are out there now offer GPS capability.  I would like to hear some good opinions on PDA's that offer this option.  In my past experience with anything multifunctional, it seems that devices are only par at best for the two functions and never really great at both.  I would like to know if this scenario goes for the PDA/GPS as well.  I would overall like to have a PDA that offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and meant for the business-oriented consumer.  I am mobile exec that is on-site a good amount of the time and would like to stay current with the company's needs.  I have looked around the web and have only found outdated reviews of PDA's.  If anyone could give me some good solid opinions, or a site that has good reviews of current PDAs, will get the points.  Hopefully you guys can help me with this since I do not want to purchase a bad device with problems.

Thank you.
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Thanks I am currently looking through all of these links.  I would like to get WM 5.0 since it seems to be easier picking up wi-fi.  Also, I guess the first link answered my GPS question on that it is not worth it have a PDA with GPS.
Also, maybe you might be able to give me information if I should wait a little while in order to get the next big thing that might come out in a couple of weeks.  Just would not like to buy a PDA and then find out in a month that all of the new devices contain some new function that will be on all PDA's from then on.

Thanks again for all of your help.
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"Just would not like to buy a PDA and then find out in a month that all of the new devices contain some new function "

Then youll never buy one!!!

I just got the qtek 9100

Its the best thing out there!!

http://www.gsmarena.com/qtek_9100-1257.php
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hp 6500 does not and will not have 5.0

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Oh, also, I am not looking for a PDA phone since my company uses nextel for direct connect and that is my phone.  I don't use blackberry and nextel does not have a phone out like the Treo or anything like that.  They have that 7100i and that looks like a piece of garbage.  I played around with one that a friend of mine got it for free.  My phone is bluetooth and I have unlimited data in my plan so I can use my phone as a modem to get to the Internet.
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or you can get a Dell axim and a Bluetooth GPS reciever

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Haha, you are right about the "I would never buy one" if I were to keep on waiting.

That eten g500 looks great, but I didn't see when that would come out and how much it would be.  It does have phone capability, which of course I am not looking for.  I wish nextel would come out with something like, but they are always behind.  I have seen this Imate Pda-n on the net, but have not found any firm reviews.  I know cnet had one on it in Jan, but very basic description.  I would be very interested in the PDA-n, but not sure how well it does in the "real world" and a little weary about GPS/PDA combo (your first link that you gave me).
The pda with a bluetooth add-on could be a great compromise.  I would just have to know that is works seamlessly with the pda and that there are no major problems.
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Alright, thank you.  I think I am going to go with the Dell Axim and then may get the receiver in the future.
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