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iPhone vs PDA

I'm still making a hard decision whehter to buy a iPHone or PDA mobile. Can anyone give me some idea the pro and cons for these two types of  phone. Some one told me that if you are using mac, you should buy a iPhone, but if you are using Window OS, you should buy a PDA mobile (w/ Window Mobile).

- Can I use iPhone to synchrozie with my Outlook Contact, Notes, Calendar ?
- Can I use both phones for internet access, view streaming media, youTube, ...
- Others facts for consideration ....

Thanks
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AXISHK
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Hilal1924Commented:

Can I use iPhone to synchrozie with my Outlook Contact, Notes, Calendar ? --YES YOU CAN

- Can I use both phones for internet access, view streaming media, youTube, ... YES YOU CAN


 Others facts for consideration ....

Depending on your intended usage which I guess would be 60% Business and 40% fun. I would say that both iPhone and Windows based devices have got it covered, though iPhone probably scores more on browsing internet, and extertainment. But at the same time you would not want to end up with a touch screen that would not interest you after a while. It is my personal opinion but if you use email and internet heavily then a keypad would be compulsory. using touchscreen might not always be the best option.
Apart from that you might also consider battery life of the device, iPhone again scroes better than the windows based devices.
Regarding application compatibility you got diverse options in both varities. Apple application store and windows mobile based software is abunduntly available.
Cost wise both types of devices are similar. iPhone though comes with plan while as some Windows Mobile based devices can be boought without a plan.

Best regards,
Hilal
Personally I am using a Nokia E71 and I am really happy with it so far. It does everything I want it to do and more.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Just to clarify, "using touchscreen might not always be the best option", are  you talking about iPhone ?

I remember iPhone also come with software keyboard, correct ?

tks.
 
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Hilal1924Commented:
You are right. iPhone as well as Windows Mobile Devices come with Touch Screen Keyboards. Though Windows Mobile also gives you option of going with Hardware Keypads.
I have used both iPhone as well as Windows Mobile 6.1 devices so I am speaking from experience when I say that after a while the touchscreen might become a liability. But it might be enjoyable also for Games, Browsing. But if you type a lot it might be a handicap.
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akashjCommented:
I've always been a Windows Mobile fan as opposed to Apple anything be it iphone or otherwise
But this is opinion - I just find overall, the iphone lacking so much and HTC for instance, has had a niche in the pocket mobile market for a long long time.

I've kept up to date with all the windows devices from when they were just black and white PDAs to the latest Diamond2 that came out last week which I got last week :- )

- Can I use iPhone to synchrozie with my Outlook Contact, Notes, Calendar ?  YES
- Can I use both phones for internet access, view streaming media, youTube  YES

It has a touch screen keyboard but you can get things like the Tytn, Touch pro etc which has a slide out keyboard.  I'm fine with touch screen keyboard which on the Diamond2 is excellent as the screen is the most responsive I've had on a windows phone

I repair these phones too so  I have had access and heavy usage with both windows and iphones... Again, I found the iphone lacking functionality for the price though its screen is very nice.

Both have a onscreen keyboard - where on the iphone it is almost touch friendly, the windows ones tend to be a tad bit smaller but those with normal fingers should be fine.  On the diamond2, I rarely make a mistake on quick typing now.

Camera if you use it is better on the HTC devices - iphones are still limited to 3mp if I remember correctly...the TD2 and HD for instance has 5 (but still no flash!)

iPhone does not have memory expand capability, most HTC phones do - I have a 16GB memory stick in the TD2 for instance whereas the iphone has a max of 16gb currently.  I could get a 32gb soon and stick that in mine.

Lots of gimmicks available for both in terms of applications.

It really is a matter of opinion, you need to use both.
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Mikal613Commented:
- Can I use iPhone to synchrozie with my Outlook Contact, Notes, Calendar ?

The "Push" feature is not fully stable on the iphone

- Can I use both phones for internet access, view streaming media, youTube ?

Yes the iPhone experience of browsing has proven to be better.


Are you using it more for business or entertainment that should determine yout outcome.

If business then there is no powerfule option other than a Windos Mobile phone. If you want a great browsing,music and movie eperience then go with the iPhone.
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