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Re: Palm OS versus Pocket PC

  • Subject: Re: Palm OS versus Pocket PC
  • From: Nemo <nemo@nowhere.org>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 21:47:58 GMT
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops
  • Organization: Comcast Online
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This one should get plenty of responses...

On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 21:41:11 +0400, Harry wrote:
> I have been a Palm OS user for at least 5 years now. I am about to
> renew my Sony Clie and I am currently undecided whether to go for an
> HP IPAQ or stick to a Palm OS. I noted that the Pocket PC has recently
> gained a lot of grounds on the Palm OS in terms of sale figures. Is
> this anything to go by???? I would appreciate any views on the matter.
> What are the pros & cons of both OS? Hope to hear from you guys as I
> intend to offer myself one for Xmas...... Thanks Robert

IMHO, the sales figures mean little as far as which PDA type meets your
needs.  From what I've seen, the sales figures are skewed by:
1. Companies like Dell selling dirt cheap PDAs and even giving them away
with a larger purchase.
2. Companies (like mine, unfortunately) who think that anything Microsoft
is good and buy the WinCE device without actually seeing if it meets their
needs better than the Palm device.

What I have personally seen is:
People who have Palm PDAs actually use them as PDAs.
People who have WinCE devices either don't use them (i.e. they mainly sit
by their PC in their charging cradle) or use them as palm-sized laptops to
haul around Excel and Word documents.

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