I'm Getting Organised!
Over the weekend, I added a new gadget to my list. I sold off my Clie NR70 to a good friend, and have been patiently waiting on a good deal (and thinking whether I could live without a PDA).
Technically, I can live without one, but I often wondered whether the 45 minute ride on the LRT would have been more bearable if I had one. I missed being up to date on news available through AvantGo. I missed being able to reach for something and scribble down a thought or to-do.
The Clie served its purpose, but I made the mistake of forsaking a rule in engineering - minimise on moving parts. It may have been the accident (the very rare times I actually dropped the Clie), but the swivel screen design, while novel at the time of purchase, became an eyesore as I began to notice the way the two 'wings' didn't exactly align when opened. Either way, I came to the conclusion that the Clie was too functional for a user like me - it had a camera and an MP3 player I no longer used.
So I let it go for a STEAL (yes Ifwan, I consider the price I gave you a steal) and I'm happy to know that it has found an owner who knows how to appreciate it.
The deliberation for a new PDA began as soon as the deal with Ifwan was struck and I was torn between the HP iPAQ 1940, a simpler Clie or a Tungsten. Nevermind the last two, as soon as I touched the 1940, I realised that this was it. Its sleek design reminded me so much of my first PDA, the Palm Vx. Plus I've always been a Pocket PC person - my only gripe with the Compaq iPAQ 3650 was that it had a horrendously short battery life.
So I'm back to Pocket PC, I have a light-weight HP iPAQ 1940 and have configured it to work with my Sony Ericsson T610 (via bluetooth) and my Acer Travelmate 800 (that BEEEG notebook you guys saw here).
Enough gadgets for now. My handbag is luckily big enough for the phone, the PDA and the camera on loan. Plus my wallet and all the other stuff girls have to lug around. My only complaint is all those cables that I have all over my desk. Maybe it's about time I look out for a wireless mouse, headphones, USB sync and power cable... ;-)
[Low Yatt here I come!]
Addendum: Another girl with a gadget obsession (turn on your trackback woman!!!)
Posted by Najah Nasseri at 2003年12月08日 17:19
hey..welcome to the world of iPAQ 19** :) :)
You know what they say....
nothing like a woman playing with her gadgets. :)
Damn I'm jealous of you.
Take a look at O2 XDA II just for comparison, it runs on PPC too.
Yay.. another female gadget lover :):)
No need to be jealous.. u want cheap 2nd hand PDAs, email me.
Bill: yeah, it's a pretty good deal as well, but personally, I'm all for decentralisation of functionality - minimises on the single point of failure... =P
Have you tried to write your blog and hotsync your ppc to your computer?
Or doing it remotely by sending email direct to a specific address and then your blogging software will automatically update your blog?
I used to own PPC iPaq 3750(no BT), but switched back to good old palm. My system is Tungsten T3 with T610.
cool ... got bluetooth! this 19** series are so slim, sturdy, sleek, and simple. The speakers are great and video runs smoothly. Looks like PPC is catching up with PALM harware design. Does the SDIO slot allow for wi-fi card extension? Or there are SD wi-fi cards available for PPC? I know the Tungsten|3 users have to wait for April 2004 for the release of the SD wi-fi card.
Me..me...I am looking for Pocket PC PDA going for a song
me too looking for a PDA. at first can't decide between PPC and palm but finally settled on PPC... and only like HP iPAQ models. thought of going for iPAQ1930... but it might be too outdated. maybe i should settle on 1940 like najah. najah, how much did you bought the 1940 for?
pak adib, i'm interested in this thing about writing blog on the PPC. can we do it with the HP iPAQ?
I have not tried, but you can try using avantgo.I used avantgo to write my blog using blogger.com.
Hey Najah, i tot u r supposed to get an iPod... So wat happened la? Anyway 40GB iPod @ Heathrow is cheaper than in KL. The price was listed at $339.99 Pounds Sterling. So in RM it's abt RM2,250 (http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi). Cheaper than in MidValley. Cheers!
Kijal: had to prioritise... wait aaa... the ipod's time will come.. :D
hey... it's a fact that iPod battery capacity & life suxs bigtime!! So do think abt it b4 "investing" over 2k for that cool stuff! ;)
Chk out tis site http://www.ipodsdirtysecret.com/
But but but... it's soooooo cuteeee!!! And firewire is soooooo fast!!!!
I know iPod is adorable! I bought it-remember!? :)) However, synchronize it on a PeeC using USB2.0 is sluggish... & iTunes on Windoze (2K) is just crap! I wish for a PowerBook... Any1 reading tis. I wish for a PowerBook - d new 1 la... ;)
Molly (my little humble G3 ibook) has firewire. Yay!!!
To-day I went to macasia and asked how much is PowerBook G4 12"? About RM 6800!
If I have the extra cash,I will go for iPod 30G;-)
Kijal you have destroyed the utopic vision I had of the ipod. I am now forever scarred :)
Najah: Finally figured out how to do the trackback thing. It's turned on.. heheh.
Alamak! I didnt meant to scare you away fm gettin an iPod. iPod is nifty! So Idlan u hv to own one! Believe me. Cheers!
Help needed! I read the December 08 article by Najah Nasseri which mentioned something about HP iPAQ being configured to work with Sony Ericsson T610.
I recently bought a iPAQ 4150 and the Sony Ericsson T610 but could not access the internet even though the two devices were "paired" through Bluetooth. I checked with the Technical Support here in Vietnam but they all sulks. HP does not know much while Sony Ericsson asked to to surf the web to buy a 3rd-party modem driver (for Windows PocketPc 2003). I tried in the past days without success.
Can someone out there help me with the steps to surf the web as well as where to download or buy the modem driver?
Thanks in advance
PKK, you need to take things one step at a time. First and foremost is your T610 configured for GPRS and already possible to surf the web?
Onve that was done, using the connection wizard on my 1940 made it quite easy. I did not have to change or do anything special.
Another place you can find help is on the iPAQ forums. That may be a better bet.