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AnotherPPCUSER
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:23 am    Post subject: Need advice on PPC hardware Reply with quote

Hello,

For a few years my clients have been using the HP IPAQ pocket PCS for a data collection application (2490, 2750, 2790, etc.) We used these Pocket PCs because they had a SD card slot for data backup and an CF card slot which would hold a modem for data synchronization. The wireless is used by many, but others do not have access to a wireless Network.

The new IPAQ classic 110 does not have a CF card slot, and the IPAQ enterprise is much more expensive, though it does have a CF card slot. It also has a full vga screen which I am not sure what it will do to my applicaton display.

Anyway, I need an alternative handheld for future expansion of this project. I am not committed to HP, but it should have Windows Mobile 5 or 6 on it.

Any ideas as to an appropriate PPC model / supplier?

Thanks

Stephen Simpson
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Gerard
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on how many you need, you might find enough of the iPAQ 210 model on eBay at relatively cheap 'buy it now' pricing. For example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/J-HP-iPAQ-210-Enterprise-Handheld-FB040AA-ABA_W0QQitemZ270379251968QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPDA_s_Pocket_PC_s?hash=item3ef3dbf900&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
4 available at under USD$400 at this time.

But as CF slots seem to be a dying breed perhaps it is time to reassess your means of delivering data to home base. With a cellular networked Windows Mobile device and a data plan your users should be able to return data at similar speeds to dialup in most urban areas on the continent, and with some plans and in larger centres they might be able to access very high speeds, depending on your chosen plan. As most WM phones are still using QVGA screens (and probably will for at least the next couple of years) your application's screen resolution need not be an issue yet, though I would suggest looking into scaling the application's screen awareness and flexibility to allow for future models.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
From a longer term perpsective, there are no currently manufacturerd devices that will meet your needs. The Classic or PDA version of Windows Mobile in the consumer space is no longer being sold. Further there are no new devices that support CF cards.

The industry has gone away from these units and focused on devices with cellular voice and data (a converged device)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerard wrote:
Depending on how many you need, you might find enough of the iPAQ 210 model on eBay at relatively cheap 'buy it now' pricing. For example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/J-HP-iPAQ-210-Enterprise-Handheld-FB040AA-ABA_W0QQitemZ270379251968QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPDA_s_Pocket_PC_s?hash=item3ef3dbf900&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
4 available at under USD$400 at this time.

But as CF slots seem to be a dying breed perhaps it is time to reassess your means of delivering data to home base. With a cellular networked Windows Mobile device and a data plan your users should be able to return data at similar speeds to dialup in most urban areas on the continent, and with some plans and in larger centres they might be able to access very high speeds, depending on your chosen plan. As most WM phones are still using QVGA screens (and probably will for at least the next couple of years) your application's screen resolution need not be an issue yet, though I would suggest looking into scaling the application's screen awareness and flexibility to allow for future models.


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