Posted by John Behle on January 29, 2004 at 20:16:16:
In Reply to: HP 19 BII or Pocket PC posted by RS on January 27, 2004 at 23:10:02:
I much prefer the handheld computers. I can run my spreadsheets on them, do calculations, take notes, keep my schedule and even watch a movie or something if I had to wait for someone.
You can get an HP720,690 or other for near the price of just a calculator and you have the extremely powerful "Omnisolve" financial calculator built right in. I don't know if the newer HP palm pilot types have this built in.
I differ as to the software, there is a wealth of software for the Windows CE operating system. You could run your whole business off of the handheld. As far as memory, the compact flash memory easily accepts up to one gigabyte cards or even the larger microdrives. I put a one gig card in and can have thousands of MP3's, movies, videos, DVD's, etc on there and can move data back and forth quite easily. I know they have microdives of 5 gig or more also. In addition it has the PCMCIA card slot that can also take microdrives and all sorts of cards for networking, etc. It could even have a wireless connection to your other computer, printer, etc. The modem is built in and it has a capable browser and email.
There is also a program called "Calligrapher" that is a superb handwriting program so you can take notes in your own handwriting. It reads my cursive almost perfectly. Also, there is the build in recording that could record hours and hours of conversations, negotiations, etc. I know they also have cameras in that will work in the PCMCIA slot too.
It works real well for me.
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