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Re: Switching Palm to PPC

  • Subject: Re: Switching Palm to PPC
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 01:56:12 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops
  • References: <d8kkfm$d6$1$830fa795@news.demon.co.uk>
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Martin L Baker wrote:

> I'm seriously considering switching from Palm to PPC.  I currently use a
> Palm Tungsten T3.  I so wanted to get a LifeDrive, but I'm disappointed
> with the size, having a hard drive, not a VGA screen, and not OS6 - in
> fact, what's the point in OS6, it doesn't look any different?

Why would you want it to look any different? The Palm is a productivity

> Anyway, given the HP4700 is available for £320 just now, I'm seriously
> considering that.  However, I want to make sure it will suit my use...
> To keep organised, I use the Memo pad to jot things down, and use the Palm
> shortcut command (a funny shape kind of like a cursive e) and then a
> couple of letters to put the datestamp and timestamp in then a comment -
> then I
> enter any detail I need to remember.  Is there a similar facility on PPC
> to the Palm shortcut command?
> TIA,
> Martin.

I am sure a built-in feature or a free third-party application will be
capable of that. However, everything will be slower because of the bloated
O/S underneath. If you use a PDA to manage memos, I am curious as to why
you want the interface to look different. The price and power are tempting
though, I agree.

Good luck,


Roy S. Schestowitz

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