"Roy Schestowitz" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Toby wrote:
>>> I find the wireless LAN access to be mostly useless to me... maybe one
>>> day I'll find a valid reason for having it. Interfacing with the web
>>> only a stylus is frustrating in the extreme, IMO.
There are keyboard options, some PDAs have them built-in like the Treo 650
and T|C. Being able to reply to an email quickly from a remote location is
actually kind of nice to have.
> Wireless is usually available where it's unnecessary. It is not available
> the train, out in the wild, or in your back garden, for example. Anywhere
> you get a signal, you can also get hold of a powerful workstation. Some of
> these expensive PDA features are as practical as the neon lights that guys
> install beneath their cars chassis.
Well if you're talking only aboutWiFi sure it's limited to certain locales
but there are lots of hot spots around town, many free ones in hotel
lobbies.. Likewise it's a bit inconvenient to haul around a powerful
workstation everywhere you go. But if you consider that GPRS is wireless
you can use a bluetooth connection to your cellular phone and get access in
many places that WiFi is unavailable not to mention a powerful workstation.
By the way, some of the commuter trains in the Seattle area actually have
WiFi access. I'd have to disagree and say that wireless access is a bit more
practical than neon lights, at least it's functional.
> Roy S. Schestowitz