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Jpc984

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I am thinking of purchasing some type of handheld so I can check my email and maybe the internet while incovenienced at school. I don't really want a pocket pc/ palm pilot or something with phone capabilities. I just want something with the internet via a wireless network.

Any ideas.
 

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So no phone/palm/pocket PC... I think pretty much eliminated almost every possibility...

Why no phone capabilities? I think you can get a real good deal with sprint.
Another thing would be a blackberry...Sorry can't think of anymore..:rolleyes:
 

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I am making this post from my blackberry. Decent internet access, good e-mail service.
 

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This thread is more appropriate for the Technology Forum, so moving it there, where you can continue the discussion.
 

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Thanks SpiceD... I didn't even know of this forum!
 

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Ok. Maybe I shouldn't of eliminated the picket pc/ palm. Basically, I want something that looks like a blackberry, i.e. has a small keyboard. I don't want a service plan; I just want to connect to wifi and check my email and internet.
 

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Palm T/X for you but you'll have to suffer through the grafiti typing, use the small on screen "keyboard" or purchase a full size fold out - which actually turns the thing into a poor man's laptop, great for note taking in class and emails/web surfing as long as you have wifi access.

make sure before you make your purchase that your wifi at school will allow connection to whatever device you get!

just remembered, i think there's a Palm called the Tungsten C which if I remember correctly has wifi and a small keyboard - probably can only get that on eBay though but that may be EXACTLY what you're looking for.
http://reviews.cnet.com/pdas/palm-tungsten-c/4505-3127_7-21120743.html
 

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You can do the blackberry without the phone service
 

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On the Palm you can set it to a QWERTY keyboard instead of grafitti although I found the latter suprisingly easy to remember (if not to get the hang of at first).

I'm trying to decide between the Blackberry or IPhone for work, especially now that Apple has brought down the price...its sort of a wash as far as cost goes.
 

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blackberry pearl, i've used a bunch of these devices and the pearl works great- make sure you get an unlimited data plan from your provider, otherwise you get charged up the @#$ for every kilobyte of data you transfer. it's pretty much gonna be a phone by default if you want email access, unless you're willing to buy one of those micro 7 inch $2000 laptops.

check the compatibility of your email with the phone, i dropped the idea of an iphone when i found out that it can't do anything with outlook express.
 
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I am thinking of purchasing some type of handheld so I can check my email and maybe the internet while incovenienced at school. I don't really want a pocket pc/ palm pilot or something with phone capabilities. I just want something with the internet via a wireless network.

Any ideas.

i believe you just described ...

the ipod touch :thumbup:
 
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