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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-07-31, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Recommend PDA/GPS/Phone That Uses SIM Card?

I'm currently using a Motorola L6 on Rogers pay-as-you-go. I don't read my email via cell, but my Palm PDA is essential. And although I don't use a lot of cell phone minutes, I do need a cell phone.

If I'm going to combine my cell and PDA, I'd also like to get a GPS capable phone . . . if they're any good. I plan to buy it out of the country, unlocked, and put my Rogers sim card in it.

Any suggestions? If so, is the PDA as capable as a Palm? Does the GPS work well? And is it a good cell phone? Or is it like many "swiss army knife" creations that can do many things, but none of them well?


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-08-01, 01:34 AM
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A first-gen iPhone would fit the bill very nicely (well, apart from the GPS thing.....but Google maps and a data plan come pretty close).

Once unlocked, you can drop in any ol' SIM and you're good to go.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-08-01, 02:56 PM
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If you want to stick with PayGo then I would suggest the new HP iPAQ 910. It's a smartphone with quad band, WiFi, & GPS. You can buy it direct from HP unlocked for around $500.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-08-05, 07:30 PM
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I have a HP iPaq 6955. I'd be willing to part with it for $350 (incl shipping)...

The GPS uses TomTom - works great.

It has Windows Mobile on it, so it syncs with Outlook Calender + Contacts.

Camera is okay (just 1MP)...

It has WiFi built in as well, and runs Opera browser 100% (and IE if you want)...
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