looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA

Mike Stein mhs.stein at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 10:22:05 CDT 2017

Radio Shack M100 (if you've got a large pocket); still used by some writers for the very reason you mention.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "tom sparks via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA

> On 29/10/17 06:01, Evan Koblentz wrote:
>>>> I am looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA, so I can write idea/notes 
>>>> when I
>>>> am away from my computer
>> Hi Tom.
>> Welcome to 1997. :-)
>>>> the [Psion 3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psion_Series_3) and [Psion
>>>> 5](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psion_Series_5) look like good 
>>>> options,
>>>> but i read about the hinge/screen issues
>>>> I am leaning more towards the Psion 5 because of the easy of getting
>>>> accessories,
>>>> but it has more things to break
>>>> but I am wounding about other options?
>>> "Wondering"? :-)
>> Tom - Here's the dilemma. The pocket-sized DOS computers (HP-200, 
>> Atari Portfolio, etc.) are too small for their keyboards to be useful. 
>> The larger ones (all the Windows CE stuff that Liam mentioned, along 
>> with the awesome Psion Series 7/Psion Netbook) have good keyboards and 
>> screens, but they're fragile and kind of exotic for modern purposes.
>> For me, the solution is modern produts. I use a high-end Android 
>> smartphone and a low-end Chromebook. Either one is excellent when I 
>> need a quick/simple note-taking device. With the phone I use the 
>> "Google Keep" app for quite notes/lists. With the Chromebook I use an 
>> offline app just called "Text" because it's extremely fast and has 
>> good options.
> I want something that has anti-procrastinate features (no internet, no 
> videos, no mp3s, etc),
> long battery life (40+ hours),
> easy replaceable batteries
> PS: I am adding it to my "off-line" gobag also

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