looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA

devin davison lyokoboy0 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 18:19:43 CDT 2017

If you are interested I have a HP jornada 680 with the charger and the
serial cable. I used it as a serial terminal until I replaced it with
a netbook.

I have not used it in a while, when you need something compact with a
real keyboard, it gets the job done.


On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 4:01 PM, Evan Koblentz via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> 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.

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