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General Anyone just using the DInc as a pda?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cakelady, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. cakelady

    cakelady Member
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    I am just not impressed with paying $90+ for service. I loved my old lifedrive (Palm). I don't mind having separate devices. I have plenty of wifi.
     

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  2. sirchadwick1

    sirchadwick1 Well-Known Member
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    I didn't think you could even use the phone on Verizon's network w/out paying for the plan.
     
  3. cakelady

    cakelady Member
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    I mean not using it on the network just wifi. No calling, no 3g
     
  4. binary visions

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    I considered an iPod Touch for the same reason - was thinking I could just use it on WiFi and it's miles cheaper than a smartphone. Would have considered an equivalent Android device if one existed.

    I decided that the real advantage of these smartphones is internet, everywhere. I would not have been satisfied using it only on WiFi. I think you might be surprised at the number of places you will want or would use internet if it were available. I use it constantly - a smartphone has actually substantially changed how I shop, how I use my computer, and how I access information.

    I use it LOTS at stores, looking for reviews, comments or prices. When questions bounce into my head, I look them up immediately. I am less attached to my computer because even important stuff (emails, ticket purchasing, work-related stuff) can often be handled on the phone.

    Plus I hate carrying multiple devices.

    Just my $0.02. Your needs might be different.
     
  5. liewbob

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    I certainly use my dInc for more than that but I'd be real interested in which programs you have chosen for contacts, calendar, notes, tasks & mail.
     
  6. andy88488

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    It's not that good as a PDA. I had a Windows Mobile PDA, and that thing had rich, powerful applications like ListPro, DayNotez, and MyLifeOrganized. Android has nothing that is remotely as powerful yet. Maybe it'll come, but there are a lot of people bemoaning the lack of a ListPro-type app, for example.

    It's really kind of disappointing how immature and underpowered the Android apps are. Maybe the ecosystem will eventually develop. But ListPro on Windows Mobile sells for $29.95. I would happily pay that much for an equivalent Android app, but I don't know if the Android user base will buy an app that costs more than $2.99.

    So far, very disappointed in Android as a PDA platform.
     
  7. OneOleMan

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    My old PDA went belly up on me early this year and I ended up with an iPod Touch and, like you, thought Wi-Fi only would be sufficient. After all Wi-Fi everywhere. Yes it is everywhere but 90% is secured making it unavailable for the "passer by". For me and my needs that just wasn't good enough.
     

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