Resources: Similar Devices

The davespda.com email gets a lot of messages from users considering one device but wanting to know if there is anything else they may want to consider. In an effort to help you find comparable devices, this section has been developed which includes five categories of products for different types of devices. These five categories are Entry Level, Moderate Use, High-End, Connected Professional, and Smartphone. The first three are PDA only devices, the last two are PDA/Phone and Phone/PDA devices respectively.

Devices listed are currently available (or in some cases were only recently discontinued). Unless otherwise noted, products are available from retailers for purchase immediately. ?What Was? devices are no longer considered current because either the manufacture introduced a new version of the product, the product has been discontinued, or the device is simply out of date. The "What Was" is particularly useful for users that are looking to upgrade to understand what category of device they had.

Notice that not all devices that fit a category are listed. The goal of this resource is to list between three and seven devices per category that are similar and you may want to consider.


Entry Level [PDA]
     Entry level devices may also be referred to as low-end devices. Theses product are not as advanced technically as other products, but that may be precisely the reason they are the right fit of your use. Often, entry level devices are great for use as a digital planner. While they can perform more advanced functions (in most cases), they may have limited expandability and frequently will not include wireless connectivity features. Entry level devices often have a low price tag, ranging from $100 to $250.

Current Devices
     Dell Axim X51 Basic [details]
     HP iPAQ hx2190 [details]
     HP iPAQ rx1950 [details]
     Palm Z22 [details]
     Palm Zire 31 [details]
     Palm Zire 72 [details]

What Was
     Audiovox Maestro [details]
     Dell Axim X30 Basic [details]
     Dell Axim X50 Basic [details]
     HP iPAQ H1910/30/40 [details]
     HP iPAQ hx2110 [details]
     HP iPAQ rz1710 [details]
     Palm Zire 21 [details]
     Toshiba e310/e330/e350 [details]


Moderate Use [PDA]
     A Moderate Use PDA may also be referred to as an upgrade device or a mid-range device. These products are not the top of the line but or not an entry level device. They are right in the middle of the spectrum is all senses. A user that knows they will want more than just a planner out of their device, but are not exactly sure how else they will use there device may find the moderate use PDA just right. Also, users that will use a device more often than just for a planner but do not plan to have the device takeover their life may find these devices just right. Frequently Moderate Use PDA?s have a moderate amount of memory, a moderate speed processor, and some wireless options. Moderate User PDA?s are usually priced between $300 and $450.

Current Devices
     Dell Axim X51 Advanced [details]
     HP iPAQ hx2490 [details]
     HP iPAQ rx3715 [details]
     Palm TX [details]
     Palm Tungsten E [details]

What Was
     Dell Axim X30 Advanced [details]
     Dell Axim X50 Advanced [details]
     Dell Axim X3 Advanced [details]
     HP iPAQ H2210 [details]
     HP iPAQ hx2410 [details]
     HP iPAQ rx3115 [details]
     Palm Tungsten C [details]
     Toshiba e400 [details]


High-End [PDA]
     For the gadget lover, the geek, or the power user, a high-end PDA will be the top of the line device for getting just about every feature possible and a real top of the line product. High-End PDA?s include all the features of the entry level and moderate use devices, but also feature faster processors, more memory, more wireless, and additional more unconventional features like biometrics and unconventional styles. Often, a high-end device is right for a user that wants to use more multimedia features of a PDA including graphics, audio, and video. High-end devices often have greater connectivity. This range of product starts at $500 (and usually maxes out at about $700).

Current Devices
     Dell Axim X51v [details]
     HP iPAQ hx2790 [details]
     HP iPAQ hx4700 [details]
     Palm Tungsten T5 [details]
     Palm TX [details]

What Was
     Dell Axim X50v [details]
     HP iPAQ H4150/4350 [details]
     HP iPAQ hx2750 [details]
     Palm Tungsten T3 [details]
     Toshiba e740/e750 [details]
     Toshiba e800 [details]


Connected Professional [PDA/Phone]
     The Connected Professional category often ties in with the High-End category as these products are often High-End products but all include connectivity to cellular networks and double as a phone. Connected Professional devices are a PDA first and a Phone second. They are use a touch screen and likely do not have a number pad like a conventional phone. Users that need constant access to the internet from anywhere and/or want their phone rolled into their PDA are likely considered Connected Professionals. Unlike PDA devices, these products are most often purchased through a cellular phone company. In the United States this means that some products will not work or be available for some networks and this category of devices is broken down by cellular technology. Connected Professional devices usually start at $400 (and usually max out at just under $1000).

Current GSM/GPRS Devices
(In the US: T-Mobile and Cingular/AT&T)
     HP iPAQ hw6515 [details]
     i-mate K-JAM (or any HTC Wizard device) [details]
     i-mate JasJar (or any HTC Universal device) [details]
     Palm Treo 650 [details]
     Siemens SX66 (or any HTC Blue Angel device) [details]

What Was
     HP iPAQ H6310 [details]
     i-mate JAM (or any HTC Magician device) [details]
     i-mate Pocket PC (or any HTC Himalaya device) [details]
     T-Mobile Phone Edition (or any HTC Wallaby device) [details]

Current CDMA Devices
(In the US: Verizon and Sprint)
     Audiovox XV6600/PPC6601 (or any HTC Harrier device) [details]
     Palm Treo 650 [details]
     Samsung SPH-i730 [details]
     Sprint PPC-6700 (or any HTC Apache device) [details]

What Was
     Audiovox Thera [details]
     Palm Treo 300 [details]
     Palm Treo 600 [details]
     Samsung SPH-i700 [details]


Smartphone [Phone/PDA]
     Smartphone devices may be considered cell phones running Microsoft?s Windows Mobile operating system. Smartphone devices are phones first and PDA?s second, and will often be compared with conventional cell phones. Smartphones do not have touch screens. Currently there are no PalmSource Palm OS based products that do not have touch screens hence this category is solely reserved for Windows Mobile devices. Smartphone devices include personal management features like a PDA, but they lack strong support for data entry and thus are primarily phone devices. Smartphone devices support internet connectivity but to a smaller degree than Connected Professional devices because of screen size and navigation. Unlike PDA devices, these products are most often purchased through a cellular phone company. In the United States this means that some products will not work (or be available) on some networks and this category of devices is broken down by cellular technology supported. Smartphone devices can be free when purchased with a cellular contract, but can cost as much (or more than) $500.

Current GSM/GPRS Devices
(In the US: T-Mobile and Cingular/AT&T)
     Audiovox SMT5600 (or any HTC Typhoon Device) [details]
     Motorola MPx 220 [details]
     Motorola Q [details]
     i-mate SP5 (or any HTC Tornado device) [details]
     i-mate SP5m (or any HTC Tornado device) [details]

What Was
     i-mate Smartphone (or any HTC Tanger) [details]
     i-mate Smartphone2 (or any HTC Voyager) [details]
     i-mate SP3i (or any HTC Feeler device) [details]
     Motorola MPx 200 [details]

Current CDMA Devices
(In the US: Verizon and Sprint)
     Samsung SGH-i600 [details]

There is only one Smartphone (Phone/PDA) device in this sub-category currently. If you are considering this type of product you should also look at what is available on the PDA/Phone Category.

 
BenQ P50
BenQ P51
Cingular 8125
Cingular 8525
Fujitsu LOOX T810
Fujitsu LOOX T830
HP iPAQ hw6515
HP iPAQ hw6915
HP iPAQ rw6800
HTC TyTN
i-mate JAMin
i-mate JASJAR
i-mate K-JAM
Mitac Mio A701
O2 XDA Atom
O2 XDA Exec
O2 XDA Mini S
O2 XDA Neo
O2 XDA Trion
Orange SPV M3000
Orange SPV M3100
Orange SPV M5000
Orange SPV M600
Palm Treo 700w
Qtek 9000
Qtek 9100
Qtek S200
Qtek S300
Samsung SCH-i730
Samsung SCH-i830
Sprint PPC-6700
T-Mobile (US) MDA
TORQ N100
TORQ P100
TORQ P120
UTStarcom XV6700

Palm Treo 600
Palm Treo 650
Palm Treo 700p

 

Cingular 2125
Gigabyte g-Smart
HTC MTeoR
i-mate SP5
i-mate SP5m
Motorola Q
O2 XDA IQ
Orange SPV C600
Qtek 8300
Qtek 8310
Qtek 8600
Samsung SGH-i300
Samsung SGH-i320
T-Mobile (US) SDA

 

 

 

 

 

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PDA Devices PDA Devices PDA/Phone Devices Phone/PDA Devices
Acer n20
Acer n20w
Acer n30
Acer n35
Acer n50
Acer n50 Premium
ASUS MyPal A620
Asus MyPal A620BT
Asus MyPal A716
Asus MyPal A730W
Audiovox Maestro
Casio BE-300
Casio E-100
Casio E-105
Casio E-115
Casio E-125
Casio E-200
Casio EM500
Compaq Aero 1530
Compaq Aero 1550
Compaq Aero 2100
Compaq iPAQ 3100
Compaq iPAQ 3630/50
Compaq iPAQ 3635
Compaq iPAQ 3670
Compaq iPAQ 3760
Compaq iPAQ 3850
Compaq iPAQ 3870
Compaq iPAQ 3950
Compaq iPAQ 3970
Dell Axim X3 Advanced
Dell Axim X3 Basic
Dell Axim X30 Advanced
Dell Axim X30 Basic
Dell Axim X3i
Dell Axim X5 Advanced
Dell Axim X5 Basic
Dell Axim X50 Advanced
Dell Axim X50 Basic
Dell Axim X50v
Fujitsu LOOX 718
Fujitsu LOOX 720
HP iPAQ H1910
HP iPAQ H1930
HP iPAQ H1940
HP iPAQ H2210
HP iPAQ H4150
HP iPAQ H4350
HP iPAQ H5150
HP iPAQ H5450
HP iPAQ H5550
HP Jornada 420
HP Jornada 430
HP Jornada 520/525
HP Jornada 540/545
HP Jornada 548
HP Jornada 565
HP Jornada 568
Mitac Mio 168
Mitac Mio 336
Mitac Mio 336BT
Mitac Mio 339
Mitac Mio 558
NEC MobilePro 300E
NEC MobilePro P300
Toshiba e310
Toshiba e330
Toshiba e350
Toshiba e400
Toshiba e550G
Toshiba e570
Toshiba e740
Toshiba e750
Toshiba e800
Toshiba e830
ViewSonic V35
ViewSonic V36
ViewSonic V37

 

Garmin iQue 3200
Garmin iQue 3600
Handera 3320
Handspring Visor Deluxe
Handspring Visor Edge
Handspring Visor Neo
Handspring Visor Platinum
Handspring Visor Prism
Handspring Visor Pro
Handspring Visor Solo
Palm i705
Palm IIIc
Palm IIIe
Palm IIIx
Palm IIIxe
Palm m100
Palm m105
Palm m125
Palm m130
Palm m500
Palm m505
Palm m515
Palm Tungsten C
Palm Tungsten E
Palm Tungsten T
Palm Tungsten T2
Palm Tungsten T3
Palm V
Palm VII
Palm VIIx
Palm Vx
Palm Zire
Palm Zire 21
Palm Zire 31
Palm Zire 71
Palm Zire 72
Palm Zire 72 Special Edition
Sony CLIE N610
Sony CLIE N710
Sony CLIE N760
Sony CLIE NR70
Sony CLIE NR70V
Sony CLIE NX60
Sony CLIE NX70V
Sony CLIE NX80V
Sony CLIE NZ90
Sony CLIE S300
Sony CLIE S320
Sony CLIE S360
Sony CLIE SJ20
Sony CLIE SJ22
Sony CLIE SJ30
Sony CLIE SJ33
Sony CLIE SL10
Sony CLIE T415
Sony CLIE T615
Sony CLIE T665
Sony CLIE TG50
Sony CLIE TH55
Sony CLIE TJ25
Sony CLIE TJ27
Sony CLIE TJ35
Sony CLIE TJ37
Sony CLIE UX40
Sony CLIE UX50
TRG TRGpro

 

Asus P505
Audiovox PPC4100
Audiovox PPC6601
Audiovox Thera
Audiovox XV6600
E-TEN G500
HP iPAQ H6310
i-mate JAM
i-mate PDA2
i-mate PDA2k
i-mate PDA2k EVDO
i-mate Pocket PC
Motorola MPx
O2 XDA
O2 XDA II
O2 XDA II Mini
O2 XDA IIi
O2 XDA IIs
Orange SPV M1000
Orange SPV M2000
Orange SPV M2500
Orange SPV M500
Qtek 1010
Qtek 2020
Qtek 2020i
Qtek 9090
Qtek S100
Qtek S110
Samsung SPH-i700
Siemens SX56
Siemens SX66
T-Mobile Phone Edition

Handspring Treo 180
Handspring Treo 90
Kyocera 7135
Palm Treo 270
Palm Treo 300
Palm Tungsten W
Samsung SPH-i330
Samsung SPH-i500

Audiovox SMT5600
i-mate Smartphone
i-mate Smartphone2
i-mate SP3
i-mate SP3i
Mitac Mio 8390
Mitac Mio 8870
Motorola MPx200
Motorola MPx220
O2 Xphone
O2 Xphone II
Orange SPV C500
Orange SPV C550
Orange SPV E100
Orange SPV E200
Qtek 7070
Qtek 8010
Qtek 8020
Qtek 8080
Qtek 8100
Qtek 8200
Samsung SCH-i600

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