Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mobile OS and Device Comparison

I was recently in the market for a new Smartphone (after comparing many devices, I kept my old Smartphone).  Friends and salespeople alike assured me this Smartphone or that one would fulfill my needs and do everything I wanted.  I … Continue reading

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Mobile OS Comparison

Does the OS include ALL the PIM fields found in Microsoft Outlook and Windows Mobile (make a list)?  More fields?  Additional, mappable fields that will sync?  Categories/groups? List and sync more than one of each type telephone number for each … Continue reading

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The Device

After selecting the OS features important to you, you must review the list again along with the list below for each device.  You would think devices running the same OS would have almost identical features.  Not so.  Reviewing different devices, … Continue reading

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Mobile Device Specs and Comparison

Is the device new or an older model?  When was the device released? What is the device’s processor?  The latest and fastest?  Don’t purchase a new device with a slow or last-generation processor! What is the realistic battery life?  Battery … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line…

When you’re done comparing with the 2 lists above, what does it all mean?  Yes, another list, below.  After reviewing these lists I haven’t found my perfect device, but I did eliminate many devices from further consideration.

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My Smartphone/PDA Uses

My primary need is a mobile office device, not a “gaming device,” a “social networking device,” or a “media consumption device.” Calendar to list appointments, due dates, etc.  Alarms that can snooze variable times. Address book, contact info. Word processing … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7

I usually refer to it as “Windows Phone Point Seven” to indicate this isn’t even a 1.0 release, lacking many features found in Windows Mobile (the prior phone/mobile device OS from Microsoft).  I’ll list some of my thoughts; to write … Continue reading

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