Originally Posted by mcmuddle
I am certainly not the brightest bulb on the tree, but there are several neutral advisory sites like myproductadvisor.com that have you rate levels of need and expectations on many features, prices, etc. then offer you a batch of devices that meet your needs. I personally am holding out for the WM2005 OS and the next generation of devices.
I would definitely vote against myproductadvisor.com. I've done a lot of testing with it and found it almost useless because it doesn't incmporate any user opinions and common knowledge. For example, it's only at actually playing action games with a PDA that you can find out the quality of the D-Pad. No matter this is why most people over at PocketMatrix has recommended the Asus MyPal A620 for action games. This stuff isn't in the specifications of a device.
If you search for a 'gaming' Pocket PC PDA, what do you get?
1, Axim x50 420 MHz - tolerable for gaming
2, iPAQ RZ1715 - WTF?! A very restricted (good old HP j525 days, memory- and speed-wise...) PIM-centric device for playing?!
3, Toshiba e350/355: why would anyone buy an outdated and not supported device like this, when you can get the in most respects far superior x30 Mid even cheaper?
4, iPAQ 1940: its D-pad is very hard to press and, therefore, is almost useless for gaming. Also: outdated.
5, x30 - tolerable
(some X30/x50, Toshi and HP 31xsx devices follow - there are certainly devices with better D-pad's)
12, Casio Cassiopeia EM-500 - at last a PPC (however much it's outdated) that has a decent D-pad!
13, ASUS MyPal A620BT - that's what the first item should be IMHO
14, Hewlett Packard iPAQ H5450/55 - joking? It's slow (even with the WM2003 upgdare) and its D-pad is just too small for action games.
15, Hewlett Packard iPAQ H2210/15: its D-pad is over-sensitive, useless for gaming. A device that is positioned 3 places after the EM-500 and 2 after the A620...
Incidentally, this list is almost the same as the one that you get by not touching the 'Gaming' slider. Then, the Motorola Mpx220 comes as the first device - the database doesn't even make a distinction between Pocket PC's and MS Smartphones.
And the list goes on like this...
Therefore, I don't think anyone should base their decisions on myproductadvisor.com. You need to dig into threads like the ones linked from http://discussion.brighthand.com/sho...hreadid=117248