Update on the iPaq

Dabs, unfortunately, discovered that they weren’t going to be able to get the iPaq 4700 for around a month. To their credit, they were honest enough to say so, and to suggest cancelling and going elsewhere, rather than pushing or lying to keep the order – counts in their favour for future orders. (Actually, already ordered from them again, since they’re offering a 1Gb SD card for £55.)

I’ve now placed an order with Clove, who are confident they can get one to me next week. We shall see. I actually ordered by phone, which is something I’ve not done since this Internet thing started catching on.

Palm to Windows Mobile: Going to the Dark Side

Summary: I’m moving over to the Dark Side. After using Palms for the last few years, and really enjoying them, I’m making the jump to Windows Mobile (/Pocket PC/Whatever). Why? So nice of you to ask. Read on…


Long ago, I used to have Psion devices. I had an Organiser II, then a Series 3, then a Series 3a 512k, then a Series 3a 2Mb, and finally a Series 5. The Series 5 was nice, but it failed on a couple of points to me. It was a bit big and heavy, and it just felt too breakable. I didn’t feel like I dared carry it around everywhere.