[bct] Re: PDAs

  • From: "David Tanner" <david-tanner@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 16:26:00 -0600

There is one that will work, but I am not sure which model.  The one that 
Sprint now has is smart phone I am told, but it should work in a month or two.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Ball" <dball10@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:59 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: PDAs


:I wonder how useful the treo will be to us. I am like larry I need one with
: a cell phone. I gues it would have to have moble speak for the pda screen
: and the phone as well.
: ----- Original Message ----- 
: From: "Scott Howell" <s.howell@xxxxxxxxxxx>
: To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
: Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 5:04 AM
: Subject: [bct] Re: PDAs
: 
: 
: After hearing Larry's podcast on the Dell unit with Pocket Mobile
: Speak and I think someone a gal did one on another device, and
: finally those of you have used a adapted pda; I hae a few questions.
: I'm considering one of these so I'm curious what you liked and didn't
: like. I'm talking from hardware to user interface. Do any have a true
: braille input method, a regular keyboard via bluetooth was prefered,
: do any have a keyboard of sorts built-in, or how about poking at some
: keys to produce letters etc. Sort of like what you'd do with a
: cellphone as an example? I can see some real uses for a pda and one
: of these is I go to meetings where I try to record and generally this
: works well, but then I have to come back and transcribe those notes.
: This isn't so bad, but it takes a while to waid through all the
: material and extract useful data.
: Any thoughts, comments, etc. welcome.
: 
: Scott
: 
: 
: 
: On Feb 11, 2006, at 11:28 PM, David Tanner wrote:
: 
: > No, they may not be as fast as computers but you certainly can add
: > programs to them, and they are getting faster.  One of the guys in
: > our department just baught a Dell like the one Larry used on his
: > podcast the other day, and the processor on it is 620MHZ.  That is
: > already faster than the P2 pentium, and a lot of the Pentium P3s
: > were slower.  They are still limited on memory to 64 meg of RAM,
: > for the most part, but I am sure we will see that increase too over
: > the coming years.
: >
: >
: > ----- Original Message -----
: > From: "beth" <fb-oe@xxxxxxx>
: > To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
: > Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 10:20 AM
: > Subject: [bct] PDAs
: >
: >
: > : It is my understanding that PDAs and note takers do not have and
: > will never
: > : have processor speeds that Lap- and desktops do, also do not and
: > will not
: > : have ways to directly add programs, such as CD ROM drives.  Is
: > this correct?
: > : Beth
: > :
: > :
: >
: 
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