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Re: (OT) Looking for Cell Phone/PDA Recommendations



On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 07:28:38PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 05/23/07 19:15, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> > On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 04:37:20PM -0700, Mark Phillips wrote:
> >> I need to buy a cell phone/pda, and I am looking at the T-Mobile Dash ( 
> >> http://www.geek.com/hwswrev/pda/dash/index.htm). However, I use Debian, 
> >> KDE/Gnome and Kontact, so the Windows Mobile OS is not very appealing.
> > [...]
> > 
> > I'm really happy with the Sidekick 3, myself. Since it keeps its data on a
> > server and just caches it on the phone, I don't worry about
> > synchronization. There is a web interface to that data which is pretty
> > nice, and if you really want to synchronize it shouldn't take too much
> > effort to screen scrape the web interface. The phone and remote data
> > continuously synchronize, so any change you make on either interface will
> > be reflected on the other shortly thereafter. (This also means that
> > losing/breaking a phone doesn't lose any data at all.)
> 
> Just a thought:
> 
> Server side storage is No Big Deal if you have a GMail account, but
> some of us would rather keep our own data to ourselves.

It depends on the data. I'm not particularly concerned about the data I
have on my phone, in good part because I don't put data I want to keep
private on it. Given that there is an ssh client that works nicely, if I
want to keep something private I connect to my machine at home.

> Ron Johnson, Jr.
--Greg



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