I mean, you can buy a whole desktop computer for less money. I can't believe Sony expects people to pay this much money for something that doesn't have as much functionality as a desktop computer. Sure it's not portable, but neither are many of the new Clies that Sony is producing. You have to have cargo pants or a backpack just for a pocket for the Clie to fit in.
Slim, affordable, and feature rich is what Sony needs to focus on. Not outlandish, expensive, and bulky.
Sorry, just my 2 cents.
Palm IIIx -> Sony Clie T615 -> Sony Clie T665 -> Palm Tungsten C -> TX
Wow......amazingly enough, some of us rely on our handhelds more than a 50 pound desktop. I would like to think that using mine has had a positive impact at the bedside of my patients. Sometimes, the price _is_ worth it.
Thanks for the note Sam. I am getting closer and closer to upgrading! (if only Verizon would release a bluetooth phone!)
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DannyWSU: This issue consistently seems to comes up quite a bit. While I do understand that the price is high, the simple fact is that at this time, there is no other computer on the market (handheld, laptop, desktop, or otherwise) that offers the pocketable power that the UX series offers. Pocketability is key to many users.
Also, as for the size, you are correct that Sony has some rather large PDAs, but the UX series is definitly pocketable--much more so than the NX series.
I'm saving my pennies (OK, dollars) for one of these. Simply blows the doors off of my NX70V.
Pilot 1000 > Palm iii > Palm Vx > Sony Clie NX70V > Tungsten T3 > Tungsten C > Palm Z22
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Originally posted by crzygrl Thanks for the note Sam. I am getting closer and closer to upgrading! (if only Verizon would release a bluetooth phone!)
No problem. By the way, I have the exact same issue with Verizon Wireless. I also want a Bluetooth phone from them but from what I've seen of the upcoming phones, I won't hold my breath. Even the new Motorola V810 for Verizon will not have Bluetooth, meanwhile every other Motorola phone coming out this quarter and next quarter will have Bluetooth. I've heard 2 different reasons for this. One is that Bluetooth caused some kind of interference with the CDMA reception and another is that Verizon doesn't perceive any demand for it. They did have one phone in the past, the Motorola 270c but it has been discontinued.
There are two BT phones that work with Verizon (in theory). I use a Motorola 270C with BT back (probably $150 total on Ebay). This definitely works, tho at the low qnc speed. There is also the SE T61C with the DBA-10 BT adapter (clips on the bottom). The latter is 1x capable, but unfortunately is not supported by SonyEricsson. On Dejanews, a number of people have gotten it to work, while a smaller number of people said it did not work, with no clear indication why.
So there are options - they're just not great (the 270C is a brick, but aside from dismal navigation through the phone book and some buggy software, I have to say it's a very good phone - I own two of them).
$565 from JandR -- but it's not on their website. Call to make sure on price. I saw it in the NYT today.
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just break down and get T-Mobile. GSM is the future and so far I have had 100% reception everywhere I've been. The Nokia 3650 is amazing and the upcoming 3660 will be even better. If you're stuck in a contract then I don't know what to tell ya. All I know is Nextel was KILLING me with $180/month phone bills and I welcomed T-Mobile into my life. Go to Amazon and sign up for the free 3650 phone offer. And all you need is to add on T-Zones ($9.95/month exta). You don't need to add on the unlimited internet ($19.95/month extra)
Originally posted by clicclic just break down and get T-Mobile. GSM is the future and so far I have had 100% reception everywhere I've been. The Nokia 3650 is amazing and the upcoming 3660 will be even better. If you're stuck in a contract then I don't know what to tell ya. All I know is Nextel was KILLING me with $180/month phone bills and I welcomed T-Mobile into my life. Go to Amazon and sign up for the free 3650 phone offer. And all you need is to add on T-Zones ($9.95/month exta). You don't need to add on the unlimited internet ($19.95/month extra)
Please elaborate! What you mean we donít need the Unlimited Internet for $20?!
How is it going to work on the unlimited T-zones!!!? I thought that was just for wap!