"syncs w/GMAIL, Google Calendar, uses Opera Mobile 10"
20 December 2009
Pros: I recently resurrected this machine. Google now syncs with Windows mobile 5 and up, so I thought it would be cool to try out. Also installed Opera Mobile 10. Gretat for jotting down thoughts, looking something up, or just browsing the news, etc.
Cons: No Adobe Flash support that I could find. Needs to reboot fairly often. Anemic memory. Microsoft should have a plan to upgrade media player and Internet Explorer in Windows Mobile 5 and up. No Bluetooth.
Summary: I'm a full time student and I bought this PDA a year ago. It's been so nice for me to have. The WiFi is perfect. I can almost always get connected. The SD expansion slot is really nice for adding books etc (I have a few different versions of the Bible with commentaries for super fast and easy access). I love the note pad, I can write up things quickly or 'type' them in. Its also SO nice to use the Microsoft Outlook to update my contacts and calendar.
Summary: I would not recommend using the Windows Mobile's Media Player on the IPAQ for playing videos. I would recommend downloading a free version of TCPMP DIVX player for the Pocket PC at the following location. TCPMP is a far superior video player than the WM Media Player. You will not have the buffering problems that the WM Media Player has. Your videos will play smoothly without interruptions. It also plays a wider range of video format than the WM Media Player.