Summary: If you have an I-Phone and can afford to use it, then you would not be interested in an Axim X5 Personal Digital Assistant (Pocket PC) as the I-Phone technology is quite superior. But, if you cannot afford a $50 - $70 monthly phone bill for a high-tech phone, then the Axim X5 may be the cheapest and most useful gizmo (old tech) you will ever find. I purchased two Axim X5 PDAs to replace my Axim X5 that I thought was kaput (but wasn’t – only needed to be reset).
I only wish I could find a use for more of them. Well made & works great.
17 April 2011
Summary: We found several older pocket organizers while clearing some clutter. That started me on a search for a wifi enabled pocket reader that didn't cost several hundred dollars. The Dell Axim X5 I bought on eBay I practically stole; the price was so reasonable. The seller sent everything I needed, lots of extras and with a download of the sync software, I'm in business. It is sleek, attractive and very usable.
Summary: I purchased this pocket pc because I'd lost my Palm Pilot - which I'd had for years. I'd gone back to carrying a book planner and it was not working for me because I needed those alerts, so I spent a few weeks searching for an electronic organizer to replace my beloved Palm Pilot. I settles on a Pocket PC just in case I wanted to do more, like go onto the internet. I also wanted a product that I could read my ebooks on, and I am content with my purchase.
My brand new/second hand, internet accessing PDA!!!
30 September 2010
Summary: It surfs the internet through a wifi card. It plays Music MP3's and Music Videos that i convert into asf files. It will hook up to wifi hotspots. I can check my e-mail and facebook. Has a charger with a second battery charging slot. So, i can rotate batteries and keep it running continuously. It is a wonderful PDA. Everyone should have one.
Summary: axim was previously owned but in very good condition - price for pda w/some accessories & a hp jornada 568 pda was $15. you just can't beat that. the screen size & clarity of it grabbed me the most & sealed the deal. it's a little heavier than todays devices & not quite as streamlined. but the unit has a lot of features & is easy to use. connects to internet for email/surfing, etc.
Summary: On paper this "gizmo" rates 10 Stars, but it has been discontinued by Dell (therefore no support and, more importantly, no drivers. Its latest wmp is 9 and I can see no way of updating it (so, forget MP3s and Movies). It wouldn't accept a 4GB SD card and I found out through the Fora that 1GB is the maximum for an SD. I've finally located one and am waiting for its delivery. I;m only using it now (apart from a few "widget/gadgets" as an ebook reader.
Excellent PDA, excellent alternative for ebook reader
6 June 2010
Summary: I've been using an Axim X5 300Mhz since they first came out but wanted to upgrade to a 400 Mhz. There are still large communities for information. It is in essence a mini computer. If you get one with bluetooth or add a bluetooth card you can easily pair with a phone for internet access. Smaller than a netbook it packs easily for trips or vacations. It makes for an excellent ebook reader. You can upgrade to the latest Microsoft Reader, Mobi Reader etc.
Summary: Great replacement for my Palm. With Palm going out of business I needed a PDA that would be repairable if I need parts. So the Dell pocket pc is prefect for me. Like my Palm it has a calendar, media player, acrobat reader, address book and so forth. However, unlike my Palm I can use it like a computer and link it to my outlook that contains all my contacts and appointments.
Summary: for one thing there is still some programs left that will work! also it can still get the internet and email send and as long as these two main are still good there is no problem also to go online use the socket modem or some kind of wireless card for the axim at this time there are some "free internet" services that can be used so WHY NOT!!!GO MOBILE!!!
Summary: The X5 is an excellent pda from Dell that will do quiet a number of tasks to make a hectic life easier,however they are not compatable with Windows Vista or higher.If you are running anything other than XP system you will run into compatibility issues.I still like mine though............