Switching From Pocket PC to Palm OS
Writing on your Palm Editor, Jeff Kirvin, has recently published a in depth guide for making the transition from a Pocket PC device to a Palm Powered device. Jeff goes over everything from the launcher, and file system, to the many third party software applications and enhancements, a good read even if you're a Palm OS regular.
Jeff states, Given that we're now seeing a transition from Windows Powered to Palm Powered devices for power users, I thought I'd write up a little primer to allow Windows people to adjust to a Palm Powered world.
Consumers still tend to see PalmOS devices as simple organizers, and a lot of people that come in to my store with older PalmOS devices start looking at Pocket PCs as the next step "up". What these people don't know is that out of the box, most PalmOS devices handle Word and Excel files better than Pocket Office. PalmOne's Tungsten line and a few Sonys come with Documents To Go, which handles things like tables and styles in Word and charting in Excel flawlessly, compared to Pocket Word and Pocket Excel which simply cut out those features, removing them from the desktop versions of the files, as well. Documents To Go also handles PowerPoint presentations, something Pocket Office doesn't do at all.
Jeff is a long time Palm OS and Pocket PC user with years of experience. At his day job, He manages one of the largest CompUSA retail stores PDA section. The first part of his column is here and follow it up by reading part 2.
Thanks to PDAGeek for the tip.
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