PDAs vs. Hand Helds?

I spend a lot of time utilizing Outlook as my daytimer and have not found it necessary to carry around a notebook-style daytimer. But now with some added responsibility, I am frequently out of the office, in meetings, conducting inspections, etc. I don’t want to have to do double duty translating back & forth between Outlook and a notebook style daytimer. Therefore, I am in the market for either a PDA or a Hand Held PC. I humbly ask the TM for any advice on brands, models, capabilities, etc., etc.

Thank you very nice!

“Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’”
E A Poe

I only know PalmPilots, but they definitely do have software to synchronize with Outlook.

hand me my quill and parchment, boy…

Not to belittle the O.P., but I had a giggle fit at the thought of explaing ConMan’s dilemma to the indentured servants of Pakistan.

The NEC Mobile Pro’s are pretty good. Newer ones have nice size keyboards and also come loaded with Outlook CE Work CE and Excel CE plus Win CE

To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.

I thought this was going to be about Public Displays of Affection vs just holding hands.

I have a Psion 5, which I really only use to write on the go. I think it can synch to Outlook. It has a wonderful keyboard, for it’s size (which is still bigger than a PalmPilot).

Biggest drawbacks: kinda big, doesn’t fit confortably in most pockets (fits well in the front pocket of many of my shorts).
No built-in modem. Screen needs better contrast.

The Psion 5MX is out, with a twice as fast processor, better contrast, and a Java-enabled web browser.

Post its. Very transportable.

Thanks for the input! I’ll compare & contrast models with these tips in mind.

Anyone use one with the “voice recognition” option? I just need to carry around my schedule & jot down thoughts, to-dos, etc. I’m not into browsing the www with just a 3" screen.

“Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’”
E A Poe

The PSION 5/MX does have a built in mike to digitally record audio notes. I don’t recall ever seeing software to convert it text, but it may be out there.