PDAs that play MP3s
September 10, 2004
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I want a PDA that can be used as a decent MP3 player. Do you have any suggestions?
| | I hear you, Big Cat.
It'd be great if there was a PDA that could work as your primary music player so that you wouldn't have to carry a bag of gadgets with you. I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that most PDAs today come with MP3 playback, so you can load up a memory card with music and listen to your tunes. Some standouts include the HP iPaq H2210
, the Tapwave Zodiac2
, and the PalmOne Zire 72
, all of which have excellent sound quality. Also, keep in mind that Pocket PCs come with Windows Media Player installed, while Palm devices have RealOne Player or require a third-party app, such as Kinoma Player. Still, we wouldn't recommend using a PDA as your only MP3 player since any type of multimedia functionality--music or video--will cause serious battery drain and could result in data loss from your handheld if you run out of juice and don't have a backup battery.
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