"Where's the rest of it"4.0 starson by vic delta
Pros: Excellent pocket pc for those of us who hate cell phones
Cons: No accessories
Summary: Well of course the bulk of the praise (as hard as this is for me to say as a Microsoft critic) goes to Microsoft for Windows Mobile 6.0. It works perfectly, and the options for add-on software are almost endless. That is what makes this device great. Everything from music to travel maps can be accessed from this goodie. Connecting new programs is a breeze. Remember DOS and how easy it was to load a program to work with DOS. This is almost that slick. This software should go in the Microsoft Hall of Fame.
From the HP side, having 128MB of RAM makes this device work. I had 64MB in my previous PPC. It was never enough. Also the fast processor is essential for smooth operation. Bluetooth and WiFi work very well. 802.11g is nice to have. Previous device was .11b and the lack of range was troublesome. The two card slots are terrific too. One has music. (32GB of music baby! Who needs an MP3 player.) One has all my specialty programs. Battery life is okay not terrific.
The lack of a cradle, a decent case and even the inability to purchase a spare battery are very annoying. Not having those ready at 210/11 liftoff was pathetic marketing by HP. Hopefully we will see them soon.
I have a cellular phone for talking. I have the 211 for everything else when I am away from the office and don't want to haul out the laptop. Also there is no extra charge for internet access with free WiFi being almost everywhere. Why pay extra phone charges?