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PalmOS vs PocketPC

 
Ciaran Duffy
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Hi Folks!
I need a little bit of help. I'm starting a project using J2ME for programming a e-guide program of my campus on a PDA. But although there is a huge amount of information out there I not sure what direction I should take.
My plan at the moment is to use the Palm Tungsten E which uses the IBM J9 compiler and is tied in with its Websphere Device Developer software. But this only uses MIDP while the PocketPC uses the personal profile.
What I really want to know finally is - which one is better??
And is there a solid resource talking about J2ME for PDA's - most of the sites out there are mainly about using it for Mobiles with just a little bit about PDA's.
Be grateful for any help.
 
Michael Yuan
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Personally, I prefer MIDP since it has more momentum in the industry. It is the platform of choice for the red hot Smartphone/PDA combo devices. On the other hand, people have questioned the need for Personal Profile given the small differences between PP and plain J2SE. (you can check out this thread)
As for Java PDA programming books, I know my book covers a lot of ground on PDA (IBM SMF container, mobile databases, web services etc.). Also, fellow rancher Daryl Wilding-McBride's book Java PDA development might be useful.
 
Ciaran Duffy
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Thanks for clearing that up Michael!
I definitly check out those books,
Cheers.
 
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