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EXPIRED - Acer N35 PDA GPS £117
EXPIRED - Acer N35 PDA GPS £117

EXPIRED - Acer N35 PDA GPS £117

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This might be of interest for those who missed out when Totalpda.co.uk were selling these for a similar price. Morgan were previously selling a refurb version of these with a six month guarantee for about £150, whereas this is a brand new version with a full twelve month guarantee!

Pocket PC with integral GPS receiver and 3.5" TFT colour display
Supplied with Destinator 3 personal navigation software and maps
Full UK and Ireland maps supplied on 256MB SD card
Includes car cradle and car charge, AC adaptor and case

The full spec is on the Acer website.

global.acer.com/pro…htm

Also although it comes with Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 it can be easliy upgraded to the 2003 SE version.

I forgot to add the delivery charge which is £11.75 although Morgan do have high street shops as well.
- montyburns56

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great product, i've been using one of these for well over a year and its got me from one end of the country to the other on numerous occasions. the software that it comes with is a bit pants but you can easily put tomtom on it. makes a great media player as well.

Hi, Can vouch for this being a good product. Good find. Voted hot.

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Shame that it hasn't got a VGA screen but still a great deal

Hi Montyburns56 - Can you tell me how to upgrade to windows mobile 2003 SE ?

Thanks

This is a good price for a Pocket PC with Sat Nav. However as stated it is Windows Mobile 2003. Even if upgraded to 2003SE it will still be an old operating system. Also, the N35 has been around for a while and Im not sure how old the maps will be on this.

If you really want a Pocket PC with built in Sat Nav software then this will do both functions adequately but neither exceptionally.

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It tells you how to update the OS here..

pocketpcmag.com/for…593

While it's true that the satnav software that it comes with isn't the best or the latest, a PDA like this has the advantage that it can run almost any satnav/GPS software from TomTom to Memory Map.

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kevinyork

This is a good price for a Pocket PC with Sat Nav. However as stated it … This is a good price for a Pocket PC with Sat Nav. However as stated it is Windows Mobile 2003. Even if upgraded to 2003SE it will still be an old operating system.

Don't underrate WM2003. Lot's of people (myself included) "upgraded" to WM2005 and then went back to WM2003 again.

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Don't underrate WM2003. Lot's of people (myself included) "upgraded" to … Don't underrate WM2003. Lot's of people (myself included) "upgraded" to WM2005 and then went back to WM2003 again.


Sure, but compatability can be an issue for the latest software releases. I suppose its similar to the idea of buying a new PC today that still has Windows XP and not Vista. Some would hail that as a bonus while the majority would prefer the latest Operating System.

I wouldnt get another one of these PDA's. I had one as a gps unit and the power/data port broke rendering it useless. I took it back and replaced it for a TomTom ONE. Much better. Although i do miss having a pda.

well i baught one of these units after my brother in law recommended one. ive been very disapointed with the unit as it has been totally unrealiable since purchase. (fails to find satelites at all). talking to a few people that own one it seems to me the build quality varies between units hence why i think their awful and my bro in law thinks its awesome. tom toms are so much better imo. (yes ive been out and baught one i was so frustrated with my acer).

Having had to work with Windows Mobile devices primarily for the past couple of years, my advice is:

Never buy a Windows Mobile 2003 / Pocket PC 2003 based device.

2005 mandated non-volatile memory, so when you (inevitably) forget to recharge the damn thing, all your settings (PDA, email, custom apps, etc) don't get wiped.

In my specific case I worked with Dell Axim X31s and X51s. The latter were quite nice. The former were a complete hassle, especially when you have 100+ people with them not recharging them, and they need it for custom applications and email.

Now as for all the other aspects of the platform, colour me unimpressed on top of the above mentioned failings.

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kevinyork

Sure, but compatability can be an issue for the latest software releases. … Sure, but compatability can be an issue for the latest software releases. I suppose its similar to the idea of buying a new PC today that still has Windows XP and not Vista. Some would hail that as a bonus while the majority would prefer the latest Operating System.



That was a poor analogy to use as XP has a greater compatibilty than Vista! :thumbsup: Ironically the head of Acer has also said that Vista is bit **** and he should know! :giggle:

pcworld.com/art…tml

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JeeBeePSB

Having had to work with Windows Mobile devices primarily for the past … Having had to work with Windows Mobile devices primarily for the past couple of years, my advice is:Never buy a Windows Mobile 2003 / Pocket PC 2003 based device.2005 mandated non-volatile memory, so when you (inevitably) forget to recharge the damn thing, all your settings (PDA, email, custom apps, etc) don't get wiped.



The Acer comes with a piece of software which will automatically back up all data/settings/apps on it to a SD card when then battery level falls below 30% and you can set up Activesync to automatically back everything up when you connect the PDA to your PC.

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kevinyork

Sure, but compatability can be an issue for the latest software releases. … Sure, but compatability can be an issue for the latest software releases. I suppose its similar to the idea of buying a new PC today that still has Windows XP and not Vista. Some would hail that as a bonus while the majority would prefer the latest Operating System.

I can't think of any app., utility or game that wouldn't install on a WM2003 machine.

poker_face

well i baught one of these units after my brother in law recommended one. … well i baught one of these units after my brother in law recommended one. ive been very disapointed with the unit as it has been totally unrealiable since purchase. (fails to find satelites at all). talking to a few people that own one it seems to me the build quality varies between units hence why i think their awful and my bro in law thinks its awesome. tom toms are so much better imo. (yes ive been out and baught one i was so frustrated with my acer).

Unfortunately this is not an uncommon problem with GPS equipment; especially when used in cars or when the weathers bad. It's certainly not specific to this Acer. Just plug an external aerial into the MCX socket.

JeeBeePSB

Having had to work with Windows Mobile devices primarily for the past … Having had to work with Windows Mobile devices primarily for the past couple of years, my advice is:Never buy a Windows Mobile 2003 / Pocket PC 2003 based device.2005 mandated non-volatile memory, so when you (inevitably) forget to recharge the damn thing, all your settings (PDA, email, custom apps, etc) don't get wiped.In my specific case I worked with Dell Axim X31s and X51s. The latter were quite nice. The former were a complete hassle, especially when you have 100+ people with them not recharging them, and they need it for custom applications and email.

Never had a problem with this on my X5 or X50v as they have battery backup for the internal RAM. As with any other piece of IT equipment; if it contains important information then you should have a backup. If the device fails and you don't then you're to blame, not the kit.

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I can't think of any app., utility or game that wouldn't install on a … I can't think of any app., utility or game that wouldn't install on a WM2003 machine.



Also WM 2006 is now out, so this will be 2 operating systems behind.
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