> Precisely. To get on the net with EM-500, you have to use either a cell phone
> with IR port or a modem that you have to purchase separately.
EM is a great PKTPC, a real workhorse, however if you have the extra cash, don't let anything hold you back from an iPAQ. Expansion is the keyword with the iPAQ. The SD port or whatever it's called on the EM is the limiting factor for that device, and not all Casios Perse.
The iPAQ on the otherhand has a port on the bottom which will allow it to accept CF, PCMCIA cards via Expansion Sleeves. They offer more functionality with features like, True Wireless Interent (no GSM Phone), External HardDrives, as well as Removable HardDrives and even GPS.
Games shouldn't be your priority for buying a PDA, and even then, you'd still be better off with an iPAQ. The Extra Large Build of Mame plays many more games at a very playable speed than any the device out there. Every other Emulator out there for that matter Runs better, Faster, and is usually out first for the iPAQ. I'm on the last level of Megaman on PocketNES, and have beaten numerous Mame games despite what anyone can say about the limited controls. The truth is, these old games mainly used 8 directions and only one fire button. That is easily handled by the iPAQ. Even on the newer games, the controls can still be easily sorted. If the games weren't fun via ANY mode of input, why would Tek bother compiling a Jordana exe? (No offense 54X owners, but my point is, you have no Joypad).
The Critics have spoken, and iPAQ just won them all over. The public has spoken, as Compaq holds a large percentage of the PPC market. Even Bill Gates has spoken, right into his iPAQ quite literally! Voice recognition at it's finest, ad most impressive, all done on an iPAQ.
All of this wouldn't be happening if the iPAQ weren't as Powerful as it is.