ummmm........

Discussion in 'Samsung Saga' started by blackmeto, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. blackmeto

    blackmeto Active Member

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    ummmm........

    is the saga a pda, or smartphone?

    just seeing conflicting descriptions in reviews
    and will my minisd card from my q9c work in the saga or is there a micro card slot?
  2. blackmeto

    blackmeto Active Member

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    ok i see that it uses mini sd
    still not sure about the first ? though
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    Smartphone. PDA's I believe do not have Cellular phone capability.
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    blackmeto Active Member

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    thanks i just thought that professional 6.1 only came on pocket pcs
  5. PacoJr67

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    the line between pda phone and smartphone is blurry any more. historically smarthphones run Windows Mobile Standard, and PDA phones run Professional. basically pda phones are more oriented to business users, and smartphones oriented more toward the every day user.
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    so things like opera 9.5 and spb shell WILL work on the saga?
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    I generally differentiate between a Windows Mobile "Smartphone" and a "PDA" by whether it's touchscreen (& therefore uses WM Pro). The saga is a PDA, it is a touchscreen, it uses Windows Mobile Pro, it has a "Today" screen, the apps you mentioned both work (and in fact Opera is factory installed).

    However, the Saga uses microSD, not miniSD. microsSD (aka transflash) is smaller and the Saga supports both normal and the high capacity versions. I picked up a 8GB card at Fry's for about $20 a month ago as well as another last week for that same price. Your miniSD card will not work in the Saga, although a microSD with a miniSD adapter should work in the Q9c (not sure if the Q supports SDHC though).
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    cool i can probably get a minisd at circuit city for 10$ or less now,
    I was thinking it was a pda but all the reviews were calling it a smartphone.
    Me coming from a 9c i was just confused
  9. cbw20004

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    Well looks like we have proven one thing... No one really knows what the different between a PDA and a smartphone are, we just all have our ideas!
  10. PacoJr67

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    like I said, the line has been blurred. they're all really convergence devices anyway, with the functions of a PDA and a phone
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    Originally pda (personal digital assistants) did not have phone capability. Then came the PPC, then PPC phone edition, then smartphone, then WM standard and WM Pro.

    Once there was Windows 1, 2, 3. Then came Windows 95, 98, 2000. Then came ME, XP, Vista and generally NT in between. MS can't make up their mind.
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    I'm pretty sure that my phone is smarter than I am...now that's a smart phone.
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    Personal Data* Assistant IIRC my Palm IIIx was a PDA.
    I think that term is a little loose.
    As I see it SmartPhones have Windows Standard and no touchscreen.
    There's also differences in the OS, Some are actually better.
    PPC, Pocket Personal Computer(?) have Windows Professional and touchscreens.

    They're are a few SmartPhones being released, I'm not quite sure what the market is for them.
    Software is being geared mostly for PPCs. Maybe its a cost issue of the OS and hardware. Standard can run on a lot less phone than Pro.

    ANd just to confuse it even more the new name is just "Windows" as in "Windows Phone".
    No "standard" or "Professional".

    *Or is it Digital
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    I don't think that's the case at all.

    A PDA does not have a cellular function. Think Dell Axim.
    A cell phone obviously does. Cell phones that run Windows Mobile come in 2 flavors, Pocket PC and smartphone. The original Q was a smartphone. The Saga is a Pocket PC. The difference is the presence of the touchscreen.

    These are pretty standard definitions.
  15. PacoJr67

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    agreed. the touch screen is pretty much a deciding factor

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