Originally posted by JGarrett911
I know the palm i was looking at could send info to other palms w/ the infrared sensor and stuff, so i just assumed thats all i needed for wireless internet?? am i totally wrong or what? I'm just all confuzzled...
The infared ports on Palms are really only for sending files or data once in a while -- they can't be used for stuff like surfing the net -- it's just not practical, as you need to be less than a few inches away for it to work. (Although you can use them as universal remotes for your tv or whatever, which is kinda nifty. ;) ) So yes, you'll need to either get a PDA with an antenna built in, or buy one that attaches.
Also, by "wireless internet access," do you mean access over a cellular phone connection, or over a wireless LAN system (provided by some facility on your campus)? Those are two different things, so you need to make sure you get the right hardware.
If you're going to be using a cellular account for internet access, I think the Palm i705 has built-in wireless capability. Also, I read about some company that's got a new cell phone/PDA all in one product that you might want to check out. Unfortunately, I have no idea who makes it or what it's called...
As for me, I'm happy with my little m105. It's enough to hold my appointments, a few classic games, and a searchable database of over 300 mixed drinks with recipies and instructions (the "chick drinks" category is especially useful).