Maybe you're missing my point David. Considering how cheap and available CF
Memory is and how unavailable and outrageous SD Memory is,,, I would have
said "Screw the SD Memory iPaq engineers! Let's make the native Memory CF!"
Right now, they want $208 for 128mb of SD Memory. I can get 256mb of CF
Memory for $110.
Don't talk to me about "...you have to remember CF cards were...", blah,
blah, blah. I'm making a buying decision **today** sir. I can't wait for 1-
2 years to pass for the economy of scale to "kick in" so that SD Memory is
where CF Memory is *now*.
Compaq made a great decision is you're going to own an iPaq in 1-2 years.
Compaq made a poor decision if you're buying an iPaq today.
> What was Compaq thinking? How can we include another memory slot without
> changing the size of the device. It would have required a complete redesign
> of the device for to put an internal CF slot. Compaq promised sleeve
> developers that they would keep the design of the device the same until
> 2003. I think more user would be upset if their 50, 150, 200 dollar sleeves
> wouldn't work with the new device. I think the addition of the SD slot was
> great. The SD form factor will be the standard but it will take time for the
> price to come down. You have to remember CF cards were 1.80 per meg 1.5 yrs
> ago. Now look at the price .50 per meg.
> I currently carry my iPAQ w/CF Sleeve in a leather case I purchased at El
> Portal (luggage store). Unfortunately they no longer manufacture this case.
> I would recommend the Vaja cases. I like their style and quality.
> David Wojciechowski (Wojo)
> Microsoft MVP - Mobile Devices
> > You could get away with keeping the iPaq in your pants pocket without the
> > sleeve easily, but I'm sure you can't do that with the sleeve. :-(
> > How do you carry yours?
> > > You are correct.
> > > --
> > > David Wojciechowski (Wojo)
> > > Microsoft MVP - Mobile Devices
> > > > WOW! That thick? That must be adding about 50% more to the thickness
> > > the
> > > > device? True?
> > > says...
> > > > > Around 3/8in. to the back, 1/8in to each side, 1/16in to the front.
> > > > > --
> > > > > David Wojciechowski (Wojo)
> > > > > Microsoft MVP - Mobile Devices
> > > > > > I've been looking over historical posts in this newsgroup
> regarding CF
> > > > > Memory
> > > > > > vs. SD Memory.
> > > > > > Some posts said that with SD Memory, you cannot copy MP3 files and
> > > > > other
> > > > > > posts said they did just that. What's the truth here?
> > > > > > I'm really torn about what to do about one versus the other. The
> > > > > memory
> > > > > > will fit right in the iPaq WITHOUT a sleeve attachment but it is
> > > *very*
> > > > > > expensive. 64mb of SD Memory right now costs $110. I can get
> > > of
> > > > > > Kingston CF Memory for that much.
> > > > > > I guess I need to know how much the CF Sleeve for the iPaq adds to
> > > > > Can
> > > > > > someone clue me in?