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The Unauthorized Guide to Pocket PC Paperback – Nov 3 2000
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From the Back Cover
The Unauthorized Guide to Pocket PC is the best place to start for someone seriously considering the purchase of a Pocket PC, or someone who has just made the purchase and is eager to hit the ground running and use it to its full potential. Along with exploring the major software components of the Pocket PC platform, the book also guides the reader through other aspects of using a Pocket PC such as establishing an online connection and taking advantage of wireless communications. This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to get the most out of their Pocket PC, even beginners. No matter what model the reader has, this book will be a useful reference and learning tool.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
The book starts off with a brief history of Pocket PC (and its WinCE predecessors) and a quick overview of the hardware specs. It even lists benchmark results of a few Pocket PCs, although the list is a bit outdated at this point (Feb. 2001). It then delves into the issues of using your Pocket PC daily. From Pocket Outlook to Pocket IE to Pocket Streets, this book covers them all. There are also a lot of tips to help you get to know your Pocket PC better.
The author's writing style is also laudable. Unlike the other book which is difficult to read, this one is very easy to follow and you'll want to read it again and again, like I do. Beginners and intermediate users alike will find this book invaluable. (Now I wish there were a book for power Pocket PC users...) The author even gives a lot of tips about switching over from Palm.
I highly highly recommend this book to every newcomer to the wonderful world of Pocket PC.
When I started using my iPAQ, I didn't have many questions or problems.... which is good because it didn't come with ~any~ reference material! I think Compaq was taken off guard by the iPAQ's popularity!
Eventually, I did find that I was curious about how to do some advanced tasks with the iPAQ. Since Compaq didn't have a reference guide, I opened up my "joke gift" and found this book to provide basic information to match my needs.
If you want detailed instructions or want to read advanced topics, this book is NOT for you. This book is perfect for the new "handheld" user. I also recommend keeping this book in your library for a reference guide (if you have an iPAQ) since none was provided with the product.
The book is not completely ..., as it did help me get around the PocketPC. However, most of the info it helped on, I could have figured out with a bit more experimentation. If I decide I need another book, I may go for the Microsoft Press book. It is about half the price and seems about as complete.
Most recent customer reviews
This is not your typical 'for Dummies' book that is filled with fluff, but rather an excellent in-depth guide to using Pocket PCs. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2001 by spinoza
a great help! easy to follow guide has made owning my pocket pc worthwhile.Published on Feb. 12 2001 by terry
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