In the same vein as ton, if it's as good as the 4150 I use, I hope you'll love it. The cut-down Windows is a bit clunky if you've ever used the elegant Palm OS but it does a lot. My only tiny quibble is that web-browsing using Pocket IE is a bit irritating in portrait mode - though you may be lucky and be getting a model that supports rotating the image to landscape.
Two gift-related cliches spring to mind: there's no such thing as a free lunch and never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Tell us which is the more appropriate when you get the PDA ...
That review has certainly raised my interest level somewhat, anchor.
The HX4700 does support rotating to landscape, Kate - you do it by holding down the calendar button apparently. I'm intrigued to see what a DVD looks like on this device, although I suspect I'll need to buy some extra storage....hardly a problem when I'm getting the device for nothing.
I'll report back on which cliche comes closest - I hope it's the second one.
One of the great thing about the HX4700 (and my 2210) is that they can use two flash cards at the same time (SD & CF).
This makes it very convenient as you can install software on one and use the other for music, films, or as I do, remove the card from my digital camera, plug it in the Ipaq for a larger screen preview.
I have used my HP2210 for nearly 2 years too and find it very handy for all sorts of things in my (medical) profession. The screen is good, but I think HP 4700 is even better! Photos are displayed clearly and the value of this was proved recently when I visited relatives abroad. MS Reader is a useful add-on, and Avantgo channels synchronised with my PC and home/work keeps me up to date. My machine is quick off the blocks but he 4700 is ev4n faster - enjoy!!
I've been working on the other side of the channel, delivery of the iPaq arranged for Thursday , so no problem.
Just got back (Weds p.m.)to find one of those courier "we tried to deliver but couldn't" cards on my mat. My client thought I would be pleased to get it a day early, and she was right - I would have been, but I haven't.......so I'm not.