About this product
|Dell X50v provides reliable capabilities such as storing and organizing schedules, contacts and important data. This personal digital assistant is compatible with Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition. The 3.7" color TFT ( transflective ) display with 480 x 640 resolution ensures comfortable usage and great viewing experience. This Dell device has the following dimensions: 12 cm height, 1.8 cm depth, 7.4 cm width. Its weight is 176 g.|
|MPN||5061YR, 5063LT, DELLAXIMX50V, P5062YR, X5061, aximx50624|
|Product Line||Dell Axim|
|Installed Memory||128 MB|
|Processor Type||Intel XScale PXA270, Intel XScale PXA270 624 MHz|
|Operating System Provided||Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003 Second Edition|
|Operating System Required||Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition|
|Input Method||5-way navigation button, Stylus, microphone, touch-screen|
|Display Colors||16-bit (64K colors)|
|Display Resolution||480 x 640|
|Display Technology||3.7" TFT active matrix 16-bit (64K colors), 3.7" color TFT ( transflective ) - 480 x 640|
|Battery Type||Lithium ion, Proprietary Lithium|
|Audio Output||3.5 mm Stereo jack, Built in Speaker, Speaker(s)|
|Connectivity Interfaces||1 x USB, 1 x headset - mini-phone 3.5 mm|
|Expansion Slots||1 CompactFlash Card - type II, 1 SD Memory Card, CompactFlash (CF) Type II Slot, MultiMediaCard (MMC) Slot, SDIO Slot, Secure Digital (SD) Card Slot|
|Included Accessories||Soft Slip Case, protective cover|
|Included Digital Camera||Without Digital Camera|
|Software Included||Agenda Fusion (Trial), Align Screen, Backup, Battery Pack 2004, Brightness, Cash Organizer 2003 Deluxe, CityTime (Trial), Dell Diagnostic Utility, Dell WLAN utility, Enigmo, Full Hand Casino (Trial), Funk Odyssey Client, Handmark Monopoly (Trial), Handmark SCRABBLE (Trial), Handy ZIP (Trial), Ilium eWallet (Trial), Infrared Beaming, Jawbreaker, Landscape mode, ListPro (Trial), MSN Messenger, McAfee VirusScan PDA (Trial), Memory, Messaging, Microphone Gain Control, Microsoft ActiveSync 3.7.1, Microsoft Voice Recorder, ParaGraph CalliGrapher, Pictures, Power Status, Stunt Car Extreme, Switcher, Terminal Services Client, Total Remote (Trial), Trip Tracker (Trial), VPN Client, Version Display, Volume Control, WPA, Westtek ClearVue Suite (Trial)|
|Wireless Connectivity||Bluetooth, Built-in Wireless, IEEE 802.11b, IrDA, WLAN 802.11b|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||2.91 in. x 0.71 in. x 4.72 in.|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, WMA|
Most relevant reviews
- fictiongodFeb 4, 2007by
Let me first say that I've owned many PocketPCs before this one. Most recently, a Dell Axim x30 (high-end 624mhz) -- the x50v's immediate predecessor -- and before that various Casio and Compaq models. That said, I believed for a long time that the x30 was the perfect PocketPC. However, I revised my opinion upon coming to own an x50v.
If you mean to ~really~ use a PocketPC -- I mean load it full of third-party/custom tools, apps, games, media players, emulators, etc -- the Axim x50v is unlikely to disappoint you. The 642mhz processor and VGA 480x640 resolution really shine through in "power user" applications compared to previous PocketPCs, or others without these characteristics.
Unfortunately, I must admit that the "basic" or "stock" device applications -- PocketWord, PocketIE, the "Today" screen, etc -- are less responsive, less snappy if you will, on the x50v compared to the x30, or any previous "power" PocketPC. I believe this is due to the DPI-scaling done to inflate text and graphics to a degree that match non-VGA PocketPC looks, if not the sheer overhead in memory and processing required to manage the higher-res VGA screen itself. But again, if you are the type to replace PocketWord with TextMaker, MediaPlayer with GSPlayer, Today with -- whatever -- you'll find that many third-party applications are natively designed to maximize the experience through the x50v's screen.
Is the average "business" or "casual" user bound to fully realize the difference between the x50v and an x30, or any other lesser PocketPC? Honestly, I don't believe so. But "power users" will readily appreciate what the x50v offers over it's "competition", albeit with some awareness of the "quirks" present in the "stock" apps brought on by the high-res screen. Overall, I call this PocketPC a "geek deluxe".
One final note: I am aware of the Dell Axim X51v, a device that is essentially an x50v with the new Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system. AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS. The x50v has Windows Mobile 2003 SE (second edition), which is FAR more stable and performant than the newer WM5.0! It should therefore go without saying -- DO NOT UPGRADE THE X50V TO WM5.0! You'd be needlessly hindering a perfectly good device.Read full review
- wealthcreator!Jul 3, 2006by
Very excellent PDA, much better than palm
You can use this Dell Pocket PC X50v for just about everything! You can keep your finances on it (such as your checkbook register, credit card records, etc), email, word processing, videos/movies, MP3s, and tons more.
It even has WiFi so you can access the internet and check websites and email when you're anywhere that has wireless internet service, such as a Cafe or the school/public library!
It's great. Very highly recommended
- computer.slacke...Aug 17, 2007by
Besides all the great features and the sleek design, the Axim's size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan. Highly Recommended!
- baltimoregadget...Sep 4, 2006by
Dell Axim X50v and Windows Mobile 5.0
I had a Dell Axim X50v for about a year and a half. I had upgraded to it from a Dell Axim X30(high). I was in college then and it was great to have all of my classes and assignmnets in the same place. I believe this organization helped me get on and stay on the Dean's List. I used it for email and directions (streets and trips) when we went on vacation. I also took it to the gym for workouts as I had a GB memory card of mp3 files on it. I bought a Haicom HI-305III CF GPS card that worked intermittently in it and upgraded to Windows Mobile 5.0. The aximsite.com is a GREAT place to go to learn about Axims and PDA problems, fixes and tweaks. While WM5.0 gave some X50v owners serious problems, the only glitch I had was to reset once in a while (like ctrl+alt+del) and Outlook didn't want to sync after a while. I believe there was a bluetooth workaround for this. All in all, it was a great PDA.Read full review
- user1330Nov 29, 2008by
Dell Axim X50v PDA with WMP 2003 & GPS - A Good Thing
After doing a lot of research for a pda. I decided on the Dell Axim X50v. Even though, it is discontinued, it is very affordable & very viable pda, for anyone who would like the features of a newer model at a reasonable price. I bought mine used, but in great condition. Everything talked about in my review came with it.
I charged the Dell & 1100 mA standard battery(& extended life batteries at the same time) in the combined charging cradle & usb sync connection overnight. It started up immediately. I installed activesync from the Windows Mobile 2003 2nd edition CD. It wouldn't work. I finally installed activesync 4.5, it installed immediately. I installed the bluetooth drivers, software for Dell bluetooth wireless keyboard. You can use bluetooth to activesync your files. Sync your files from word or most programs to your pocket pc in pocketpc format. SO far I am able to search anywhere on the internet, download my email etc..
This package came with Holux GR-271 GPS receiver(fits in the compact flash card slot) & a Garmin GPS antenna. I installed all drivers & software.The Holux software said it might not work because it is older. But it worked fine. It was snowing so I was inside & had the magnetic end of the gps receiver on the window sill. It found satellites & my location quickly.
I installed Tomtom 6 Navigator on a sd card & it was also up & running. You can see why I am a happy camper. I wanted in one unit-GPS-internet,office, wi-fi wlan, bluetooth as well as other applications & I got it. The downfall is not in the unit, but I have to carry my Gps card & receiver from house to car. It is well worth the inconvenience to me to get all the features I want. I did not want phone capabilities on it.(not yet anyway)
I still have a lot of discovering to do & I am not an expert. I've read you can upgrade it.I am a person that loves technology & I love to experiment & find out all the capabilities of this great little PDA. As we know there are glitches in all electronics. It gets an Excellent rating from me, for having everything I need -PDA/GPS/Internet & seems to be reliable.Read full review