Sunday, July 26, 2009

My iPod Touch: a Dell Axim x51

I've been getting a little envious of people's iPhones and iPod Touches and more than once lately, I've needed to Google Maps while I'm out to find my way. Then I remembered my old Dell Axim x51 collecting dust in a box and a 2G CF card I got from somewhere else.

I dug it out and found that Google calendar and contacts syncs with it and gmail works great via IMAP. Then I added Google search, maps, and youtube. I upgraded the PocketPutty, installed Skype and ceTwit, and started to laugh at how cool it all is. Don't get me wrong, I still think iPod Touch owners are pretty lucky, it's just not a justifiable expense for me right now.

Without spending a dime, I just got 80% of what I would use an iPod Touch for, plus Skype.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the notes. How did you put youtube on the axim? Special browser or app or just adding flash?

Unknown said...

Google just has an app for it. You go get it and others at


My husband bought me a Dell Axim
X51 as soon as it came out. I have never used it. I am considering selling it. What would be a fair asking price? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if you can take the mid X51 and upgrade to mobile 6?