please stay away, from windows pda. are peace of junk... the baterries life is half, and lots of crashes.
if you decide to get a pda just for hunting, then go under $50.00, because in case of broking, lost, damage the unit, you will not feel the pain.
in hunting situation, my self personally, i brocked 2 unit displayes, just laind down to take the shot on some rocks. the unit was on the chest pocket, and i just laid down, cracking the display.
this happend to me.
I bought a new Del Axiom 30 and yes it will run the ExBall program (as well as others, I beleive) but twice it wiped out my program and I had buy another chip, battery life is too short IMHO.
I finally broke down and bought one that is as close to bullet proof that I am aware of.
They are not cheap but they are rough rugged and water proof and will do about any thing that a lap top will
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
I have seen alot of issues with the palm versions of Exbal. I would definately go with the PPC version. Find a Dell AXIM and of them will work as long as it says AXIM on it. You should be able to find it on EBAY for 60.00 or less, buy 1 or 2 extended life batteries while your there. Then get one for the small pellican cases like I stock to protect it. When you buy your Exbal for it get the SD card version and simply plug it in. This should cure most of your field issues. They are delicate so keep it in the case. The case will also keep it warm enough to work even when it is cold out. My first one would not work below 30 degrees and the screen froze and broke at 6 degrees, the second one broke the screen when I laid down my pack on a rock. If you keep them cased they run well and last quite a while.