You might want to check out this:
A 24/96 capable recording interface that works with your PDA, apparently by the end of this year you will be able to get 8 gig CF memory cards for it. 2 & 4 gig cards are already available. Tiny format, high quality recording, easy transfer to DAW, what's not to love? I don't have one, but it's raising a lot of eyebrows in the concert taping community.

Matthew Sohn
Audio Preservationist
Louis Armstrong House & Archives
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Matthew Barton 
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  Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 1:33 PM
  Subject: [ARSCLIST] Field Recording Formats

  Does anyone out there have suggestions for a dependable field recording format? Here at the Folklife Center, we're getting more and more queries about this. In recent years most audio fieldwork has been done on cassette or DAT, and even though both of those formats have a limited future, they have a large user base and may be preferable for the short run while the market decides just what will be available. That said, a lot of people are rushing to buy items such as portable CD recorders and Marantz's flashcard recorder, moves that they may live to regret. Still others are using Minidisc recorders. One growing and intriguing possibility is laptop hard drive recording, which can be accomplished with various combinations of gear, but would seem to cost almost as much as a non-portable digital audio workstation.

  Any suggestions or useful tales from the field would be appreciated. Thanks!

  Matthew Barton
  American Folklife Center
  The Library of Congress
  101 Independence Ave., SE
  Washington, DC 20540-4610
  phone: (202) 707-1733
  fax: (202) 707-2076
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