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> Isn't This What Sharp Should Be Doing?, Perfect PDA from Sony?
Da_Blitz
post May 18 2006, 03:23 AM
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Im definatly intrested in how this will shape up, i like it but not the price or the processor (cant stand x86)

but because of the usb on my Z i dont think i will be changing anytime soon
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rebski
post May 23 2006, 02:54 AM
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Is there any interest in checking this out?

http://aving.net/newproduct/default.asp?mo...ead&c_num=17176

CPU ARM II
512Mb NAND
640 x 480 screen
WeBro; WLAN
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Ferret-Simpson
post May 23 2006, 03:07 AM
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No CF, No USB OTG, and PocketPC.

We're probably better just getting the universal perfect for now.

I hate x86 too Blitz.

My desk currently contains 3 Acorn ARM, one SGI MIPS, one Sun UltraSparc, one Amiga 68k, a Duron 850 and a P4 1.9

it's a shame they don't make UltraSparc TabletPC's. . . I LIKE that architecture!


mmm. . . fujitsu Quad-Core sparc tablet. . . I can dream!
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post May 23 2006, 03:16 AM
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QUOTE
he Geekstuff4u site ---> http://www.geekstuff4u.com/product_info.ph...products_id=371
The 'Available Options:' under operating system show the following options:

Operating System:
1) LINUX PACK/OS FREE included
....

I assume this means that some version of Linux OS is offered free with the product. I found no other information than this.


from the faq:
http://www.geekstuff4u.com/faq.php
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Q: What is the LINUX PACK/OS FREE offer?
A: The LINUX PACK offer is dedicated to all clients willing to buy a PC from Japan without an operating system pre-installed? We also include in this package 3 CD's of the Linux Mandrake Free edition software in order to help promote the use of LINUX around the world? Clients are of course free to install any OS they desire on their PC's, including LEGALLY purchased versions of Windows 98/2000/XP? All necessary drivers will also be included on a separate CD or PC partition if clients wish to install Microsoft XP OS at a later date.
Please be aware however, that GeekStuff4u DOES NOT supports the installation of LINUX or any other OS that clients install on their PC's? We also CANNOT GUARANTEE that ALL PC's will run as smoothly running with a LINUX OS installed? Also, we CANNOT GUARANTEE that all functions of the PC will FULLY WORK with an OS other than the one we usually ship with your PC? GeekStuff4U ONLY guarantees and has a warranty for the hardware.


ie this doesn't mean that it runs linux.
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speculatrix
post May 23 2006, 03:36 AM
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QUOTE(rebski @ May 23 2006, 11:54 AM)
Is there any interest in checking this out?

http://aving.net/newproduct/default.asp?mo...ead&c_num=17176

CPU ARM II
512Mb NAND
640 x 480 screen
WeBro; WLAN
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that looks REALLY nice... zaurus with more memory and built-in wireless. WiBro = wireless broadband, doesn't say exactly what (3G? Wimax?)
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the_oak
post May 23 2006, 03:47 AM
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Clicking on the WiBro link takes you to a page that describes WiBro as "Mobile WiMAX and 4G".
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Ferret-Simpson
post May 23 2006, 03:48 AM
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Nothing for the brits then. We're still on W-CDMA, aren't we?
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post May 23 2006, 11:23 AM
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Wow, it's amazing how much these new devices look like either a Zaurus, OQO, or PSP happy.gif
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Ferret-Simpson
post May 23 2006, 01:11 PM
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That's because the designs are all ripped off. I mean look at the IBM PS-2. . One person built a computer NOT shaped like a keyboard, so everyone else did!
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post May 24 2006, 12:06 AM
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I will probably get one....even if I have-to deal with windoz, then again, oh sashz where are you..... smile.gif
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post May 25 2006, 10:27 AM
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Just noticed a review of new Sony handheld...

http://www.digitalworldtokyo.com/2006/05/r...nux50_handh.php
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post May 25 2006, 01:15 PM
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Has anyone confirmed that linux can be loaded on it????
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post May 25 2006, 06:38 PM
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Without instanton, Zaurus still win handsdown. smile.gif
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post May 25 2006, 08:48 PM
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Actually, the six seconds resume-from-suspend time is quite impressive. I wonder, is the suspend/resume time affected by the OS, hardware, or both? Would a "lite" version of Linux be able to quicken those times even more?

I am seriously dissapointed to hear of the keyboard usability issues, though. Fortunately, as with the OQO, the preorder lag time is enough to allow me to come to my senses and cancel the order before my bank account suffers another large blow rolleyes.gif
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post Jun 12 2006, 08:14 AM
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As someone who works at fixing/keeping-the-pile-of-crap-running windows xp on a daily basis on (to date) thousands of different spec machines. the thought of it in a device as small and as pda aimed as this is both horrific and clever at the same time.

Since owning a z (few years now) and using my 860 every single day, usually for hours on end (especially if I've got some new books from baen :-) I have to say the most trouble I've had is the cf card not being recognised as a drive (happened once) which was sorted on a reboot.

Windows xp on the other hand has a real penchant for committing suicide between shutdown and startup. Frequently essential system files are corrupted which entails a complete reinstall.
On a system without a built in cdrom - this becomes a major pain. And on a system that's touted as being pda-portable it's positively crazy to use such an unstable os.

Win98se on something like this would be superb, as it pretty much never truly dies.
But xp - nope I'll stay with my zaurus, there's nothing I want to do portably that it won't do. And clamshell with a twist has to be the way to go on an ultra portable.
This slide out keyboard crap just gives you a bad shape for typing/reading with it on a flat surface. I never have my z flat, even if holding it to read clamshell wide, it's still always bent at the hinge.
Plus the fact that you've got a permantly exposed touch screen - truly bad idea.

Sony have actually produced an ultra compact digital camera with a 3 inch touch screen on the back. thereby ensuring instantly that you can't stick it in your pocket and have to have a carry case.
touch screen devices should always have either a built in cover or be clamshell :-)

But lots of people think winxp is good so this gadget will be bought.
I'd like one for the sheer cool factor, but as a serious tool - it's hopeless.
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