I recently bought a SL-5600 off ebay after seeing all the applications and whatnot available for the Zaurus, so i'm a Zaurus newbie. I also bought it because I was fed up with HP when they renigged on their promise of an OS upgrade for my old iPaq.
So anyway, I just got my zaurus in the mail the other day and started browsing around for software to install on it. One thing I liked to do on my old iPaq was play NES games and the like. I looked around for nes emulators compatible with the 5600, and found only 1 that worked (znester + zemufe). However, from what I read it doesn't seem like it is possible to map the nes buttons to the d-pad and surrounding non-keyboard buttons on the zaurus. Also I couldn't figure out how to make the screen show up in portrait mode.
This and other things I've found out in the few days I've had my Zaurus, I'm wondering if I should upgrade to a newer (and unfortunately much more expensive) Zaurus. I am specifically looking at the C1000. Although I have a few questions:
1. How good is battery life with the C1000? I did buy the (older) Socket CF wireless lan card to help with battery life.
2. What ROMs are available now that work well and are stable on the C1000?
3. The software I'd like to run on the C1000 would be something like: a ICQ client and NES emulator (among other small utilities and whatnot). Do decent GUI-based ICQ clients and NES emulators exist for the C1000?
That's all I can think of right now. Any help given is greatly appreciated