I've had various models of Zauri for a few years now, starting with a 5500 then upgrading to a 6000, but my 6000 was a casualty of the recent heat wave so now I'm looking for a replacement. My biggest requirement for a PDA is a keyboard, and since there's no US PDAs with keyboards around right now I'm considering importing a SL-C1000. But before I do I have a few questions...
1. With my old Zauri I just stuck with the default Sharp ROM since it did everything I needed, but now that the default ROM is translated aftermarket from Japanese I'm a little concerned. How usable is the translated Japanese ROM? And do third-party developers still write with the Sharp ROM in mind, or is it now assumed that US users will be using one of the open source ROMs? In short, what will I have better compatablity with for third-party apps, the Sharp ROM, or one of the open ones?
2. I'm looking at buying from GeekStuff4U.com, anyone know anything about them? Are they reputable? Anywhere else I should consider buying from?
3. The 5600 came out like a month after I got my 5500. I hate it when that happens, anything new on the horizon I should hold out for?
4. Does this model have an internal speaker? Nothing I can find mentions one, it's not a big deal if it doesn't, but it'd be nice if it did.
Thanks for any insight you can give.