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nilch

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« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2005, 10:01:41 am »
Well I had been lusting for a new Zaurus for some time (since I made up my mind to sell off my 6000), and the C3000 was too pricey for one.

The 4 GB HDD isnt that much of a attarctive option for me - rather I want to go for the black looks of the C1000 (i had gotten a C750 over a C760 for that reason), and now Cacko support for the C1000 - thats it, my decision is sealed.

My only little grouse left with Sharp is that they didnt make the screen a 4 incher like the 6000's. The USB host is what makes me want a C1000 over my C750 now and of course a better faster processor and memory.

I think Sharp made a wise decision with this upgrade from C860 and downgrade from C3000, whichever way you look at it - in that most people want the USB host features on a PDA and that itself gives you the capacity for extra storage space in terms of add-on USB memory sticks or external HDD's etc, while not many may want carryable 4 GB HDD (seriuosly if you can want and use 4GB on a PDA (or mobile tool), then you might very soon need a 10 GB, and then what ?) on a PDA. At lkeast that the way I was looking at it.

Now for the ROM upgrades - I guess with the C860 line being over - the natural way for ROM evolution to go is with the C1000/3000 line now.

Lastly, while Japan lusts after these devices like anything (there's been a continous feed of hardware upgrades in Japan), why cant the US and Europe not savvy up to these smart devices ? Seriously, my coworkers in my office have seen my C750 and wow-wow-ed it like anything and then they go and buy a Palm, cause they cant seem to look beyond being spoon-fed with ready tailor made commonality, and of course won't buy from Japan, since theres no support (though I dont ever know what kind of support they get on their Palms apart from when they break their Palm's).

I wish.... ahhh let that be. Sharp aint listening.
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« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2005, 10:17:52 am »
Chill out guys, there will be a Cacko ROM for C3000 anyway, but simply after the one for C1000. In fact with the new model released, the new ROM is even closer because it's much more likely that I'll buy it. The main reason is that C3000's price was beyond the limit I could allow myself to spend on a toy (we all agree that Zaurus are toys for big boys, don't we . C1000 price is much more resonable, considering that I already have 4Gb microdrive. And have I mentioned that it's black?

Whenever a Cacko Rom for C1000 is out it will only be a matter of little efforts to port it to C3000. And I won't have to buy one, I should be able to just loan it for some time.
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« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2005, 10:20:11 am »
Made the new thread:
https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=11254

Could you guys use that instead?