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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2004, 10:12:17 pm »
I noticed on the vulcan website that several of the \"how i use it\" vignettes mention it replaces a cell phone.  I have a samsung i330 smartphone and a 5600.  I could see the potential of having a phone that does not crash as often as the current generation of smartphones (losing all the contact data until resyncing with laptop 1x/week).  Some variant of the 860 that included samsung-like smartphone functionality and linux could still storm the market.  They have a linux samsung smartphone in china but without the killer screen and all important, keyboard.

Maybe we need to play to current paranoia.  If the chinese \"get linux\" first soon they will have superior smartphones and computers to america.  They may even get to mars before us.  There will be a \" smartphone / PC gap\" (please don\'t flame, i\'m just kidding).

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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2004, 12:08:25 pm »
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I didn\'t see anything mentioning a touch screen display or memory cards

It does not have a touch screen
http://www.brighthand.com/article/FlipStar...p_Half_Handheld

comes with a digital camera though, I didnt see that mentioned anywhere - though, to me, its of no use.

and with a 30GB HDD inside, memory cards are not so much an issue (except for swapping data on the fly).

hope this does not turn out to be another vaporware - considering the unknown Flipstart name.
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2004, 01:00:50 pm »
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considering the unknown Flipstart name.

Does anyone know who (big name companies) is behind this?  That would be good to know from a philosophy point of view (support, dedication to product, user community, etc).  We all have had some bad experience with that

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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2004, 01:06:36 pm »
The trackpad is an ok idea, but touch screens are so intuitive that I find fingerprint marks on my 21\" monitor.
I'm now an iphone user and use my zaurii as serial terminals, perl and shell scripting and when I need 640x480 screens

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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2004, 04:34:08 pm »
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considering the unknown Flipstart name.

Does anyone know who (big name companies) is behind this?  That would be good to know from a philosophy point of view (support, dedication to product, user community, etc).  We all have had some bad experience with that

Here\'s your answer!

http://minipc.vulcan.com/vision.asp

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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2004, 04:41:10 pm »
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Here\'s your answer!  

http://minipc.vulcan.com/vision.asp


Thanks!  Easy enough to find... call me lazy

I guess to say that this\'ll be Windoze-friendly is an understatement!

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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2004, 08:16:12 pm »
I\'d rather stay away since it has no touch screen, no swivel design. I\'m wondering if we can squeeze a native ~x86  miniPC into a 760/860 type clamshell in the near future. That\'s my dreaming PMT. ;-)

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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2004, 08:21:59 pm »
one more point, adding camera into that is a stupid design unless the camera takes negligible space in there.

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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2004, 10:43:29 pm »
this mini-pc doesn\'t look that pomising...
only 2 hours operating time at battery (up to 6h with extended battery), just 2 days in standby mode ... thats a joke!
I don\'t want to wait everytime to let this thing boot, if I just want to enter one entry in my calendar ... or a note to the notebook ...

if the cpu is an transmeta it would perform like a 400Mhz P3, i know my Sony C1VE with 600MHz this doesnt even perform like an P3 300MHz ...
and the FPU is crappy ;-)
but the nice thing is this cpu nearly doesn\'t produce any heat at all :-)
but the cpu could also be an VIA C3 or so ...
a hard disk in such an device means these things arn\'t really shock-resistant ...
with 8MB of graphicsmemory you cant expect much 3D Features ... so you cant at least play 3D games even if they are 4 years old ... (the same on my sony) the grafic chip might be the same ATI chip like in the sony

Digital camera with 1.3Megapixel =] pictures with resolution approximately 600x600 pixel ... its unusable for good pictures ;-)

Who cares about buildin WiFi or bluetooth if there are expansion cards with such features..

onay the keyboard and the screen would be nice ;-)

in other words, I have my doubts about that device ... its some weird hybrid between a notebook and an PDA, but it unifies mostly the bad features ...

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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2004, 04:47:10 am »
<Quote>Maybe Apple will come out with something better.</Quote>

but if they do it won\'t even be cheaper than 1.500 $ I would bet.

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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2004, 11:55:58 pm »
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in other words, I have my doubts about that device ... its some weird hybrid between a notebook and an PDA, but it unifies mostly the bad features ...
I think I\'ll just keep saving for a 760 or 860.  By the time I can afford one, 30G SD cards should be available 8) .

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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2004, 12:19:18 am »
All this confirms one thing: The C760/C860 is the best bargain for your money!  The oh-so-perfect PDA!

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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2004, 11:17:38 am »
It\'s an arm7. I know people working on it. I wouldn\'t pay much attention to the release date either.

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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2004, 11:23:12 am »
Transflective screen for outdoor use would make it perfect

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All this confirms one thing: The C760/C860 is the best bargain for your money!  The oh-so-perfect PDA!
I'm now an iphone user and use my zaurii as serial terminals, perl and shell scripting and when I need 640x480 screens

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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2004, 12:35:47 pm »
I\'m about to upgrade from 5500 to a 860, this thing looks good on the surface.

I imagine it would suit \'gadget-aquisition teen-freaks\' who would but it, use it for two weeks and add it to the pile, I find the possibility of XP in my pocket as vile and a stomach churning as PocketPC.  :evil:

It could be amusing having a pocketable device that can crash and foul-up just like a desktop XP machine, but I\'d rather cast my lot with the Zaurus.  As for running Linux on it, yes but I can see no point, it will cost too much, unless I had more money than sense and had a specific requirement to run a specific distro?!?!

A laptop replacement maybe, but my 5500 obliterated any need I could ever have for a laptop (my last laptop was GIVEN away).

For me, personally, and I hope for many Z lovers the newer C7x0 and 860 ARE laptop replacements and to think I can have a 32bit RISC powered UNIX WORKSTATION (let\'s be clear here chaps, it\'s not a PDA) in my pocket (!?!) is a humbling experience and keeps me constantly in awe.  :shock: