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« Reply #120 on: April 04, 2007, 07:02:34 pm »
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I mean, at least we didn't buy Sony Mylos, right?
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« Reply #121 on: April 04, 2007, 09:06:19 pm »
True--and I still have hopes that the "Cult of Z" will
*continue to work with the Z for some time to come
*be the basis for the next thing--like the neo or the pocketpenguin
*spread killer custom rom goodness to linux devices like the N800 or the H9
**3100 Zubuntu Jaunty,(working on Cacko dualboot), 16G A-Data internal CF, 4G SD, Ambicom WL-1100C Cf, linksys usb ethernet,  BelkinF8T020 BT card, Belkin F8U1500-E Ir kbd, mini targus usb mouse, rechargeble AC/DC powered USB hub, psp cables and battery extenders.

**6000l  Tetsuized Sharprom, installed on internal flash only 1G sd, 2G cf

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« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2007, 10:14:45 pm »
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- (sniffle)
- I have bad PDA Karma.  First the Psion and now the Z.  Depressing.
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Same here.  This is my PDA list.

Sharp PC-3x00 (Sharp discontinues a month after I get my units)
Psion series 3a (Psion discontinues it a few years after I buy my first then pulls out of the PDA market)
Palm Tungsten T3 (PDA market begins death spiral and Palm loses market lead to MS)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000 and 3200 (Sharp kills the line and focuses on Windows Mobile SmartPhones)

Who shall I mortally wound or kill next?

I think it will be BlackBerry since my boss is insisting that I get one.    

I honestly tried to kill Windows CE in between my Psion and Palm years when I was given one at work but, it's too hard to kill something that is already braindead.    

EDIT: If I do manage to kill the BlackBerry; I am definitely changing my sig to:
"BEHOLD!  I am HoloVector, the Destroyer of PDA platforms.  Tremble before me as I wipe out this market segment!"
« Last Edit: April 04, 2007, 10:26:05 pm by HoloVector »
I think I'm coming down with what kahm's got!  I now have 3 Zaurii in house!  ;)
Current: Zaurus SL-C3200 -  Bobby (Configuring pdaXii13 Akita with Full 5.4.9 upgrade running IceWM)
Zaurus SL-C1000 - Hachiko (Configuring Cacko 1.23 with evilJazz's new kernel)
Zaurus SL-C860 - Fett (Customized Cacko 1.23 with handmade Boba Fett Theme)
Symbol WiFi CF card|Buffalo WiFi CF Card|Buffalo Ethernet CF Card|Red Piel Frama Case|PDAir Case|Black Pelican 1020 Case|Pentopia Stylii|SaruTek Protectors|Transcend SDs (4GB 150X, 1GB 80X, 256MB 45X, 128MB 45X)|2GB PNY SD|2GB SanDisk SD|Transcend CFs (1GB 80X, 512MB 80X)|Sandisk CFs (4GB, 512MB, 256MB)|256MB Netac USB-CF|RH-1 Remote
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« Reply #123 on: April 05, 2007, 05:44:47 am »
With such a track record you could make a good living out of it... getting paid by the mainstream brands just to never buy anything from them :-)

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« Reply #124 on: April 05, 2007, 05:46:33 am »
Hi,

everytime I'm more and more interested in nokia devices. They are very hackable, and their effort to make them open and linuxable is noticeable; yesterday they did release a kit to easy porting C OSS to nokia handsets; it's a complex architecture, but the hardware is very good.

On the other had, I have to admit that windows mobile 5/6 is bad, but, given the neverending flow of cash M$ can put/puts on it, and the fact that ~90% of computers are windows powered, at the end they'll make it.

It's a pity but I think that, or the rest of the world goes with an unified effort for pcs/phones or eventually M$ will dominate all fields.

For M$ is just a matter of time given the unlimited cash available; any other company would have go into bankrupcy. It's like an infinite number of monkeys can eventually write the complete W. Shakespeare works.

My 0.02
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« Reply #125 on: April 05, 2007, 08:18:40 am »
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For M$ is just a matter of time given the unlimited cash available; any other company would have go into bankrupcy.
I think it was only last year that the wince division in its 10 (or more?) years of history had a positive income. It is all the more astonishing when you take into account that for the last few years it has hardly any competition, Psion has long since left the market and Palm is floundering along. It lends weight to my suspicions that M$ had all along been paying manufacturers to use wince
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« Reply #126 on: April 05, 2007, 08:31:07 am »
Hi all,
let's bring some big fun in this thread ;-)

As we all "know", Sharp pulled the plug with the "last" production
run for February...

Now the fun part begins: We tried to order some more (because
with the "end of the line" sales increased big time). The answer
was "OK". Box came. Produced March 2007 (!)

*speechless*
Talked with the Sharp sales droid, WT* is going on ??
Sales droid : "How many do you need for April and forecast for
May ?"

No, we have no idea what the hell is going on at Sharp.
We got no explanation and (even if we got some info how long
they plan to continue) we won't comment this further.
For now, we expect everything. From out-of-stock tomorrow up
to a new model announcement next week.
Or maybe the rumor was just strategic to get rid of stock for the
new SL-C4000XL with 3D holographic XGA, toaster interface,
GSM, WiFi and bottle opener...

We don't know what kind of game they're playing, but for today
we can only confirm that fresh manufactured Zauri are available.

Happy and relaxed easter holidays to all OESF readers,

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan

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« Reply #127 on: April 05, 2007, 09:17:12 am »
Way-hey!  Thanks for the info, Marc,  I figured SHARP had been planning that toaster option all along.    Now if they would include a cake baker...  I could have my cake and eat it too...

Oh come on, it's funny.

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Hi all,
let's bring some big fun in this thread ;-)

As we all "know", Sharp pulled the plug with the "last" production
run for February...

Now the fun part begins: We tried to order some more (because
with the "end of the line" sales increased big time). The answer
was "OK". Box came. Produced March 2007 (!)

*speechless*
Talked with the Sharp sales droid, WT* is going on ??
Sales droid : "How many do you need for April and forecast for
May ?"

No, we have no idea what the hell is going on at Sharp.
We got no explanation and (even if we got some info how long
they plan to continue) we won't comment this further.
For now, we expect everything. From out-of-stock tomorrow up
to a new model announcement next week.
Or maybe the rumor was just strategic to get rid of stock for the
new SL-C4000XL with 3D holographic XGA, toaster interface,
GSM, WiFi and bottle opener...

We don't know what kind of game they're playing, but for today
we can only confirm that fresh manufactured Zauri are available.

Happy and relaxed easter holidays to all OESF readers,

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
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« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2007, 11:20:36 am »
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Hi all,
let's bring some big fun in this thread ;-)

As we all "know", Sharp pulled the plug with the "last" production
run for February...

Now the fun part begins: We tried to order some more (because
with the "end of the line" sales increased big time). The answer
was "OK". Box came. Produced March 2007 (!)

*speechless*
Talked with the Sharp sales droid, WT* is going on ??
Sales droid : "How many do you need for April and forecast for
May ?"

....

Happy and relaxed easter holidays to all OESF readers,

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
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W00T!

Thanks Marc that made my day.
I think I'm coming down with what kahm's got!  I now have 3 Zaurii in house!  ;)
Current: Zaurus SL-C3200 -  Bobby (Configuring pdaXii13 Akita with Full 5.4.9 upgrade running IceWM)
Zaurus SL-C1000 - Hachiko (Configuring Cacko 1.23 with evilJazz's new kernel)
Zaurus SL-C860 - Fett (Customized Cacko 1.23 with handmade Boba Fett Theme)
Symbol WiFi CF card|Buffalo WiFi CF Card|Buffalo Ethernet CF Card|Red Piel Frama Case|PDAir Case|Black Pelican 1020 Case|Pentopia Stylii|SaruTek Protectors|Transcend SDs (4GB 150X, 1GB 80X, 256MB 45X, 128MB 45X)|2GB PNY SD|2GB SanDisk SD|Transcend CFs (1GB 80X, 512MB 80X)|Sandisk CFs (4GB, 512MB, 256MB)|256MB Netac USB-CF|RH-1 Remote
Check out the ScummVM@tyrannozaurus page if you are an "adventurer" type of person.

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« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2007, 11:25:49 am »
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With such a track record you could make a good living out of it... getting paid by the mainstream brands just to never buy anything from them :-)
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Naw, I couldn't take the money.

But, if Nokia or Palm wants to send me a bunch of BlackBerries and Windows Mobile units in order for my bad karma to rub off on those platforms, I would gladly oblige them.    

I am, after all, a gadget freak even if I am a "cursed" one.  
I think I'm coming down with what kahm's got!  I now have 3 Zaurii in house!  ;)
Current: Zaurus SL-C3200 -  Bobby (Configuring pdaXii13 Akita with Full 5.4.9 upgrade running IceWM)
Zaurus SL-C1000 - Hachiko (Configuring Cacko 1.23 with evilJazz's new kernel)
Zaurus SL-C860 - Fett (Customized Cacko 1.23 with handmade Boba Fett Theme)
Symbol WiFi CF card|Buffalo WiFi CF Card|Buffalo Ethernet CF Card|Red Piel Frama Case|PDAir Case|Black Pelican 1020 Case|Pentopia Stylii|SaruTek Protectors|Transcend SDs (4GB 150X, 1GB 80X, 256MB 45X, 128MB 45X)|2GB PNY SD|2GB SanDisk SD|Transcend CFs (1GB 80X, 512MB 80X)|Sandisk CFs (4GB, 512MB, 256MB)|256MB Netac USB-CF|RH-1 Remote
Check out the ScummVM@tyrannozaurus page if you are an "adventurer" type of person.

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« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2007, 12:28:26 pm »
Hello Marc,

since it is a bit too late for an April's joke, I guess you are serious.    That's great news!

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« Reply #131 on: April 05, 2007, 04:00:23 pm »
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Naw, I couldn't take the money.

But, if Nokia or Palm wants to send me a bunch of BlackBerries and Windows Mobile units in order for my bad karma to rub off on those platforms, I would gladly oblige them.   

I am, after all, a gadget freak even if I am a "cursed" one.   
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Hadn't thought of that, but neat approach :-)

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« Reply #132 on: April 05, 2007, 05:27:34 pm »
Excellent news!  

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« Reply #133 on: April 06, 2007, 12:29:18 am »
NEW ZAURUS!!!!!   CRAP!!!! AWSOME! im the first in line!
Zaurus C-3200 (internal 8gb seagate drive) with buuf icon theme, cacko 1.23 full,  and also Meanie's pdaxqtrom-Debian/Open Office
Zaurus SL-5500 Sharp Rom 3.13 with steel theme
pretec pocket pc wi fi
ambicom bt2000-cf bluetooth-made in taiwan
simpletech 1gb cf
pny 1gb sd
patriot 2gb
ocz or patriot 4gb sd(failed after 2 weeks)only on z
creative csw-5300 speakers in stereo
DigiLife DDV-1000 for video, Audio, Picture recording playable on the zaurus
Mustek DV4500-video recorder, pictures, voice record on sd for z

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« Reply #134 on: April 06, 2007, 03:49:54 am »
I guess at least they are not making 6000 any more.
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