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« on: March 18, 2008, 11:11:22 am »
hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever
jean-paul
**Fujitsu U1010 !!!  
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 11:18:34 am »
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hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever
jean-paul

Another one bites the dust ...  ... you'll be missed ... though, do come around ya?
I presume you are lovin the u1010?  ... I'm going the eeepc route ... and once everything transition over ... the zaurus days are numbered.

PS: Only thing preventing the eeepc from fully taking over the zaurus, is a proper timer app so that I can also use the eeepc as a timer / alarm.  As it is, the zaurus is one notch lower than the palm pda I had.  It had the BigClock app which to date, is THE BEST timer / alarm / clock app I've ever used.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 12:11:21 pm »
Sorry to see another Z user leave.

Best wishes.
SL-C750- pdaXrom beta 1 (mostly unused)
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 12:53:21 pm »
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hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever
jean-paul

Another one bites the dust ...  ... you'll be missed ... though, do come around ya?
I presume you are lovin the u1010?  ... I'm going the eeepc route ... and once everything transition over ... the zaurus days are numbered.

PS: Only thing preventing the eeepc from fully taking over the zaurus, is a proper timer app so that I can also use the eeepc as a timer / alarm.  As it is, the zaurus is one notch lower than the palm pda I had.  It had the BigClock app which to date, is THE BEST timer / alarm / clock app I've ever used.
This one works pretty well.  
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 12:54:04 pm »
Well, nobody is perfect   :-)
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 03:18:48 pm »
 Au Revoir!
3200 aka BigZ, swapped in 16GB Sandisk Extreme III CF, Cacko 1.23 full,  new SDHC >2GB module,
SL860 Cacko 1.23 full, new SDHC >2GB module,
6000L SharpRom 1.12 + Tetsu kernel,
5500 TKC home on SD x 2 (with SD>1GB),
Archos PMA30 with OPEN PMA (Giraffe),
Nokia 770 (Hackers Edition)
Nokia 800 (ITOS 2008), 4GB SDHC x 2
Asus eeepc 4G (black), with 1GB ram, dual boot Xandros on SSD with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on 16 GB SDHC,
Tmobile G1 Android (black), with Cyanogen's  Firerat's MTD script and Amon Ra Recovery 1.7.0
Tmobile HTC Wildfire.. rooted and on Cyanogen's 7.3 nightly Rom
Kopi/Kapi on everything bar the phone and the Nokias, there is a beta for the nokias...

All the above are retired

Samsung Note 8 N5110
Samsung Note N7105
FBreader on the lot!

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008, 05:42:52 pm »
Ciao Mein!

 

Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....

Couldn't take it anymore, so ordered a new one....

Just got my new Z yesterday!

 
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008, 06:36:51 pm »
don't worry, he'll be back... or at least he'll get a nokia tablet!
Gemini 4G/Wi-Fi owner, formerly zaurus C3100 and 860 owner; also owner of an HTC Doubleshot, a Zaurus-like phone.

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2008, 08:06:27 pm »
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don't worry, he'll be back... or at least he'll get a nokia tablet!


Poor guy.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 03:20:03 am »
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Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....

i don't think so, at least for now
but who knows, in 3 - 4 years, perhaps there will be a device between the Z and the U1010, as pocketable as the zaurus and as powerfull as the u1010......perhaps it will be a MID.....

actually screen size is an issue, if you want a pocketable device with a 1024x600 touchscreen, a hdd and a keyboard... look here for a comparison :

http://www.umpcportal.com/products/compare...6,152,184%5D%5D

there are even devices like the Aigo or the BenQ with a 4"8 1024x600! so .................
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 03:33:11 am »
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Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....

i don't think so, at least for now
but who knows, in 3 - 4 years, perhaps there will be a device between the Z and the U1010, as pocketable as the zaurus and as powerfull as the u1010......perhaps it will be a MID.....

actually screen size is an issue, if you want a pocketable device with a 1024x600 touchscreen, a hdd and a keyboard... look here for a comparison :

http://www.umpcportal.com/products/compare...6,152,184%5D%5D

there are even devices like the Aigo or the BenQ with a 4"8 1024x600! so .................

Surely the most important aspect of all in the specs is instant-on?  A pocket device with a significant boot time is just a pain.  And this rules out all current UMPCs as far as I'm concerned.  Zaurus is only option to include a decent keyboard as far as I know.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2008, 06:45:56 am »
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Surely the most important aspect of all in the specs is instant-on?  A pocket device with a significant boot time is just a pain.  And this rules out all current UMPCs as far as I'm concerned.  Zaurus is only option to include a decent keyboard as far as I know.
Mark

well there are 2 other available options too :
-sleep mode (quite instant on but consume some battery)
-hibernate mode (longer to light up but quite no battery consumption)

but you're right , this is an issue too...

about keyboards, i find the fujitsu one is less usable than the zaurus but once you're used to it you enjoy it too
**Fujitsu U1010 !!!  
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2008, 11:52:07 am »
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2008, 03:07:46 pm »
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hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever
jean-paul

I also thought so about 2 months ago and now I find myself visiting these forums at least 2 or 3 times a week ...
So let's say "au revoir".
I still didn't get a good offer on my c1000 and I'm getting quite used to the idea of keeping it, after all, it is pocketable.
With the U dualbooting linux and xp, I don't use the Z that much any longer but still can't imagine life without it.

Have fun,
Chero.
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HP-95LX -> HP Jornada 680 -> SL-C860 -> SL-C3100 -> Fuji u810 -> SL-C1000 -> HTC uni -> SL-C860 -> SL-C760.
March 12 2009 : Back because the Zaurus is one of a kind.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2008, 03:43:54 pm »
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Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??


Yes, over at UMPCPortal.com.....

 
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