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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2004, 07:03:34 am »
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2004, 07:05:52 am »
You'll crack! As soon as you start reading about it.

How about the Zaurus and a Sony TRV80 Mini DV camcorder (was £1000 12 months ago), for that 12" power book you obviously don't need...?!  
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2004, 07:50:30 am »
I do need the Powerbook! I love it! My little gadget buying and wallet killing urges have been saying... iMac G5 and bin my Dell Dimension desktop!  

Also on the, me want, droolometer are:

The OQO mini PC and the Archos AV500

So... I think... on balance... I'm going to wait for those...

I hope you find a buyer for your 860 either on here or more profitably on eBay.

Owen
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2004, 07:55:11 am »
The mini pcs do look cool, but they are either not here or they are way too expensive right now.

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Marc

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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2004, 07:55:17 am »
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You'll crack! As soon as you start reading about it.

How about the Zaurus and a Sony TRV80 Mini DV camcorder (was £1000 12 months ago), for that 12" power book you obviously don't need...?!  


I Agree, I broke my teeth on a 5500 and then got the C860....


The first thing you notice is the keyboard and awesome screen..

Then the great ROMS Cacko QT (my  favorite) and pdaxrom. (very cool, but not my preference yet).

Then you notice the POWER this has over the 5500.....Better movies, plays NES EMU games like originals, with sound !  (mame sorta sucks though).

And PIM iand word  and ebook reading are just 10000% better betweeen the keyboard and screen.

Thing iis, C860 is a bit of an investment in time as well as money to make it your dream machine as you will find some old 5500 stuff doesn't work (a few games), but I have always found a comparable C860 program.

Biggest issue is that these are probably on the cusp of some serious depreciation as a new model should be released (in japan) within the next year ....this is just a guess knowing sharp.
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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2004, 08:07:41 am »
I should add the warranty is transferable with PriceJapan, so you would still be covered. So there is a full 12 months left, less a few days.

I notice shirtpocket only offer a similar warranty.

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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2004, 08:41:25 am »
Omicron,

Thanks for the positive words about the 860.  

However you statement about new models is really just idle speculation. As far as I can tell there aren't even rumours of a new version, just thoughts of users. In fact I've also read stuff suggesting there will be no new models soon too.

In technology there is always something new coming, and when you buy something it is always going to depreciate pretty quickly. Of course we could always wait for the next version and never do anything!

 

You could argue that the 6000 is Sharp's new model and I read enough reviews and comparisons between the two machines to decide the 860 was much better for me (and for most comparing the two!).

Anyway we're getting a bit off track for a for sale thread here!

Cheers
Marc
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2004, 05:29:35 am »
Now sold. Thanks.

Contact me if you want help importing and converting a Zaurus.

Cheers
Marc

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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2004, 11:47:19 am »
Marc,

Pity I missed out on your sale.  I'm investigating the PDA market presently and seem to be settling on going with a Zaurus 860 next (completely fed up with my Ipaq 2210 constantly needing soft / hard resets because of software conflicts).

Is there any way to get a Zaurus 860 into the UK for less than 'Shirtpocket' prices at £535? Does the import tax mean its not worth it?

Is there any forums etc. to check out for second hand units apart from eBay? I'd be more than happy with a C700 or C750/760.

How hard is the conversion to english for a native sharp unit?  Is it worth the extra money to Shirtpocket to get a english configured one.

Regards,

Garry

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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2004, 11:51:04 am »
Hi Garry,

The import tax still makes it worth it, you'll get it for a lot less that Shirtpocket.

You have to consider power supply and conversion to English if you do it yourself.

Shirtpocket don't put the best ROM on in my opinion either.

Anyway have a look at PriceJapan if you want to import.

If you'd rather somone else did it I'll happily import one for you, change the power supply and convert it to English. I'll do it for £400, which means on a good day I'll make a few quid on a bad day I'll probably break even.

Drop me an email marc@countinghouse.co.uk if you are interested.

Happy to advise you more if you would rather do it yourself.

Cheers
Marc

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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2004, 11:53:03 am »
There is a C700 currently on eBay but if you can afford it I wouldn't go for less that a C750 if I were you.

Outside of eBay I haven't seen anywhere other than here where you'll find a supply of used Zaurus. Certianly not the clam shell models as there are probably very few in the UK.

I could work out a price on a C750 too if you like.

Cheers
Marc
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2004, 03:39:20 pm »
Marc,

Thanks for the information, really useful.  

Hope you don't mind some extra questions.

Would the C750 be any cheaper, enough to consider it over the C860 at £400? (I'm not worried about memory, I have 4GB microdrive, a 512MB CF card plus two 256MB SD cards floating around).

During my web browsing I found the UK supplier of the 'Yopy 3700' for £199 new. I can however not find a decent comparison between the Sharp and the Yopy, differing camps of linux users it would seem like the differing pda's.  I know the Yopy 3700 isn't anywhere as rounded a product as the Sharp Zaurus but £200 is a big gap between the two devices.  Do you as a linux pda user have any views on the Yopy 3700?  Would I have a hard time getting additional software for the Yopy?  (Found plenty of Zaurus software from my SL5500 days).

Which ROM do you think is the better option for the Zaurus?

Thanks for all the advice, really having fun checking the various options out presently.

Regards,

Garry

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2004, 05:54:58 pm »
Hi Garry,

Had a look at 750 prices and it seems the difference is only around £25. Probably not worth it as you have a longer battery life and more memory in an 860. Despite having memory cards more internal memory is good as you need it for running programs.

I've only really looked at 2 ROMs, the Cacko and the pdaXrom. The former is better if you want a PDA the latter is better if you want a mini laptop. There is some crossover of course.

Once you've had the unit a short time changing ROMs is easy enough to let you have a play with any of them.

I know very little about the Yopy, it briefly came under my consideration. Applications won't be a big issue as it seems to have an active community too however it only has a QVGA (so only a 1/4 of the 860 screen) resolution like a majority of pocket pcs. Once you compare that with VGA then there is no competiton, especially if you want to do things like web bowsing or reading documents. If you can live with a small screen it is an option, but then is it really a step up from your Zaurus?

Hope that helps.

Cheers
Marc
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