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2 x 1.5V AA
|Production year: 0000||OS: - Undefined -|
|Type: PDA||RAM: 2MB||Display: Internal LCD|
Lets get digging:
Bright colours, replaceable front bezel and a digital camera built-in. There's no price for guessing that this unit is meant for the younger generation...
I decided against listing the installed programs in the listing above, and instead list them in a table here:
|Camera||The application for taking pictures.
Can be timed(10 second delay)
Can also be set to wake up and take pictures at a later time.
|Photo Browser||Used to view the pictures.|
|My Photo Gallery||A collection of tools to work with the pictures.|
|My Album||Collects your pictures into 'Albums'.|
|Card Maker||Use the pictures to create Greeting cards, Postcards, Name cards and Invitations. Printing is done from the PC-based synch software.|
|Slide Show Maker||Puts several pictures together to form a slide show. You can also add sound and other effects.|
|Photo Maker||An opportunity to change the pictures|
|Photo Effects||Use these functions: Blur, Emboss, Invert, Mirror, Shear Vertical, Shear Horizontal, Sharpen and Trace|
|Special Effects||Allows you to add 'Hairstyles' or 'Special Backgrounds' to a picture. Since there's no Move, Size or rotate possibility to make it fit better, this is of VERY limited useability.|
|My Organizer||The tools you normally expect to find in a unit like this.|
|My Mailbox||This is a small application to WRITE new emails that you later upload to your PC and send from there. It allows you to pick email addresses from Contacts and to insert pictures.|
|My Address Book||Keep track of friends and colleagues.
Also allows you to define 'groups'.(Only contains email addresses)
|My Calendar||A time planner with Day and Month view.|
|My Memo Pad||For short notes. The max xize is not given, but i've tested it with more than 500 characters...|
|My Money Manager||A simple program to keep track of your expenses.|
|My Database||A very simple database. Allows you to define your own databases, and even though it only allows two fields, it scores over the Palm III on this point...|
|School Subjects||Definitely meant for students. A table of 7 days and 10 classes each day.|
|To Do List||The tasks you have to do, with Start date, Due date, Status, priority and details.|
|My Accessories||A few useful tools...|
|Clock||To see and set Time, Date, Home Time, daylight Saving and Daily alarm|
|City Locator||To see where a city is located in the world. Unfortunately, it does NOT display timezone information. Also, only lists 50 cities.|
|Mini-Calculator||As the name says...|
|Unit Conversion||Converts between different units. Handles these types: Speed, Lenght, Volume, Area, Temperature, Energy, Weight, Pressure, Power and Time. Handles knots, but not Nautical miles...|
|Birthday List||Uses the dates added in the Address list. Can be set to alert you a few days in advance.|
|My Profile||Where you write in your name and email address. No provision for a snail mail address or phone number.|
|Entertainment||Or in other words; GAMES!|
|Photo Puzzle||Slide the bits around to end up with a complete picture.|
|Photo Tic-Tac-Toe||Get three in a row to win over the computer.|
|Trivia||If you know things like 'In the Wizard of OZ, what is the lion looking for', and 'Who won the 1999 inianapolis 500', then this is for you...|
|Pegged||Remove all the pegs but one, which is supposed to be in the centre of the board.|
|Word Chamber||A poor Pac Man clone...|
|Phortune Cookies||Uses a Picture, your name and gender to decide how much luck you have today, your lucky number, lucky colour and a daft text like; 'A friend will need you to be a good listener'. It can also 'evaluate' friendship if you add the name and picture of a friend...|
|Word & Math||Games and tools to help you learn...|
|Math Games||As the title says...|
|Tangrams||Ancient Chinese puzzle. Create figures by rotating and moving geometrical figures.|
|Mathimage||Every time you solve a formula, a piece of the picture is revealed.|
|Grid Grad||Learn how to plot points in a grid...|
|Word Games||Yeah, you can play games with words.|
|Word Puzzle||Wite words into a crossword diagram, then see if the spell checker accepts them.|
|Clue Counter||Try to guess the word based on the clues given.|
|Analogies||Complete sentences like 'Skate is to ice as ski is to...'|
|Translator||Translate between English <-> French and English <-> Spanish. This program knows 5000 words with translations in all languages.|
|Spell Checker||A program far too few use. It has a dictionary of over 72.000 words.|
|Tools||Setup and system tools.|
|My Setup||A fun place to mess about.|
|Memory management||Shows how much memory that's free and how many posts, pictures or whatever is stored in every application.(Not listed with KB) There are also tools to delete all posts in a single application, in all applications or to eset the unit.(Be VERY careful with those!)|
|Date & Time Format||How do you prefer to have it? 12 or 24 Hour clock, date format, and which day the week starts on.(Sunday or Monday)|
|Auto Shut-off Time||How long it is supposed to wait for user activity before it switches off. There's also a version number listed here, but I have no idea what it is for...|
|Sound Setup||How noisy it is...|
|Lock Unit||Password protection...|
|User Mode||Whether or not you want scrolling text on the bottom of the screen to give you help.|
|PC Link||To connect to a PC. There's also the possibility of reading a log of how the synchronisation went.|
|Phusion Tutor||A lot of help files.|
On the box it lists these figures:
|Address Book||250 contacts|
|To Do List||255 Tasks|
|Memo Pad||300 memos|
The machine is VERY slow at updating the screen when typing in text. Luckily, it seems to have a decent write-ahead buffer so it won't loose any characters...
(It's possible that whether or not having the scrolling help text at the bottom of the screen might influence it, but it was slow even without it running)
The support for 'non-USA' keyboard codes are poor. You must press a 'key' on the keybord, a window appears on the screen, and you use the navi key and the OK key to select the symbol you want. (Only one, then the window disappears)
Given that they have the replaceable front bezel, why not the ability to place a decal with other symbols over the keyboard and selecting the correct code page in the setup?
The PC synch software came on ONE 3.5" floppy. GREAT! I like software that's no larger than necessary...
The Memory Management application reports 906KB of 941KB free when you first start it up. Deleteing the PR Memo actually results in LESS free RAM.
In the Email application, you can insert predefined sentences.
There is also the possibility of inserting 'Smileys' in the text in several of the applications.
I've seen worse PDA's than this, sold for a lot more...
If you can live with the keyboard and it's poor handling of 'special characters' and replace the ugly yellow bezel with the transparent blue and switch off the annoying sounds, you actually end up with a decent tool. It only lacks removeable storage or synchronisation with common desktop PIM's to be good....