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|The computer, fully opened. The screen is in a stable position and the keyboard has slit to its fully opened posistion, ready for typing. As the LCD is supported against the battery compartment and it contains a metal inner frame, it is possible to use the touchscreen without fear of the machine tipping over.|
2 x1.5V AA
6V DC in
|Production year: 1997||OS: EPOC/Symbian|
|Type: PDA||Speed: 18MHz|
|RAM: 8MB||ROM: 6MB||Display: None|
Of the 8MB RAM (it also came in a 4MB version, which was discontinued rather soon) about 1MB is used by the OS and automatically created files. The rest is shared between running programs and user files. And unlike many other machines, there was no need to define a 'RAMdisk'.
The touchscreen membrane is slightly larger than the LCD, to encompass the icons at either side of the screen.
As nothing is ever perfect, these machines, too, had their faults. The ribbon-cable connecting the screen to the mainboard has a flaw which tends to make it break at a certain point(usually, the backlight disappears first), the hinges holding the screen in place are weak and prone to breaking, and the lock holding the stylus in place could jam. (Easily fixed)
In addition, the casing had a thin outer layer which tended to peel, but many thought it looked better if they scraped it off, anyway.