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|When seeing the large screen and full keyboard it almost boggles the mind that they could fit it onto such a small machine.|
Not only is it possible to touch-type on it, but this machine won design awards, too.
See the boring gray colour on the keyboard?
That was the original colour of this machine, but after both screen hinges broke, I replaced the outer shell with a gold-painted one.
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.