looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA
r_a_feldman at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 6 12:26:38 CST 2017
>From: Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>
>Is there a reason to AVOID mentioning the Poqet?
>The original MSRP at announcement was WAY too high, and priced it out
>of the market, but the actual/street price wasn't bad.
>Larger keyboard that the HP (which was otherwise a better deal for the
True, but the HP keyborad is not that bad.
>AA batteries with long life.
Yep. HP LX is the same.
>two PCMCIA slots (before PCMCIA was officially named and standardized)
But they are pre-PCMCIA 1, so do not handle a full range of card types, such as CF.
>Bus connector, with a few unobtanium accessories, such as 3.5" drive.
If you want, I can send you a mask image that I made many years ago for a serial connector for the bus port that you can etch.
> Had LOTUS available as a ROM card!
The HP LX has Lotus 1-2-3 in ROM.
>MS-DOS 5.00 - I learned how to write TSRs on one.
Same for the HP LX.
The main reason, apart from the non-standard PC Card slots, not to get one (and I have three -- one working and two non-working) is that the video cable tends to break where it flexes at the case hinge and it is next to impossible to repair it.
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