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I am the Alpha Geek!

Postby Krazy Krow on Sun Jan 12, 2003 5:18 pm

Japan has long been known as the place with cool electronics you can't buy elsewhere, and I'm a sucker for gadgets. Last week I picked up a Zaurus C700, which is a Palm Pilot sized Linux machine with a VGA screen.
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<a href="http://www.dynamism.com">Dynamism</a> imports them, but charges an additional $200 over the Japan price. There's an English version of the software in the works, but so far I'm getting by fine with the original Japanese.

The screen folds over so it can be used like a traditional Palm Pilot, which is great for reading <a href="http://netheroak.keenspace.com">NetherOak</a> offline during my commute. It can actually play Divx movies too, but I need to buy some CF or SD memory first. Curse my Smart Media digital camera.
<img src="http://krakow.keenspace.com/pics/zaurus/DSCF0006.JPG">

Since I got this I no longer need my old WinCE device, which I only used as a Japanese-English dictionary. Anyone want it? $150 shipped to anywhere in the US or Canada. Being able to just draw kanji into the thng is far more convinient than trying to look up radicals in a paper dictionary.
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Specs?

Postby MTalos on Sun Jan 12, 2003 11:06 pm

*looks*
*drools*
GIMME MINI-LAPTOP!
*tranqed by the helpful friendly guys in the white coats.*

Sorry about that.
What're the stats on the WinCE device?
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Postby Krazy Krow on Sun Jan 12, 2003 11:56 pm

The WinCE device is basically the cheapest one I could buy with a USB cable. I bought it used, but it came with the box and manuals. It's a Docomo G-Fort:
http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/p_s/products ... gfort.html

It uses a VR4122 150 mHz chip, which I beleive is one generation older than the current StrongARMs. It's the older WinCE too, 2.11 or something. But hey, it runs JWPce fine and should be OK for any english aps. I got all my info on the J/E dictionary from this site:
http://www.greggman.com/japan/ce/ce.htm
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Postby Sortelli on Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:29 am

That's one fine looking toy there, I can practically read NeatherOak on it from here. 8)
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Postby Krazy Krow on Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:55 am

I was getting behind in my webcomics, today I read about 6 months combined of NetherOak and Zebra Girl. EOI is next :)
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