HP Jornada 720
Sorry. I keep getting this wrong. Mine is actually a Jornada 710. Which is exactly the same as the 720 apart from the omission of a modem.
Heavier and not as svelte as the Psion Revo. I find the keyboard a bit more useful, the screen is 64k colours and the expansion is fairly impressive. Mainly gets used as a mobile web browsing device and something to play text adventures on, at least until I get the Mobile Pro 880 working.
Have not tried this. It does not look like it is being supported anymore.
NEC MobilePro 880
Just got mine yesterday from eBay. Both of the internal batteries seem to be fried. I am going to try and get it fixed up if I can, for less than the cost of the device. Initial impressions are quite good. It feels a tiny bit more sluggish than the Jornada but the bigger screen makes up for this. I can type at a reasonable speed on the keyboard which is nice as I intend to use it as a dedicated http://www.ifarchive.org/ interactive fiction] playing machine. With my friends Frotz and MagnetiCE.
The battery circuit is fried. I just received a brand new boxed battery from the US via eBay and it still registers no charge. I am not intending to spend any more money getting this thing sorted.
Have not tried this yet. Might give this a go. From the instructions it does not look too difficult.
They don’t seem to be common in the UK at all.
Siemens SIMpad SL4
The device is lovely for what it is. A big touch sensitive screen suitable for web browsing, ebook reading and general day to day internet type tasks. The main problem is the age of the machine, the lack of support and the operating system.
The machine is old and no longer being produced. From browsing the internet it seems to have been most popular in continental Europe so some of the sites are in German. This means there is no longer any support for the machine.
The operating system is either HPC 2000 or Windows CE 4.1 depending on how lucky you are. HPC 2000 is easier to find software for, Windows CE 4.1 is easier to work with IMHO.
The internal specs are broadly simlar to the rest of the devices on this page. Will update photos soon.
Currently being flogged on eBay
No pictures yet.