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    Friday, October 15th : Ricoh RDC i-700 received
    Device securised this morning! No page for it yet; will be one some day.

    Wednesday, September 15th : Sharp MI-10 added
    Created a page for the Sharp MI-10 i've received.

    Friday, July 23rd : new homepage, new machines listed
    My collection reached 49 units yesterday as i've received 2 new watches. Added them to the list (no pages yet) and changed the homepage to a weblog format.

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    I'm sorry, but I will not reply to user manual requests or to dealer location inquiries anymore.

    Please read my FAQ page that might help you if you have any of these questions in mind.
    Feel free to contact me for any other question or comment regarding this machine!

    The index is a french device that was ahead of its time.

    Special features :
    - It's a french pocket computer !
    - Neat electronic design

    Weak points :
    - The sensitive doesn't handle continuous touches
    - on-screen keyboards are not intuitive

    Related machines in my collection :
    Touchscreen PDAs :
    Apple Newton Message Pad 100
    Casio Z-7000 Zoomer
    Sharp IQ-9200
    Touchscreen pocket computer :
    Casio PB-1000

    Now, this is one particular machine...
    I've had a training period in the french company that designs this machine and the next generations, and i've never known if, when or where this model was released.
    A few earlier models made their way to industrial mass production, mainly to be used as control units inside other products (PABX for example, i know some version were released in Japan)
    However, besides being quite a rare piece from the "french pockets" circle, this particular model is not the most interesting one. The company did much better since then, and i highly doubt the latest models are to be ever released.
    Those lastest models include or shall include : multi-processors architecture, FM-Radio receiver, Infrared communication, radio modems, GPS...
    For such a device to be released now that i write those lines, it should include such specs as : GSM/Cellphone compatibility, internet software, bluetooth, an improved high-res screen, and mostly, offer an OS likely to compete winCE, PalmOS and Symbian...
    The hardware is really good, and was ahead of its time since the beginning, but the software is the weak part. The company was to license the hardware only, and developping dedicated software was left to the licensees.

    Processor : ?? OS : Proprietary
    RAM : ?? ROM : ??
    Graphic display : ?? Text display : variable fonts
    Display : B&W Input : Finger

    Built-in Applications :
    BASIC; memo; text editor; calculator; terminal; graphical finger operated OS

    Open to other applications : Yes, ROMS cards, cards, main memory, and via BASIC programming
    Ports :
    - two PCMCIA ports
    - one communication port (serial?)
    - power supply entry jack