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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.

    This feature will soon be available

    RIM 950 Blackberry
    PDA & Communication tool
    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!

    Special features :
    - details to come

    Weak points :
    - details to come

    Related machines in my collection :
    Earlier wireless communication device from RIM :
    Inter@ctive 2 way pager

    Page under construction

    As the geek part of me has it, the high-tech world entered an era of darkness when PalmOS started dominating the PDA scene, which ultimately led to a two-headed PalmOS/WinCE PDa market and put emphasis on marketting 'innovation' versus technological novelty. This same era saw the rise of cellphones, a market that was not that exciting either from my geek point of view.
    We are talking late 90's and early 2000's, and at the time, i looked at the handheld world with suspicion, feeling that as the market had grownup, it had lost it's creativity. Anyway.
    So to make it short : i completely lost track of what was going on. And i did not miss much, actually, except for one thing : i did not see Blackberry coming.
    There was indeed a potential, since RIM is now a world leader in push mail services, but back then i did not see it.
    The blackberry was only launched on the american market at first, for american cellular networks, and at the time, US and European markets and networks were very different, which did not help me understand what was going on accross the pond.
    From my point of view, manufacturers like Nokia offered solutions, like the Nokia 9000 communicator, that were ahead of the blackberry in term of power and ease of use. Fact is, now, "blackberry" means portable e-mail, and competition mainly comes from Microsoft (which definitely means the idea has created a market!). Nokia still develops the 9000 products, but they use blackberry software under licence to offer these features in their products.
    The RIM 950 is "Blackberry the first". Graphical user interface, e-mail, push e-mail and PIM tools along with the distinctive thumb keyboard and form factor were already there.

    Processor : ?? OS : ??
    RAM : ?? ROM : ??
    Graphic display : ?? Text display : ??
    Display : ?? Input : Stylus

    Built-in Applications :
    Internet browser, wireless PIM functions, Pager, offline PDA functions (more details to come)

    Open to other applications : Untested
    Ports :
    List to come