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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

    Casio EM-500
    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!

    Running windows CE 3.0, the Casio EM-500 did not match the power of it's Compaq competitor, but offered the only 65K color display in its category at its time.

    Special features :
    - 65K color display
    - internet in the pocket!
    Weak points :
    - A battery vampire...
    - Ergonomy still suffers typical windows glitches...

    Related machines in my collection :
    PDA Ancestors :
    Apple Newton Message Pad 100
    Casio Z-7000 zoomer
    Earlier "PC in the pocket" concept :
    Atari Portfolio
    Casio contemporary lower range PDA :
    Casio PV-200 Pocket Viewer

    "EM-505-F" is the actual official name of the french unit. According to what i've seen, it seems like a compromise between the american EM-500 models (The french unit has twice the memory) and some japanese model (maybe the EM-700). Casio offered the best screen in it's category, with 65535 colors, and a fine feeling for drawings and pen operation.
    Windows CE is still not as easy to use as a Palm device, but the application set is really better than earlier CE devices, including a real internet explorer and very powerful third-party graphic utilities. I've added a micro-photoshop clone and a Mpeg movies reader, among others.
    It also works fine with an IRda modem (such as a Nokia GSM phone) and is very efficient for wireless applications.
    As Compaq qont the leader position on this market with the iPaq, this Casio machine is not the most representative for winCE 3.0 devices, but is a very good quality one.

    Processor : MIPS 150MHz OS : Windows CE 3.0
    RAM : 32MB ROM : 32MB??
    Graphic display : 240 x 320 Text display : Variable fonts
    Display : 65535 colors Input : Stylus, handwritting recognition system, on-screen keyboard

    Built-in Applications :
    windows CE, pocket word, pocket excel, pocket internet explorer, pocket outlook, MP3 player, notepad, calculator, Card game, e-book reader, calculator, various setup and management utilities.

    Open to other applications : Yes
    Ports :
    - one cradle connexion port for PC data sync (RS-232C)
    - one MMc (Multimedia Card) extension port
    - one IRda Port
    - power supply entry
    - microphone
    - audio out jack
    - speaker