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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 IF-8000
    DataBank - Organizer
    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 IF-8000 is known as the first ever consumer-market touch screen organiser

    Special features :
    - Sensitive screen!
    - "Digital ink" and completely mixable graphic and text layers
    - Large memory for it's time

    Weak points :
    - No built-in clock!!!!
    - Although the device includes graphic functions, the interface is far from modern GUIs!

    Related machines in my collection :
    Keyboard/Touchscreen devices :
    Casio PB-1000
    Sharp IQ-9200
    HP Omnigo 100
    Another Casio sensitive screen experiment :
    Casio VDB-1000
    Casio later sensitive screen PDAs :
    Casio NX-6000 Planeo
    Casio PV-200 Pocket Viewer
    Casio EM-500

    I'm very proud to own one of these!
    Back in 1986, this was actually one of the first sensitive screen organizer ever! Actually, i've read lots of pages on the internet (and i don't find any of them now, too!) about this machine actually being the first one to hit the market.
    One of the coolest features of the device is that graphic and text data use two separate layers that display simultaneously, mixed on the screen. I miss this function on the majority of later PDAs, actually...
    When i got it, i immediatly started to think it could become my everyday PDA, it's slim, light, it offers what it takes, but i soon realized that there was NO built-in clock AT ALL!! I just can't figure out why Casio didn't include such a useful feature in this machine...
    The interface is also a bit tricky (although i'm pretty sure one can get used to it when used regularly) and comes from the first Digital Databank era : several keys will change several modes related to several user settings : data in/out mode, line thickness when drawing...

    Processor : ?? OS : Proprietary
    RAM : 16KB ROM : ??
    Graphic display : 96 x 64 Text display : 16 x 8
    Display : B&W Input : Keyboard, Stylus

    Built-in Applications :
    Calculator; scheduler, calendar, memo.

    Open to other applications : No
    Ports :