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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 Inter@active
    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 :
    Later wireless communication device from RIM :
    RIM 950 Blackberry

    Page under construction

    The inter@ctive 2 way pager, from Research In Motion, is more than any others a witness of times now gone.
    Not so long before everybody got equiped with cellphones, there existed an era (a short era) when people carried "pagers". Pagers were designed exclusively to present text messages to the owner; messages could be sent to the owner from "anyone" by the use of dedicated tools (special phone numbers mostly), and were transmited over the cellular network.
    Hard to believe now that we are all used to exchange text messages on cellphones, but there had to be a pionneer device that would do just that : exchange text messages. Not only receive, but "exchange", as in "send also".
    That's what the inter@ctive 2 way pager is. Text messaging (receives AND sends) and just that! All in a form factor that, i guess, nobody would ever think of carrying along all day long today; but at the times, there was apparently no other device of that size that would do that much.
    Would it be just for what it is capable of, chances are i would not have been interested in the device in the first place, but there's a little more to it. If RIM had only worked on two way pagers until today, the company would certainly not be as famous as it is today. But as they kept innovating, they released the Blackberry, which was to meet the success we know. So, well, in a way, the inter@ctive 2 way pager allowed the Blackberry to exist, and that would be reason enough to enter my collection!
    Tests to come...

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

    Built-in Applications :
    List to come

    Open to other applications : Yes
    Ports :
    List to come