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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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    Casio PB-1000
    with 32KB memory extension
    Basic pocket computer
    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 :
    - Sensitive screen!!
    - Virtual disk memory
    - Basic and Assembly programmable
    - Disk drive peripheral available
    - 32 x 8 characters virtual screen

    Weak points :
    - Quite fragile...

    Related machines in my collection :
    BASIC computers :
    Casio PB-100
    Casio FX-750P
    Casio PB-700
    Canon X-07
    Sharp PCE-500
    Sensitive screen computer :
    Casio sensitive screen devices :
    Casio IF-8000
    Casio VDB-1000
    Casio later evolution :
    Casio PB-2000

    I consider this machine as one of my coolest ones! Maybe it's because it helped me pass my college exams!
    Unlike many other machines from the late 80's, which only store a defined number of BASIC programs at a time (typically one to ten), the PB-1000 uses its memory as a virtual disk to store BASIC programs, machine-code executables and text files.
    This feature, combined with other CASIO good ideas, and a real ease of programming and its very cool sensitive screen (now *that's* luxury!:), all of this makes it one of the *coolest* machine ever conceived! Just imagine CASIO had even released a disk drive for it! Some people would die for this unit....
    I kept using this computer as a money manager for a very long time, and, as the best softwares are sometimes home-made softwares, i've never found any other machine that would replace it !

    Processor : HD-61700 OS : Proprietary
    RAM : 8 KB extended to 40 KB ROM : ??
    Graphic display : 192 x 32 Text display : 32 x 4
    Display : B&W Input : Keyboard, Touch screen

    Built-in Applications :
    BASIC programming language, Assembly editor and compiler, MEMO, "Function memory" programming, memory monitor, Virtual disk memory manager.

    Open to other applications : Through BASIC/binary programs
    Ports :
    - one CASIO extension port for mass-memory units and RS-232 interfaces
    - one memory extension port.

    Related Ressources and Web Links:

    Jun Amano's PB-1000 Forever !
    A japanese-only site with downloadable machine-code games (Don't know what it takes to get the games into your PB-1000 once downloaded, though!)!
    Rough Babelfish translations are also very interesting (for instance, i finally learned from this page that "PB" stands for "Pocket Basic" !)

    Andreas Wichmann's Casio PB-1000 Homepage
    *The reference* for the PB community on the net. Lots of useful info and links.