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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 PB-2000
    C-Language 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 :
    - Built-in ANSI C Language!
    - Multi language ability through expansion packs.
    - Excellent design!
    Weak points :
    - More memory never hurts!
    - other built-in languages would be great too (Assembly is missing compared to the PB-1000)
    Related machines in my collection :
    Casio precursor :
    Casio PB-1000
    4 lines display computers :
    Canon X-07
    Casio PB-700
    Sharp PCE-500

    I've dreamed about this one a lot before adding it to my collection!
    As it's name would indicate, the PB-2000C is an evolution of the earlier PB-1000, which was an excellent machine already.
    Like the PB-1000, the PB-2000 uses a virtual-disk memory, function keys with on-screen labels (although the device has no touch-screen) and the various Calculator, function, and Memo modes.
    Unlike the PB-1000, though, the PB-2000 has a classical non-foldable casing, like the first casio 4 lines pocket computer the PB-700.
    The main difference, and the major innovation within this product is the use of the ANSI-C programming language instead of the usual BASIC you would find on such a computer!
    Furthermore, the device offers a ROM slot accepting various language cartridges, such as BASIC, ASSEMBLER, LISP...
    The built-in language, ANSI-C is an interpreted C, which is thus not compilated. It seems however very much ANSI compliant, and allows for .BAT files to be created in order to load an execute several C modules at once.
    Just like early BASIC pocket computers were the entry point to computer programming for lots of people, this device is obvously dedicated to C learning, and apparently does great. Unfortunately, i've never taken the time to really test it, and i couldn't say if it's a good C teacher yet.
    Most obviously, though, i'm gonna start C programming with this device one day!

    Processor : HD-61700 OS : Proprietary
    RAM : 32 KB ROM : ??
    Graphic display : 192 x 32 Text display : 32 x 4
    Display : B&W Input : Keyboard

    Built-in Applications :
    ANSI C Language interpretor, file editor, MEMO, "Function memory" programming, Virtual disk memory manager, setup utility

    Open to other applications : Through programming/mass memory downloads; and using ROM cartridges
    Ports :
    - one CASIO extension port for mass-memory units and RS-232 interfaces
    - one memory extension port.
    - one ROM cartridge port (for optionnal languages modules)