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  • What's new in my pocket computers pages?

    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

    Sharp PC-1500
    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 :
    details to come

    Weak points :
    details to come

    Related machines in my collection :
    Basic Computers :
    Casio PB-700
    Sharp PCE-500
    Canon X-07

    I have a lot to learn about Sharp pocket computers history. I am a bit ashamed to say that, since Sharp has invented the first Basic pocket computer, but to my defense, i would say that Casio machines were better represented in my home town in the 80's so i grew up with Casio devices in focus and learned about Sharp ones much later.
    So this will be a short description, as i know the PC-1500 has it's fans; they are numerous, and i wouldn't want to disregard the machine out of ignorance!
    Sharp was already well engaged in the Basic computer business when the PC-1500 was released. I could not exacly say how this machine was positionned on the market, and at what time it was released, but what is clear is that, after pionneering the genre, Sharp had to face fierce competition from Casio on the Basic pocket computer playground.
    The PC-1500 was designed during that cold war era and quickly gained enormous popularity worldwide. It is the machine that brought lots of today's IT engineers to programming, and remains a valuable memory to many of it's users.
    I will welcome every testimony to enrich this page, since i don't have enough knownledge to complete it by myself! So if you've owned a PC-1500 and feel like sharing your experience or tech specs, please contact me!

    Processor : ?? OS : Proprietary
    RAM : ?? ROM : ??
    Graphic display : no Text display : 1 line
    Display : B&W Input : Keyboard

    Built-in Applications :
    BASIC interpretor

    Open to other applications : Through BASIC programs
    Ports :