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markfptuson
Posted 2017-01-01 9:53 PM
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I've been wanting to play with one for a while, just because I wondered how they'd tally with the CE 1/2/HPC2000 devices I've got/had - but now, when I've finally got enough money that I could buy one, it seems they aren't available from anywhere except Alibaba now. Is there anywhere that anyone knows about where they're still being made? I did have one secondhand once, but it was broken from the start - I ended up giving it to my friend's daughter as a toy so she could play at being a programmer like her dad.

So, yeah. I know they're not going to be much use. But is there anywhere that's better to go than elsewhere? Or am I just as well off ordering from Alibaba?
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Rich Hawley
Posted 2017-01-02 12:06 AM
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Posted 2017-01-02 11:10 AM
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Was thinking of buying new - also I'm in the UK. A lot don't ship here (cheaply) and of course there's power supplies. I'll keep my eyes open anyway. Thanks.
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All the new ones I've seen have Via 8880 processors, and I'm not aware of any Windows CE ROM images supported by that processor. The most recent CPU I know of supporting CE 6 was the WM8650.

What about one with WEC 7? That's supported on both the 8650 and 8850. Maybe an 8850 will turn up somewhere.
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Posted 2017-01-03 8:11 PM
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I got one just to tinker with as well. It has lousy internet ability, but it's small and very portable. The stock battery only gives you about an hour and a half of use. I however was able to wire in a full 6 cell laptop battery and now i get over 24 hours of constant use. I use it for the most part for word processing. I'd like to know if any of you know where i can get a paint program for this little beast. I've tried all of the ones on this site and no luck. It runs a OS from "Poodwaddle" and the processor is a WMT, ARM-WM8505 Sylvania made them for a money grab i believe. Thank you for any help
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Jake
Posted 2017-11-30 2:25 AM
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I for one would very much appreciate a posting of a picture of your device with the 6-cell battery. Did you actually get that into the machine and the lid closed after it? Or is the battery more of the external kind?

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ferret7463 - 2017-11-28 5:51 PM
I'd like to know if any of you know where i can get a paint program for this little beast.


You can try this bundle of software i put together a few years ago. Pretty sure there are a few paint programs in it.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/6nevdpphfsrjv9y/winCE6freeware.zip

Cheers
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Jake
Posted 2017-11-30 7:55 PM
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RTFM! Good to see you back

What are you hacking these days?

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Hey Jake -

Not a whole lot any more really. Got married in February, so my solo evenings spent tinkering don't happen as often as when i was a bachelor...lol.
However, i picked up a few more older PowerPC and early Intel Mac machines and have been building a lot of current software via macports for them.
Mainly just updating some of the older core system stuff like bash, ftp, ssh, dhcp, etc, to help aid in security for these abandoned machines, some
SDL games, and console apps like pianobar and midnight commander.

I still check in here quite often, i just don't "log in" 95% of the time.
Hope all is well.

Cheers.
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Jake
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Well, it sounds as if you're splitting the difference, just like a good husband should, and congrats on the nuptials.

I've been playing with the GPD Pocket--its first-second generation hardware can be tricky, but the form factor can''t be beat. I was recently bequeathed a Psion Series 7 and actually found a new battery for it. Given its inability to get on-line and its magnificent keyboard, it's the closest thing I have to an electronic typewriter.

It's all fun,
Jake
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