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08-18-2003, 11:56 PM
*ahem* Can it be upgraded to PPC2003 (and is it a good idea) and is there an external keyboard for it? :?:

Chris Spera
08-19-2003, 12:13 AM

No, (and no, its not), and no....

well, maybe on the last one... you might be able to try a IR keyboard with the 1910, but I'm not sure that its going to work...

The 1910 is not supported by WM2003. Even though it has the same form format as the 1940/45, the hardware is completely different. If you tried to flash the 1910 with a 1940/45 ROM, you'd probably end up with a $300 brick.

Despite its lack of upgrade and expandability, the 1910 is still a great little device. If you've got one, and you like it, that's great. If you like it, but feel you want more; then you might want to try selling it on eBay and put the money towards the purchase of a 1940/45 or even a 2200.

Kind Regards,

Christopher Spera

Janak Parekh
08-19-2003, 12:32 AM
well, maybe on the last one... you might be able to try a IR keyboard with the 1910, but I'm not sure that its going to work...
The PockeTop IR keyboard (http://www.pocketop.net/) does indeed work. IR keyboards are virtually the only way to get an external keyboard working on the 1910.


Chris Spera
08-19-2003, 12:57 AM
Thanks for the clarification, Janak. I've never used or owned a 1910, so I wasn't sure...

Christopher Spera

08-19-2003, 01:18 AM
I have a 1910 and a 1945. I love the 1910, the screen on mine is absolutely stunning! The 1945 tries to come close, but it does have some yellowing factor.
I bought the 1945 because I thought I might want the SDIO capability that my 1910 doesn't have. The 1910 can take secure digital memory cards only and the 1945 can take memory cards and cameras and wifi SD items.
To date I haven't had a need for the IO items, so I may end up returning my 1945.
I'm torn because I do like the extra RAM in the 1945 and I do notice some speed difference...speedier on the 1945. As for form factor, they're the same.
I better deicde quick before my return deadline.
I'd highly recommend the 1910 if you plan on doing basic PDA stuff...as in schedules, contacts, some games.
If you want expandability you'll have the pick the 1945, IMHO.

08-19-2003, 02:56 AM
if both units cost the same, why get the 1910? get the 1940 and youŽll have a faster ppc.

08-19-2003, 05:06 AM
I saw that Best Buy had a $50 rebate on the 1910...it's actually a $50 mail in gift card.

08-19-2003, 06:26 AM
I got mine for $160 shipped last week at Officemax.com. WELL worth the money... especially after installing ClearSpeed.

08-19-2003, 06:40 AM
The h1910 is *very* good assuming that you don't want to use SDIO devices (WI-fi, Bluetooth, PowerPoint projector ...).

Not that it uses that much power, but I generally run it at half speed (100MHz) using Turbo Tray - it runs happily at that speed playing mp3 while I read an ebook in iSilo.


08-20-2003, 12:53 AM
processor sucks for high end stuff, but it's cool for just keeping in your pocket for regular usage. good for mp3 playback, pm, etc.

08-20-2003, 06:08 AM
I have a 1910 and am very satisfied with it. I have no interest in wireless connectivity, and most of the complaints I've read about the 1910 have to do with functions that aren't of interest to the target market segment intended for the 1910 (that is, entry-level PDA users).

I don't worry of screen scratches (buy a Fellowes screen protector to keep the screen free of scratches), and keep my 1910 in my pants pocket if I'm toting it anywhere. I've recently gotten into playing MP3s off the device -- it works fine that way.

The battery life is disappointing -- maybe two or two-and-a-half hours with a brightly lit screen display...longer if the screen is dimmed and you're playing MP3s.

I did have some problems with password sign-on lock-ups (perhaps caused by the SanDisk storage card I'm using), but since I installed Pocket Backup and have it soft reset every day @ 5am, I've only rarely had any trouble with sign-on lockups.

The CPU horsepower isn't there, but ClearSpeed makes using processor-intensive apps like Pocket Informant tolerable. Most often, you don't need a lot of CPU horsepower to read an eBook, add an Excel cell value, or tap out a Word doc.

All in all -- I'd recommend the 1910 to anyone interested in the device, and the price has dropped considerably since the introdution of the 1940/45 devices.