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Old 12-22-2004, 06:45 AM
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Default Acer Launches Two New Handhelds: n50 and n35

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://global.acer.com/products/pda/index.htm' target='_blank'>http://global.acer.com/products/pda/index.htm</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Smartly designed and boasting impressive wireless and expansion capabilities, Acer's newest PDA lifts your success to greater heights! Integrated 802.11b wireless LAN allows you to go online anywhere! Built-in infrared and Bluetooth® 1.1 effortlessly share data between mobile devices. Intel® PXA272 mobile processor optimises power consumption without sacrificing performance. Eight-hour battery life frees you to travel and work as you please. CF Type II and SD/MMC expansion slots support a wide variety of add-on cards and flash memory. Integrated USB Host 1.1 enhances productivity by permitting use of common USB devices" </i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/acer-n50.jpg" /><br /><br />The n50 is pictures and described above. It's a dual-slot QVGA device that looks like it has a nice design, though it's hard to tell from the tiny photos.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/inner_main_n35.gif" /><br /><br /><i>"The perfect guide, a classy companion, and a valuable friend, the Acer n35 GPS Handheld has something for everyone. With an integrated GPS receiver that virtually disappears when folded up, in addition to built-in multimedia and PIM capabilities, the Acer n35 is like a chauffeur: elegant, helpful and discreet. And better yet - everything fits in your pocket!"</i><br /><br />The <a href="http://global.acer.com/products/pda/n35.htm">n35 is a GPS-enabled device</a> (picture above) that includes a GPS. Both devices are lacking specifics such as processor speed, exact RAM/ROM configurations, etc. But they look quite interesting!
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:55 AM
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According to the Acer website the n35 has a 266mhz processor and 64mb of RAM.

I found the specs at: http://global.acer.com/products/pda/spec_pda_n35.htm
 
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Old 12-22-2004, 08:01 AM
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Default Specification of the new ACER n50 PDA

Link: http://www.softjam.co.uk/cgi-bin/ref...l#aC2_2d995492

n50 PDA Intel PXA272 312MHz Processor, 64Mb SDRAM, 64Mb Flash ROM, 3.5" 240x320 TFT Screen, SD/MMC Slot, CF Type II Slot, Built-In Mono Microphone and Speakers, 2.5mm Stereo jack, IrDA, Bluetooth 1.2,
(SoftJam Part No: C2-995490)
Price: £198.38 (£233.10 inc. VAT at 17.5%)

n50 Premium PDA Intel PXA272 520MHz Processor, 128Mb SDRAM, 64Mb Flash ROM, 3.5" 240x320 TFT Screen, SD/MMC Slot, CF Type II Slot, Built-In Mono Microphone and Speakers, 2.5mm Stereo jack, IrDA, Bluet
(SoftJam Part No: C2-995492)
Price: £246.09 (£289.16 inc. VAT at 17.5%)

n35 GPS PDA Samsung 266MHz, 64Mb SDRAM, 32Mb Flash ROM, 3.5" 240x320 TFT Screen, SD/MMC Slot, Built Microphone &amp; Speaker, 3.5mm sterao jack, IrDA Wireless, 165g, MS Mobile 2003 with Destinator Softwar
(SoftJam Part No: C2-995488)

at http://www.softjam.co.uk/
 
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:47 PM
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QVGA? *yawn*
 
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Old 12-22-2004, 01:15 PM
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QVGA? *yawn*
Agreed. Why no VGA version? What's the point of offering QVGA these days?
 
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Old 12-22-2004, 03:58 PM
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QVGA? *yawn*
Agreed. Why no VGA version? What's the point of offering QVGA these days?
Well, I may not have done enough searching and research, but my full VGA device is nothing to write home about yet. Certainly everything is clearer, but not phenonenally so. Problem is the vast majority of apps still just display in QVGA format with more pixels. I rarely get more stuff on the screen. Yes I can use a 'true' VGA hack and get some programs to display more, but others just wind up squeezed into a quarter of the screen. Others have problems with their redraw routines. With that it takes a soft reset to switch between normal and 'true' VGA, so I'm back to Nyditiot and JimmySoft sort of support. Never used those because of that.

So from my point of view, I'm not getting much out of VGA right now, though I am hopeful about upcoming capabilities. VGA support in programs wouldn't happen unless there are VGA devices out there to run on. So in this case their existance is a good thing, but I jthink that QVGA devices haven't outlived their usefullness just yet
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:22 PM
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...but I jthink that QVGA devices haven't outlived their usefullness just yet
True, on low end devices. When you look at the Dell X50 range, the price difference to jump from QVGA to VGA isn't very much at all. All mid and high range device should be offering VGA at this point (he said boldly).
 
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