|YEAR OF INTRODUCTION||2006|
|MAIN PROCESSOR||PXA270 (ARM)|
|CLOCK SPEED||520 MHz|
|FLOATING POINT UNIT||none|
|MEMORY MANAGEMENT UNIT||integrated|
|ROM||192M (64M system + 128M user)|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Windows Mobile 5 (YUCK!)|
I bought this a few days after finding out my attempts in trying to patch up my relationship with my ex-girlfriend were futile. Although fully aware that indulging in 'retail therapy' by buying myself a new toy won't make me any happier or emotionally fulfilled, the few days I spent beforehand trying to talk myself out of such a purchase proved to be pointless. All it took was a hangover, and mild sleep depravation, and my defences were down. With card in hand, a shopping I went.
The worst thing I can say about this device is that it runs Windows Mobile, but it's not as bad as the desktop version probably due to a lack of cruft for backwards compatibility. Still, it ain't brilliant.None the less, I didn't buy it for the software but the hardware. It has a nice beefy XScale ARM CPU, wifi, bluetooth, an ample amount of RAM, and a couple of card slots for more storage. Plus, you guessed it, Linux is in the process of being ported to it. There are a few bugs to be ironed out first. Until then, I need to run Virtual PC on my Mac to sync it and deal with Windows. Hell, at least I now have internet access on the go where ever there's a wifi hot spot.