Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 23:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Geeks.com sent us a special edition of the Toshiba e800 Pocket PC PDA. What's special about this new revision we review today is that it comes by default with a very high capacity battery and the ability to use USB devices through its "presentation pack" accessory, making it a product best suited for professionals, but also for geeks.
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RE: More of a Downgrade
by Eugenia on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 02:22 UTC in reply to "More of a Downgrade"
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

> it comes with a built in wireless

That's the US edition. The WiFi version of the PDA was only sold in US. The rest of the world only got Bluetooth.

> and the presentation pack has a VGA adapter built in.

Yes, this was indeed a bit strange. They included a second USB port (mini-usb this time) and they took out the VGA connector.

However, I am not sure if there is special software that is able to do graphics over USB and direct the output to a USB projector. If that's the case, then it's not a bad upgrade.

>The only drawback is that only certain apps work with the VGA output.

Have you upgraded to the Win2003SE as I instruct in the article? If you only used the Win2003 version that comes with the PDA and never upgraded, then no, you can't use anything else in VGA mode except the ClearVue applications. But if you upgrade to Win2k3SE, then you can use the Oz_VGA or SE_VGA utilities and in ONE click you will find yourself in the land of true VGA for all applications. If you do go to Win2k3SE but don't run these utilities, only Opera, ClearVue, TCPMP and few other apps would support the VGA resolution correctly, all the rest will think that they still run on QVGA.

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RE[2]: More of a Downgrade
by j_kenpo on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 06:27 in reply to "RE: More of a Downgrade"
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2006-01-23

"Have you upgraded to the Win2003SE as I instruct in the article? If you only used the Win2003 version that comes with the PDA and never upgraded, then no, you can't use anything else in VGA mode except the ClearVue applications. But if you upgrade to Win2k3SE, then you can use the Oz_VGA or SE_VGA utilities and in ONE click you will find yourself in the land of true VGA for all applications. If you do go to Win2k3SE but don't run these utilities, only Opera, ClearVue, TCPMP and few other apps would support the VGA resolution correctly, all the rest will think that they still run on QVGA."

Yeah, I did the upgrade. I've messed briefly with the resolution switching apps, but not too in depth. I bought the PResentation Pack mainly for the USB port to plug in the keyboards and mouse. Keyboard worked great with no additional updates, I did have to use another external program for a mouse. But for the most part, I love the e800 series. The only thing I really haven't done at this point is develop apps for it using either VC or .Net with the SDK. But its good to see that the e800 series is getting a "bump".

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