Himalaya contacts needed...
I want to clarify some concerns:
First of about the OS, the XDA or QTEK 2020 or i-Mate runs on Windows Mobile OS, is it possible to have any other OS like Linux installed on the PDA without much change in the hardware?
Also I'd like to know on the OS level (particularly for upgrading) what things should I actually take into consideration?
Second of about the software, this is connected to my first concern since I want to confirm that any software created for the particular processor/chipset should work without problems. How about software for system tweaks? (eg. registry hacks, or battery meters)
Lastly, the PDAs available have excellent features and functionality, which suits for most segments of the people. I would like to know can a PDA function for only a specific usage. For e.g. I would not require the emails, browser running, word processor etc, instead would have only my Inventory Control System running which is linked to an server and update the info from the PDA with the server thru’ IrDA, Serial Communication or internet. Can I develop applications that can customize the functionality and functioning of the PDA per my customization?
Also I’d like to know where would I find a generic PDA like HTC’s Himalaya on which I can built my applications and make customization? As I have come across, the PDAs available are branded product like T-mobile or QTEK or i-Mate, where could I find the contact of HTC or any other similar designer and manufacturers? If someone can point me in the right direction (whether it be websites, sections, or other posts) regarding these issues, will be much obliged