Thanks Meter 14
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Gloucestershire England.
Some processors only support a certain amount of memory and I see systems that will support only 256 megs as external memory. Also you have the problem with "marketing", to look for any logic there would be fruitless unless you apply it to profits. I have been using xda, xda 2, ipaqs etc for a long time. I use all my phones/pda's for navigation but have been very disappointed with memory constraints plus other problems. I have just bought a "dedicated" gps and mp3 player. Its a Mitac 269 and its based on win ce.net 4.2 core. It has an sd slot for added memory but has internal storage ram of 64 meg and an integrated 2.5 gig hard disk. This allows street mapping for whole of UK plus major roads of europe. 500 megs is available for the built in mp3 player also. The best thing is that it isnt as "dedicated" as it appears. I have found a patch that unlocks the system so it can be used as a normal pda and will also use activesync instead of the mitac sync software. This is all contained in a 200 gramm package with a beautiful color screen and numerous shortcut buttons. The lifedrive uses similar technology with its 4 gig hard drive so maybe you wont be waiting much longer for your wishes to come true on other ranges. By the way, because the mio 269 I bought had no accessories I got it for £100, normal price is approx £350.. :shock:
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