portable computing

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A very inexpensive yet capable phone.

At a glance, it seems okay. Android and every app I've seen have many UI flaws, but that's not the X20's fault.

After a week of use, I have to say this is a fantastic phone. It's the perfect beginner's smartphone and there's nothing I've done that's been limited in any way whatsoever by its specifications. I have not run out of storage or memory.. not even close. Do note that I haven't played any games, and I probably never will.

I am really ticked that it doesn't have OTG support, so I can't use the microSD for anything but charging. Powering off, pulling my charging dongle out, removing the half-case, removing the battery cover, removing the battery and moving the CD card back and forth is an awful, awful, way for me to edit files.

  • The minimum volume is way too loud.

  • I don't think the bottom USB-C port works for a USB key.

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Whoops, I broke my HP 200LX.. I'll have to get it repaired before I can re-open this project.

NOTE TO SELF - Maybe try to get a 96 MB upgrade. What did I have?

This is just a placeholder page for now.

HP 200LX image

(on Wikipedia)

8086 DOS Clamshell Palmtop

  • ~2015-08-27 -- This was replaced by my Zaurus SL-C1000.
  • 2006-06-12 -- I still have my HP 200LX which I adore but just haven't been using.

    • If I can get a DOS emulator going on my Zaurus SL-C1000 then I'll be doing some heavy work to get my DOS stuff back up and running.
    • Either way I'll have access to Ruby programming and random Linux hackery, so I'll be happy.
  • 2005-11-05 -- This was ported from my old CMS, and refactored.

    • I had noted: There's more work to be done though, and more porting to be had.
  • I got this before 2001-03-04, and around or after 2000-10

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Computers >


Tiny Linux QWERTY gaming palmtop

  • aka the OpenPandora
  • By default, runs the Angstrom Linux distribution.
  • (will be) Replaced by the Pyra.
  • 2012-05-09 -- received
  • ~2010-01-24 - This was replaced by my Zaurus SL-C1000.

    • 2018-01-09 -- I'm not sure what this note is.

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