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SURVEY I know we have done something on these lines before but I thought this survey would be good to do again. The question is what kind of HPC do you own and use? We will keep this survey going until Thursday of next week, so please choose your answer.

- Ian Park

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RUMOUR, WHICH COULD BE GOOD NEWS:
  • Two things I discovered this morning when I woke up. Firstly an email from a reliable source and also a useful AIM chat, again with a reliable source informing me of some great news, remember however these are rumours and are not true, but it looks that a new clamshell HPC from HP may be being considered and developed. Nobody is sure where the development is up to. That is all I have heard and all I will say about the subject but the information is from two reliable sources. There are no other details, dates, model type features etc. I hope to learn more over forthcoming weeks and if I do I will post, I will say that they may be untrue, but the reliability of the sources is high, and a market for HPC's is still there. I will post when I hear new news.
    - SJMC 15/3/03



    CHECKED TODAY

    TOP HPC SITES, TOP STORIES: Your news, views and opinion are lower down the page
  • Calendae added to softwareHenri Spagnolo's 700 series website 29/3/03
  • PocketMVP updated Henri Spagnolo's 700 series website: 29/3/03
  • AppForge MobileVB updated Henri Spagnolo's 700 series website: 29/3/03
  • New graphics have come online, the design of the site looks good HPC Factor.com last updated 30/3/03
  • Maximum HPC.com MaximumHPC.com has completely absorbed all SimplyHPC (S|HPC) digital content, application development and intellectual property (ies).  All S|HPC email and ftp accounts have been transferred to the new servers, and have been activated. Plus more editorial content has been added  30/3/03
  • TVE (arcade) - Mettavants software site: last updated 26/3/03
  • Sandisk 1Gb CF memory cards have dropped dramatically - Raul Lucky's 720/728 website last updated 3/2/03
  • Aditional content and changes made to Tweaks2k2 Jornada 720 Page last updated 29/3/03
  • Review: HP External Keyboard for the Jornada 720 - OOZP.org last updated 6/2/03


    OTHER HPC WEBSITES:

  • Jornada Passion - excellent French Jornada website
  • Shades J720 - wireless options for the Jornada series of handhelds
  • Chris's HPC Wallpaper site - excellent wallpapers for your HPC
  • Bo's HPC Wallpaper website - collection of wallpapers for your handheld
  • Sion's 720 pages - good collection of software, a little outdated but still a good site
  • Marc's Homepage - covering all things Handheld
  • Expansys - online PDA store
  • Pocket PC Magazine - Do not let the name fool you, Pocket PC Magazine, has some great detailed HPC editorials.
  • Foxpop - covers all PDA's, laptops and HPC's, some good editorial content
  • 600 Spot - covering everything for the Jornada 600
  • Linux on the Jornada 720 looking at adapting Linux for the Jornada 720
  • Linux on a Philips Velo 1 Obviously Linux on a Velo 1
  • Image 911: HPC Keyboard Skins - Protective skins for your Handheld keyboard.
  • Pocket PC Thoughts Yes, it's amazing a Pocket PC website on here, but its almost amazing how much information is related to HPC's. I enjoy reading this site, it has a good deal of news and information, and I have certainly picked up a thing or two from here.

    PSION WEBSITES (for our Psion friends) updated and mantained by Lindsey Dyson (Got Psion, and EPOC / Symbian news?) Email her here

  • Your Symbian Launched - Symbian E-Magazine - Revoworld 30/3/-3
  • Revo supplies running dry! - Revoworld 14/3/03
  • Real world testing of PDA's including Psion and Symbian hardware - 3lib 8/3/03
  • The 3-Lib library CD makes a welcome comeback... - 3lib 8/3/03
  • Message on Revomonkey says the site will be updated shortly - Revomonkey 16/03/03
  • Jabp 1.06 - Freepoc 15/03/03
  • Jabp 1.05 - Freepoc 15/02/03
  • jZip for Nokia 9210/9290 - Freepoc 31/01/03
  • Our own Henri Spagnolo's Psion Home pages with some good information - Henri's Psion Pages 16/03/03



    PRESS RELEASES, ANNOUNCEMENTS & YOUR OPINION
    We welcome all your Press Release's, Announcements View's and Opinion. Email them to us for immediate posting at: sammymcloughlin@mac.com When new news and opinion postings are posted they will be posted at the top of the list and move down accordingly, once new postings have been added.


  • HPC Factor has some new graphics added and the site is beginning to come together and look very good. We look forward to additional features as the weeks go by - HPC Factor
    - SJMC 30/3/03

  • Bill Beeher, webmaster of Maximum HPC, expects a launch date of May 1st. It will also be continuing with the distribution of the S|MAD-S|HPC product line of Handheld PC Applications - Maximum HPC
    - sjmc 30/3/03

  • Changes made to the Tweaks2k2 website including How to upgrade Pocket Spark macromedia player. More details.
    - SJMC 30/3

  • The other day, I have found a page with a CE software for which it was mentionned that it works on a Jornada 720. So I download and installed this program, but it was only for PPC. I contact the company and they said that the information on their page was wrong, the software was not compatible for HPC2000 and that they will remove this information. I reply telling that instead of removing this from the page, it will be great to compile it for HPC2000. Few days after, they send me a beta version compiled for the 720 in french and english. I close this parenthesis, but it was just to thanks them for having compiled it for our machine and to mentionned that it is always possible to ask for this. This new software is "Calendae" which is a little client that install on the device and keeps you in touch with your diary and contacts everywhere at any time. Its fast, intuitive and powerful interface can be reached either by Internet with any browser, either by a Wap mobile phone. It is great, because you can share your contacts and agenda with other, access them from Internet and then synchronize from or to your device. The price is $39.95 per year for personal use and $29.95 per year for business use (but you need at least 2 agendas). Just have a look at my page at: "Software --> Comms --> Synchronization --> Calendae"
    or "Software --> Data --> Pim --> Calendae"
    Just try it, I am sure you will like it.
    - Henri Spagnolo 30/3/03

  • Today PhatWare Corporation released the newest version of PenOffice 2.5 - PhatWare's popular handwriting recognition software for Microsoft Windows Powered Desktop, Portable, and Tablet PCs. In addition to numerous performance optimizations and improvements, PenOffice 2.5 now supports handwriting recognition in Dutch and Portuguese (Brazilian and European) languages, bringing an increased international capability to pen-based PC users everywhere. PenOffice is available in two editions: PenOffice English Edition, which includes only the English handwriting recognition engine; and PenOffice Multilingual Edition, which includes support for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish - and now Portuguese and Dutch. Also included in PenOffice 2.5 are improvements to its ScratchPad onscreen note-taking feature. PenOffice 2.5 is available as a FREE upgrade for all registered PenOffice 2.X users; for others, the base price for PenOffice 2.5 English Edition is $49.95, while PenOffice 2.5 Multilingual Edition is $99.95.  Both products can be purchased directly from the PhatWare company website at www.phatware.com/store1.html, or from any of PhatWare's network of authorized retailers. A 30 day free trial version is also available and can be downloaded from PhatWare's web site at www.phatware.com/index-download.html. Existing PenOffice users can find the upgrade policy at www.phatware.com/support/upgradeinfo.html#upgrade. For more information about PenOffice 2.5 or any of PhatWare's other productivity solutions for mobile or desktop computers, visit www.phatware.com.
    - SJMC 30/3/03

  • Expansys the online PDA store will have stock of battery parts for the J720 and J728 within three days according to its website - Expansys.
    - AW 30/3/03

  • I jus want to comment on a great case that I use for my Jornada 728, the Otterbox 3000, which I have had and used for some time. It's great and very tough, ok just because its a box design its compact enough to fit into your bag and protects my J728 very very well. Here is the http://www.pocketpcmag.com/forum/
    - John Ottini 30/3/03

  • My Grandad is 74 and has never used a computer in his life...........until recently! I showed him my J720 and he loved it, he wanted to stay in contact with us all, and we thought that email was the best option. However he thought the learning curve would be too sharp so we left the idea. He recently got hold of my 720, and loved the size of it. We showed him how email worked and in the end I gave him my 720 as a gift, this gave me the opportunity to upgrade to a 728. That was last November, today Jim, has never been happier and he stays in communication with us all daily through email, and a modem. I just thought I would share my story with you.
    - Casey Lewis 29/3/03

  • Just a couple of words to say the HPC should never be allowed to be discontinued. It's too important, unlike the Psion or the Newton, we have an opportunity to keep this platform alive, by being active and campaigning to software developers and hardware developers to keep pumping out the goods. This site must be a classic example of the community coming together, there is enough HPC users who would rather choose a HPC than a Pocket PC, (no disrespect intended to PPC users) but the HPC is a strong platform and something worth fighting for.
    - Emma Wrigglesworth 29/3/03

  • It is good to see new HPC websites slowly coming on line. I am looking forward to seeing what HPC Factor.com offers, there is a lot of knowledge behind the guys putting this site together. Keep checking their site often because I am sure we will begin to see developments soon. Check out HPC Factor.
    - SJMC 29/3/03

  • To be frank with you, I was ready to trial out a Pocket PC because I thought the end of the HPC was here, however I thought to myself that it was daft to base my move on the fact that there was no support for HPC's. My HPC which is a J728, it has treated me well and I get so much use and benifi out of it. It really would be silly to jump to another platform when my J728 could last me for some time yet.
    - Pierce Thomas 29/3/03

  • Not updated for a little while but Bo, has some excellent wallpaper images for your HPC, there is a good selection and worth a look. More details.
    - AW 29/3/03

  • If you have not checked out Foxpop, then it's an excellent PDA website with some excellent J700 series information (althought not exclusive) it does cover a wide range of other PDA's however, it does cover other ground such as Bluetooth and cases. Worth a look. Visit Foxpop.
    - SJMC 29/3/03

  • Henri is back from his busy work schedule and is updating his excellent software database website. Vist Henri's 700 series website.
    - SJMC 29/3/03

  • With only nine hours or so since we posted todays survey over a 100 of you have stated that the principle HPC that you both use and own is a J720, in fact by quite a far distance the J728 comes into second place. You have till next Thursday, so please post your vote in this weeks survey.
    - IP 28/3/03

  • I prefer to use my HPC 680 than a desktop PC because its so small and compact I tend to use it for email and portable word documentation. The HPC has always been a marvel piece of technology and it is beyond belief that it has been overtaken by the Pocket PC. I cannot live without a keyboard and the 680 is ideal. As you can tell I have had it a while and as long it keeps working then I will keep using it.
    - Ray Bradga 28/3/03

  • I am experiencing a resurgence of dependence on my 720. I was frustrated about the lack of software, etc. for the HPC and the lack of popularity. My mind was changed when a friend of mine bought an IPAQ 3955. The screen looked great and there was definitely a lot of software. But...when compared to the 720 there is just a lot missing. His PPC is great but the productivity is just not there without the built in HARDWARE tha the 720 has. I won't repeat the benefits of the keyboard, etc. Anyway, I can do WAY more for my business productivity with the Jornada than with a PPC. Another aspect is the underdog-like support provided by the HPC community. Everyone seems eager to help. I want to thank Sammy M and Henri S for all their hard work to keep the HPC a valid solution. They have been especially gracious and forthcoming with their time and knowledge. I know I forgot to mention someone important so thanks to all of you. My newest toy with my 720 is the Liksys WPC11 card. I love the wirless freedom to move around my house and pool area to surf the net (very fast on my 720 with the high speed broadband). This device has sealed my loyalty to the HPC. Of course, I have the same beefs about PIE as everyone else (no shockwave, streaming, etc.) Taken enough of your time for now. Thanks again...
    - Chris Elmore 28/3/03

  • Thank you to everyone who donated in March, your generations are appreciated. We gave 50% of monies paid to charity and in fact for March we gave to the PDSA charity for animals. If you would like to give a donation to buy us writers a beer, then we welcome your donation. A percentage is paid directly to a charity on a monthly basis then CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
    - SJMC 28/3/03

  • We asked our own writer and J728 user Andrew Wolstenholme a series of questions on why he uses a HPC and the advantages. If you wish your answers to be posted on the site, please send your answers to me by email, simply responding to the question's below. Now for Andrew's survey:

    How long have you been using a HPC?
    To be honest I have been using a HPC for the last three years, my favourite HPC is the Jornada 728.

    Why do you like using a HPC?
    The Jornada 728 is a powerful beast and under the hood offers me the ability to run my business simply using my HPC.

    What are the disadvantages?
    The 728 is just a touch bulky, also the screen clarity could be better. In addition PIE sucks, however the rest is fine.

    How many "third party" applications do you have on your HPC?
    13

    Do you use your HPC to surf the net and to obtain your email?
    Yes to email, it's a very good for keeping on top of your email, however no, to surfing the web as PIE is very slow.
    - SJMC & AW 28/3/03

  • Earlier this week I met up with a buddy of mine in New York who was attending a presentation with me at the Apple Store in SoHo. He uses a J720 and he was explaining the advantages of using his Jornada with his Powerbook. Although he cannot sync directly he uses email facility to zip across files and word documents directly with his Powerbook and J720. His point to me was that although he cannot use his Mac and 720 together he can email between them both and sync that way and as an Apple user you should not let this put you off using a HPC.
    - SJMC 28/3/03

  • The 600 spot is a HPC website that has not been updated for some time but is really a great site. It has a good FAQ, that no matter what HPC you use, you are sure to get something out of it. I was having a good read this morning and was quite impressed. Visit the site site here. We already have this site listed in our links listings.
    - SJMC 28/3/03

  • Well it looks like it's not just 720 and 728 supplies that are drying up. Those from the Psion community are finding it more and more difficult to get their hands on a Psion HPC. A recent posting on the EPOC community website Revoworld, explains the problems many suppliers are facing at the moment in getting their hands on Psion handhelds.
    - LD 28/3/03

  • Just posted this weeks survey, the question asks what kind of HPC do you own and use? I know we have done something on the same lines but I thought it would be good to do again, as we welcome new visitors daily. Choose your answer and we will keep the survey going till next Thursday.
    - IP 28/3/03

  • OK, so here are the final survey results from this weeks survey, thanks to all those that responded:
    43% - I do not own any other PDA other than my HPC  (199 votes)

    8% - I also own a Palm Powered Handheld  (38 votes)

    25% - I own another HPC, such as an additional 720 or 728  (115 votes)
    15% - I own a Pocket PC 
    (70 votes)

    6% - I also own a Psion Handheld 
    (29 votes)

    3% - I do not own a HPC and I am considering purchasing one  (12 votes)

    - IP 28/3/03

  • I have decided to go back to using a HPC after using a Pocket PC for nine months. I had a J720, and decided that enough was enough, there was very little in the way of support from HP, so I decided there would be no more software updates from them and that the end of the end of the line would be on the cards for the HPC, thats the main reason why I jumped ship. In the end the Pocket PC really could not meet my requirements, I simply could not go on. I wanted something real and substantial with a keyboard, my J720 offered this to me, so here I am nine months later using my HPC, and I must admit that I have never been happier. I am happy to be back and reall do advise people not to make the switch, it is my belief that the HPC is a lot more powerful.
    - Ray Taylor 28/3/03

  • Just bought a Linksys WPC11 wireless card for my handheld PC. It's fantastic - there's nothing like the freedom of being able to surf the Internet at Starbucks in Central London, for free (for the time being, until they start charging). It took a while for me to get the card sorted but someone from your discussion boards- Chris Elmore - has been a great help. A couple tidbits I've found out: the old workaround for the Linksys wireless card, which involves using Compaq drivers, is no longer necessary: Linksys has a special driver for Windows CE posted on
    their website. Also there's a great little programme on the net that works for the HPC2000 called ministumbler, which is designed to sniff out networks and provide the SSID numbers - it doesn't work for the Linksys card, unfortunately, yet (it's still an early beta) but it does work for other cards. One other thing: I was in Kyoto, Japan last week on business (covering World Water Forum). I tried looking around for a Jornada 720/728 in the computer stores but, alas, none exist. It may be different in Tokyo, but nothing in Kyoto.
    - Doug Alexander 27/03/03

  • Last day of the survey today, choose your opinion, and lets see what we have at the end of the day. Good survey for the week ahead coming up. Stay tuned.
    - IP 27/3/03

  • Canada is fully out of Jornada HPC's. I have searched in vain everywhere without success. In the meantime, I have tried electrical stores on the web and again without success I have not found one to date. It's a shame as the HPC has been the pioneer in the Windows CE movement. Without the HPC, the Windows CE and Pocket PC community would never be here. It's very easy to forget that.
    - John Jackson 27/3/03

  • The HPC movement seems to slow and grow without warning. One day we have news the HPC movement seems to be slowing and the next day, there are more HPC websites and the news that new HPC computers will be introduced, wow, this is some ride. Anyway I am looking forward to hearing more news and release dates of any new handheld to be introduced. In the meantime, I will stick with my trusty Jornada 728, until something better, and believe me my 728 is hard to beat.
    - Roy Clarkson 27/3/03

  • Back from New York, and although I am not quite over my jetlag I am almost there. Needless to say the website will be back to its daily coverage today, and since I last checked my email on Monday I have received over 80 emails from yourselves, so I will be answering these over the forthcoming days and posting anything you have sent me on the site. In the meantime, many thanks for them. Ian Park has reminded me and asked me to remind you all that that tmrw is the last day of the survey and it will close at midnight.
    - SJMC 26/03/03

  • Well its good to see that several other HPC websites have joined the community. It seems there is some exciting developments on the horizon, especially with regards to new HPC's to be introduced. Surely this is good news for us HPC users and is worth staying around for to see.
    - Bryan Cassidy 26/3/03

  • Firstly thanks for website. I have recently purchased a 728 and agree that it certainly never lets me down, hardly crashes. Whats suprising is the fact that HPC's are no longer popular. Is this is a marketing error or are Pocket PC's more attractive? I'm not too sure but I for one, think that the HPC format is more powerful that a Pocket PC anyday.
    - Bruce Latson 26/3/03

  • Good day to you all, it's a lovely early Spring day in New York today. Anyway thanks for all your email. I will post your mail on the site over the forthcoming days when I return home. Like yesterday I am here, in the Apple Store, Soho, New York. Let me explain a couple of things about the store, it's a beauty with it's glass roof, with great displays, it also offers me free high speed internet access. Whilst I am in the store I am using my 12' inch Apple Powerbook, and before I turn the site into an Apple site I will say that it's rather decent of Apple to provide this service. Anyway back to the HPC world, phew went off there a little bit, sorry about that. Well see the survey that we have going at the moment, well it's going well and if you have not done already please register your vote because so far compared to site visitors only a small percentage of you have votes although the survey has registered hundreds of your votes. Remember the survey asks what other PDA do you own apart from your HPC. You can also view the results at the same time, and the results show that almost half of those people that have taken part in the survey say that their HPC is the only PDA that they own. Wow!! That's cool. If your in a different position, no problem, just register your vote. We will keep this survey going to Thursday. By the way guys, we have a great survey lined up for next week, in addition we are going to be giving away some cool HPC prizes to be giving away soon, so stay tuned over forthcoming weeks. We have a number of sponsors who to plug their products are kindly giving you guys an opportunity to win some some of their HPC products. In the meantime, regular updates resume Tuesday, enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay safe!
    - SJMC 23/3/03

  • So why do I use and own a HPC? Well does it ever crash? Well hardly, what other computer never crashes. I can work on my word documents and never have it crash and with the beauty that I will never lose work because it wont crash. How effective this is when your typing up word documents daily.
    - Lee Hiden 23/3/03

  • Here I am in the Apple store in New York, updating the site. I have a raft of posts to add o the site when I get back on Tueday. The weather in New York is great is almost summer like yesterday with temperatures in the upper 60's. I was on the subway yesterday and someone was using a 728. Good to see here in the big apple. Anyway as I say I have a raft of updates to add to the site on Tuesday but in the meantime I will keep giving you guys brief updates over the next few days just to get you to Tuesday.
    - SJMC 22/3/03

  • Specs on the new NEC 900 HPC. Here are the specs for the forthcoming PDA 900 HPC for you guys to take a look over:
    245(W)x131(D)x28(H) mm
    1.65 lbs
    Intel X-scale CPU
    64 MB Flash ROM (32 MB user flash storage)
    64 MB RAM
    HVGA (640x240), 64K color
    Type I/II PC Card slot x1, type I/II CF slot x1
    17.5mm keyboard
    8.1" HVGA DSTN LCD color w/ 8 level backlight control
    Touch panel with stylus
    Li-Ion standard battery
    Mono speaker / stereo headphone 3.5mm mini jack
    Internal microphone
    56K data/fax modem (V.90)
    USB 1.1 (host x1 / slave x1)
    IrDA 1.1 FIR (4Mbps)
    Serial RS-232C
    CRT out
    DC In jack
    - SJMC 22/3/03

  • NOTICE: 20, March 2003, SUBJ: Maximum HPC.com MaximumHPC to absorb S|HPC.Due to the recent staff resignations, SimplyHPC will be effectively terminated and offline as of 31, March 2003. MaximumHPC.com, will be absorbing and continuing with the development of, all Handheld PC content.

    Users and subscribers of S|HPC Message Boards, Email Accounts and FTP Accounts will maintain access to their respective accounts (Message Board Accounts may be accessed when MaximumHPC is brought online), in the next few days. I personally apologize for the delay in accessing your accounts, but please know that your accounts are intact and your data is secure. At this moment they are being moved to new dedicated server, and you will recieve email to your secondary addresses notifying you they are online.

    MaximumHPC will be the result of the idea's HPC Junkies have been jotting down on paper for a very long time. The status quo of support will however form the foundation of MaxHPC, users can still find reviews, tutorials, FAQ's, cross-device support, commentary, newgroups/message boards. We hope to take everything one step further, by utilizing and implementing features and components that users long for and enjoy. MaxHPC will also conform to an 'E-Zine' format, and will not follow the static design utilized with S|HPC. We are all excited to introduce the site, and ourselves for that matter, in the next month. We will be releasing information to this newsgroup as well as other Handheld PC and Pocket PC websites. Just yesterday, Jon Pearce (MaxHPC Tablet PC Guru) stated during a staff meeting "Nothing like this has ever been done on the user level..." NOTE: It is important to understand that MaximumHPC has no affiliation,direct or otherwise, with MaximumPDA.com, MaximumPC.com or HPCFactor.com.
    - Bill Beehner Maximum HPC.com 22/3/03

  • Received a number of emails from you guys expressing views on the present situation in the Gulf. Thanks for the comments, however at this stage I am not going to post them for the one reason that the site will begin to turn into a political orientated site, and I would rather remain concentrated on HPC's. I agree I am not a politician but yes, like everyone else I have views on the subject, however I will refrain from posting them on site.This site has one goal and thats to discuss everything HPC's. However I will say one thing, and thats I wish everyone to be safe wherever you are across the World, and I hope in some small way this site brings a little sanity wherever you may be at this crisis point in time.
    - SJMC 21/3/03

  • When I last checked about ten minutes ago, 152 of you had posted your reply to this weeks survey on whether you own another PDA apart from the HPC that you primarily use. Keep the replies coming in. In the meantime, I start off todays postings and will end the day in New York City as I fly out a little later this morning, so updates on the site today will not be until later today, tonight GMT, sometime in the afternoon in the US, I will be taking both my 720 and my Powerbook, like I normally do when I visit NYC. I do want to say how wonderful Wireless connectivity is.
    - SJMC 21/3/03

  • Pocket PC Thoughts, which although from the name you would consider to be Pocket PC orientated and to a degree it is, although many times they have posted HPC news, has posted the news that Eric posted on the NEC 900 series HPC to be released soon. More details.
    - SJMC 21/3/03

  • We often get requests for this webpage. If you remember a while ago someone in Russia (I think) decided to take apart his 720 and take pictures of it's inside. OK, I am not too sure but I think he may have his reasoning. Anyway by popular request here is the link.
    - IP 21/3/03

  • The staff of HPCFactor.com would like to give an update of status on the site based on the numerous emails we have received from software vendors, hardware vendors, other Handheld PC website owners and, most importantly, the HPC community. As of today all of the servers needed to host the site are now in place. We are currently in the process of determining what format we will present the site in as well as what software applications will be used and/or needed. Our internal mail servers will be completely online shortly as well, giving all of the staff email accounts. In addition, final decisions are being made on the type of software we will be using for the Community Message Center, the first and perhaps most important part of HPCFactor. We hope to have all of the decisions made this week with a goal of activating the CMC in the early part of April. We are also working with software vendors to possibly have areas in the CMC where they can answer specific questions about their products in an open forum. Another key aspect of HPCFactor will be tutorials and reviews. As of today we have no less than 8 new products to review and are in production on 3 new tutorials. It is our goal to have these online by mid-to-late April. Finally, we are working on our branding of the site and will likely have that completed next week. We encourage anyone with questions concerning HPCFactor, the staff or our timeline to email us through our Public Relations Manager, Clinton Fitch. He can be reached via email at clinton@hpcfactor.com.
    - Clinton Fitch http://www.hpcfactor.com/ 21/3/03

  • If you would like to take a look at what the future of mobile computing is all about take a look at this transcript that Bill Gates presented at the Mobility Developers Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana on March 19, 2003.

    "Well, good evening. It's very exciting to see a large group here, because of all the opportunities that are ahead in the mobile environment. Probably the most exciting thing in computing today is all the things happening around mobile."

    You can read the full transcript, and give yourself a good 30 minutes to take it all in, here is the link.
    - AW 21/3/03

  • Ian Park and I have been invited to a Mobile Handheld Solutions meeting being given in New York City on Saturday morning, which will look at potentially new software developers and what idea's they are bringing to Windows CE. It's a small meeting, but has been arranged by Joe Fernand from Solutions Inc (US). We shall cover developments next week and hopefully provide you guys with news of new software developers for the HPC.
    - SJMC 21/3/03

  • Today I went out for a search for a Jornada HPC on the streets of Paris, and found no luck. Unfortunatly Paris has very little in the way of HPC's. However it is good news and brings joy to see the NEC HPC, and also the potential for a new HPC from HP. Stay well, and preach peace.
    - Ruel Harris Ecton 21/3/03

  • The new survey is up and running and you can find it at the top of the page. Furthermore it looks at what other PDA's you own other than your HPC. We shall keep this survey going until next Thursday and you can see the results live as soon as you vote! In the meantime if you wish to add further comment then email me here.
    - IP 20/3/03

  • Just when I considered jumping ship to the Pocket PC, we hear news that at least a new HPC is on the way and a further HPC from HP will appear later in the year. The HPC seems to be alive and I think it's like a cat with nine lives. Hey guys we are not down yet! There is still life in us HPC users yet!
    - Lisa Riley 20/3/03

    With recent developments in the Handheld world such as the number of HPC sites seem to be getting smaller and the cease of production of 700 series handheld palmtops, this has led me to ask, how long will you continue to use your handheld computer (despite the model):

    a) I am searching for an alternative - 10%
    b) I will continue until a new handheld computer is released - 19%
    c) I will stick with my Handheld for as long as it operates - 71%


    The total number of surveys that we received back was: 1068 of you completed your surveys. Many thanks to you all, a new survey has been posted at the top of the page.
    - IP 20/3/03

  • I will posting the results of our recent survey a little later today, so keep a look out. In addition I will post details on our new survey. Details will be at the top of the page.

    - IP 20/3/03

  • This is great news, it always happens, a reprieval just when it seems the HPC horizon is bleak, there always seem tbe a gimpse on the horizon. Thanks to Eric Helfgott for the heads up. Well both Chris from HPC Factor website and I were talking at some length about the future of the HPC and we were talking about the possible new NEC handheld, so its good news for all. In the meantime, HPC Factor is going to be a site to look out for. There site will be dedicated to giving editorial reviews and tutorials etc, whilst we stay as we always have been giving you the latest in news, views and obviously your opinions on all things HPC, so keep an eye out for them. Today is a big news day in general, we have a war to conend with, on a lighter note news of this new HPC from NEC. Throughout today I will be posting your news, views and comments on the new HPC all day so check back on a regular basis.
    - SJMC 20/3/03

  • I want more information and I want the new HPC from NEC. Thank you to NEC for keeping the dream alive as they say, onm a day like today we need brightening up.
    - Paul Roston 20/3/2003

  • With HP abandoning the clamshell form factor, we have decided to move a product that my company manufactures and that includes a Handheld PC to the NEC MobilePro line. I received permission to share information tonight from NEC with you folks about the new MobilePro 900, to be released later this quarter. First of all, like the Jornada 728, the MP 900 is based upon the StrongArm processor. Our software designed for the Jornada 728 installed on the the MP900 without any modification or recompilation whatsoever. I am also told that the .NET runtime is being ported to the product at this time. The unit offers a built in serial port, USB port, VGA port, modem, IrDa, Compact flash slot and PCMCIA slot. It also includes on-board compact flash memory, which is a tremendous plus for those of you familiar with the tendency of the Jornada 728 to deplete its batteries and lose its programming after three or four weeks on the shelf, or quicker if the batteries were inserted in the "wrong order". Street pricing for the MP900 (code-named "Minerva"), is expected to be comperable to the MP790 and Jornada 728. I am tremendously happy that NEC has decided to remain committed to the HPC platform and form-factor moving forward and am very impressed with what I have seen in the system thus far. Happy mobile computing!
    View picture 1 of the new model
    View picture 2 of the new model
    Add your comments here on out forum
    - Eric 20/3/03

  • - SJMC 20/3/03

  • If someone asked me what my favourite game was for my 720 I would say is the games that you can download for your HPC from "Thieves and Kings". Excellent quality and always, always, addictive. More details.
    - SJMC 19/3/03

  • My 720 has outstayed its welcome, I went round to my neighbours house last week, with my 720 to show him an email that I had received and he was so impressed that he was playing with it for the duration of that afternoon. He said that he had never seen anything like it and that being the case I had to ask for it back. See what technology does to people!
    - John Fall 19/3/03

  • A year or so ago, there was a story on thr site about taking your HPC abroad and being careful on the beach with it, ensuring that you do not get greain in between the stylus. Guess what happened to me this week, well the very same that Sam warned us not to do, take your HPC to the beach and get sand btween the stylus and the screen. YIKES, what a mark its left! Be warned sunlovers, do not take your HPC to the beach or at least give it some sand protection, maybe a screen protector would help.
    - Elisabeth Muktarsingh 19/3/03

  • Last yeat I purchased the Jornada 728 and I have kept in in excellent condition, today I open it up and it still looks in the same condition as it was when I purchased it ago. My laptop however is different it looks worn and used and is only six months old. I have to say that my Palmtop 728 is certainly one of the most hard wearing pieces of computer equipment I have ever owned.
    - Taylor Evans 19/3/03

  • Not sure if we have had a debate on this but whats the fastest typing speed you guys can get up to on your HPC? Mine is between 40 - 45 words per minute. Whats yours? Discuss here on the forum.
    - AW 19/3/03

  • Thanks for all your kind emails I am feeling better today. I have a number of opinion pieces that I have to post on the site over the forthcoming days and with this in mind I will be posting them over the forthcoming days. Last reminder for the survey today. Ian is going to post the new survey probably tommorow, it's a new style, pretty much on the survey thats half way down the page where you select the answer and you see the results instantly. More details tommorow, when we will also post the results of the survey. Just to let you know that I will be in New York from Friday for Friday for nights I will not be able to update the site as frequently over that weekend. There will be updates but they will probably be once a day as opposed to four or five days times a day which is the road we are on. We will resume normal service on Tuesday when I get back into the UK and have an opportunity to get over my jet lag.
    - SJMC 19/3/03

  • I just to want to report that the only places that I have found online that are still selling 720 and 728's are ebay. Unfortunatly most online stores seem to have have dried up. I am still looking and if I find any stores with limited numbers then I will email you with the details-
    - Roy Towers 19/3/03




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    SURVEY I know we have done something on these lines before but I thought this survey would be good to do again. The question is what kind of HPC do you own and use? We will keep this survey going until Thursday of next week, so please choose your answer.
    - Ian Park
    What type of HPC do you use?
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    RUMOUR, WHICH COULD BE GOOD NEWS:
  • Two things I discovered this morning when I woke up. Firstly an email from a reliable source and also a useful AIM chat, again with a reliable source informing me of some great news, remember however these are rumours and are not true, but it looks that a new clamshell HPC from HP may be being considered and developed. Nobody is sure where the development is up to. That is all I have heard and all I will say about the subject but the information is from two reliable sources. There are no other details, dates, model type features etc. I hope to learn more over forthcoming weeks and if I do I will post, I will say that they may be untrue, but the reliability of the sources is high, and a market for HPC's is still there. I will post when I hear new news.
    - SJMC 15/3/03



    TOP HPC SITES Your news, views and opinion are lower down the page

  • Henri Spagnolo's 700 series website
  • HPC Factor.com
  • Maximum HPC.com
  • Mettavants software site:
  • Raul Lucky's 720/728 website
  • Tweaks2k2 Jornada 720 Page
  • Review: HP External Keyboard for the Jornada 720 - OOZP.org
  • Jornada Passion - excellent French Jornada website
  • Shades J720 - wireless options for the Jornada series of handhelds
  • Chris's HPC Wallpaper site - excellent wallpapers for your HPC
  • Bo's HPC Wallpaper website - collection of wallpapers for your handheld
  • Sion's 720 pages - good collection of software, a little outdated but still a good site
  • Marc's Homepage - covering all things Handheld
  • Expansys - online PDA store
  • Pocket PC Magazine - Do not let the name fool you, Pocket PC Magazine, has some great detailed HPC editorials.
  • Foxpop - covers all PDA's, laptops and HPC's, some good editorial content
  • 600 Spot - covering everything for the Jornada 600
  • Linux on the Jornada 720 looking at adapting Linux for the Jornada 720
  • Linux on a Philips Velo 1 Obviously Linux on a Velo 1
  • Image 911: HPC Keyboard Skins - Protective skins for your Handheld keyboard.
  • Pocket PC Thoughts Yes, it's amazing a Pocket PC website on here, but its almost amazing how much information is related to HPC's. I enjoy reading this site, it has a good deal of news and information, and I have certainly picked up a thing or two from here.
    PSION WEBSITES (for our Psion friends) updated and mantained by Lindsey Dyson (Got Psion, and EPOC / Symbian news?) Email her here
  • Revo supplies running dry! - Revoworld 14/3/03
  • More Battery Pack Updates - Revoworld 10/2/03
  • BatteriePack.de Launch New Product - Revoworld 6/2/03
  • Real world testing of PDA's including Psion and Symbian hardware - 3lib 8/3/03
  • The 3-Lib library CD makes a welcome comeback... - 3lib 8/3/03
  • Message on Revomonkey says the site will be updated shortly - Revomonkey 16/03/03
  • Jabp 1.06 - Freepoc 15/03/03
  • Jabp 1.05 - Freepoc 15/02/03
  • jZip for Nokia 9210/9290 - Freepoc 31/01/03
  • Our own Henri Spagnolo's Psion Home pages with some good information - Henri's Psion Pages 16/03/03


    PRESS RELEASES, ANNOUNCEMENTS & YOUR OPINION
    We welcome all your Press Release's, Announcements View's and Opinion. Email them to us for immediate posting at: sammymcloughlin@mac.com When new news and opinion postings are posted they will be posted at the top of the list and move down accordingly, once new postings have been added.


  • Changed the format of the site slightly so what we have done is all new site updates will be listed below in the new section, it makes it easier for us and we can also update the site more frequently. The aim eventually will be to update the site on a hourly basis, by members of the site team, so that should be excellent. SJMC 31/3
  • Leisure - Travel - ABTravel added - Site update on Henri's 700 series website SJMC 31/3
  • Leisure - Travel - Métro updated - Site update on Henri's 700 series website SJMC 31/3
  • Multimedia - Sound - Cliffs Guitar Chord Finder added - Site update on Henri's 700 series website SJMC 31/3
  • Programming - Miscellaneous - Natural Installer added - Site update on Henri's 700 series website SJMC 31/3
  • New site content and graphic design added to the HPC Factor website - HPC Factor.com SJMC 31/3
  • A number of you have stated that you are having problems logging onto Maximum HPC I too have just tried to connect and have experienced problems, I am sure they will be onto the problem by the time this posting has gone live. - SJMC 31/3
  • I am just confirming to UK readers that there is not a 720 to be seen anywhere. London is out of them, in fact I have tried John Lewis, Dixons and Selfridges, all without luck, just thought I would post for your use and information - Lewis Carter 31/3
  • I have not been able to get my hands on any form of HPC here in the North East US, RHJ Electrics in Washington, say they may have a trickle left but wont get stock till the end of the week, even then they cannot promise. Soory not to be able to give you guys good news. - Rick Fanton 31/3
  • Great news with new HPC sites and hardware, all we need is some more hardware guys coming out with even more HPC's and the addition of an update to Windows CE and then we will all be happy. - John Jordon 31/3
  • Today PhatWare Corporation released the newest version of PenOffice 2.5 - PhatWare's popular handwriting recognition software for Microsoft Windows Powered Desktop, Portable, and Tablet PCs. In addition to numerous performance optimizations and improvements, PenOffice 2.5 now supports handwriting recognition in Dutch and Portuguese (Brazilian and European) languages, bringing an increased international capability to pen-based PC users everywhere. PenOffice is available in two editions: PenOffice English Edition, which includes only the English handwriting recognition engine; and PenOffice Multilingual Edition, which includes support for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish - and now Portuguese and Dutch. Also included in PenOffice 2.5 are improvements to its ScratchPad onscreen note-taking feature. PenOffice 2.5 is available as a FREE upgrade for all registered PenOffice 2.X users; for others, the base price for PenOffice 2.5 English Edition is $49.95, while PenOffice 2.5 Multilingual Edition is $99.95.  Both products can be purchased directly from the PhatWare company website at www.phatware.com/store1.html, or from any of PhatWare's network of authorized retailers. A 30 day free trial version is also available and can be downloaded from PhatWare's web site at www.phatware.com/index-download.html. Existing PenOffice users can find the upgrade policy at www.phatware.com/support/upgradeinfo.html#upgrade. For more information about PenOffice 2.5 or any of PhatWare's other productivity solutions for mobile or desktop computers, visit www.phatware.com.
    - SJMC 30/3/03

  • I have recently found your site for the HP 720, I am delighted to see somebody working to inform people on its use.When you go into a shop I can get no sence out of the assistants. I hope that you can guide me,I use you ntes on connecting the HP720 to set up a dail up for the internet and it works everytime , THANK YOU, However I now want try and get email on it .I am currently a indigo user in Southern Ireland and they will not help with getting the HP720 to send or receive mail. Do you have any similar notes on the email setup with indigo or any advice on how to set it up? Or if anyone else can help? Many thanks again. Email Garrett at garretd at indigo.ie
    - Garrett Donohoe 30/3/03

  • I noticed that Pocket PC magazine now has a user forum. It's probably a good way for HPC users to get in touch with the Publisher and Editors of the magazine and perhaps make their voices heard. They do have a section for Handheld PC users and it would be nice if HPC users participated just enough to show them that there are people out here who still love and use their Jornada 720/28 or Mobilepro 780/790/880! Here is the link: http://www.pocketpcmag.com/forum/
    - John Ottini 30/3/03

  • My Grandad is 74 and has never used a computer in his life...........until recently! I showed him my J720 and he loved it, he wanted to stay in contact with us all, and we thought that email was the best option. However he thought the learning curve would be too sharp so we left the idea. He recently got hold of my 720, and loved the size of it. We showed him how email worked and in the end I gave him my 720 as a gift, this gave me the opportunity to upgrade to a 728. That was last November, today Jim, has never been happier and he stays in communication with us all daily through email, and a modem. I just thought I would share my story with you.
    - Casey Lewis 29/3/03

  • Just a couple of words to say the HPC should never be allowed to be discontinued. It's too important, unlike the Psion or the Newton, we have an opportunity to keep this platform alive, by being active and campaigning to software developers and hardware developers to keep pumping out the goods. This site must be a classic example of the community coming together, there is enough HPC users who would rather choose a HPC than a Pocket PC, (no disrespect intended to PPC users) but the HPC is a strong platform and something worth fighting for.
    - Emma Wrigglesworth 29/3/03

  • It is good to see new HPC websites slowly coming on line. I am looking forward to seeing what HPC Factor.com offers, there is a lot of knowledge behind the guys putting this site together. Keep checking their site often because I am sure we will begin to see developments soon. Check out HPC Factor.
    - SJMC 29/3/03

  • To be frank with you, I was ready to trial out a Pocket PC because I thought the end of the HPC was here, however I thought to myself that it was daft to base my move on the fact that there was no support for HPC's. My HPC which is a J728, it has treated me well and I get so much use and benifi out of it. It really would be silly to jump to another platform when my J728 could last me for some time yet.
    - Pierce Thomas 29/3/03

  • Not updated for a little while but Bo, has some excellent wallpaper images for your HPC, there is a good selection and worth a look. More details.
    - AW 29/3/03

  • If you have not checked out Foxpop, then it's an excellent PDA website with some excellent J700 series information (althought not exclusive) it does cover a wide range of other PDA's however, it does cover other ground such as Bluetooth and cases. Worth a look. Visit Foxpop.
    - SJMC 29/3/03

  • Henri is back from his busy work schedule and is updating his excellent software database website. Vist Henri's 700 series website.
    - SJMC 29/3/03

  • With only nine hours or so since we posted todays survey over a 100 of you have stated that the principle HPC that you both use and own is a J720, in fact by quite a far distance the J728 comes into second place. You have till next Thursday, so please post your vote in this weeks survey.
    - IP 28/3/03

  • I prefer to use my HPC 680 than a desktop PC because its so small and compact I tend to use it for email and portable word documentation. The HPC has always been a marvel piece of technology and it is beyond belief that it has been overtaken by the Pocket PC. I cannot live without a keyboard and the 680 is ideal. As you can tell I have had it a while and as long it keeps working then I will keep using it.
    - Ray Bradga 28/3/03

  • I am experiencing a resurgence of dependence on my 720. I was frustrated about the lack of software, etc. for the HPC and the lack of popularity. My mind was changed when a friend of mine bought an IPAQ 3955. The screen looked great and there was definitely a lot of software. But...when compared to the 720 there is just a lot missing. His PPC is great but the productivity is just not there without the built in HARDWARE tha the 720 has. I won't repeat the benefits of the keyboard, etc. Anyway, I can do WAY more for my business productivity with the Jornada than with a PPC. Another aspect is the underdog-like support provided by the HPC community. Everyone seems eager to help. I want to thank Sammy M and Henri S for all their hard work to keep the HPC a valid solution. They have been especially gracious and forthcoming with their time and knowledge. I know I forgot to mention someone important so thanks to all of you. My newest toy with my 720 is the Liksys WPC11 card. I love the wirless freedom to move around my house and pool area to surf the net (very fast on my 720 with the high speed broadband). This device has sealed my loyalty to the HPC. Of course, I have the same beefs about PIE as everyone else (no shockwave, streaming, etc.) Taken enough of your time for now. Thanks again...
    - Chris Elmore 28/3/03

  • Thank you to everyone who donated in March, your generations are appreciated. We gave 50% of monies paid to charity and in fact for March we gave to the PDSA charity for animals. If you would like to give a donation to buy us writers a beer, then we welcome your donation. A percentage is paid directly to a charity on a monthly basis then CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
    - SJMC 28/3/03

  • We asked our own writer and J728 user Andrew Wolstenholme a series of questions on why he uses a HPC and the advantages. If you wish your answers to be posted on the site, please send your answers to me by email, simply responding to the question's below. Now for Andrew's survey:

    How long have you been using a HPC?
    To be honest I have been using a HPC for the last three years, my favourite HPC is the Jornada 728.

    Why do you like using a HPC?
    The Jornada 728 is a powerful beast and under the hood offers me the ability to run my business simply using my HPC.

    What are the disadvantages?
    The 728 is just a touch bulky, also the screen clarity could be better. In addition PIE sucks, however the rest is fine.

    How many "third party" applications do you have on your HPC?
    13

    Do you use your HPC to surf the net and to obtain your email?
    Yes to email, it's a very good for keeping on top of your email, however no, to surfing the web as PIE is very slow.
    - SJMC & AW 28/3/03

  • Earlier this week I met up with a buddy of mine in New York who was attending a presentation with me at the Apple Store in SoHo. He uses a J720 and he was explaining the advantages of using his Jornada with his Powerbook. Although he cannot sync directly he uses email facility to zip across files and word documents directly with his Powerbook and J720. His point to me was that although he cannot use his Mac and 720 together he can email between them both and sync that way and as an Apple user you should not let this put you off using a HPC.
    - SJMC 28/3/03

  • The 600 spot is a HPC website that has not been updated for some time but is really a great site. It has a good FAQ, that no matter what HPC you use, you are sure to get something out of it. I was having a good read this morning and was quite impressed. Visit the site site here. We already have this site listed in our links listings.
    - SJMC 28/3/03

  • Well it looks like it's not just 720 and 728 supplies that are drying up. Those from the Psion community are finding it more and more difficult to get their hands on a Psion HPC. A recent posting on the EPOC community website Revoworld, explains the problems many suppliers are facing at the moment in getting their hands on Psion handhelds.
    - LD 28/3/03

  • Just posted this weeks survey, the question asks what kind of HPC do you own and use? I know we have done something on the same lines but I thought it would be good to do again, as we welcome new visitors daily. Choose your answer and we will keep the survey going till next Thursday.
    - IP 28/3/03

  • OK, so here are the final survey results from this weeks survey, thanks to all those that responded:
    43% - I do not own any other PDA other than my HPC  (199 votes)

    8% - I also own a Palm Powered Handheld  (38 votes)

    25% - I own another HPC, such as an additional 720 or 728  (115 votes)

    15% - I own a Pocket PC 
    (70 votes)

    6% - I also own a Psion Handheld 
    (29 votes)

    3% - I do not own a HPC and I am considering purchasing one  (12 votes)

    - IP 28/3/03

  • I have decided to go back to using a HPC after using a Pocket PC for nine months. I had a J720, and decided that enough was enough, there was very little in the way of support from HP, so I decided there would be no more software updates from them and that the end of the end of the line would be on the cards for the HPC, thats the main reason why I jumped ship. In the end the Pocket PC really could not meet my requirements, I simply could not go on. I wanted something real and substantial with a keyboard, my J720 offered this to me, so here I am nine months later using my HPC, and I must admit that I have never been happier. I am happy to be back and reall do advise people not to make the switch, it is my belief that the HPC is a lot more powerful.
    - Ray Taylor 28/3/03

  • Just bought a Linksys WPC11 wireless card for my handheld PC. It's fantastic - there's nothing like the freedom of being able to surf the Internet at Starbucks in Central London, for free (for the time being, until they start charging). It took a while for me to get the card sorted but someone from your discussion boards- Chris Elmore - has been a great help. A couple tidbits I've found out: the old workaround for the Linksys wireless card, which involves using Compaq drivers, is no longer necessary: Linksys has a special driver for Windows CE posted on
    their website. Also there's a great little programme on the net that works for the HPC2000 called ministumbler, which is designed to sniff out networks and provide the SSID numbers - it doesn't work for the Linksys card, unfortunately, yet (it's still an early beta) but it does work for other cards. One other thing: I was in Kyoto, Japan last week on business (covering World Water Forum). I tried looking around for a Jornada 720/728 in the computer stores but, alas, none exist. It may be different in Tokyo, but nothing in Kyoto.
    - Doug Alexander 27/03/03

  • Last day of the survey today, choose your opinion, and lets see what we have at the end of the day. Good survey for the week ahead coming up. Stay tuned.
    - IP 27/3/03

  • Canada is fully out of Jornada HPC's. I have searched in vain everywhere without success. In the meantime, I have tried electrical stores on the web and again without success I have not found one to date. It's a shame as the HPC has been the pioneer in the Windows CE movement. Without the HPC, the Windows CE and Pocket PC community would never be here. It's very easy to forget that.
    - John Jackson 27/3/03

  • The HPC movement seems to slow and grow without warning. One day we have news the HPC movement seems to be slowing and the next day, there are more HPC websites and the news that new HPC computers will be introduced, wow, this is some ride. Anyway I am looking forward to hearing more news and release dates of any new handheld to be introduced. In the meantime, I will stick with my trusty Jornada 728, until something better, and believe me my 728 is hard to beat.
    - Roy Clarkson 27/3/03

  • Back from New York, and although I am not quite over my jetlag I am almost there. Needless to say the website will be back to its daily coverage today, and since I last checked my email on Monday I have received over 80 emails from yourselves, so I will be answering these over the forthcoming days and posting anything you have sent me on the site. In the meantime, many thanks for them. Ian Park has reminded me and asked me to remind you all that that tmrw is the last day of the survey and it will close at midnight.
    - SJMC 26/03/03

  • Well its good to see that several other HPC websites have joined the community. It seems there is some exciting developments on the horizon, especially with regards to new HPC's to be introduced. Surely this is good news for us HPC users and is worth staying around for to see.
    - Bryan Cassidy 26/3/03

  • Firstly thanks for website. I have recently purchased a 728 and agree that it certainly never lets me down, hardly crashes. Whats suprising is the fact that HPC's are no longer popular. Is this is a marketing error or are Pocket PC's more attractive? I'm not too sure but I for one, think that the HPC format is more powerful that a Pocket PC anyday.
    - Bruce Latson 26/3/03

  • Good day to you all, it's a lovely early Spring day in New York today. Anyway thanks for all your email. I will post your mail on the site over the forthcoming days when I return home. Like yesterday I am here, in the Apple Store, Soho, New York. Let me explain a couple of things about the store, it's a beauty with it's glass roof, with great displays, it also offers me free high speed internet access. Whilst I am in the store I am using my 12' inch Apple Powerbook, and before I turn the site into an Apple site I will say that it's rather decent of Apple to provide this service. Anyway back to the HPC world, phew went off there a little bit, sorry about that. Well see the survey that we have going at the moment, well it's going well and if you have not done already please register your vote because so far compared to site visitors only a small percentage of you have votes although the survey has registered hundreds of your votes. Remember the survey asks what other PDA do you own apart from your HPC. You can also view the results at the same time, and the results show that almost half of those people that have taken part in the survey say that their HPC is the only PDA that they own. Wow!! That's cool. If your in a different position, no problem, just register your vote. We will keep this survey going to Thursday. By the way guys, we have a great survey lined up for next week, in addition we are going to be giving away some cool HPC prizes to be giving away soon, so stay tuned over forthcoming weeks. We have a number of sponsors who to plug their products are kindly giving you guys an opportunity to win some some of their HPC products. In the meantime, regular updates resume Tuesday, enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay safe!
    - SJMC 23/3/03

  • So why do I use and own a HPC? Well does it ever crash? Well hardly, what other computer never crashes. I can work on my word documents and never have it crash and with the beauty that I will never lose work because it wont crash. How effective this is when your typing up word documents daily.
    - Lee Hiden 23/3/03

  • Here I am in the Apple store in New York, updating the site. I have a raft of posts to add o the site when I get back on Tueday. The weather in New York is great is almost summer like yesterday with temperatures in the upper 60's. I was on the subway yesterday and someone was using a 728. Good to see here in the big apple. Anyway as I say I have a raft of updates to add to the site on Tuesday but in the meantime I will keep giving you guys brief updates over the next few days just to get you to Tuesday.
    - SJMC 22/3/03

  • Specs on the new NEC 900 HPC. Here are the specs for the forthcoming PDA 900 HPC for you guys to take a look over:
    245(W)x131(D)x28(H) mm
    1.65 lbs
    Intel X-scale CPU
    64 MB Flash ROM (32 MB user flash storage)
    64 MB RAM
    HVGA (640x240), 64K color
    Type I/II PC Card slot x1, type I/II CF slot x1
    17.5mm keyboard
    8.1" HVGA DSTN LCD color w/ 8 level backlight control
    Touch panel with stylus
    Li-Ion standard battery
    Mono speaker / stereo headphone 3.5mm mini jack
    Internal microphone
    56K data/fax modem (V.90)
    USB 1.1 (host x1 / slave x1)
    IrDA 1.1 FIR (4Mbps)
    Serial RS-232C
    CRT out
    DC In jack
    - SJMC 22/3/03

  • NOTICE: 20, March 2003, SUBJ: Maximum HPC.com MaximumHPC to absorb S|HPC.Due to the recent staff resignations, SimplyHPC will be effectively terminated and offline as of 31, March 2003. MaximumHPC.com, will be absorbing and continuing with the development of, all Handheld PC content.

    Users and subscribers of S|HPC Message Boards, Email Accounts and FTP Accounts will maintain access to their respective accounts (Message Board Accounts may be accessed when MaximumHPC is brought online), in the next few days. I personally apologize for the delay in accessing your accounts, but please know that your accounts are intact and your data is secure. At this moment they are being moved to new dedicated server, and you will recieve email to your secondary addresses notifying you they are online.

    MaximumHPC will be the result of the idea's HPC Junkies have been jotting down on paper for a very long time. The status quo of support will however form the foundation of MaxHPC, users can still find reviews, tutorials, FAQ's, cross-device support, commentary, newgroups/message boards. We hope to take everything one step further, by utilizing and implementing features and components that users long for and enjoy. MaxHPC will also conform to an 'E-Zine' format, and will not follow the static design utilized with S|HPC. We are all excited to introduce the site, and ourselves for that matter, in the next month. We will be releasing information to this newsgroup as well as other Handheld PC and Pocket PC websites. Just yesterday, Jon Pearce (MaxHPC Tablet PC Guru) stated during a staff meeting "Nothing like this has ever been done on the user level..." NOTE: It is important to understand that MaximumHPC has no affiliation,direct or otherwise, with MaximumPDA.com, MaximumPC.com or HPCFactor.com.
    - Bill Beehner Maximum HPC.com 22/3/03

  • Received a number of emails from you guys expressing views on the present situation in the Gulf. Thanks for the comments, however at this stage I am not going to post them for the one reason that the site will begin to turn into a political orientated site, and I would rather remain concentrated on HPC's. I agree I am not a politician but yes, like everyone else I have views on the subject, however I will refrain from posting them on site.This site has one goal and thats to discuss everything HPC's. However I will say one thing, and thats I wish everyone to be safe wherever you are across the World, and I hope in some small way this site brings a little sanity wherever you may be at this crisis point in time.
    - SJMC 21/3/03

  • When I last checked about ten minutes ago, 152 of you had posted your reply to this weeks survey on whether you own another PDA apart from the HPC that you primarily use. Keep the replies coming in. In the meantime, I start off todays postings and will end the day in New York City as I fly out a little later this morning, so updates on the site today will not be until later today, tonight GMT, sometime in the afternoon in the US, I will be taking both my 720 and my Powerbook, like I normally do when I visit NYC. I do want to say how wonderful Wireless connectivity is.
    - SJMC 21/3/03

  • Pocket PC Thoughts, which although from the name you would consider to be Pocket PC orientated and to a degree it is, although many times they have posted HPC news, has posted the news that Eric posted on the NEC 900 series HPC to be released soon. More details.
    - SJMC 21/3/03

  • We often get requests for this webpage. If you remember a while ago someone in Russia (I think) decided to take apart his 720 and take pictures of it's inside. OK, I am not too sure but I think he may have his reasoning. Anyway by popular request here is the link.
    - IP 21/3/03

  • The staff of HPCFactor.com would like to give an update of status on the site based on the numerous emails we have received from software vendors, hardware vendors, other Handheld PC website owners and, most importantly, the HPC community. As of today all of the servers needed to host the site are now in place. We are currently in the process of determining what format we will present the site in as well as what software applications will be used and/or needed. Our internal mail servers will be completely online shortly as well, giving all of the staff email accounts. In addition, final decisions are being made on the type of software we will be using for the Community Message Center, the first and perhaps most important part of HPCFactor. We hope to have all of the decisions made this week with a goal of activating the CMC in the early part of April. We are also working with software vendors to possibly have areas in the CMC where they can answer specific questions about their products in an open forum. Another key aspect of HPCFactor will be tutorials and reviews. As of today we have no less than 8 new products to review and are in production on 3 new tutorials. It is our goal to have these online by mid-to-late April. Finally, we are working on our branding of the site and will likely have that completed next week. We encourage anyone with questions concerning HPCFactor, the staff or our timeline to email us through our Public Relations Manager, Clinton Fitch. He can be reached via email at clinton@hpcfactor.com.
    - Clinton Fitch http://www.hpcfactor.com/ 21/3/03

  • If you would like to take a look at what the future of mobile computing is all about take a look at this transcript that Bill Gates presented at the Mobility Developers Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana on March 19, 2003.

    "Well, good evening. It's very exciting to see a large group here, because of all the opportunities that are ahead in the mobile environment. Probably the most exciting thing in computing today is all the things happening around mobile."

    You can read the full transcript, and give yourself a good 30 minutes to take it all in, here is the link.
    - AW 21/3/03

  • Ian Park and I have been invited to a Mobile Handheld Solutions meeting being given in New York City on Saturday morning, which will look at potentially new software developers and what idea's they are bringing to Windows CE. It's a small meeting, but has been arranged by Joe Fernand from Solutions Inc (US). We shall cover developments next week and hopefully provide you guys with news of new software developers for the HPC.
    - SJMC 21/3/03

  • Today I went out for a search for a Jornada HPC on the streets of Paris, and found no luck. Unfortunatly Paris has very little in the way of HPC's. However it is good news and brings joy to see the NEC HPC, and also the potential for a new HPC from HP. Stay well, and preach peace.
    - Ruel Harris Ecton 21/3/03

  • The new survey is up and running and you can find it at the top of the page. Furthermore it looks at what other PDA's you own other than your HPC. We shall keep this survey going until next Thursday and you can see the results live as soon as you vote! In the meantime if you wish to add further comment then email me here.
    - IP 20/3/03

  • Just when I considered jumping ship to the Pocket PC, we hear news that at least a new HPC is on the way and a further HPC from HP will appear later in the year. The HPC seems to be alive and I think it's like a cat with nine lives. Hey guys we are not down yet! There is still life in us HPC users yet!
    - Lisa Riley 20/3/03

    SURVEY RESULTS: Here are the results of last weeks survey that we set. The question's and answers are as follows:
    With recent developments in the Handheld world such as the number of HPC sites seem to be getting smaller and the cease of production of 700 series handheld palmtops, this has led me to ask, how long will you continue to use your handheld computer (despite the model):

    a) I am searching for an alternative - 10%
    b) I will continue until a new handheld computer is released - 19%
    c) I will stick with my Handheld for as long as it operates - 71%

    The total number of surveys that we received back was: 1068 of you completed your surveys. Many thanks to you all, a new survey has been posted at the top of the page.
    - IP 20/3/03

  • I will posting the results of our recent survey a little later today, so keep a look out. In addition I will post details on our new survey. Details will be at the top of the page.
    - IP 20/3/03

  • This is great news, it always happens, a reprieval just when it seems the HPC horizon is bleak, there always seem tbe a gimpse on the horizon. Thanks to Eric Helfgott for the heads up. Well both Chris from HPC Factor website and I were talking at some length about the future of the HPC and we were talking about the possible new NEC handheld, so its good news for all. In the meantime, HPC Factor is going to be a site to look out for. There site will be dedicated to giving editorial reviews and tutorials etc, whilst we stay as we always have been giving you the latest in news, views and obviously your opinions on all things HPC, so keep an eye out for them. Today is a big news day in general, we have a war to conend with, on a lighter note news of this new HPC from NEC. Throughout today I will be posting your news, views and comments on the new HPC all day so check back on a regular basis.
    - SJMC 20/3/03

  • I want more information and I want the new HPC from NEC. Thank you to NEC for keeping the dream alive as they say, onm a day like today we need brightening up.
    - Paul Roston 20/3/2003

  • With HP abandoning the clamshell form factor, we have decided to move a product that my company manufactures and that includes a Handheld PC to the NEC MobilePro line. I received permission to share information tonight from NEC with you folks about the new MobilePro 900, to be released later this quarter. First of all, like the Jornada 728, the MP 900 is based upon the StrongArm processor. Our software designed for the Jornada 728 installed on the the MP900 without any modification or recompilation whatsoever. I am also told that the .NET runtime is being ported to the product at this time. The unit offers a built in serial port, USB port, VGA port, modem, IrDa, Compact flash slot and PCMCIA slot. It also includes on-board compact flash memory, which is a tremendous plus for those of you familiar with the tendency of the Jornada 728 to deplete its batteries and lose its programming after three or four weeks on the shelf, or quicker if the batteries were inserted in the "wrong order". Street pricing for the MP900 (code-named "Minerva"), is expected to be comperable to the MP790 and Jornada 728. I am tremendously happy that NEC has decided to remain committed to the HPC platform and form-factor moving forward and am very impressed with what I have seen in the system thus far. Happy mobile computing!
    View picture 1 of the new model
    View picture 2 of the new model

    Add your comments here on out forum
    - Eric 20/3/03

  • - SJMC 20/3/03

  • If someone asked me what my favourite game was for my 720 I would say is the games that you can download for your HPC from "Thieves and Kings". Excellent quality and always, always, addictive. More details.
    - SJMC 19/3/03

  • My 720 has outstayed its welcome, I went round to my neighbours house last week, with my 720 to show him an email that I had received and he was so impressed that he was playing with it for the duration of that afternoon. He said that he had never seen anything like it and that being the case I had to ask for it back. See what technology does to people!
    - John Fall 19/3/03

  • A year or so ago, there was a story on thr site about taking your HPC abroad and being careful on the beach with it, ensuring that you do not get greain in between the stylus. Guess what happened to me this week, well the very same that Sam warned us not to do, take your HPC to the beach and get sand btween the stylus and the screen. YIKES, what a mark its left! Be warned sunlovers, do not take your HPC to the beach or at least give it some sand protection, maybe a screen protector would help.
    - Elisabeth Muktarsingh 19/3/03

  • Last yeat I purchased the Jornada 728 and I have kept in in excellent condition, today I open it up and it still looks in the same condition as it was when I purchased it ago. My laptop however is different it looks worn and used and is only six months old. I have to say that my Palmtop 728 is certainly one of the most hard wearing pieces of computer equipment I have ever owned.
    - Taylor Evans 19/3/03

  • Not sure if we have had a debate on this but whats the fastest typing speed you guys can get up to on your HPC? Mine is between 40 - 45 words per minute. Whats yours? Discuss here on the forum.
    - AW 19/3/03

  • Thanks for all your kind emails I am feeling better today. I have a number of opinion pieces that I have to post on the site over the forthcoming days and with this in mind I will be posting them over the forthcoming days. Last reminder for the survey today. Ian is going to post the new survey probably tommorow, it's a new style, pretty much on the survey thats half way down the page where you select the answer and you see the results instantly. More details tommorow, when we will also post the results of the survey. Just to let you know that I will be in New York from Friday for Friday for nights I will not be able to update the site as frequently over that weekend. There will be updates but they will probably be once a day as opposed to four or five days times a day which is the road we are on. We will resume normal service on Tuesday when I get back into the UK and have an opportunity to get over my jet lag.
    - SJMC 19/3/03

  • I just to want to report that the only places that I have found online that are still selling 720 and 728's are ebay. Unfortunatly most online stores seem to have have dried up. I am still looking and if I find any stores with limited numbers then I will email you with the details-
    - Roy Towers 19/3/03




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