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Packard Bell PocketGear 2060

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PocketGear comes with Microsoft Pocket PC. More than just an organizer, it gives you mobile versions of the Microsoft software you already use, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.
Close by or far away, stay in touch with family and friends with your PocketGear. Use the infrared port to wirelessly beam information to other infrared enabled devices. It’s a great way to swap appointments, contacts and even music files with your friends.

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      04.07.2002 19:42
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      Packard Bell's first Pocket PC palmtop, the PocketGear 2060, was released in May 2002. It's slightly smaller, slightly lighter, and with it's light blue metal casing, it's altogether more colourful that the more common Compaq IPAQ Pocket PC. Due to its size, it's also a comfortable 'hold', with the handy jogwheel on the left-hand side helping to make navigation around the software nice and easy. The left-hand side of the machine also has a one-touch record button, and a recessed reset button. The top of the unit has a headphone jack, infrared window, microphone, on-off button and two LEDs: one for event notification, and the other to indicate charging. The short and stumpy stylus initially raises an eyebrow, but telescopes out to be long enough to be useful, although it's still not long, nor as comfy a hold, as other PDA styli. The Pocketgear 2060 runs Pocket PC 2002 operating system with applications including Pocket Outlook, Pocket Word and Pocket Sheet. As you'd expect, Calendar, Contacts, Task and email synchronisation with the PC is effortless, with a simple one-press to copy across data, and also collect web pages via your PC's Internet connection and the built-in Avantgo software. Expandable via the single SD slot on the top, and supplied with a USB cradle and Microsoft Active Sync 3.5 software to allow connection to a PC, this initial offering from Packard Bell looks good and works well, and is hard to fault. Outside of the UK, this machine is known as the NEC MobilePro 300E Specification: OS: Pocket PC 2002 Expansion: SD Card slot Display: 240x320 pixel touchscreen Memory: 64MB memory (with 32MB Flash ROM) Navigation: Touch screen, four-way navigator, Jog dial Battery life: Rechargeable, lasting > 8 hours Size: 125 x 76.8 x 14.8 (mm) Connectivity: USB cradle


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