- Many of us who have embraced this technology, look at the Zoomer as a computing device to used in conjuction with our Desk-tops or LapTops.
- But, maybe the companies that are selling them aren't looking at them in the same light? Maybe since they are being display-cased next to the high-end caluclators and Electronic Rolodex's, and other hand-held information manager's... Are we expecting more from these companies than they had planned to provide?
-- I personally would say yes, and we should.. The Consumer is the one that drives a market..
-- But, letters need to be written to Radio Shack and Casio to TELL them, hey we want X and Y supported on your systems.. Get someone coding this stuff...
-- It isn't like asking Compac to code a spread-sheet, unless they start selling a computer with everything on ROM... Casio/RadioShack control what sets on ROM in the Zoomer. Granted many things can be put to PC-Card, but integration is the key (along with a faster processor [with cooresponding lower battery life]) to usability...
-- The companies producing the Zoomer have the depth to put a few million more into this project tht is far from dead.. Newton came out with the 110 didn't they...
-- Let's go to the source with our needs, and let them be heard... If they can't do it internally, they can contract it out, just like everyone else who only does hardware does..
[Again, reminder, these are personal thoughts.. Nothing official here..]