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Topic # 4293 28-Jun-2005 11:43
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As of 1st July, the end-of-life Falcon Pocket PC Phone Edition will be only $249 no term contract (Go Onebill or any other plan).

$199 if you are upgrading.

What a great deal for anyone who wants this sort of device but has not been able to afford one. (Or didnt want a long contract).

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Reply # 16072 28-Jun-2005 11:53
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That's pretty good... Although not as fast for cellular network access the Harrier (EV-DO), the Falcon with 1xRTT is still way faster than the equivalent on GPRS.

In terms of Pocket PC, it's not a bad one:







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  Reply # 16087 28-Jun-2005 15:23
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The good old Kyocera 7135 (Palm 4.1 OS) is the same price.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 16088 28-Jun-2005 15:29
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I have five 7135s in mint condition that i cant get people to take for any price!!

I have a WiFi pocket PC for use on the couch for MSN, checking trademe auctions/answering questions, and basic emailing answering during the adverts so i dont even have to get up and use the PC.

The Falcon would be great for this over 1x, or slot an SDIO wifi card in the top.

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  Reply # 16096 28-Jun-2005 17:31
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disenchanted - i'll give you $5 for the kyocera.

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  Reply # 16107 28-Jun-2005 21:19
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$10

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  Reply # 16108 28-Jun-2005 22:51
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$1

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  Reply # 16109 28-Jun-2005 22:59

i'll take one for a price.. $30 or so if your getting rid of them, PM me?
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  Reply # 16113 29-Jun-2005 07:16
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About a year ago I was looking for a Kyocera 7135 2nd hand and was looking to pay about $300+ but seemed to miss out on those on Trademe. Would be still be interested to link with my Harrier. With the price of the Falcons coming down I can see my self with a Falcon, tandem to my Harrier then calls diverted to Kyocera. ahh bliss




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  Reply # 16130 29-Jun-2005 11:23
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Disenchanted - Can you upgrade the Falcons to Pocket PC 2003 SE? If so how?



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  Reply # 16137 29-Jun-2005 15:02
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As far as I am aware, to up grade the OS in a pocket pc device, the manufacturer needs to sell/supply an updated rom image and utility to re-flash it somehow.

I have not heard of this for the Falcon (or any HTC products).

Mauricio would have a much better clue about this than I would.

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  Reply # 16138 29-Jun-2005 15:17
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i was gonna put linux on it anyways
don't take my $5 seriously :-)

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Reply # 16147 29-Jun-2005 16:37
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Disenchanted: As far as I am aware, to up grade the OS in a pocket pc device, the manufacturer needs to sell/supply an updated rom image and utility to re-flash it somehow.

I have not heard of this for the Falcon (or any HTC products).
That's correct. The operator (Telecom, Verizon) or O&M (i-mate, HP, Dell) will release the software after it being certified.

For example, although Windows Mobile 5 runs on an old i-mate Pocket PC Phone Edition don't expect it to make to the market on old hardware. That's because some features require new memory types - I know because I have been running WM5 for a few months before the announcement as part of a very small beta test group and have it on my i-mate (HTC Himalaya) - but the memory configuration is not ideal.

For your specific question, no the Falcon can not be upgraded - and I don't think the Harrier will be either, neither the PDA2k (the equivalent one for GSM/GPRS).





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