The HTC Universal is the device-of-a-thousand-names: i-mate JasJar, O2 XDA Exec, QTek 9000, SPV M5000, and HAL 9000 for all I know. It’s a hefty (10.2 oz/290 g), big (5.2″ x 3.1″ x 0.93″), hi-res (640×480 VGA), versatile (3G/GRPS, wifi, bluetooth, 1.3 Mp camera, Window Mobile 5), expensive ($1000 retail–go to eBay!) SmartPhone/PDA/convergent device with [...]
Larry at Palm Is Life is my hero! Evidently I wasn’t the only one that wasn’t thrilled with the blue backlights in the Hermes keyboard. But instead of just mentioning it in a review, Larry did something about it! Once again he has cracked his Hermes’ hood and tinkered until things were exactly as he [...]
Many of you by now will recognize the name HTC as the abbreviation for the Taiwanese based company High Tech Computer. They are the world’s largest manufacturer of Pocket PC and Smartphone OS based PDAs, and as such they are responsible for many of the more recognizable devices which are rebranded by companies including Hewlett-Packard, [...]
I am about to begin work on the Hermes review a couple days ahead of schedule. In the meantime, I wanted to bring you an interesting article from Larry at Joel. It would seem that some of the HTC Hermes family of PDAs have erratic touchscreens, displaying imprecise digitizer behavior. Larry received one such device at [...]
This post was created for Mitchell Oke, but hopefully many of you will enjoy the Hermes eye-candy… There is a 0.1 megapixel video camera on the front which may also be used for low resolution self portraits. The silver bar across the top toggles to select email or Pocket Internet Explorer; these buttons are remappable. [...]
Wow, what a night! I stayed up late eating dark chocolate covered espresso beans, drinking decaffeinated Diet Coke (because I am strange like that), and loading the Hermes with applications.Today marks its first day as my daily driver…my poor abandoned JasJar is sitting forlorn to the side; oh the humanity!
I’ve been using the HTC Universal (branded as an i-mate JasJar) for almost a year. This in itself has been a bit out of the norm, because many of the PDAs I’ve owned haven’t lasted near as long. Let’s go tripping down memory lane, shall we? The first pen-based (or stylus entry) Personal Digital Assistant that I remember buying [...]